Functional Assessment of Wetlands

Functional Assessment of Wetlands
Author: E. Maltby
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2009-04-27
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781845695163

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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 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

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Paul R. Adamus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1983
Genre: Wetlands
ISBN: UCR:31210018656239

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Functional Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands

Functional Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands
Author: Joseph S. Larson,Paul R. Adamus,Ellis J. Clairain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1989
Genre: Dew-ponds
ISBN: UCR:31210024786665

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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 on functions important to subsistence economies and sustainable utilization. The manual is designed to be used by an instructor who has taken the course or who has had training in wetland functions and assessment. It is an outline on which not all of the concepts and procedures are fully developed. It is intended to serve as an instructional guide to course topics and organization, and a framework for student note taking, discussion, and as an aide to bridging a language barrier. We recommend that instructors use the books listed in section 11.0 as prime sources while instructing the course. We have drawn from them extensively."--Page ii

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Paul R. Adamus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
Genre: Wetland conservation
ISBN: OCLC:941008570

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Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments

Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments
Author: John Dorney,Rick Savage,Ralph W Tiner,Paul Adamus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2018-08-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128050927

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Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments: Development, Validation, and Application describes the scientific and environmental policy background for rapid wetland and stream assessments, how such assessment methods are developed and statistically verified, and how they can be used in environmental decision-making—including wetland and stream permitting. In addition, it provides several case studies of method development and use in various parts of the world. Readers will find guidance on developing and testing such methods, along with examples of how these methods have been used in various programs across North America. Rapid wetland and stream functional assessments are becoming frequently used methods in federal, state and local environmental permitting programs in North America. Many governments are interested in developing new methods or improving existing methods for their own jurisdictions. This book provides an ideal guide to these initiatives. Offers guidance for the use and evaluation of rapid assessments to developers and users of these methods, as well as students of wetland and stream quality Contains contributions from sources who are successful in academia, industry and government, bringing credibility and relevance to the content Includes a statistically-based approach to testing the validity of the rapid method, which is very important to the usefulness and defensibility of assessment methods

Wetlands

Wetlands
Author: Committee on Characterization of Wetlands,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1995-09-20
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780309587228

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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 hydrological and ecological functions of wetlands, and makes recommendations concerning so-called controversial areas such as permafrost wetlands, riparian ecosystems, irregularly flooded sites, and agricultural wetlands. It presents criteria for identifying wetlands and explores the problems of applying those criteria when there are seasonal changes in water levels. This comprehensive and practical volume will be of interest to environmental scientists and advocates, hydrologists, policymakers, regulators, faculty, researchers, and students of environmental studies.

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Paul R. Adamus,L. T. Stockwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1983
Genre: Wetlands
ISBN: OCLC:19232274

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The Functional Assessment of Wetlands

The Functional Assessment of Wetlands
Author: Edwin Martinez Martinez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014
Genre: Electronic dissertations
ISBN: 1321234325

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