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  1. Selective Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Houghton Lake, Michigan: 2002-2006

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    2012-07-01

    northern lakes decreasing, and other ecologically important species (e.g., wild rice, muskgrass, and water stargrass) increasing. 2. The maintenance...Eurasian watermilfoil fragmentation and accumulation of these shoots on the shoreline, sup- pression of native aquatic macrophyte species, and the...EL TR-12-15 5 Figure 3. Watershed of Houghton Lake, Michigan. ERDC/EL TR-12-15 6 most important source of phosphorus. Direct

  2. Lake Superior Coastal Wetland Fish Assemblages and ...

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    The role of the coastal margin and the watershed context in defining the ecology of even very large lakes is increasingly being recognized and examined. Coastal wetlands are both important contributors to the biodiversity and productivity of large lakes and important mediators of the lake-basin connection. We explored wetland-watershed connections and their relationship to wetland function and condition using data collected from 37 Lake Superior wetlands spanning a substantial geographic and geomorphic gradient. While none of these wetlands are particularly disturbed, there were nevertheless clear relationships between watershed landuse and wetland habitat and biota, and these varied consistently across wetland type categories that reflected the strength of connection to the watershed. For example, water clarity and vegetation structure complexity declined with decreasing percent natural land cover, and these effects were strongest in riverine wetlands (having generally large watersheds and tributary-dominated hydrology) and weakest in lagoon wetlands (having generally small watersheds and lake-dominate hydrology). Fish abundance and species richness both increased with decreasing percent natural land cover while species diversity decreased, and again the effect was strongest in riverine wetlands. Lagoonal wetlands, which lack any substantial tributary, consistently harbored the fewest species of fish and a composition different from the more watershed-lin

  3. Comprehensive Conservation Plan: Huron Wetland Management District, Madison Wetland Management District, Sand Lake Wetland Management District

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) was written to guide management on Huron Wetland Management District, Madison Wetland Management District, and Sand Lake...

  4. Construction and Protection of Qionghai Lake Wetland Ecosystems

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    Kaiwei; CHEN

    2013-01-01

    Wetland is closely related to survival, reproduction and development of human beings. Due to population growth, industrialization, urbanization and agricultural modernization, wetland ecosystems are suffered from huge pressure of human society and the wetland ecological environment becomes extremely vulnerable. On the basis of analyzing current situations of Qionghai Lake wetland in Xichang City of Sichuan Province, this paper discussed the significance of Qionghai wetland construction and protection, and offered countermeasures and recommendations for solving existing problems in Qionghai wetland.

  5. Inventory of waterbirds in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — In efforts to detect the species of waterbirds utilizing wetlands on Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs), staff of the Devils Lake Wetland Management District...

  6. Wetland vegetation establishment in L-Lake

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    Kroeger, S.R.

    1990-07-01

    Wetland vegetation was transplanted from PAR Pond to L-Lake between January and August, 1987. Approximately 100,000 individual plants representing over 40 species were transplanted along the southern shoreline. Three zones of vegetation were created: (1) submersed/floating-leaved, (2) emergent, (3) upper emergent/shrub. During the summers of 1987, 1988, 1989, the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory sampled the vegetation in 54 permanent transects located in planted (N=32) and unplanted areas (N=22). The 1989 vegetation data from L-Lake were compared to 1985 data from PAR Pond.

  7. Distribution and Drivers of a Widespread, Invasive Wetland Grass, Phragmites australis, in Great Salt Lake Wetlands

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    Long, Arin Lexine

    2014-01-01

    Non-native invasive plant species can often have negative effects on native ecosystems, such as altered nutrient cycling, decreased habitat for wildlife, and outcompeting native plants. Around the Great Salt Lake (GSL), Utah, the invasive wetland grass Phragmites australis has become abundant in wetlands around the lake. Phragmites is replacing many native wetland plants provide important waterfowl habitat around the GSL. For successful management of Phragmites in GSL wetlands, it is importan...

  8. [Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Aerial Photograph Series, Lake County, SD, 1967-1968

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This series consists of 3 oblique aerial photographs from the Lake Andes Wetland Management District. All photographs were taken in Lake County, South Dakota in 1967...

  9. Juliana Lake: A Benghazi Wetland In Distress!

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    Abdulsamad, Esam O.; Elbabour, Mansour M.

    2013-04-01

    not be able to survive. Finally, it is recommended that more specialized and detailed landscape ecological studies need to be undertaken by specialists to fully assess the peculiarities of Juliana Lake. Similar survey work should also be completed for other wetland natural habitats in the region to fully understand their original functions and values, and assess recent alteration trends and consequences.

  10. 76 FR 65525 - Huron, Madison, and Sand Lake Wetland Management District; Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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    2011-10-21

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Huron, Madison, and Sand Lake Wetland Management District; Comprehensive... conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for the Huron, Madison, and Sand Lake Wetland... (district), Madison Wetland Management District, and Sand Lake Wetland Management District are part of...

  11. [Devils Lake Wetland Management District narrative report: 1976

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the 1976 calendar year. The report begins by giving a brief...

  12. Waterfowl Production Areas Devils Lake Wetland Management District [1963

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines Refuge accomplishments from September through December of 1963. The report begins by...

  13. 2015 RFA for Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program

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    This Request for Applications solicits applications from eligible entities for a cooperative agreement to be awarded for a project to continue monitoring and assessment of Great Lakes coastal wetlands.

  14. Interacting Watershed Size and Landcover Influences on Habitat and Biota of Lake Superior Coastal Wetlands

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    Coastal wetlands are important contributors to the productivity and biodiversity of large lakes and important mediators of the lake - watershed connection. This study explores how strength of connection to the watershed (represented by watershed size and wetland morphological ty...

