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The performance of a wetland system in treating lead (Pb)/zinc (Zn) mine drainage was evaluated by using the polyurethane foam unit (PFU) microbial community (method), which has been adopted by China as a standardized procedure for monitoring water quality. The wetland system consisted of four cells with three dominant plants: Typha latifolia, Phragmites australis and Paspalum distichum. Physicochemical characteristics [pH, EC, content of total suspended solid (TSS) and metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, and Cu)] and PFU microbial community in water samples had been investigated from seven sampling sites. The results indicated that the concentrations of Pb, Zn, Cd, Cu, and TSS in the mine drainage were gradually reduced from the inlet to the outlet of the wetland system and 99%, 98%, 75%, 83%, and 68% of these metals and TSS respectively, had been reduced in concentration after the drainage passed through the wetland system. A total of 105 protozoan species were identified, the number of protozoa species and ...
CORRELATING ENHANCED NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY DATA WITH WETLAND FUNCTIONS FOR WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS: A RATIONALE FOR NORTHEASTERN U.S. WETLANDS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory Program Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands Ralph W. Tiner Regional Wetland Coordinator U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 October 2003 This publication should be cited as: Tiner, R.W. 2003. Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Program, Region 5, Hadley, MA. 26 pp. Table of Contents Page Background 1 Limitations of the Preliminary Wetland Functional Assessment 2 Rationale for Preliminary Functional ...
CORRELATING ENHANCED NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY DATA WITH WETLAND FUNCTIONS FOR WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS: A RATIONALE FOR NORTHEASTERN U.S. WETLANDS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory Program Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands Ralph W. Tiner Regional Wetland Coordinator U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 October 2003 This publication should be cited as: Tiner, R.W. 2003. Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data with Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Program, Region 5, Hadley, MA. 26 pp. Table of Contents Page Background 1 Limitations of the Preliminary Wetland Functional Assessment 2 Rationale for Preliminary Functional ...
A wetland is an area of land that is either covered or saturated with water for all or part of the year. Depending on how a wetland formed and the types of vegetation it supports, specific wetlands may also be called swamps, marshes, bogs, vernal pools, fens, or other names. In California, most of our wetlands are marshes.Wetlands support an astounding number and diversity of species. Across the U.S., over one-third of threatened and endangered species live exclusively in wetlands and almost half of all listed species depend on wetlands for at least part of their lives. In California specifically, wetlands are critical for many migratory and resident birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Learn more about the importance of Californias Central Valley wetlands in our [storymap](https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/dcfa9c9fa6464e89a45924a4ebec5a15?utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mapmonday-CaliforniaWetlands-051721).
Dev. Chem. Eng. Mineral Process. 12(.5/6),pp. 491-504, 2004 Constructed Wetlands for Water Pollution Control - Processes, Parameters and Performance M. Greenway School of Environmental Engineering, GrfBth University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 41 11, Australia constructed wetlands are now recognisedas an ecologically sustainable optionfor water pollution control. Natural wetlands are biologically diverse ecosystem. Theyprovide an array ofphysical, biological and chemical processes tofacilitate the removal, recycling, transformation or immobilisation ofsediment and nutrients. Most of thL.se p rocesses are facilitated by the wetland vegetation, associated biofilms and micro-organisms. Wetland ecosystems are complex and the interactions between abiotic and biotic components are jrndamental to an understanding of the treatment processes. Coristructed wetlands must therefore be designed to have the attributes of natural wetland ecosystems. The treatment efficiency of a wetland system requires a ...
If wetlands are of interest, why not just measure wetlands rather than frogs? It is because wetlands, depending on their permanency or resistance to drying, are made up of unique mixes of plants and animals (Ryan et al. 2014). Shallow, seasonal wetlands filled by melting snow are the first to dry in years with reduced snowpacks. These wetlands typically contain rapidly developing species like fairy shrimp, midges, and boreal chorus frogs. During years with low snowpacks when shallow wetlands dry early, there are fewer wetland sites available for breeding boreal chorus frogs. Conversely, the number of breeding sites increases sharply in abundantly wet years, such as 2011, 2014, and 2017. Through years of monitoring, this relationship between boreal chorus frogs and snowpacks has become obvious (figure 1; Ray et al. 2016). The establishment of warmer, drier weather patterns would have consequences for snowpacks, wetlands, and boreal chorus frogs, profoundly changing YNPs spring and early summer ...
OpenStax Biology 2e. Wetlands are environments in which the soil is either permanently or periodically saturated with water. Wetlands are different from lakes because wetlands are shallow bodies of water whereas lakes vary in depth. Emergent vegetation consists of wetland plants that are rooted in the soil but have portions of leaves, stems, and flowers extending above the waters surface. There are several types of wetlands including marshes, swamps, bogs, mudflats, and salt marshes. The three shared characteristics among these types-what makes them wetlands-are their hydrology, hydrophytic vegetation, and hydric soils.. Freshwater marshes and swamps are characterized by slow and steady water flow. Bogs, however, develop in depressions where water flow is low or nonexistent. Bogs usually occur in areas where there is a clay bottom with poor percolation of water. (Percolation is the movement of water through the pores in the soil or rocks.) The water found in a bog is stagnant and ...
E-Book: Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat approach, in which experts familiar with wetlands from across North America provide analyses and syntheses of their particular region of study.
This article is a follow-up on a previous piece in the National Wetlands Newsletter in which we outlined problems associated with a static, local approach to wetland management versus an alternative that proposes a temporal and geomorphic approach (Euliss et al. 2009). We extend that concept by drawing on companion papers recently published in the journal Wetlands (Euliss et al. 2008, Smith et al. 2008). Here we highlight reasons for the failure of many managed wetlands to provide a suite of ecosystem services (e.g., carbon storage, diodiversity, ground-water recharge, contaminant filtering, floodwater storage). Our principal theme is that wetland management is best approached by giving consideration to the hydrogeomorphic processes that maintain productive ecosystems and by removing physical and social impediments to those processes. Traditional management actions are often oriented toward maintaining static conditions in wetlands without considering the temporal cycles that wetlands need to undergo or
Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems in the world. They produce high levels of oxygen, filter toxic chemicals out of water, reduce flooding and erosion and recharge groundwater. They also serve as critical habitat for wildlife, including a large percentage of plants and animals on Californias endangered species list.. As the state has grown into one of the worlds leading economies, Californians have developed and transformed the states marshes, swamps and tidal flats, losing as much as 90 percent of the original wetlands acreage-a greater percentage of loss than any other state in the nation.. While the conversion of wetlands has slowed, the loss in California is significant and it affects a range of factors from water quality to quality of life.. Wetlands still remain in every part of the state, with the greatest concentration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its watershed, which includes the Central Valley. The Delta wetlands are especially important because they are part ...
