Preface. 1. Tidal freshwater swamps of the southeastern United States: effects of land use, hurricanes, sea-level rise, and climate change; T.W. Doyle et al.- 2. Hydrology of tidal freshwater forested wetlands of the southeastern United States; R.H. Day et al.- 3. Soils and biogeochemistry of tidal freshwater forested wetlands; C.J. Anderson, B.G. Lockaby.- 4. Plant community composition of a tidally influenced, remnant atlantic white cedar stand in Mississippi; B.D. Keeland, J.W. McCoy.- 5. Sediment, nutrient, and vegetation trends along the tidal, forested Pocomoke River, Maryland; D.E. Kroes et al.- 6. Vegetation and seed bank studies of salt-pulsed swamps of the Nanticoke River, Chesapeake Bay; A.H. Baldwin.- 7. Tidal freshwater swamps of a lower Chesapeake Bay subestuary; R.D. Rheinhardt.- 8. Biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of tidal freshwater swamp forests of the lower Cape Fear River/Estuary, North Carolina; C.T. Hackney et al.- 9. Ecology of tidal freshwater forests in coastal deltaic Louisiana and northeastern South Carolina; W.H. Conner et al.- 10. Ecology of the coastal edge of hydric hammocks on the Gulf Coast of Florida; K. Williams et al.- 11. Ecological characteristics of tidal freshwater forests along the lower Suwannee River, Florida; H.M. Light et al.- 12. Community composition of select areas of tidal freshwater forest along the Savannah River; J. Duberstein, W. Kitchens.- 13. Ecology of the Maurepas Swamp: effects of salinity, nutrients, and insect defoliation; R.S. Effler et al.- 14. Selection for salt tolerance in tidal freshwater swamp species: advances using baldcypress as a model for restoration; K.W. KRAUSS et al.- 15. Assessing the impact of tidal flooding and salinity on long-term growth of baldcypress under changing climate and riverflow; T.W. Doyle et al.- 16. Conservation and use of coastal wetland forests in Louisiana; S.P. Faulkner et al.- 17. Tidal freshwater forested wetlands: future research needs and an overview of restoration; W.H. Conner et al.- Appendix 1.- Index.-
This book draws together the latest findings on the hydrological processes, community organization, and stress physiology of freshwater, tidally influenced land-margin forests of the southeastern United States. It describes the land use history that led to the restricted distribution of these wetlands, and provides descriptions of the hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, and physiological ecology of these systems, highlighting the similarities shared among tidal freshwater forested wetlands.
Tidal freshwater swamps are unique wetland systems
These communities are poorly understood
Help land managers and scientists in understanding commonalities among these forests
Forests are being impacted by rising sea level and human development