  15. Hydrologic Factors Determining Linkages of Great Lake Coastal Wetlands to Watershed and Lake

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    Water can enter Great Lakes coastal wetlands (CWs) from both watershed and offshore sources. Identifying the relative contribution of these potential sources, and the spatial scale at which sources are influenced by human activities, are critical steps in wetland protection. We d...

  16. Floating Wetland Islands Help Restore Large PA Lake

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    One of Pennsylvania’s largest natural lakes has been removed from the state’s list of impaired waters following years of EPA-funded work to control phosphorus pollution. One of the innovative actions taken to meet the goal was use of 5 floating wetlands.

  17. HYDROGEOMORPHIC INFLUENCES ON MACROPHYTES AS HABITAT IN GREAT LAKES WETLANDS

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    We used rapid survey techniques to map saubmergerd, floating and emergent vegetation in 10 coastal wetlands of Lake Superior. Density and structure of plant beds in "bay," "main channel," and "side channel" areas was evaluated from cover indices and presence/dominance by growth f...

  18. Floating Wetland Islands Help Restore Large Pennsylvania Lake

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    One of Pennsylvania’s largest lakes has been removed from the list of impaired waters following years of EPA-funded work to control phosphorus pollution. One of the innovative actions taken to meet the goal was deployment of five floating wetland islands.

  19. The size of the Lake~ Chilwa wetland

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    the actual size of the wetland and its component areas (open water, marsh, ... these data have been compared with the information provided in Kalk et al. and other ... 9 Blantyre; produced for the Forestry Department, Malawi Government, by.

  20. Wetland Ecosystem Function Assessment and The Sustainable Development in Jianghan Plain-Lake District of China

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    2002-01-01

    Wetlands in Jianghan plain-lake district fulfill many uses and functions related to hydrology, waste assimilation, ecosystem productivity and bio-diversity. But human incorrect activities generally result in significant negative impacts on number, biodiversity, and functioning of wetlands. In order to put wetland resources to rational use and protect wetland ecological environment, some effective measures should be taken.

  1. Dramatic variations in emergent wetland area in China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake

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    Mei, Xuefei; Dai, Zhijun; Fagherazzi, Sergio; Chen, Jiyu

    2016-10-01

    Freshwater wetlands are important ecosystems experiencing rapid degradation around the world. As much as 64% of world's wetland area has been lost since 1900; the situation is even more serious in Asia, where land reclamation and anthropogenic modifications of rivers are increasing the rate of wetland disappearance. In this study, we provide a first complete estimation of daily Emergent Wetland Area (EWA) in Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, from 1955 to 2012. A wavelet analysis indicates a strong periodicity in the monthly EWA time series with two oscillations having a period of 12 and 60-72 months, respectively. A dramatic increase in mean annual EWA is detected since 2003, when the Three Gorges Dam (TGD) was completed, mainly due to the seasonal drying of 1078 km2 of wetlands in October. It is found that the timing of wetland emergence during the dry season has been anticipated of one month, from November to October, since the establishment of TGD. It is argued that a significant increase in wetland exposure and an observable shift in the seasonal timing of flooding and drying will seriously degrade the wetland system and threaten the endangered migratory birds that inhabit it unless effective countermeasures are implemented.

  2. Human influences on water quality in Great Lakes coastal wetlands.

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    Morrice, John A; Danz, Nicholas P; Regal, Ronald R; Kelly, John R; Niemi, Gerald J; Reavie, Euan D; Hollenhorst, Tom; Axler, Richard P; Trebitz, Anett S; Cotter, Anne M; Peterson, Gregory S

    2008-03-01

    A better understanding of relationships between human activities and water chemistry is needed to identify and manage sources of anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. The objective of the study described in this article was to characterize relationships between water chemistry and multiple classes of human activity (agriculture, population and development, point source pollution, and atmospheric deposition). We also evaluated the influence of geomorphology and biogeographic factors on stressor-water quality relationships. We collected water chemistry data from 98 coastal wetlands distributed along the United States shoreline of the Laurentian Great Lakes and GIS-based stressor data from the associated drainage basin to examine stressor-water quality relationships. The sampling captured broad ranges (1.5-2 orders of magnitude) in total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN), dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN), total suspended solids (TSS), chlorophyll a (Chl a), and chloride; concentrations were strongly correlated with stressor metrics. Hierarchical partitioning and all-subsets regression analyses were used to evaluate the independent influence of different stressor classes on water quality and to identify best predictive models. Results showed that all categories of stress influenced water quality and that the relative influence of different classes of disturbance varied among water quality parameters. Chloride exhibited the strongest relationships with stressors followed in order by TN, Chl a, TP, TSS, and DIN. In general, coarse scale classification of wetlands by morphology (three wetland classes: riverine, protected, open coastal) and biogeography (two ecoprovinces: Eastern Broadleaf Forest [EBF] and Laurentian Mixed Forest [LMF]) did not improve predictive models. This study provides strong evidence of the link between water chemistry and human stress in Great Lakes coastal wetlands and can be used to inform management efforts to improve water

  3. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1989

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Long Lake Wetland Management District, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments...

  4. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Long Lake Wetland Management District, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments...

  5. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Long Lake Wetland Management District, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments...

  6. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1990

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Long Lake Wetland Management District, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments...

  7. Progress in understanding the importance of coastal wetland nursery habitat to Great Lakes fisheries support

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    Great Lakes coastal wetlands provide important habitat for Great Lakes fishes of all life stages. A literature review of ichthyoplankton surveys conducted in Great Lakes coastal wetlands found at least 82 species reported to be captured during the larval stage. Twenty of those sp...

  8. Floral Diversity in the Wetlands of Apete River, Eleyele Lake and ...

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    Floral Diversity in the Wetlands of Apete River, Eleyele Lake and Oba Dam in Ibadan, ... road construction and agricultural activities, but the floristic compositions of these ... A comparative assessment study of the floral of three wetlands in a ...