MAT-SU Wetland Map ViewerThe National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) is a program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to identify and map wetlands in the United States. In Alaska, the NWI has limited detail, accuracy and coverage. Thus the Mat-Su Borough Planning Department, with funding assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), hired contractors to identify and map wetlands more accurately on a local scale. This mapping project included field verification for the central region of the Borough. As of 2011, over 450,000 acres of the Borough have been mapped. This local effort used stereoscopic photography, soils and geologic maps, and site visits involving sediment coring, water chemistry testing, and vegetation sampling to describe and map wetlands.. The Mat-Su Wetlands Maps and links to descriptions and photographs can be found on the Wetlands Parcel Viewer. This electronic map identifies and describes different wetland types over an ...
A detailed account of the biology and ecology of vascular wetland plants and their applications in wetland plant science, Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology presents a synthesis of wetland plant studies and reviews from biology, physiology, evolution, genetics, community and population ecology, environmental science, and engineering. It provides a thorough discussion of the range of wetland plants adaptations to conditions such as life in water or saturated soils, high salt or high sulfur, as well as low light and low carbon dioxide levels. The authors include the latest research on the development of plant communities in newly restored or created wetlands and on the use of wetland plants as indicators of ecological integrity and of wetland boundaries. Over 140 figures, including over 70 original photographs, allow you to visualize the concepts, 40 tables give you easy access to definitions and data, and international examples provide you with a broad base of information. The growing consensus in
Man-made eutrophication of aquatic environments is a major environmental problem in large parts of the world [1]. This is also the case in Europe, where EU legislation (the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive), international conventions (OSPAR, HELCOM) and national environmental objectives emphasize the need to reduce the input of plant nutrients to freshwater and marine environments. Furthermore, it is generally accepted that some of the reduction measures target agricultural runoff and other diffuse emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus.. One method to reduce the input of plant nutrients to freshwater and coastal waters is to let water pass through some kind of constructed or restored wetland. Major types of constructed wetlands include Free Surface Flow Constructed Wetlands, Subsurface Horizontal Flow Constructed Wetlands, and Subsurface Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands, whereas restored wetlands refer to wetlands where interventions have been made to ...
Performance of Stormwater Ponds and Wetland Systems. The use of stormwater pond and wetland systems to improve the quality of urban stormwater runoff has become an increasingly important strategy to protect streams in developing areas. This paper reviews 58 performance monitoring studies that examined the capability of these systems to remove urban pollutants. Although the studies did not permit extensive statistical evaluation, they did suggest that treatment volume alone was not an accurate predictor of pollutant removal capability. Certain groups of stormwater ponds and wetlands, however, did appear to outperform other groups. In addition, the study suggests that several design variables are critical in achieving reliable pollutant removal - runoff pretreatment, long flow paths, redundant treatment mechanisms and basin geometry. The maximum upper limit of pollutant removal was different depending on the pollutant, (sediment> particulate trace metals> total phosphorus> total nitrogen). The paper
Fresh water wetlands are found all over the world in lowland areas or along rivers, lakes, and streams. Some wetlands are temporary and seasonal.They occur for a few weeks at a time and then disappear until they are refilled with water. Other wetlands are always under water. ...
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Habitat loss and exposure to pesticides are likely primary factors contributing to amphibian decline in agricultural landscapes. Conservation efforts have attempted to restore wetlands lost through landscape modifications to reduce contaminant loads in surface waters and providing quality habitat to wildlife. The benefits of this increased wetland area, perhaps especially for amphibians, may be negated if habitat quality is insufficient to support persistent populations. We examined the presence of pesticides and nutrients in water and sediment as indicators of habitat quality and assessed the bioaccumulation of pesticides in the tissue of two native amphibian species Pseudacris maculata (chorus frogs) and Lithobates pipiens (leopard frogs) at six wetlands (3 restored and 3 reference) in Iowa, USA. Restored wetlands are positioned on the landscape to receive subsurface tile drainage water while reference wetlands receive water from overland run-off and shallow groundwater sources. Concentrations of the
In many mining regions of the world, pollution of surface water and groundwater by drainage water originating from mines aiming waste poses either a serious threat to the environment, or a severe environmental problem. During the last two and a half decades, treatment of mine drainage water in constructed and natural wetlands has emerged as an alternative to more conventional methods to handle the problem. In this thesis, the major biogeochemical processes behind metal immobilization in wetlands are summarized. Factors that influence the efficiency and longevity of these processes are discussed based on a review of previous experiences from wetlands exposed to mine drainage waters. The potential for successful treatment is largely determined by the characteristics of the drainage, the morphology of the wetland, and the degree of maintenance planned. In maintenance-free wetland, factors that have to be considered include: changes in drainage water production and wetland performance over the ...
Wetlands can be divided into many different types. The simplest may be that of swamp, marsh and bog. Swamps are wetlands dominated by trees or shrubs. A marsh is dominated by grass-like (graminoid) vegetation like the true grasses and members of the sedge family. However, a marsh with mostly open water will be dominated by a variety of aquatic plants. The simple definition of a bog is a wetland whose ground cover is dominated by mosses. Plant community designation is further complicated by differences in regional terminology. Fen, swamp, mire, bracken, glade, marsh, meadow, carr, bog, bayou, billabong are just a few of the terms, and many of these are further divided. A plant community is an artificial construct, but an important first step in studying and managing wetland ecosystems.. For the most part I will use the communities listed by Eggers and Reed in Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota & Wisconsin. The book is now out of print, but it is available here for viewing on ...
Bromine (Br) cycling in natural wetlands is highly complex, including abiotic/biotic processes and multiphase inorganic/organic Br-species. Wetland ecosystems r...
