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Handbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands

Edited by Joy B Zedler 
CRC Press  2000  



Hardback  464pp  ISBN 9780849390630      £80.00

  • Draws practical lessons from a lengthy research study conducted across southern California
  • Examines wetland maintenance issues and potential problems
  • Provides an exhaustive treatment from conceptual model to wetland maintenance and the restoration of plant and animal habitat
  • Contains 77 original full page plates on flora and fauna identified by Latin names

Efforts to direct the recovery of damaged sites and landscape date back as far as the 1930s. If we fully understood the conditions and controlling variables at restoration sites, we would be better equipped to predict the outcomes of restoration efforts. If there were no constraints, we could merely plant the restoration site and walk away. However, the development of restoration theory has not yet lead to predictability.

The Handbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands fills an important gap in current restoration ecology literature. It provides a broad-based compilation of case studies and principles to guide the management of tidal restoration sites. Thoroughly illustrated with more than 170 figures and tables, the book covers a full range of topics including:

  • the conceptual planning for coastal wetlands restoration
  • strategies for the manipulation of hydrology and soils
  • the reestablishment of vegetation and assemblages of fishes and invertebrates
  • the process of assessing, monitoring, and sustaining restored wetlands

Combining detailed examples from coastal research studies along the Pacific coast of southern California with information drawn from the literature on coastal restoration across the globe, the Handbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands is a must-have guide if you are involved in coastal mitigation and restoration projects.

Contents

    Introduction, J. B. Zedler
    The Scope of This Book
    The Shortcomings of Restoration Ecology Theory
    The Lack of Predictability of Restoration Outcomes
    New Understanding
    Adaptive Restoration
    Restoration in Coastal Wetlands
    Summary and Conclusion

    Developing a Framework for Restoration, G. Vivian-Smith
    Introduction
    Restoration Goals
    Current Site Characteristics
    Heterogeneity in Coastal Wetland Restoration Models
    Constraints Posed by Human Use
    Stepwise Planning of Restoration

    Hydrology and Substrate, J.C. Callaway
    Background and Introduction
    Hydrology
    Substrate
    Planning Considerations
    Restoration Solutions
    Summary

    Establishing Vegetation on Restored and Created Coastal Wetlands, G. Sullivan
    Introduction
    Developing a Vegetation Strategy
    Plant Acquisition, Propagation, and Maintenance
    Planting Methods
    Genetic Considerations
    Summary

    Restoring Assemblages of Invertebrates and Fishes
    Overview
    Environmental Parameters
    Estuarine Habitat Assemblages, Functions, and Restoration
    Summary

    Restoring Assemblages of Invertebrates and Fishes, G.D. Williams and J.S. Desmond
    Overview
    Environmental Parameters
    Estuarine Habitat Assemblages, Functions, and Restoration
    Summary

    Assessment and Monitoring, J.C. Callaway, G. Sullivan, J.S. Desmond, G.D. Williams, J.B. Zedler
    Introduction
    Hydrology and Topography
    Water Quality
    Soils: Substrate Qualities, Nutrient Dynamics
    Elevation, Global Positioning Systems, and Geographic Information Systems
    Vegetation
    Invertebrates
    Fishes
    Recommendations for Minimum Monitoring

    Sustaining Restored Wetlands: Identifying and Solving Management Problems, J.C. Callaway and G. Sullivan
    Introduction
    Irrigation
    Replanting
    Herbivory
    Macroalgal Blooms
    Sediment Issues
    Exotic Plant Invasions
    Exotic Animal Species
    Human Activities
    Summary

    Conclusions and Future Directions, J.B. Zelder
    Overview
    Conclusions
    Appendices

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