  9. Investigations of avian populations and wetland habitats at Square Lake study site: 1978 final report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document covers the investigations of avian populations and wetland habitats at Square Lake study site. Study sites, methods, physical conditions, wetland...

  10. EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Central Michigan University to Monitor Coastal Wetlands

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    CHICAGO -- The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has received a $10 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes basin over

  11. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1992

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake Wetland Management District, Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and the satellite...

  12. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1993

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake Wetland Management District, Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and the satellite...

  13. Fish assemblages, connectivity, and habitat rehabilitation in a diked Great Lakes coastal wetland complex

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    Kowalski, Kurt P.; Wiley, Michael J.; Wilcox, Douglas A.

    2014-01-01

    Fish and plant assemblages in the highly modified Crane Creek coastal wetland complex of Lake Erie were sampled to characterize their spatial and seasonal patterns and to examine the implications of the hydrologic connection of diked wetland units to Lake Erie. Fyke netting captured 52 species and an abundance of fish in the Lake Erie–connected wetlands, but fewer than half of those species and much lower numbers and total masses of fish were captured in diked wetland units. Although all wetland units were immediately adjacent to Lake Erie, there were also pronounced differences in water quality and wetland vegetation between the hydrologically isolated and lake-connected wetlands. Large seasonal variations in fish assemblage composition and biomass were observed in connected wetland units but not in disconnected units. Reestablishment of hydrologic connectivity in diked wetland units would allow coastal Lake Erie fish to use these vegetated habitats seasonally, although connectivity does appear to pose some risks, such as the expansion of invasive plants and localized reductions in water quality. Periodic isolation and drawdown of the diked units could still be used to mimic intermediate levels of disturbance and manage invasive wetland vegetation.

  14. [Bacterial diversity in littoral wetland of Wuliangsuhai Lake].

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    Du, Ruifang; Li, Jingyu; Zhao, Ji

    2014-10-04

    The aim of this study was to analyze the bacterial diversity of land-water transition zone in littoral wetland of Wuliangsuhai Lake, and to study the effect of eutrophic substrate on the bacterial composition. The denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) with PCR-amplified 16S rDNA fragments was used to determine bacterial diversity, and the ordination technique of canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) was used to evaluate its effects on bacterial community composition. DGGE result shows that the microbial quantity decreased gradually from eutrophic lake sediment to desert soil. Diversity index analysis shows that the Shannon-Wiener index (H), Evenness index (E), richness index (S) and Simpson index (Ds) decreased gradually from water to land (eutrophic lake sediment > swamp sediment > saline soil > desert soil). Based on the sequencing results, there are 3 phyla in 4 samples, including Proteobacteria (78.6%), Acidobacteria (7.1%), Bacteroidetes (14.3%), Proteobacteria (52.6%) were dominant species, in which the Epsilon proteobacteria were predominant subgroup. The results of CCA suggest that that NH4+ -N, total nitrogen, organic carbon, total soluble salt, Cl- and K+ have most significant influenced the distribution of bands related species. The bacterial community structure of transition zone in Wuliangsuhai wetland differed significantly, and eutrophic relative factors had a strong impact on the bacterial community structure. This work presented a certain reference for the preliminary understanding of the bacterial composition and diversity and provided a scientific foundation for the research of spatial heterogeneity in this transition zone.

  15. Landscape ecological assessment and eco-tourism development in the South Dongting Lake Wetland, China.

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    He, Ping; Wang, Bao-zhong

    2003-03-01

    As an important resource and the living environment of mankind, wetland has become gradually a highlight, strongly concerned and intensively studied by scientists and sociologists. The governments in the world and the whole society have been paying more and more attention on it. The Dongting Lake of China is regarded as an internationally important wetland. For a rational development and protection of the wetland, an investigation and studied on its resources and its value to tourism in the South Dongting Lake was conducted, to create an assessment system of the ecological landscapes, and to evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively the value of wetland landscape to the ecotourism. The results showed that the scenic value of the South Dongting Lake Wetland satisfied the criterion of AAAA grade of China national scenic attraction. The eco-tourism value of the landscape cultures in the South Dongting Lake Wetland was discussed with emphasis. It were formulated that a principle and frame of sustainable exploitation of the wetland landscapes and it was proposed as well that establishing a Wetland Park and developing eco-tourism in the South Dongting Lake Wetland is a fragile ecosystem with low resistance to the impact of the exploitation. Thus, we must pay intensively attention to the influence of exploitation on the landscape, take the ecological risk in account to employ a right countermeasure and avoid the negative affection.

  16. Dynamics in phosphorus retention in wetlands upstream of Delavan Lake, Wisconsin

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    Robertson, Dale M.; Elder, John F.; Goddard, Gerald L.; James, William F.

    2009-01-01

    A phosphorus budget was constructed for Delavan Lake Inlet, a perennial riverine wetland with submersed and floating aquatic vegetation in southeastern Wisconsin, to better understand the phosphorus dynamics in natural wetlands and the role of wetlands in lake-rehabilitation efforts. During the growing season, the inlet served as a net source of phosphorus, primarily due to the release of phosphorus from the sediments. More phosphorus was released from the sediments of the inlet (600 kg) than was input from the upstream watershed (460 kg). This release was caused by high pH associated with high photosynthetic activity. During the remainder of the year, the inlet served as a net sink for phosphorus, retaining 6% of die phosphorus input from the watershed. Over the entire year, this wetland was a net source of over 500 kg of phosphorus to downstream Delavan Lake. A constructed riverine wetland upstream of Delavan Lake Inlet demonstrated a similar periodic release of phosphorus. However, in this case, the summer release of phosphorus was less than that trapped during the remainder of the year. The constructed wetland served as a net sink for approximately 20% of the input phosphorus on an annual time scale. The role of existing and constructed wetlands as phosphorus traps is complex. Wetlands can act as a source or a sink for phosphorus depending on the ambient conditions in die wetland. Howa wetland fits into a rehabilitation plan depends upon its net retention efficiency and the importance of the periodic releases of phosphorus to downstream waters.

