Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology

Julie K Cronk, M. Siobhan Fennessy 
CRC Press  2001  

Hardback  488pp  ISBN 9781566703727      £92.00
  • Draws information from over 1,200 journal articles, books, and reports
  • Allows you to visualize subject matter with over 140 figures, including over 70 photographs
  • Provides 40 tables that give you quick access to the information
  • Contains up-to-date information for anyone planning research, writing grant proposals, or designing research protocols

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 wetlands literature and research suggests that methods are needed to assess the ecological health or integrity of wetlands, to set goals for wetland restoration, and to track the status and trends of wetlands. Wetland plants are emerging as important indicators, and becoming an important part of this research. Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology contains up-to-date information on this increasingly important area in wetlands technology.


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Wetland Plants
  • Wetland Plant Communities
  • The Physical Environment of Wetland Plants
  • Wetland Plant Species: Evolution, Adaptations, and Reproduction
  • Adaptations to Growth Conditions in Wetlands
  • Reproduction of Wetland Angiosperms
  • Wetland Macrophyte Communities: Function, Dynamics, Disturbance
  • The Primary Productivity of Wetland Plants
  • Community Dynamics in Wetlands
  • Invasive Species in Wetlands
  • Applications of Wetland Plant Studies
  • Wetland Plants in Restored and Constructed Wetlands
  • Wetlands Plants as Biological Indicators
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index
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