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Title: Inundation depth and duration impacts on wetland soils and vegetation : state of knowledge
Authors: Suir, Glenn M.
Berkowitz, Jacob F., 1979-
Keywords: Wetlands--Soils
Restoration ecology
Wetland restoration
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL SR-21-5
Abstract: The following synthesizes studies investigating plant and soil responses to increased inundation in order to support ecosystem restoration efforts related to the alteration of natural wetland hydrodynamics. Specific topics include hydrologic regimes, soil response to inundation, and implications for vegetation communities exposed to increased water depths. Results highlight the important interactions between water, soils, and vegetation that determine the trajectory and fate of wetland ecosystems, including the development of feedback loops related to marsh degradation and subsidence. This report then discusses the knowledge gaps related to implications of inundation depth, timing, and duration within an ecosystem restoration context, identifying opportunities for future research while providing source materials for practitioners developing restoration projects.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL SR-21-5
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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