  17. THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LAKE WETLANDS IN THE CENTRAL GROUP OF THE EAST CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS

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    Gheorghe ROMANESCU

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In order to study the lake wetlands in the Central Group of the East Carpathian Mountains, we have chosen 6 anthropic lakes and 3 natural ones. The lake wetlands develop mainly in the area upstream the lake tail, at the outlet of the main watercourses. The most developed wetland areas can be found in Roşu Lake, at the mouth of the rivulets Licaş and Suhard, and in the area of Crucii Lake, appeared recently following a landslide. The dominant herbaceous vegetation is made up of bulrush, reeds and wetlands lawns, while the tree vegetation is made up of alders, willows and poplars.

  18. Landscape ecological assessment and eco-tourism development in the South Dongting Lake Wetland, China

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    2003-01-01

    As an important resource and the liying environment of mankind, wetland has become gradually a highlight, strongly concerned andintensively studied by scientists and sociologists.The governments in the world and the whole society have been paying more and more attentionon it.The Dongting Lake of China is regarded as an internationally important wetland.For a rational development and protection of thewetland, an investigation and studied on its resources and its value to tourism in the South Dongting Lake was conducted, to create anassessment system of the ecological landscapes, and to evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively the value of wetland landscape to the eco-tourism.The results showed that the scenic value of the South Dongting Lake Wetland satisfied the criterion of AAAA grade of China nationalscenic attraction.The eco-tourism value of the landscape cultures in the South Dongting Lake Wetland was discussed with emphasis.It wereformulated that a principle and frame of sustainable exploitation of the wetland landscapes and it was proposed as well that establishing aWetland Park and developing eco-tourism in the South Dongting Lake.Wetland is a fragile ecosystem with low resistance to the impact of theexploitation.Thus, we must pay intensively attention to the influence of exploitation on the landscape, take the ecological risk in account toemploy a right countermeasure and avoid the negative affection.

  19. Implications of hydrologic variability on the succession of plants in Great Lakes wetlands

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    Wilcox, Douglas A.

    2004-01-01

    Primary succession of plant communities directed toward a climax is not a typical occurrence in wetlands because these ecological systems are inherently dependent on hydrology, and temporal hydrologic variability often causes reversals or setbacks in succession. Wetlands of the Great Lakes provide good examples for demonstrating the implications of hydrology in driving successional processes and for illustrating potential misinterpretations of apparent successional sequences. Most Great Lakes coastal wetlands follow cyclic patterns in which emergent communities are reduced in area or eliminated by high lake levels and then regenerated from the seed bank during low lake levels. Thus, succession never proceeds for long. Wetlands also develop in ridge and swale terrains in many large embayments of the Great Lakes. These formations contain sequences of wetlands of similar origin but different age that can be several thousand years old, with older wetlands always further from the lake. Analyses of plant communities across a sequence of wetlands at the south end of Lake Michigan showed an apparent successional pattern from submersed to floating to emergent plants as water depth decreased with wetland age. However, paleoecological analyses showed that the observed vegetation changes were driven largely by disturbances associated with increased human settlement in the area. Climate-induced hydrologic changes were also shown to have greater effects on plant-community change than autogenic processes. Other terms, such as zonation, maturation, fluctuations, continuum concept, functional guilds, centrifugal organization, pulse stability, and hump-back models provide additional means of describing organization and changes in vegetation; some of them overlap with succession in describing vegetation processes in Great Lakes wetlands, but each must be used in the proper context with regard to short- and long-term hydrologic variability.

  20. Carbon Storage in Wetlands and Lakes of the Eastern US

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    Renik, Byrdie; Peteet, Dorothy; Hansen, James E. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Carbon stored underground may participate in a positive feedback with climate warming, as higher temperatures accelerate decomposition reactions and hence CO2 release. Assessing how below-ground carbon storage varies with modern climate and paleoclimate will advance understanding of this feedback in two ways. First, it will estimate the sensitivity of carbon storage to temperature and precipitation changes. Second, it will help quantify the size of carbon stocks available for the feedback, by indicating how current regional climate differences affect carbon storage. Whereas many studies of below-ground carbon storage concentrate on soils, this investigation focuses on the saturated and primarily organic material stored in wetlands and lake sediments. This study surveys research done on organic sediment depth and organic content at 50-100 sites in the eastern U.S., integrating our own research with the work of others. Storage depth is evaluated for sediments from the past 10,000 years, a date reflected in pollen profiles. Organic content is measured chiefly by loss-on-ignition (101). These variables are compared to characteristics of the sites such as latitude, altitude, and vegetation as well as local climate. Preliminary results suggest a strong relationship between latitude and depth of organic material stored over the last 10,000 years, with more accumulation in the northeastern US than the southeastern US. Linking the percent organic matter to actual carbon content is in progress with wetlands from Black Rock Forest and Alpine Swamp.

