Creating And Restoring Wetlands: From Theory To Practice by Christopher CraftCreating And Restoring Wetlands: From Theory To Practice by Christopher Craft

Creating And Restoring Wetlands: From Theory To Practice

byChristopher CraftEditorChristopher Craft

Hardcover | September 29, 2015

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Creating and Restoring Wetlands: From Theory to Practicedescribes the challenges and opportunities relating to the restoration of freshwater and estuarine wetlands in natural, agricultural, and urban environments in the coming century.

The underpinnings of restoration, driven by ecological (disturbance, dispersal, succession) theory, are described and applied to various activities (restoring hydrology, soils, and biota) that are used to improve the short- and long-term success of wetland restoration projects.

Unforeseen problems that hinder restoration efforts and solutions to these problems are discussed in this comprehensive book that contains five sections and 13 chapters that include an introduction describing the defining characteristics of wetland hydrology, soils, biota, the role of theory in guiding wetland succession, ecosystem development following restoration, and differentiating wetland reclamation, restoration, and creation, restoration of various estuarine and freshwater wetlands, case studies of estuarine and freshwater restoration and large-scale restoration, and finally, the future of wetland restoration.



  • Explicitly links ecological theory to restoration efforts in a variety of freshwater and estuarine, natural, agricultural, urban landscapes, and wetland ecosystems
  • Contains case studies of small- and large-scale restoration activities ensuring relevance to individuals and organizations
  • Illustrates successes as well as failures of freshwater and estuarine wetland restorations in order to learn from them
  • Presents specific information on hydrology, biota, wetland succession, ecosystem development following restoration, and more
Christopher Craft is the Duey-Murphy Professor of Rural Land Policy, Indiana University, where he teaches courses in Environmental Science, Applied Ecology, Wetlands Ecology and Restoration Ecology. His introduction to wetland science began in 1983 when, as a new Ph.D. student, he began studying the ecosystem development of tidal marsh...
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Title:Creating And Restoring Wetlands: From Theory To PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:358 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124072321

ISBN - 13:9780124072329

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1. Background & History

2. Wetlands Defined

3. Ecological Theory & Restoration

4. Consideration of the Landscape

5. Reclamation, Restoration and Creation

II. Restoration of Freshwater Wetlands

6. Freshwater Marshes

7. Forested Wetlands

8. Bogs and Other Peatlands

III. Restoration of Estuarine Wetlands

9. Saline Tidal Marshes

10. Mangroves

11. Tidal Fresh Marshes

IV. From Theory to Practice

12. Case Studies

13. Restoration on a Grand Scale

V. The Future of Wetland Restoration