Wetlands store higher carbon content relative to other terrestrial ecosystems, despite the small extent they occupy. The increase in temperature and changes in rainfall pattern may negatively affect their extent and condition, and thus the process of carbon accumulation in wetlands. The introduction of the Sentinel series (S1 and S2) and WorldView space-borne sensors (WV3) have enabled monitoring of herbaceous above ground biomass (AGB) in small and narrow wetlands in semi-arid areas. The objective of this study was to assess (i) the capabilities of the high to moderate resolution sensors such as WV3, S1A and S2A in estimating herbaceous AGB of vegetated wetlands using SAR backscatter, optical reflectance bands, vegetation spectral indices (including Leaf Area Index or LAI measurements) and band ratio datasets and (ii) whether significant differences exists between the AGB ranges of wetland and surrounding dryland vegetation. A bootstrapped Random Forest modelling approach, with variable ...
A daily water budget for the Craigieburn-Manalana wetland is revealed in Table 2, for the period when surface energy balance techniques were used to quantify the actual vegetation water use in the wetland and its contributing catchment. Since deep upwelling groundwater movement into and out of the wetland was assumed to be a negligible component of the water budget it was also omitted on a daily basis in both seasons. With respect to the dry season it is noted that the water budget dynamic is a largely intrinsic affair, whereupon there is no or extremely little input by rain as well as no surface water discharge. Rather, there is a net flux of water exiting the system through evapotranspiration processes, particularly in the wetland. The mean reference evapotranspiration derived by the Penman-Monteith method for the winter period was 3.6 mm. This reveals that the wetland system loses water to the atmosphere at close to the potential rate, suggesting that water is still not limited, despite this ...
The restoration of degraded areas and the creation of artificial ecosystems have partially compensated for the continuing loss of natural wetlands. However, the success of these wetlands in terms of the capacity of supporting biodiversity and ecosystem functions is unclear. Natural, restored, and artificially created wetlands present within the Doñana protected area were compared to evaluate if they are equivalent in terms of waterbird functional trait diversity and composition. Functional diversity measures and functional group species richness describing species diet, body mass, and foraging techniques were modelled in 20 wetlands in wintering and breeding seasons. Artificial wetlands constructed for conservation failed to reach the functional diversity of natural and restored wetlands. Unexpectedly, artificial ponds constructed for fish production performed better, and even exceeded natural wetlands for functional richness during winter. Fish ponds stood out as having a unique functional ...
The restoration of degraded areas and the creation of artificial ecosystems have partially compensated for the continuing loss of natural wetlands. However, the success of these wetlands in terms of the capacity of supporting biodiversity and ecosystem functions is unclear. Natural, restored, and artificially created wetlands present within the Doñana protected area were compared to evaluate if they are equivalent in terms of waterbird functional trait diversity and composition. Functional diversity measures and functional group species richness describing species diet, body mass, and foraging techniques were modelled in 20 wetlands in wintering and breeding seasons. Artificial wetlands constructed for conservation failed to reach the functional diversity of natural and restored wetlands. Unexpectedly, artificial ponds constructed for fish production performed better, and even exceeded natural wetlands for functional richness during winter. Fish ponds stood out as having a unique functional ...
Wetlands are habitats that occur in areas of relatively low, flat topography and that are saturated or inundated by water long enough in the growing season to cause anaerobic (low oxygen) conditions in the upper part of the soil. These areas are generally characterized by plants that are adapted to grow under low oxygen conditions and soils that display particular color characteristics indicative of anaerobic conditions, such as grey or blue-grey coloring. Freshwater wetlands include vernal pools, bogs, fens, wet meadows, marshes, shrub swamps, floodplain forests and other types of forested wetlands.. ...
In South Sweden, free water surface wetlands have been built to treat wastewater from municipal wastewater treatment plants. Commonly, nitrogen removal has been the prime aim, though a significant removal of tot-P and BOD7 has been observed. In this study, performance data for 3-8 years from four large (20-28 ha) FWS wetlands have been evaluated. Two of them receive effluent from WWTP with only mechanical and chemical treatment. At the other two, the wastewater has also been treated biologically resulting in lower concentrations of BOD7 and NH4+-N. The wetlands performed satisfactorily and removed 0.7-1.5 ton N ha-1 yr-1 as an average for the time period investigated, with loads between 1.7 and 6.3 ton N ha-1 yr-1. Treatment capacity depended on the pre-treatment of the water, as reflected in the k20-values for N removal (first order area based mode). In the wetlands with no biological pre-treatment, the k20-values were 0.61 and 1.1 m month-1, whereas for the other two they were 1.7 and 2.5 m ...
We compiled a dataset of wetland plant adaptive traits, defining wetlands and wetland plants according to the Ramsar Convention (Ramsar Convention Secretariat, 2013), which includes plant species inhabiting aquatic systems (e.g. rivers and lakes) as well as those non-wetland terrestrial plants that inhabit temporarily/permanently flooded areas. The wetland plant adaptive trait dataset was compiled from a systematic search in Web of Science and Google Scholar (last updated on the 5th June 2018). The literature search included permutations of the following keywords: wetland plants, marsh plant, bog plant, isoetid, aquatic plants, macrophytes, submerged plants, floating-leaved plants, emergent plants, root porosity, root/shoot ratio and underwater photosynthesis. We also drew on references presented in several important reviews that focused on the eco-physiological studies of how wetland plants adapt to flooding conditions published in the past 15 years (e.g. Voesenek et al., 2006; Bailey-Serres & ...
This thesis presents the findings of an exploration of teacher perceptions and actions to conserve wetlands in Kenya. It reports findings of a case study survey done with 54 primary school teachers from seven of eight Kenyan provinces. The teachers were sampled from a larger group of 242 teachers who participated in an in-service course on wetlands conservation. The in-service course engaged teachers in exploring various aspects of wetlands and how they could enhance their conservation using both formal and non-formal contexts. The survey approach was used in the research and was augmented with a reflective process. Survey tools used were the questionnaires and interviews. The reflective process entailed observation, document analysis, field notes and the researchers diary. Research data was analysed in several stages. The study revealed that teachers were users of local wetlands just like other members of their communities. The teachers differed among themselves with respect to their ...