  1. Body burdens of heavy metals in Lake Michigan wetland turtles.

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    Smith, Dayna L; Cooper, Matthew J; Kosiara, Jessica M; Lamberti, Gary A

    2016-02-01

    Tissue heavy metal concentrations in painted (Chrysemys picta) and snapping (Chelydra serpentina) turtles from Lake Michigan coastal wetlands were analyzed to determine (1) whether turtles accumulated heavy metals, (2) if tissue metal concentrations were related to environmental metal concentrations, and (3) the potential for non-lethal sampling techniques to be used for monitoring heavy metal body burdens in freshwater turtles. Muscle, liver, shell, and claw samples were collected from painted and snapping turtles and analyzed for cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. Turtle tissues had measurable quantities of all eight metals analyzed. Statistically significant correlations between tissue metal concentrations and sediment metal concentrations were found for a subset of metals. Metals were generally found in higher concentrations in the larger snapping turtles than in painted turtles. In addition, non-lethal samples of shell and claw were found to be possible alternatives to lethal liver and muscle samples for some metals. Human consumption of snapping turtles presents potential health risks if turtles are harvested from contaminated areas. Overall, our results suggest that turtles could be a valuable component of contaminant monitoring programs for wetland ecosystems.

  2. Atlantic White Cedar Wetland Restoration Project : Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge : 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes activities and findings for a pollution reduction by restoring wetland hydrology and vegetation in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. A...

  3. [Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Aerial Photograph of Easement 38x in Hyde County, SD, 1984

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This oblique aerial photograph from the Lake Andes Wetland Management District was taken from Easement 38x (Sec. 7 Lot 1 looking NW) in Hyde County, SD in 1984. It...

  4. [Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Aerial Photograph Series, Charles Mix County, SD, 1967-1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This series consists of 10 oblique aerial photographs from the Lake Andes Wetland Management District. All photographs were taken in Charles Mix County, South Dakota...

  5. Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1977

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1977 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  6. A summary of the 2004 Devils Lake Wetland Management District roadside transect survey

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report is on the 2004 road transect surveys conducted on the Devils Lake Wetland Management District. Surveys were preformed in an effort to fill the data gap...

  7. Narrative report [for] Devils Lake Wetland Management District: July 1, 1974 through June 30, 1975

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the fiscal year of 1975. The report begins by giving a brief...

  8. Narrative report [for] Devils Lake Wetland Management District: July 1, 1973 through June 30, 1974

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the fiscal year of 1974. The report begins by giving a brief...

  9. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1984

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1984 calendar year. The report begins by...

  10. Atlantic White Cedar Wetland Restoration Project : Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes activities and findings for a pollution reduction by restoring wetland hydrology and vegetation in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. A...

  11. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar year 1992

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during the 1992 calendar year. The report begins with a...

  12. Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1978

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1978 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  13. Lake Andes Wetlands District: Narrative report: January 1 through December 31, 1971

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes Wetlands District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1971 calendar year. The report begins by summarizing the...

  14. Lake Andes [Wetland Management District]: Narrative report: January 1 through December 31, 1972

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes Wetlands District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1972 calendar year. The report begins by summarizing the...

  15. [Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Narrative report : July 1, 1975 through December 31, 1976

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1976 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  16. Lake Andes Wetland District: Narrative report: January 1 through December 31, 1970

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes Wetlands District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1970 calendar year. The report begins by summarizing the...

  17. Lake Andes Wetlands District: Narrative report: January 1 through December 31, 1969

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes Wetlands District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1969 calendar year. The report begins by summarizing the...

  18. Planning and accomplishment narrative: Lake Andes Wetlands District: July 1, 1972 through June 30, 1973

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes Wetlands District describes Refuge activities during the 1973 fiscal year. Highlights and accomplishments are described.

  19. Lake Andes Wetlands District: Narrative report: January 1 through December 31, 1968

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes Wetlands District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1968 calendar year. The report begins by summarizing the...

  20. Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1979

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1979 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  1. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1981

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1981 calendar year. The report begins by...

  2. Lake Andes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1983

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1983 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  3. Lake Andes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1984

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1984 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  4. Lake Andes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1981

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1981 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  5. Waterbird populations and wetland habitats at Goose Lake study site, 1979

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report covers the waterbird populations and wetland habitats at Goose Lake study site during 1979. The Special Studies section of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife...

  6. Devils Lake Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1980

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the 1980 calendar year. The report begins by giving a brief...

  7. Devils Lake Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1981

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the 1981 calendar year. The report begins by giving a brief...

  8. Devils Lake Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1978

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the 1978 calendar year. The report begins by giving a brief...

  9. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1977

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1977 calendar year. The report begins by...

  10. Devils Lake Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1982

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the 1982 calendar year. The report begins by giving a brief...

  11. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1978

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1978 calendar year. The report begins by...

  12. Devils Lake Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1977

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the 1977 calendar year. The report begins by giving a brief...

  13. Devils Lake Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1979

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the 1979 calendar year. The report begins by giving a brief...

  14. Lake Andes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1987

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1987 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  15. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1980

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1980 calendar year. The report begins by...

  16. Atlantic White Cedar Wetland Restoration Project : Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge : 1998

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes activities and findings for a pollution reduction by restoring wetland hydrology and vegetation in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. A...

  17. Lake Andes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1982

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1982 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  18. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1986

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1986 calendar year. The report begins by...

  19. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1988 calendar year. The report begins by...

  20. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar year 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during calendar year of 1997. The report begins with a...

  1. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Fiscal year 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during fiscal year 2000. The report begins with an...

  2. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar year 1994

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during the 1994 calendar year. The report begins with a...

  3. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1983

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1983 calendar year. The report begins by...

  4. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1982

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1982 calendar year. The report begins by...

  5. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Fiscal year 1998

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during fiscal year 1998. The report begins with an...

  6. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Fiscal year 1999

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during fiscal year 1999. The report begins with an...

  7. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Fiscal year 1996

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during fiscal year 1996. The report begins with a summary of...

  8. The Trail Inventory of Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District [Cycle 1

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all non-motorized trails on Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District. Trails in this inventory are...

  9. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1985

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1985 calendar year. The report begins by...

  10. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar year 1993

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during the 1993 calendar year. The report begins with a...

