Wetlands Ecology and Management
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#1Daniel R. Richards (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 10
#2Helen L. Moggridge (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 9
Last. Lorraine Maltby (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 41
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Many lowland floodplain habitats have been disconnected from their rivers by flood defence banks. Removing or lowering these banks can reinstate regular flooding and thus restore these important wetland plant communities. In this study we analyse changes in wetland hydrology and plant community composition following the lowering of flood defence banks at a floodplain of the River Don in the United Kingdom (UK). The aim of the restoration project was to improve the quality of “floodplain grazing ...
#1Daniel Chavez (UNAM: National Autonomous University of Mexico)H-Index: 3
#2José Alberto Gallardo‐Cruz (UIA: Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México)
Last. Jorge A. Meave (UNAM: National Autonomous University of Mexico)H-Index: 30
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Despite the ecological importance of wetland forests, their classification is still unsatisfactory, partly due to insufficient knowledge about the environmental drivers of their spatial heterogeneity. We examined the spatial variation of six community attributes in a tropical wetland forest and analyzed the underlying causes by using linear distance measures and geomorphological zonation as proxies of environmental heterogeneity. The study was conducted in a wetland forest located on a coastal p...
#1Monica PinardiH-Index: 10
#2Elisa SoanaH-Index: 12
Last. Marco BartoliH-Index: 30
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The evaluation of nitrogen (N) removal in aquatic ecosystems within human exploited watersheds may allow the setting of upper limits of N use in agriculture. However, such an evaluation is complex owing to the small scale heterogeneity of aquatic ecosystems, including dominant vegetation and inherent N-related processes. In this work, microbial denitrification and primary producer assimilation were estimated in fluvial wetlands and irrigation canals of the Mincio River watershed (~ 850 km2, Ital...
The aim of the study was to document methane (CH4) dynamics from fen ecosystems in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northern Alberta to create a reference database for evaluation of peatland restoration and reclamation projects in the region. The study included three types of fens commonly occurring in this region: poor fen (open and treed), moderately-rich treed fen, and open saline fen (SF). We quantified CH4 fluxes, pore water concentration (PW[CH4]), and production potential together...
Understanding wetland bird responses to landscape patterns is central for wetland management and bird conservation. This is particularly relevant on islands, where most of the global extinctions have occurred. In this study, we identified landscape patterns in wetlands on Cozumel Island that best explained abundance of birds grouped in 13 trophic guilds at 3 spatial scales (145, 300, and 850 m radius from count points). By using ordination techniques and generalized linear models we found a scal...
Biosecurity protocols designed to prevent further spread of invasive alien species have become a key component of invader management strategies. Yet, the species-specific efficacy of many biosecurity treatments are frequently unclear or unknown. Invasive quagga, Dreissena bugensis, and zebra mussels, D. polymorpha, are a serious threat to freshwater ecosystems worldwide. Here, we examine the effectiveness of immersion (≤ 90 min) within 2% or 4% solutions for two commonly used disinfectants (Vira...
In the era of global environmental change, land transformation is acknowledged as a critical subject that needs to be addressed. Even though some studies have been carried out in Ghana on land use and land cover (LULC) change of wetlands, the conventional methods used were unable to reveal the underlying processes associated with the land transformation. This study employed Intensity Analysis to assess LULC change pattern (1985–2017) in three coastal urban wetlands of international importance in...
We compared a rapid bioassessment protocol (Traveling Sweep Approach [TSA]) with a more conventional time intensive protocol (Composite Transect Approach [CTA]) to describe macroinvertebrates in wetlands in Alberta, Canada. We collected one macroinvertebrate sample using each protocol from 16 wetlands and compared abundance, catch per unit effort, and relative abundance between sample protocols. We also quantified and compared the logistics required to implement each protocol. The macroinvertebr...
#1Alexander Robert O'Neill (Duke University)
#2Prem K. Chhetri (Government of Sikkim)
Last. Santosh K. Rana (Kunming Institute of Botany)
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Temperate wetlands provide ecosystem services for Himalayan communities and are important targets for biological conservation. However, over the past decade, management activities around these sites have lagged due, in part, to limited baselines on their historical ecology and hydrologic dynamics. This article advances Himalayan wetland studies by reviewing available data from Khecheopalri, a temperate peatland located in the Sikkim Eastern Himalayas. Formed after the Last Glacial Maximum, Khech...
The use of remote sensing tools for mangrove monitoring is currently a strategy used to preserve this important coastal vegetation type. However, the temporal resolution of most satellite imagery limits the analysis of seasonal changes. Here, seasonal trend analysis (STA) was performed using an enhanced vegetation index (EVI) monthly time series (2005–2016) edited from MOD13Q1 products (MODIS Terra), to detect changes in mangrove cover in Sinaloa State in northwestern Mexico. The results were co...
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