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Hydrology of flooded and wetland forests

September 1, 2016

In this chapter we will examine the hydrology of forested areas that are subject to soil saturation by rain, groundwater, or surface flooding. They include mangroves and other tidal forests, the forested portions of peatlands, and tree dominated wetlands defined by the Ramsar Convention (Mathews 1993). They also include estuarine tidal forests, palustrine forested wetlands, and the portion of palustrine scrub-shrub which are made up of immature tree species of the Cowardin et al. (1985) classification. A broad outline of ecology of all wetlands are described in Mitsch and Gosselink (2015), wetlands specifically with tidal influence are described by Tiner (2013), while descriptions of northern and southern forested wetlands can be found in Trettin et al. (1996) and Messina and Conner (1998) respectively.

Publication Year 2016
Title Hydrology of flooded and wetland forests
Authors T. M. Williams, Ken W. Krauss, T. Okruszko
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70192987
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center