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Freshwater Marshes

Ecology and Wildlife Management

1994
Author:

Milton W. Weller

Freshwater Marshes

In this updated third edition, Weller describes the components of the freshwater marsh-its annual and seasonal dynamics as affected by rainfall cycles and the plant and animal population's response to such changes. Weller discusses how such wetland areas are managed for wildlife populations and diversity, and how such processes can be used in wetland conservation and restoration. He considers the impact society has on wetlands and offers conservation goals for freshwater wetland complexes. Weller broadens the third edition to include an analysis of how prairie wetlands compare in water dynamics with swamps, tidal marshes, and other wetlands. He also expands the discussion of wetland classification, evaluation, mitigation, and restoration, and introduces a new glossary of current wetland terminology.

In this updated third edition, Weller describes the components of the freshwater marsh-its annual and seasonal dynamics as affected by rainfall cycles and the plant and animal population's response to such changes. Weller discusses how such wetland areas are managed for wildlife populations and diversity, and how such processes can be used in wetland conservation and restoration. He considers the impact society has on wetlands and offers conservation goals for freshwater wetland complexes. Weller broadens the third edition to include an analysis of how prairie wetlands compare in water dynamics with swamps, tidal marshes, and other wetlands. He also expands the discussion of wetland classification, evaluation, mitigation, and restoration, and introduces a new glossary of current wetland terminology.

“Freshwater Marshes is recommended for all newcomers to wetlands ecology, those interested in an uncomplicated first reference source for much of the wetlands literature, and all whose daily tasks involve explaining wetlands processes to the public.” Wildlife Review

Prairie potholes, wetland edges of lakes and rivers, and other freshwater marshes play a vital role in maintaining a clean and plentiful water supply for wildlife and human use. These wetland areas provide habitat for spawning fish, feed waterfowl, purify and retain water, and control erosion.
In this updated third edition, Milton W. Weller describes the components of the freshwater marsh-its annual and seasonal dynamics as affected by rainfall cycles and the plant and animal population's response to such changes. Weller discusses how such wetland areas are managed for wildlife populations and diversity, and how such processes can be used in wetland conservation and restoration. He considers the impact society has on wetlands and offers conservation goals for freshwater wetland complexes.
Weller broadens the third edition to include an analysis of how prairie wetlands compare in water dynamics with swamps, tidal marshes, and other wetlands. He also expands the discussion of wetland classification, evaluation, mitigation, and restoration, and introduces a new glossary of current wetland terminology.

Milton W. Weller is professor emeritus and former Kleberg Chair in Wildlife Ecology, at Texas A&M University.

Wildlife Habitats, Vol. 1

Freshwater Marshes

Milton W. Weller is professor emeritus and former Kleberg Chair in Wildlife Ecology at Texas A&M University. Formerly he was professor-in-charge of the Fisheries and Wildlife Section at Iowa State University and head of the Department of Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife at the University of Minnesota. He has studied wetlands and their associated wildlife in many parts of the world. He is the author of The Island Waterfowl, editor of Waterfowl in Winter, and has served as associate editor of the Journal of Wildlife Management and of Wetlands.

Freshwater Marshes

“Freshwater Marshes is recommended for all newcomers to wetlands ecology, those interested in an uncomplicated first reference source for much of the wetlands literature, and all whose daily tasks involve explaining wetlands processes to the public.” Wildlife Review

The importance of natural welands [sic] to human well-being is simply but convincingly presented by Weller, and the reader gains a renewed sense of responsibiltiy for passing these ecosystems on to future generations. The book is intended to enlighten all in a non-technical way. It does so effectively and can be highly recommended to lay readers and to specialsits.

Robert G. Wetzel, The Quarterly Review of Biology.

“Milton Weller has produced a useful introductory book on freshwater marshes of the United States.” Canadian Field Naturalist

“This book is an excellent introduction to freshwater marshes and their ecology. Anyone interested in these important natural areas and how they function will benefit by reading it. Highly recommended.” Wildlife Activist