  11. Detroit Lakes Wetlands Management District: Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) was written to guide management on Detroit Lakes Wetlands Management District for the next 15 years. This plan outlines...

  12. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1987

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1987 calendar year. The report begins by...

  13. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Fiscal year 2001

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during fiscal year 2001. The report begins with an...

  14. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District: Annual Narrative Report: Calendar year 1995

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District summarizes refuge activities during the 1995 calendar year. The report begins with a...

  15. Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1992

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1992 calendar year. The report begins with a...

  16. The Trail Inventory of Lake Andes Wetland Management District [Cycle 1

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all non-motorized trails on Lake Andes Wetland Management District. Trails in this inventory are...

  17. Lake Andes Wetland Management District Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments during the 1988 calendar year. The report begins with an...

  18. Inventory of upland birds in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Devils Lake Wetland Management District lacks quantitative data available for populations of non-game bird species. In efforts to begin closing this data gap, and...

  19. Fingerponds: managing nutrients and primary productivity for enhanced fish production in Lake Victoria's wetlands, Uganda

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    Kaggwa, R.C.

    2006-01-01

    Fingerponds are earthen ponds dug at the edge of natural wetlands and stocked naturally with wild fish during flooding. In this study, the management of nutrients and primary productivity in enhancing fish production in these systems is examined in Lake Victorias wetlands, Uganda. Key factors determ

  20. Fringe benefit: Value of restoring coastal wetlands for Great Lakes fisheries

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    Fishery support is recognized as a valuable ecosystem service provided by Great Lakes coastal wetlands, but it is challenging to quantify because multiple species and habitats are involved. Recent studies indicate that coastal wetland area is proportional to fishery harvest among...

  1. THE PRELIMINARY STUDY ON LANDSCAPE CULTURE ORIENTATION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE SOUTH DONGTING LAKE WETLAND

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    2002-01-01

    Dongting Lake is internationally an important wetland. We studied and summarized the conception, function, classification and current situation of the wetland-landscape culture in this region. The results showed that the culture of Dongting Lake wetland was rich in diversity, which are the Rice Cultivation Culture, high-balustrade dwelling,Nuo Culture, Ship Culture, Dragon Boat Culture, Chu Culture, Ancient Architecture Landscape, Wetland Foodstuff andCuisine Culture, Civil Art, Historic Heritage and Cultural Relics, Revolutionary Sites and Ruins, and Production andLiving Culture, etc. We also evaluated the eeo-tourism value of wetland landscape culture, and analyzed its features andorientation. The results revealed that the south Dongting Lake wetland plays a key role on the Changjiang(Yangtze) Riverreaches civilization and Chinese civilization, even has great influence on the global civilization. We summarized that thesoul of the south Dongting Lake Culture was Wetland Culture, Water Culture, Rice Cultivation and Chu Culture. Thethoughts, principles and approaches of sustainable exploitation and utilization of the wetland landscape culture were formulated and suggested.

  2. THE PRELIMINARY STUDY ON LANDSCAPE CULTURE ORIENTATION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE SOUTH DONGTING LAKE WETLAND

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    HEPing; WANGBao-zhong

    2002-01-01

    Dongting Lake is internationally an important wetland.We summarized the conception,func-tion,classification and current situation of the wetland-landscape culture in this region.The results showed that the cul-ture of Dongting Lake wetland was rich in diversity,which are the Rice Cultivation Culture,high-balustrade dwelling,Nuo Culture,Ship Culture ,Dragon Boat Culture,Chu Culture,Ancient Architecture Landscape,Wetland Foodstuff and Cuisine Culture,Civil Art.Historic Heritage and Cultural Relics,Revolutionary Sites and Ruins,and Production and Living Culture,etc.We also evaluated the eco-tourism value of wetland landscape culture,and analyzed its features and orientation.The results revealed that the south Dongting Lake wetland plays role on the Changjiang(Yangtze)River reaches civilization and Chinese civilization,even has great influence on the global civilization.We summarized that the soul of the south Dongting Lake Culture was Wetland Culture ,Water Culture,Rice Cultivation and Chu Culture.The thoughts ,principles and approaches of sustainable exploitation and utilization of the wetland landscape culture were formulat-ed and suggested.

  3. The influence of a lake-wetland complex on catchment nutrient flux and speciation

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    Covino, T. P.; McGlynn, B. L.; Kalinin, A.

    2013-12-01

    Lakes and wetlands within stream networks can substantially alter the timing, magnitude, and form of nutrient export to downstream receiving bodies. These linked systems have the capacity to alter water chemistry and buffer downstream export of nutrients through combined physical, chemical, and biological processes. In many mountainous catchments wetlands are located at the inlet of lakes, thus forming lake-wetland complexes. In this study we investigated the influence an in network lake-wetland complex exerted on the timing, magnitude, and form of carbon and nitrogen export from the Bull Trout Lake Watershed (11.4 km2) located in the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho, USA. We: 1) injected conservative tracer to determine lake residence times; and 2) sampled the lake inflow, outflow, and six sites across the lake on hourly to bi-weekly intervals over 5 months (May - September) to capture the spatial and temporal dynamics of injected tracers and catchment nutrient fluxes. Lake sampling sites were each sampled at six depths to capture all strata of the lake. Injected tracer had a median travel time of one week and a modal travel time of four days. Additionally, longer residence times were observed in deeper (>8 m) regions of the lake. We observed that nitrate (NO3-N) was the dominant form of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) at the lake inflow whereas ammonium (NH4-N) became the dominant component at the lake outflow. Specifically, NO3-N accounted for 62% of DIN at the inflow and NH4-N comprised 58% percent of DIN at the lake outflow 600 m downstream. Dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) comprised the majority of total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) at both the lake inflow and outflow, and within the lake accounting for 92% of the seasonal TDN flux. There was a positive net export of NH4-N, DON, TDN, and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and a negative net flux of NO3-N from the inlet to the outlet of the lake-wetland complex. Additionally, we observed high concentrations of

  4. 78 FR 72706 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake Post, Houghton Lake, MI

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    2013-12-03

    ... Michigan State University Anthropology Lab determined through investigative, forensic means that the... represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001...

