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2011-10-13 18:34:38

A method of monitoring roots rarely used in wetlands will help Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers effectively study the response of a high-carbon ecosystem to elevated temperatures and levels of carbon dioxide. Colleen Iversen, ORNL ecosystem ecologist, and an international group of experts, worked to develop a consensus on the use of minirhizotrons, or tiny video cameras that take images of roots, in wetlands. Minirhizotrons are an improvement over previous technology because they...

2011-08-19 09:47:00

Unpermitted Pond Construction Destroyed Two Acres of Wetlands, Impacted Trout-Stocked Fishery HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that Francois Bitz, of Baden, Beaver County, will pay $137,800 in civil penalties as part of a consent order and agreement for violating the state's Clean Streams Act and the Dam Safety & Encroachment Act. Bitz will also pay cost-recovery and oversight costs to DEP and the...

2011-07-30 00:01:03

The Mobile Alum Injection Device (MAID) specifically addresses problems associated with high levels of soluble nutrient loads or pollutants in storm water runoffs and retention ponds. Apopka, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 The Lakes Department of Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc., located in Apopka, FL, proudly presents the Mobile Alum Injection Device, known as MAID. The MAID unit uses a state-of-the-art alum injection system and contains 5,000 gallons of liquid aluminum sulfate (alum), an automated...

2011-07-18 15:07:30

Shipwreck enthusiasts find a bounty of nautical relics preserved in the chilly depths of the Great Lakes. But only within the last decade have explorers and scientists begun to reveal the secrets of a much different - and much more ancient - sunken treasure in Lake Huron: sinkholes. As EARTH explores in its August feature "Great Lakes Geologic Sunken Treasure," researchers have recently begun exploring several mysterious sinkholes in Lake Huron. These pockets of water teem with microbial life...

2011-06-23 13:47:00

Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director a coastal restoration advocate NEW ORLEANS, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H. Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited Inc. and former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has joined the board of directors of the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF). R. King Milling, AWF chairman, said that Hall brings "vast conservation knowledge and experience to the Foundation and has been an outstanding contributor to the coastal restoration...

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2011-06-06 14:09:12

It is a very muddy trek from the small boat to the field site along Raccoon Creek near Bridgeport, N.J. Villanova University marine scientist Nathaniel Weston and his team are all carrying ladders and equipment as they slosh through ankle deep mud toward their experiments. "The whole reason I got into this line of research is because I like being outside, I like coastal estuaries and marsh systems, I like getting muddy, so I have fun with it," says Weston enthusiastically. With support...

2011-05-18 14:14:24

USDA-funded research leads Baylor/Forest Service scientists to create new model to predict risk of wetland habitat loss Baylor University, in collaboration with the U.S Forest Service (USFS) Rocky Mountain Research Station, has developed a model that predicts the risk of wetland habitat loss based on local wetland features and characteristics of the landscape surrounding the wetland. The new model was used to predict the fate of wetland habitats over a 13-state area in the southern United...

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2010-12-02 08:45:33

Many coastal wetlands worldwide "” including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast "” may be more sensitive than previously thought to climate change and sea-level rise projections for the 21st century. U.S. Geological Survey scientists made this conclusion from an international research modeling effort published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. Scientists identified conditions under which coastal wetlands could...


Latest Wetlands Reference Libraries

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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