Pallikaranai wetland is a freshwater marsh in the city of Chennai, India. It is situated adjacent to the Bay of Bengal, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the city centre, and has a geographical area of 80 square kilometres (31 sq mi). Pallikaranai marshland is the only surviving wetland ecosystem of the city and is among the few and last remaining natural wetlands of South India. It is one of the 94 identified wetlands under National Wetland Conservation and Management Programme (NWCMP) operationalised by the Government of India in 1985-86 and one of the three in the state of Tamil Nadu, the other two being Point Calimere and Kazhuveli. It is also one of the prioritised wetlands of Tamil Nadu. The topography of the swamp is such that it always retains some storage, thus forming an aquatic ecosystem. A project on Inland Wetlands of India commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India had prioritised Pallikaranai marsh as one of the most significant wetlands of ...
Salt-tolerant plants (halophytes) include herbaceous forbs, graminoids, and dwarf or subshrubs. Many of the forbs are succulent (e.g., Sarcocornia and Salicornia spp.). Graminoids often dominate Arctic salt marshes, while subshrubs dominate salt marshes in Mediterranean and. Table 1 Representative species of global salt marshes based on a summary by Paul Adam Arctic Puccinellia phryganodes dominates the lower elevations. Boreal Triglochin maritima and Salicornia europea are widespread. Brackish conditions have extensive cover of Carex spp. Temperate. Europe: Puccinellia maritima dominated lower elevations historically (but Spartina anglica often replaces it). Juncus maritimus dominates the upper marsh; Atriplexportulacoides is widespread USA:. Atlantic Coast: Spartina alterniflora is extensive across seaward marsh plain; S. patens occurs more inland Gulf of Mexico: Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus dominate large areas Pacific Northwest: Distichlis spicata in more saline areas, Carex ...
What are wetlands? As defined on the EPA website: Wetlands are the link between the land and the water. They are transition zones where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients, and the energy of the sun meet to produce a unique ecosystem characterized by hydrology, soils, and vegetation-making these areas very important features of a watershed. Benefits of wetlands ...
Despite the protected status of many freshwater wetlands, many of these ecosystems are under threat of (further) degradation due to climate change and anthropogenic activities (Zedler et. al, 2005; MEA, 2005). Freshwater wetlands are vulnerable to the changes in quantity and quality of their water supply, and climate change will most probably have pronounced effects on these wetlands through alterations in hydrological regimes (Erwin, 2009; Junk et al, 2013). As processes in wetland ecosystems are highly dynamic and complex (Bornette et al., 1998) and wetlands are often difficult to access, hampering their large-scale monitoring in the near real time, still major knowledge gaps exits. Despite the protected status of many freshwater wetlands, these ecosystems are under threat due to anthropogenic activities and suffer from degradation ...
The mission of the Department of Wetland Ecology is to contribute to the study of wetlands, with special interest in the species inhabiting them and in their interactions, studying their ecology, behaviour, population genetics and dynamics, dispersal, and all aspects related with their conservation and restoration. We aim to carry out top quality basic and applied research in wetlands, and to promote their conservation, with special reference to the Doñana wetlands which are some of the most important and best conserved in Europe. Wetland Ecology includes all subtopics relevant to the ecology of wetlands, as defined in the broad sense used by the Ramsar Convention (essentially all continental and estuarine waterbodies). The natural wetlands (mainly seasonal marshes and temporary lagoons) and artificial wetlands (ricefields, salt pans, fish farms) of the Doñana area in the Guadalquivir delta are of especial importance for our research, although we are active in wetland research across the ...
Im here in Austria and I found a lot of natural wetlands at 1900, 2300, and more meters above sea level .... sometime I forget that everything start from these! As stated by the RAMSAR CONVENTION (www.ramsar.org) wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres ... in particular are also a natural humid environment where water, plants and soil stay together, live together, change and evolve depending on climate, hydology, human impact (see my mountain bikes rear wheel) etc... enjoy the images below with juncus (the green), eryophorum (the white plume), orchys (the violet), and the carnivorous pinguicola (the pale green) found here in Austria in the area of Fiss ...
Wetlands constitute one of the most important ecosystems on Earth yet two thirds of Europes wetlands have been lost in the past 100 years. Europes wetlands are still under threat from land use change and pollution and are among the most endangered ecosystems. Urbanisation in Mediterranean coastal wetlands has resulted in the destruction or fragmentation of valuable habitats and in particular coastal lagoons are among the most threatened. Careful planning and management of tourism and regional development can contribute to the safeguard of wetlands and also benefit the local community and economy. Oropos lagoon located in NE Attica, Greece, constitutes one of the few remaining wetlands within Attica. Within the last 30 years the original size of the lagoon decreased to nearly half due to urbanization and vehicular trafficking. Currently the lagoon occupies an almost flat coastal area of approximately 65 ha that hosts important bird species and coastal plant communities and continues to be under ...
According SEO/BirdLife, the wetlands and freshwater lakes of Spain are being destroyed at a critical rate, putting wildlife and habitats under extreme pressure. In a statement released to mark International Wetlands Day, SEO has condemned the loss of 68 percent of Spains freshwater lakes and 58 percent of the countrys coastal wetlands (over the last??). They state that these key conservation areas are a mere testimony to what they were in the past. In a similar line, Ecologists in Action blamed industrial contamination, development, and waste dumping for the loss of this essential habitat.. ...
Pursuant to § 24-0501 of the New York State Freshwater Wetlands Act (Article 24 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law), the Town of Schodack shall fully undertake and exercise its regulatory authority with regard to activities subject to regulation under the Act in freshwater wetlands, as shown on the Freshwater Wetlands Map, as such map may from time to time be amended, filed by the Department of Environmental Conservation pursuant to the Act, and in all areas adjacent to any such freshwater wetland up to 100 feet from the boundary of such wetland. Such regulatory authority shall be undertaken and exercised in accordance with all of the procedures, concepts and definitions set forth in Article 24 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law and Title 23 of Article 71 of such law relating to the enforcement of Article 24, as such law may from time to time be amended ...
en] Constructed wetland systems (CWS) have been used as a low cost bio-filtration system to treat farm wastewater. While studies have shown that CWS are efficient in removing organic compounds and pathogens, there is limited data on the presence of hormones in this type of treatment system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of the CWS to reduce estrogenic and androgenic hormone concentration in dairy wastewater. This was achieved through a year long study on dairy wastewater samples obtained from a surface flow CWS. Analysis of hormonal levels was performed using a solid phase extraction (SPE) sample clean-up method, combined with reporter gene assays (RGAs) which incorporate relevant receptors capable of measuring total estrogenic or androgenic concentrations as low as 0.24 ng L(-1) and 6.9 ng L(-1) respectively. Monthly analysis showed a mean removal efficiency for estrogens of 95.2%, corresponding to an average residual concentration of 3.2 ng L(-1) 17beta-estradiol ...
