Functional Assessment of Wetlands

Wetlands perform functions that deliver benefits to society, often referred to as ecosystem services. These ecosystem services include water supply, flood regulation, water purification, climate regulation, biodiversity, agriculture (e.g. grazing land), and amenity. A functional approach to wetland assessment enables a holistic view to be taken of the wide range of services wetlands can provide. The functional assessment procedures (FAPs) in this volume translate best available scientific knowledge into reasonable predictions of how component parts of wetlands function in different landscape contexts. They can be used to indicate the potential and priorities for management options in such areas as flood control, pollution reduction and biodiversity conservation. Functional assessment enables the user to predict the functioning of a wetland area without the need for comprehensive and expensive empirical research The FAPs therefore provide a methodology that can be used by both experts and non-experts to assess wetland functioning relatively rapidly. The volume includes an electronic version of the FAPs on CD which automates aspects of the assessment once the initial recording stage is completed. It is anticipated that the FAPs will be used by a range of individuals or organisations concerned with wetland management who wish to gain a better understanding of the processes, functions, services or benefits and potential of the wetlands for which they have responsibility. Provides a systematic methodology to evaluate how wetlands function Allows non-experts to assess wetland functioning rapidly and cost-effectively Automates aspects of the functional assessment through the accompanying CD-ROM

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  • Author : E. Maltby
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 694 pages
  • ISBN : 184569516X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Functional Assessment of Wetlands

Functional Assessment of Wetlands
  • Author : E. Maltby
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 April 2009
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Wetlands perform functions that deliver benefits to society, often referred to as ecosystem services. These ecosystem services include water supply, flood regulation, water purification, climate regulation, biodiversity, agriculture (e.g. grazing land), and amenity. A functional approach to wetland assessment enables a holistic view to be taken of the wide range of services wetlands can provide. The functional assessment procedures (FAPs) in this volume translate best available scientific knowledge into reasonable predictions of how component parts of wetlands function in

Functional Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands

Functional Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands
  • Author : Joseph S. Larson,Paul R. Adamus,Ellis J. Clairain
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 October 1989
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"This manual is based on the authors' experience teaching the Wetland Assessment Training Course to employees of the Chinese National Environmental Protection Agency (CNEPA) at Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, October 1986 and at Tongliao, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, august 1987, Peoples Republic of China. the object of the course was to provide a basic introduction to freshwater wetlands, their functions and preliminary techniques by which to screen wetlands for potential functions. Minimal acquaintance with wetlands, as systems, was assumed and emphasis was put

ASSESSMENT OF WETLAND CONDITION AND WETLAND MAPPING ACCURACY IN UPPER BLACKS FORK AND SMITHS FORK, UINTA MOUNTAINS, UTAH

ASSESSMENT OF WETLAND CONDITION AND WETLAND MAPPING ACCURACY IN UPPER BLACKS FORK AND SMITHS FORK, UINTA MOUNTAINS, UTAH
  • Author : Diane Menuz,Ryhan Sempler,Jennifer Jones
  • Publisher : Utah Geological Survey
  • Release : 15 July 2016
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The Utah Geological Survey surveyed 28 sites in 2014 to quantify the location and condition of wetlands on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains in the Upper Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork watersheds. The three project goals were to compare accuracy of different wetland mapping techniques, assess wetland condition at randomly selected field sites, and develop a landscape model to predict wetland condition. Field mapping resulted in 6.2% and 13.1% less wetland area than mapping conducted by the National Wetland Inventory and the

Wetlands

Wetlands
  • Author : Committee on Characterization of Wetlands,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 20 September 1995
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"Wetlands" has become a hot word in the current environmental debate. But what does it signify? In 1991, proposed changes in the legal definities of wetlands stirred controversy and focused attention on the scientific and economic aspects of their management. This volume explores how to define wetlands. The committee--whose members were drawn from academia, government, business, and the environmental community--builds a rational, scientific basis for delineating wetlands in the landscape and offers recommendations for further action. Wetlands also discusses the diverse

Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States

Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States
  • Author : C.C. Trettin,W.M. Aust,Joe Wisniewski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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The early 1990's marked an environmental watershed for our countly. Under two federal administrations significant environmental legislative, regulatOly and institutional changes took place which affected our Nation's wetland resources. Injust a few years, we have seen rapid evolution in the way in which we view wetlands with more emphasis on specific wetland types and the geographic provinces in which they occur. This Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) conference on "Wetland Ecology, Management and Conservation" represents just one example

Valuing Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Stavros Georgiou,R. Kerry Turner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 May 2012
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Ecosystem services can be broadly defined as the aspects of ecosystems that provide benefits to people. This book provides guidance on the valuation of ecosystem services, using the case of multifunctional wetlands to illustrate and make recommendations regarding the methods and techniques that can be applied to appraise management options. It provides a review of ecosystem service valuation rationale, including its importance from both a policy and project appraisal perspective, and a useful reference when considering policy and appraisal of

Wetlands Law and Policy

Wetlands Law and Policy
  • Author : Kim Diana Connolly,Stephen M. Johnson,Douglas R. Williams
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release : 25 October 2021
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Focusing on the Clean Water Act's Section 404 permitting program, this comprehensive analysis of the government's evolving role in protecting wetlands covers the scientific, social, and legal implications of Section 404, and includes chapters detailing wetlands ecology, the states' role in implementing these policies, takings issues, judicial review, and agricultural programs.

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Final
  • Author : City of Vancouver, Washington
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 October 2021
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A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 October 1983
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The manual presents a state-of-the-art review of wetland functions. Functions covered include groundwater recharge and discharge, flood storage and desynchronization, shoreline anchoring and dissipation of erosive forces, sediment trapping, nutrient retention and removal, food chain support (detrital export), habitat for fish and wildlife, and active and passive recreation. The manual covers all wetland types in the 48 coterminous states, and uses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service definition and classification system. It examines the validity, interactions, and possible significance thresholds

Wetland Soils

Wetland Soils
  • Author : Michael J. Vepraskas,J.L. Richardson,M.J. Vepraskas,Christopher B. Craft
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 15 September 2000
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Covering wetlands soils from Florida to Alaska, Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides information on all types of hydric soils. With contributions from soil scientists who have extensive field experience, the book focuses on the soil morphology of the wet soils that cover most wetlands from the subtropics northw