By William H. Conner, Thomas W. Doyle, Ken W. Krauss
This ebook attracts jointly the newest findings at the hydrological techniques, group association, and pressure body structure of freshwater, tidally encouraged land-margin forests of the southeastern usa. It describes the land use historical past that resulted in the constrained distribution of those wetlands, and offers descriptions of the hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, and physiological ecology of those platforms, highlighting the similarities shared between tidal freshwater forested wetlands.
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1989; Williams et al. ) communities (Laderman 1989; see Chapter 4). Hydric hammocks and maritime forests are primarily rain-fed as the source of fresh water and may be considered tidal when they are located close enough to the coast that a tidal signature is evident in a groundwater hydrograph (Bellis 1995; Williams et al. 1999b). Even though they occur above mean high water, proximity to the coast makes hydric hammocks and maritime forests vulnerable to inundation from storm surges. These wetlands may also be subject to overtopping by flood waters when located in proximity to a river (Light et al.
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The hydrology of tidal baldcypress swamps and other riverine tidal forested communities are described in this chapter. We also discuss the hydrology of the coastal margins of groundwater-dominated forested wetlands which may transition directly into brackish or salt marsh. First, we introduce the forcing functions of freshwater input, tides, sea level, and sa- Chapter 2 - Hydrology of Tidal Freshwater Forests 31 linity; these factors are described in the context of how they interact at the upper extreme of tidal influence near the level of mean high water.
Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States by William H. Conner, Thomas W. Doyle, Ken W. Krauss