16Tables 4 & 5 shows soil nutrient ranges in impacted forested depressional wetlands. Soil nitrogen concentrations ranged from 0.51 mg N/g to 16.63 mg N/g as measured by TKN and 1.2 mg N/g to 21.0 mg N/g of TN, neither of which differ dramatically from the ranges found in nonimpacted systems (Table 4; Figure 4). Like with non-impacted wetland systems, impacted wetland systems soil phosphorus concentrations showed greater variability. The range of soil SRP (0.00137 mg P/g 1.497 mg P/g) spanned across three orders of magnitude, although, interestingly, the high soil SRP value was considerably lower than the high value of 4.296 mg P/g found in non-impacted systems (Table 5). TP values spanned well over two orders of magnitude (0.0439 mg P/g 7.53 mg P/g), with the high value several times larger than the highest value (1.51 mg P/g) found in non-impacted systems. While soil phosphorus levels in impacted forested depressional systems also may have considerable natural variation due to interaction with ...
Article Phosphorus removal by laboratory-scale unvegetated vertical-flow constructed wetland systems using anthracite, steel slag and related blends as substrate. This research aimed to investigate the phosphorus (P) removal of a series of laboratory...
The report summarizes current scientific understanding about the connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters. EPA has conducted a thorough review of the literature - more than 1,200 peer-reviewed and published documents - on the scientific evidence regarding the effects that streams, nontidal wetlands, and open -waters have on larger downstream waters such as rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceans. The focus of the report is on surface and shallow subsurface connections by which small or temporary streams, nontidal wetlands, and open waters affect larger waters such as rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries. EPA, along with other federal agencies and states, can use this scientific report to inform policy and regulatory decisions, including the Clean Water Rule being developed by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...
This paper reviews aspects of the performance of large (>40 ha) constructed treatment wetlands intended for phosphorus control. Thirty-seven such wetlands have been built and have good data records, with a median size of 754 ha. All are successfully removing phosphorus from a variety of waters. Period of record median concentration reductions were 71%, load reductions 0.77 gP·m−2·year−1, and rate coefficients 12.5 m·year−1. Large wetlands have a narrower performance spectrum than the larger group of all sizes. Some systems display startup trends, ranging to several years, likely resulting from antecedent soil and vegetation conditions. There are internal longitudinal gradients in concentration, which vary with lateral position and flow conditions. Accretion in inlet zones may require attention. Concentrations are reduced to plateau values, in the range of about 10-50 mgP·m−3. Vegetation type has an effect upon performance measures, and its presence facilitates performance. Trends in the
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In addition, wetlands are of enormous social and economic value, in both traditional and contemporary societies. Since ancient times, people have lived along water courses, benefiting from the wide range of goods and services available from wetlands. The development of many of the great civilisations was largely based on their access to, and management of, wetland resources. Mediterranean landscapes generally have been used as agricultural-forestry-pastoral systems for more than eight millennia.. Unfortunately, the areas of wetland still existing on the island of Skopelos, like 60% of the worlds remaining wetlands, are being degraded or used unsustainably. Despite their importance, wetlands are among the most impacted and degraded of all ecological systems. In the past few centuries, they have been commonly regarded as unproductive, unhealthy lands. Many countries, often with government support and backing, have made considerable efforts to convert them from a worthless existence to ...
Historically, Mono Lake contained numerous types of wetland habitats to support the large numbers of migratory waterfowl that used the lake.Today the wetland habitats of the pre-diversion days have declined or changed because declining water levels have caused the degradation and loss of large areas of wetlands.It is estimated that before the diversions began, lagoons, fresh water marshes, and creek deltas accounted for approximately 900 acres of wetland habitat.This estimate does not include the speculative one mile long lagoon at Simmons Point. The diversions that began in 1941 did not have an immediate impact on the vegetation and habitats of Mono Lake.The first noticeable effect of the diversions occurred when the lake level fell below 6,405 feet above sea level.When the lake fell below this level, the large lagoons that were on the northeastern shore of the lake disappeared. The level below 6,405 was reached in 1957 or 16 years after the diversions began. Throughout the 1960 s as the lake ...
The prime objective of this study is to assess the socio-economic impact of wetlands in the study area; the secondary objective is to establish the condition of the wetlands and to propose remedial measures. Primary and secondary data were used for this study. As primary data, we employed direct observation, questionnaire survey and group discussion. As secondary data, we utilized statistical data from Navithanveli DS Division, previous researches and general ecological works. In Navithenveli DS Division, inhabitants are benefitted by wetlands in many ways. Paddy cultivations, vegetable cultivation, small-scale fishing, biodiversity, groundwater recharge, gardening, Tule mat industry and water for domestic usages. Indiscriminate activities of inhabitants, unplanned and improper infrastructure have caused many challenges for the wetlands in the study area. Many remedial measures have been recommended to conserve the wetlands in the study area ...
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They are often under water for significant periods of time, meaning that they are frequently deprived of oxygen. Have you ever seen the water of a wetland? Swampland is the most common type of wetland biome you will find. Some floating leaves Many emergent plants have elongated stems and leaves (e.g., Typha spp. Gross Receipts Tax In fact, in many areas they consider it to be a nuisance. Business First Steps, Phone Directory Plants and animals in wetlands A wide range of plants and animals depend on wetlands for their survival. E-mail / Text Alerts Sundews (Drosera spp.) ... Plant zonation in wetlands State Regulations Read on to learn about just a handful of the cool adaptations that some of Delawares wetland plants have that allow them to thrive in watery-and sometimes salty-habitats! Voting & Elections Some wetland plants produce adventitious roots or water Arrow arum knows how to work with the water! A wetland is an area of transition between a land-based and water-based ecosystem. Photo at ...