  5. Wetland Feature Extraction in Poyang Lake from Muti-Sensor and Multi-Temporal Images

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    Zhang, Li; Desnos, Yves-Louis; Wang, Yeqiao; Chen, Xiaoling; Zmuda, Andy; Yesou, Herve

    2016-08-01

    Under the high dynamic hydrological variations and impacts from human activities, the nature wetlands of Poyang Lake face major challenges in biodiversity decline and wetland degradation. Variations of Poyang Lake wetlands are difficult to map by a single source or one time remote sensing imagery because the landscape is dominated by herbaceous vegetation and aquatic macrophytes which are altered and controlled by the water level. This study selected and combined time series NDVI, Green Ratio Vegetation Index (GRVI) and Modified Normalized Different Water Index (MNDWI), Backscattering coefficients(σ0) (VV&VH mode), Shannon Entropy (SE) and H/α wishart classification value derived from Sentinel 1A and Sentinel 2A to investigate the spatial-temporal variation of wetlands in autumn and spring growing season with discussions about the possibility of monitoring the wetland vegetation by C-band dual-pol datasets.

  6. Wetland vegetation and nutrient retention in Nakivubo and Kirinya wetlands in the Lake Victoria basin of Uganda

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    Mugisha, P.; Kansiime, F.; Mucunguzi, P.; Kateyo, E.

    Wetlands form an important part of the catchment area of the African Great Lakes and protect water resources therein. One of the most important functions is the retention of nutrients from the inflowing water from the catchment, by wetland plants which store them in their phytomass. An assessment of the capacity in storing nutrients by dominant plants ( Cyeprus papyrus, Miscanthus violaceus, Phragmites mauritianus and Colocasia C. esculenta), of Nakivubo and Kirinya wetlands at the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, was studied through the determination of phytomass production and nutrient concentration in the plant parts at different stages of growth. The above ground phytomass production increased rapidly during the exponential growth for C. papyrus and P. mauritianus. In all the dominant plants, nitrogen concentration was highest in juvenile plants and decreased with increasing age. The most pronounced nitrogen level occurred in the young umbels of C. papyrus during the first month of growth with total nitrogen content of 1.95% DW which dropped to 0.62% DW after the fifth month in Nakivubo wetland. Corms (tubers) of yams had the highest nitrogen content in Kirinya and Nakivubo wetlands exhibiting respective values of 4.8% DW and 3.7% DW. There is a close relationship between nutrient content and increase in phytomass. In Nakivubo and Kirinya wetlands, the rapid increase in phytomass during the third and fourth month corresponded with high nutrient levels. Since plants store significant amounts of nitrogen during their growth, periodic harvesting of above ground plant parts can remove significant amounts of nutrients (during the first five months of growth) from the wastewater flowing into the two wetlands. Wetland plant species with high phytomass productivity and well developed root systems and ability to withstand flooding are the best in nutrient removal.

  7. Lake Superior Coastal Wetland Fish Assemblages and Habitat Conditions in Relation to Watershed Connectivity and Landcover

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    The role of the coastal margin and the watershed context in defining the ecology of even very large lakes is increasingly being recognized and examined. Coastal wetlands are both important contributors to the biodiversity and productivity of large lakes and important mediators o...

  8. Functional values of Great Lakes coastal wetlands: What we know and what we can be working towards

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    Water quality improvement, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration, and lake productivity subsidy are among the functional values commonly attributed to Great Lakes coastal wetlands (GLCWs). There is much less information concerning these than there is concerning habitat and f...

  9. Hengshui Lake China’s Key Wetland Nature Reserve

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    2002-01-01

    WETLAND, an important eco-logical sys-tem, is of inestimable scientific, ecological, social and economic value. Bestowed liberally with nature’s bounty, China boasts various types of wetland, and during the past years has built over 130 wetland nature reserves, of which ten percent are at

  10. Monitored landscape change of Lake Baiyangdian wetland with dynamic reed area based on remote sensing

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    Wang, Zhen; He, Lei; Zhang, Shengwei; Lei, Yuping

    2009-09-01

    Lake Baiyangdian, a largest wetland ecosystem in North China Plain, has dried up on seven occasions since the 1960s. In recent years, more than one billion of cubic meters of water from upstream reservoirs and Yellow river have been transported to the lake to rescue the shrinking wetlands. Since the Lake Baiyangdian was actually composed of 143 small lakes and more than 70 villages with large or small area of cropland, dynamic distribution of aquatic plants in wetland such as reed and associated growth condition of these allowed to monitor the changes of wetland landscape and water quality to support the policy applications of water conveyance and wetland environmental treatment and control. Assisted with ground survey analyses and Landsat TM image, the MODIS 250 m time series Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), given its combination of medium spatial and high temporal resolution, were applied to detect the unique rapid growth stage of reed in the spring from adjacent crops such as winter wheat, cotton, and spring maize, of which has a similar phenology in development of leaf area index, and dynamic reed areas were mapped in recent decade. Landscape changes of the wetland were analyzed using maps of reed area and hydrological data.

