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Wetlands


USFS -3 days ago

Landscape dependence of hydrologic patterns in Lower Coastal Plain depression wetlands

In the forested landscapes of the United States Atlantic Coastal Plain, depression wetlands contribute significantly to vegetation diversity and provide critical habitat for sensitive wetland animals such as pond-breeding amphibians. Duration and depth of water ponding are major determinants of depression vegetation and habitat suitability for wetland fauna. Therefore, understanding what propertie...

Mongabay -5 days ago

For Sri Lankans reporting environmental crimes, there’s now an app for that

Kelanimulla is one of the last remaining wetlands in Sri Lanka’s western district of Colombo, and is a refuge for urban wildlife, including the elusive fishing cat. The wetland absorbs runoff from the Kelani River, playing a key role in urban flood control. But since October last year, truckloads of debris and waste have been […]...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Replanting starts on 2000 hectares on South Island NZ

OneFortyOne (OFO) New Zealand will begin replanting 2000 hectares of hill country in the top of the South Island from 25 May 2020, signalling its ongoing confidence in the forestry industry, and its commitment to environmental stewardship while delivering high quality wood products to the domestic market. Source: Timberbiz “Not only has it been a cornerstone of the way we go about doing business...

USFS -1 week ago

Water chemistry and aquatic insect assemblages of ephemeral ponds in the Munson Sand Hills region of the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida

Ephemeral ponds in the Munson Sand Hills region (MSH) of Apalachicola National Forest (ANF) are an essential resource in the life cycles of a variety of amphibian species, a number of which are threatened or endangered. Various types of human activities have disturbed some of these ponds threatening their survival. Although extensive research has been done on the biology of amphibians in the ponds...

USFS -1 week ago

Sensitivity of using stable water isotopic tracers to study the hydrology of isolated wetlands in North Florida

Hydrology of forested wetlands is critical to the ecosystem functions and services of the forests. Our understanding of the hydrology of those wetlands, however, is very limited most likely due to the tediousness and costs of monitoring those scattered small wetlands by the traditional methods. Stable isotope ratios of oxygen (δ18O) and hydrogen (δ2H) in water may provide us a much simpler alter...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Effects of microtopography on absorptive and transport fine root biomass, necromass, production, mortality and decomposition in a coastal freshwater forested wetland, southeastern USA

Forested wetlands are an important carbon (C) sink. Fine roots (diameter < 2 mm) dominate belowground C cycling and can be functionally defined into absorptive roots (order 1–2) and transport roots (order ‡ 3). However, effects of microtopography on the function-based fine root dynamics in forested wetlands are poorly understood. We studied fine root biomass allocation and biomass, necr...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Plant community responses to harvesting and post-harvest manipulations in a Picea-Larix-Pinus wetland with a mineral substrate

Forested wetlands in the Northern Great Lakes Region are becoming increasingly used as a timber resource. Yet, limited information is available on the effects of harvesting and post-harvest manipulations (site preparation and fertilization) on tree and ground vegetation in these wetland communities. The objective of this study was to examine production changes and species diversity in the vascular...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Long-term evaluations of seasonally saturated “wetlands” in western Kentucky

A research program was initiated in 1993 to monitor water‐table depth, redox potential, and soil matric potential at four sites. The selected sites were woodlands with water tables present at or near the soil surface during late winter and spring. Soil morphology was described and permanent monitoring instruments were installed on eight soils. Hydrosequences of three soils, which represented an ...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Responses of isolated wetland herpetofauna to upland forest management

Because many amphibians and reptiles associated with wetlands also use adjacent terrestrial habitats to complete their life cycles, it has been suggested that undisturbed upland areas are required to maintain populations of these species. To date, however, measured responses of wetland herpetofauna to upland silviculture include only retrospective comparisons or anecdotes without true spatial and ...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Importance of small isolated wetlands for herpetofaunal diversity in managed, young growth forests in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina

Freshwater wetlands support diverse and unique species assemblages, but the contribution of the smallest of these habitats to regional biodiversity continues to be underestimated, particularly within managed forests. We assessed and compared the richness, abundance, and diversity of herpetofauna at five small isolated wetlands (0.38–1.06 ha) imbedded within a commercial forest landscape in the S...

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