The Caribbean Waterbird Census was established by the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds in an effort to learn more about the distribution, status, and abundance of waterbirds in the Caribbean and to improve regional and national conservation planning and management of these magnificent and beautiful birds and their habitats. The Census is held throughout the Caribbean during a two week period from late January through early February.. The Anguilla census took place one week before World Wetlands Day which is celebrated on 2 February every year. World Wetlands Day celebrates the 1971 signing of the Convention on Wetlands that took place in the Iranian city of Ramsar. World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997 and since then, government agencies, nongovernmental organisations, and citizens throughout the world take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance and value of these fragile ecosystems.. Members conducted a count from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at East ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Estimation of the genetic composition of a near-threatened tidal marsh plant, carex rugulosa, in Japan. AU - Ohbayashi, Kako. AU - Hodoki, Yoshikuni. AU - Kunii, Hidenobu. PY - 2012/2. Y1 - 2012/2. N2 - As human alterations such as riverbed excavation and harbor improvements have diminished natural littoral regions and estuarine basins, the numbers of organisms living in tidal marsh have declined. The tidal marsh halophyte Carex rugulosa has been commonly observed along the Japanese coastline over the past centuries; however, this species has recently been designated as near threatened. To determine the genetic structure of C. rugulosa, we examined the genetic composition within and among populations and attempted to clarify habitat salinity. Large populations along the Pacific Ocean exhibit relatively high clonal diversity and repeated seedling recruitment, which maintain the genotypic diversity in those populations. Conversely, lower clonal diversity is observed at the ...
As a hurricane moves toward land, onshore winds push water in front of the storm and cause water levels to rise as the storm makes landfall. This storm surge can range from several to 30-plus feet and, along with the waves that accompany the storm, inflict the greatest damage to infrastructure, Young said. Wetlands can dampen the effect of storm surge, the problem is that scientists dont fully understand the impact that adding wetlands might have. In order to predict the impact of wetlands on storm surge, you need to have good storm surge data to understand what happened in the past. But we simply dont have that data, Young said. Its one of the gaping holes that we have in understanding whats going on at the coast. The problem is that storm surge is hard to measure. You cant just go out there and stand with a stick and measure a 30-foot storm surge. Theres also a tremendous amount of variability in storm surge height along the shore, variability that isnt reflected in current storm ...
Wetlands have been described as one of the most globally threatened and important ecosystems, with most wetlands providing a variety of important ecosystem services, including water quality enhancement. Despite their importance the loss of wetlands is more rapid than that of any other ecosystem, which is of particular concern in South Africa, where many communities are directly and indirectly dependent on wetlands for survival. Two useful wetland assessment tools are currently used in South Africa, but a system that assesses the extent to which wetland ecosystem services (water quality enhancement in particular) are lost as a result of wetland degradation in a landscape context does not currently exist. This study therefore aims to develop a method to determine the cumulative effect of wetland degradation on water quality, which involves the exploration and integration of a number of issues, including land-cover and its effects on water quality, wetland health and its influence on the ...
Professors and degree students from CEU Cardenal Herrera University studied 200 specimens of freshwater turtles from eleven Valencian wetland areas, to determine the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in these animals, because of their potential risk of transmitting gastrointestinal diseases to humans, especially children. According to the results, published in the journal Plos One, 11% of the analysed specimens of freshwater turtles were found positive for Salmonella. However, Campylobacter was not detected in any of them. This is the first study to rule out terrapins as transmitters of campylobacteriosis to humans.. This Veterinary research group has used specimens of the native Emys orbicularis and of the exotic species Trachemys scripta elegans, found in eleven wetlands of the Valencian Region (Spain), including the marshes of Pego-Oliva, Xeraco, Cabanes or Peníscola, among others. In eight of the eleven wetlands the researchers found terrapins carriers of the bacteria Salmonella ...
The extent of tropical wetlands, the magnitude of loss, and the related socioeconomic ramifications of the destruction of Indonesian wetlands are of global significance. The carbon density and rates of land-cover change in these ecosystems are amongst the highest of any forest type on Earth. Therefo
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Professor Mitsch is a professor of natural resources and environmental science and director of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Their theoretical and applied work on lake and wetland ecosystems, management of lake and wetland water quality, and lake, river and wetland conservation, restoration and usage has been acknowledged and implemented in both developing and developed countries.. Lakes and wetlands have inestimable value and are important and often easily available water resources. Lakes supply drinking water, hydropower, food, irrigation and recreation, yet they are threatened by pollution and excessive water withdrawal. Wetlands are cradles of vital biological diversity and provide the water and primary productivity upon which numerous species of plants and animals depend for survival. But they are threatened by drainage for use in agriculture and other purposes. Preservation of lakes and wetlands is a life necessity for people in many ...
This dataset provides modeled estimates of soil carbon stocks for tidal wetland areas of the Conterminous United States (CONUS) for the period 2006-2010. Wetland areas were determined using both 2006-2010 Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) raster maps and the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) vector data. All 30 x 30-meter C-CAP pixels were extracted that are coded as estuarine emergent, scrub/shrub, or forested in either 2006 or 2010. A soil database for model fitting and validation was compiled from 49 different studies with spatially explicit empirical depth profile data and associated metadata, totaling 1,959 soil cores from 18 of the 22 coastal states. Reported estimates of carbon stocks were derived with modeling approaches that included (1) applying a single average carbon stock value from the compiled soil core data, (2) applying models fit using the empirical data and applied spatially using soil, vegetation and salinity maps, (3) relying on independently generated soil carbon maps ...
Constructed Wetlands for Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Removal of Nutrients: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1037-6.ch008: Constructed Wetlands (CWs) are low-cost and sustainable systems for wastewater treatment. Traditionally they have been used for urban and domestic wastewater
This study was conducted to assess the efficiency of aquatic macrophyte - Colocasia esculenta to treat the rice mill wastewater especially for (suspended and dissolved) solids, organics, and nutrients in a pilot scale vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Two units of constructed wetlands were assembled with growing media comprised of three layers (soil-sand-gravel), one as control (without macrophyte) and the second as experimental unit (with macrophyte). The collected inlet and outlet samples were analyzed for various water quality parameters and statistical analysis was done to study the significance of Colocasia esculenta in wastewater treatment. The results revealed that Colocasia esculenta was effective in reducing suspended solids (34.5% ± 15.9), BOD5 (53.0% ± 5.7), COD (50.3% ± 11.1), nitrate (55.7% ± 13.5) and phosphate (76.1% ± 20.5) from the wastewater. Besides this, the growing media itself significantly reduced suspended and dissolved solids through sedimentation. ...
Southern Louisianas wetlands, a buffer against hurricanes, are slowly disappearing. Oil exploration has contributed to the damage. But who should pay to repair the wetlands? The state government and oil companies are asking the federal government to foot a bill that will run into the billions.
S+W is pleased to be a major donor to an endowment established at The Ohio State University to ensure the ongoing operation of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP). Established in 1994, the ORWRP is the only on-campus wetlands research facility in the United States and was named the 24th Ramsar wetland of international importance. The ORWRP is the first Ramsar wetland in Ohio and one of only a few in the Midwest.. ...
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By the end of this century, natural methane (CH4) emissions from wetlands are projected to increase by up to 80%, compared with the beginning of the century, if no concrete actions are taken to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, a JRC led study finds.
A. Forms dense monospecific stands that exclude other plants, including natives. By altering salinity, favors halophytes overothers and shifts plant composition and diversity. Old stems take several years to degrade and can form a layer impenetrable to light. Annual plants may be unable to emerge. Encroaching on populations of several rare salt marsh plants including Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis, Circium hydrophilum var. hydrophilum, and Aster lentus. Forms dense monospecific stands that exclude other plants, including natives. By altering salinity, favors halophytes overothers and shifts plant composition and diversity. Old stems take several years to degrade and can form a layer impenetrable to light. Annual plants may be unable to emerge. Encroaching on populations of several rare salt marsh plants including Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis, Circium hydrophilum var. hydrophilum, and Aster lentus.. ...
Article Comparing Functional Assessments Of Wetlands To Measurements Of Soil Characteristics And Nitrogen Processing. Abstract: One beneficial service of wetland ecosystems is the improvement of water quality through nitrogen (N) removal. However, ...
Suisun Marsh and Central Valley: A Critical Wetland Habitat for Waterfowl. Californias Suisun Marsh and Central Valley provide critical breeding and wintering habitat for many waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway. Together, these areas provide for 60 percent of wintering Pacific Flyway waterfowl and 20 percent of the waterfowl in North America annually.. However, the states growing population, increasing demand for water, and regional losses of wetland habitats present considerable challenges for waterfowl and waterbird conservation and management. To support and inform ongoing conservation efforts, Mike Casazza and USGS WERC biologists are leading projects on the following:. ...
The purpose of this research was to estimate the potential of cellulosic fibers of highly available and renewable Tunisian biomass Phragmites australis for the biosorption of an anionic metal complexed dye: Alpacide blue. The present study shows that the Phragmite australis were used successfully for the adsorption of Alpcide blue from aqueous solution. Equilibrium was reached after 5 h at 20°C and at pH 2. Optimal adsorption parameters for adsorption of dye onto fibers extract of upper rods were accomplished after 5 h of biosorption using an initial dye concentration of 50 mg L-1, biosorbent amount of 0.5 g of Phragmites australis, pH 2 and a granulometry size between 250 and 500 μm. In these conditions, the adsorbed amount of Alpacide blue is 6.11 mg g-1 and the biosorption percentage is 85.9%. When the temperature increases until 60°C, the retention rate increases also to reach a value of 90.5%. Regarding fibers extracted from roots, we notice improvement of the adsorbed amount which ...
To form a baseline study of a proposed county ditch, nutrient levels (PO4-P, TKN, and NO3-N), conductivity, and turbidity were monitored during 1980 at eight sites along the stream proposed to be channelized. Tributaries from three partly drained wetlands and four drainage ditches were also sampled to compare wetland and ditch outputs and to access their impact on the streams water quality. The predominantly agricultural watershed (4554 acres) of the stream was dissected into the tributary subsheds and the percentages of different land use categories, the numbers of animals, drainage histories, and soil types were compiled for these watersheds and examined for relationships to water quality differences in the tributaries. Significant differences in nutrient concentrations were found among the wetland and drainage ditch outputs ranging from the most distinct wetland (PO4-P, TKN, and NO3-N means of 0.919, 3.42, and 0.24ppm) to the most distinct drainage ditch (PO4-P, TKN, and NO3-N means of ...
There is a lot of potential for large-scale impact by working with industry, says Sarah Mack, the founder and CEO of wetland restoration project developer Tierra Resources.. Wetlands sequester carbon both in life and in death. Like forests, they build carbon as they grow. When the plants die and decay, organic material compacts into soil, permanently storing carbon belowground. In September 2012, the American Carbon Registry approved a wetlands methodology-authored by Mack and two contributors from Louisiana State University-that will allow landowners to quantify the carbon sequestered by restoration projects and then sell verified emissions reductions (i.e. carbon offsets) to voluntary offset buyers.. The first pilot project using the wetlands methodology is now underway at the Luling Oxidation Wetlands Assimilation Pond, a 950-acre wetland 20 miles west of New Orleans that is threatened by subsidence (regional sinking) and saltwater intrusion. To restore the wetland, the project diverts ...
Temperate mangrove and salt marsh sediments are a small methane and nitrous oxide source but important carbon store Journal Articles Refereed ...
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Specific Habitat Products/Results Supported by WHCs Contributions. This project will indirectly influence how the 25,409 acres of wetland habitat in counties adjacent to Lake St. Clair (Lambton, Essex, Kent) are managed and thus they estimate that their project will indirectly enhance 25,409 acres of wetland habitat in the region.. Benefits to Waterfowl, Wetland-Associated Species, and/or Other Wildlife. The Lake St. Clair region is incorporated into the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Joint Venture (UMRGLJV) focus area and this JV has identified the non-breeding season and conservation and management of non-breeding season habitats as a priority.. New technology for tracking species that migrate over large areas has been rapidly developing as transmitters have become smaller and lighter. Currently, a new type of transmitter that uses Global Positioning through Satellites have shown great success in following waterfowl without the interfering with normal behavior. Using this technology, ...
Bob DowningHURON: An estuary is simply a coastal place thats in between.The Old Woman Creek estuary is different from Lake Erie, and different from other streams that empty into the lake on Ohios North Coast. The estuarys water is generally brackish and chemically different from the lake and the creek.The coastal sanctuary in north-central Ohio also features important ecological habitats. It is a rare and rich wetland.It has one of the longest names you will encounter anywhere: Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve and State Nature Preserve. The 573-acre reserve, popular with birders, lies 3 miles east of Huron on U.S. 6 in Erie County.The semi-enclosed wetland is one of the finest natural estuaries in the Great Lakes and an important spot for the study of coastal habitats. Much of the preserve is undeveloped and off-limits to visitors because of its sensitive ecosystems and scientific research.More than 90 percent of Ohios historical wetlands have been lost. Estuaries are critical…
The Mud Slough Wetland, located in Rikreal west of Salem, is one of the most diverse, productive prairie wetlands in western Oregon. The purple and white popcorn flower, common downingia, veronica, dark green tufts of sedge and delicate tufted hairgrass provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species. The site features a range of diverse shallow water habitats and vegetation, from small native sedges to taller cattails and rushes, as well as a single deeper pond. Willow patches and restored native wetland prairie are also present. The lack of invasive plant and animal species can be attributed to the diligent site preparation and continued maintenance conducted by landowner Mark Knaupp. During spring and fall, hundreds of shorebirds can be found foraging. During fall and winter, several thousand waterfowl and shorebirds (mainly Dunlin) can be seen. Birds otherwise rare in western Oregon, including Black-necked Stilt, Wilsons phalarope, and the Yellow-headed Blackbird join Virginia Rail, Sora ...
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The Apple snail species from genus Pomacea, including Pomacea insularum (described by dOrbigny in 1835), are native of the South America wetlands. They have been widely introduced in Asia and Central and North America to be used as aquarium pets or human food.. The Apple snail species are considered important exotic invasive species due to several characteristics they possess. In favourable conditions, they have a lifespan of 4 years, reach maturity in 2-4 months and each female can lay about 8500-9000 eggs per season. They are highly adaptable to harsh environmental conditions such as low dissolved O2 concentration, low food availability and low temperatures.. It is calculated that the snails currently cause damage in rice fields worldwide equivalent to the loss of tens of billions of Euros each year.. Recently, apple snails entered accidentally the Ebro river delta (Spain). This invasion represents a serious threat to Europes wetlands as it is spreading quickly. If the apple snail ...
Any form of draining, dredging, excavation, removal of soil, mud, sand, shells, gravel or other aggregate, either directly or indirectly; any form of dumping, filling or deposition of any soil, stones, sand, gravel, mud, rubbish or fill of any kind, either directly or indirectly; erecting any structures, constructing roads, the driving of pilings or placing of any other obstructions whether or not changing the ebb and flow of the water; any form of pollution, including, but not limited to, installing a septic tank, running a sewer outfall, discharging sewage treatment effluent or other liquid wastes into or so as to drain into a freshwater wetland and any other activity which substantially impairs any of the several functions served by the freshwater wetlands or the benefits derived therefrom which are set forth in § 24-0105 of the NYSECL ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - On the potential of plant species invasion influencing bio-geomorphologic landscape formation in salt marshes. AU - Schwarz, Christian. AU - Ysebaert, Tom. AU - Vandenbruwaene, Wouter. AU - Temmerman, Stijn. AU - Zhang, Li Quan. AU - Herman, Peter M.J.. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - Species invasions are known to change biotic and abiotic ecosystem characteristics such as community structure, cycling of materials and dynamics of rivers. However, their ability to alter interactions between biotic and abiotic ecosystem components, in particular bio-geomorphic feedbacks and the resulting landscape configuration in tidal wetlands, such as tidal channels have not yet been demonstrated. We studied the impact of altered bio-geomorphic feedbacks on geomorphologic features (i.e. tidal wetland channels), by comparing proxies for channel network geometry (unchanneled flow lengths, fractal dimension) over time between non-invaded and invaded salt marsh habitats. The non-invaded habitats (the ...
Martha Phillips, PhD, Professor of Biology, was awarded a 3M Student-Faculty Collaborative Small Scale grant. The aim of this project is to distinguish between to alternative hypotheses for why reed canary grass, a known invasive species that is present in a set of wetlands in a long-term monitoring project, has not taken over any of these wetlands in the past 27 years. One possible reason is that the reed canary grass populations in wetlands at Cedar Creek are the native reed canary grass, which is not invasive. Because the invasive variety is a tetraploid (with extra sets of chromosomes), determining the chromosome number (karyotype), will allow us to support or refute that hypothesis. This will be done by collecting plant material from which we can get growing roots (seeds and rhizomes) and using the root tips (where cell division is occurring) for karyotyping. An alternative hypothesis is that undisturbed wetlands without high nutrient inputs can resist the invasive strains of reed canary grass.
According to just released Living Planet Report 2016, the loss of habitat is prime reason behind declining of wildlife species found in and around wetlands, rivers and lakes due to increasing fragmentation, pollution and destruction of these ecosystems. Data in report also underlines that the global water crisis is real and water requirements worldwide will…
NASA recently completed an intensive study of Louisiana Gulf Coast levees and wetlands, making measurements with three advanced imaging instruments on two research aircraft.
A Stuckey et al. (2015) paper looked into the release of arsenic from sediments in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The researchers looked at the quality of carbon and its effect on arsenic release in the sediment profile. They also studied reactions in both seasonally saturated wetlands-inundated only through part of the year-and in permanent wetlands. In these wetlands, arsenic was released by bacteria consuming it for respiration in the absence of oxygen, using carbon as fuel. The source of carbon powering the microbes is organic matter on the earths surface.. In this study, the only place where arsenic was released naturally was in the near surface sediments of permanent wetlands. This is because of the carbon on the surface as well as the amount of oxygen available for degradation. In seasonally saturated wetlands arsenic is not released because organic matter has been consumed in aerobic (oxygenated) processes and there is nothing left for the bacteria to eat. However, in permanently ...
Research Project No. 2003-18 FHWA/NC/2004-09 Final Report Ecological Assessment of a Wetlands Mitigation Bank (Phase III: Restoration Efforts) Prepared By: Kevin K. Moorhead, Irene M. Rossell, Barbara C. Reynolds, C. Reed Rossell, Jr. Department of Environmental Studies University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, NC 28804 and James W. Petranka Department of Biology University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, NC 28804 August 2004 The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who are responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the information presented herein. This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the contents or use thereof. 2 Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No. FHWA/NC/2004-09 2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipients Catalog No. 4. Title and Subtitle Ecological ...
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As part of the long-awaited $33.6 million Apponaug circulator project, the council unanimously voted Wednesday in favor of a freshwater wetlands restoration effort, proposed by the Rhode Island …