  11. Spatial–Temporal Dynamics of Wetland Vegetation Related to Water Level Fluctuations in Poyang Lake, China

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    Zhiqiang Tan

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Hydrological properties are driving forces of wetland systems. The influence of water level fluctuations on vegetation distribution is of growing interest as wetlands are increasingly disturbed by climate change and intensive human activity. Based on time series MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer imagery from 2000 to 2012, we investigated the spatial–temporal dynamics of wetland vegetation in Poyang Lake using a combined Sen’s slope and Mann–Kendall (MK test approach, and explored their correlations with water level fluctuations in different hydrological periods. The results showed that more than 34% of wetlands at lower elevations of Poyang Lake had experienced an increasing trend in the enhanced vegetation index (EVI, whereas EVI in about 11% of the wetlands at higher elevations decreased significantly. Responses of grassland area extracted from MODIS EVI were found to be more sensitive to water level fluctuations in the southern lakes. The change rate of grassland area decreased with the rising water level during the rising period, but increased with the rising water level during the retreating period. Correlations between grassland area and water level were much weaker in the dry period. In addition, we found fluctuations of the main water body had negligible effect on grassland area since the water level at Xingzi station was below 14 m. These results provide new insights for predicting future changes of wetland vegetation influenced by the ongoing threats from climate change and human activity, and form a foundation for ecosystem management of Poyang Lake.

  12. Inventory of wetland birds occupying WPAs in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The primary focus of this survey was the non-game bird species found in wetlands; game bird species found to be using the wetlands were also recorded. Both diversity...

  13. Assessment of Wetland Hydrological Dynamics in a Modified Catchment Basin: Case of Lake Buninjon, Victoria, Australia.

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    Yihdego, Yohannes; Webb, John A

    2017-02-01

      The common method to estimate lake levels is the water balance equation, where water input and output result in lake storage and water level changes. However, all water balance components cannot always be quickly assessed, such as due to significant modification of the catchment area. A method that assesses general changes in lake level can be a useful tool in examining why lakes have different lake level variation patterns. Assessment of wetlands using the dynamics of the historical hydrological and hydrogeological data set can provide important insights into variations in wetland levels in different parts of the world. A case study from a saline landscape, Lake Buninjon, Australia, is presented. The aim of the present study was to determine how climate, river regime, and lake hydrological properties independently influence lake water levels and salinity, leaving the discrepancy, for the effect of the non-climatic/catchment modification in the past and the model shows that surface inflow is most sensitive variable. The method, together with the analysis and interpretation, might be of interest to wider community to assess its response to natural/anthropogenic stress and decision choices for its ecological, social, scientific value, and mitigation measures to safe guard the wetland biodiversity in a catchment basin.

  14. The effects of water-level fluctuations on vegetation in a Lake Huron wetland

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    Wilcox, D.A.; Nichols, S.J.

    2008-01-01

    The diversity and resultant habitat value of wetland plant communities in the Laurentian Great Lake's are dependent on water-level fluctuations of varying frequency and amplitude. Conceptual models have described the response of vegetation to alternating high and low lake levels, but few quantitative studies have documented the changes that occur. In response to recent concerns over shoreline management activities during an ongoing period of low lake levels in lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron that began in 1999, we analyzed a quantitative data set from Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron collected from 1988 to 1993 during a previous lake-level decline to provide the needed information on vegetation responses. Transects were established that followed topographic contours with water-level histories that differed across a six-year period, ranging from barely flooded to dewatered for varying numbers of years to never dewatered. Percent cover data from randomly placed quadrats along those transects were analyzed to assess floristic changes over time, document development of distinct plant assemblages, and relate the results to lake-level changes. Ordinations showed that plant assemblages sorted out by transects that reflect differing water-level histories. Distinction of assemblages was maintained for at least three years, although the composition and positioning of those assemblages changed as lake levels changed. We present a model that uses orthogonal axes to plot transects by years out of water against distance above water and sorted those transects in a manner that matched ordination results. The model suggests that vegetation response following dewatering is dependent on both position along the water level/soil moisture gradient and length of time since dewatering. This study provided quantitative evidence that lake-level fluctuations drive vegetative change in Great Lakes wetlands, and it may assist in making decisions regarding shoreline management in areas that

  15. Chemical diversity and spatial variability in myriad lakes in Nhecolandia in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil

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    Furian, S.; Martins, E. R. C.; Parizotto, T. M.; Rezende, A. T.; R. L. Victoria; Barbiéro, Laurent

    2013-01-01

    Nearly 15,000 shallow, saline or freshwater lakes and ponds coexist in close proximity in the Nhecolandia, a 24,000 km(2) subregion of the Pantanal wetland in Brazil. This study aims to understand the origin of such diversity in surface water, which is a key aspect for the wetland services and biodiversity in the region. Both soil observations and water samples were collected at the regional or local scale and supplemented by previously published data sets. Statistical and geostatistical trea...

  16. A SIMULATION STUDY ON THE SHRUNK WETLAND AROUND QINGHAI LAKE AND REGIONAL CLIMATE

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    WANG HanJie; JING Li; GAO YunXiao

    2005-01-01

    Because of the increasing concerns about global climate change, it has been known by more and more peoples that there is a close relationship between wetland and/or peatland resources and climate change. This paper presents a new methodology to study the local climate variation caused by wetland shrinking around Qinghai Lake, the largest in-land salty lake in China, by use of a regional climate model (RCM) that commonly used in climate change study. The objective focuses on the regional climate effect of the shrunk wetland coverage in recent years. The results of numerical experiment showed that if the wetland coverage around Qinhai Lake were recovered as if in early 50s of last century,the regional climate in this area could be better with more cloud covers, higher relative humidity and more precipitation. In the other word, the area of wetland reduced is one of the most important reasons that caused regional climate aridification,eco-environmental deterioration and even desertification around Qinhai Lake.

  17. Wetlands & Deepwater Habitats, WETLANDS_NWI_POLY_IN is a polygon shapefile that contain features of wetlands, lakes, ponds, and other water resources in Noble County, IN., Published in 2003, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Noble County Government.

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    NSGIC Local Govt | GIS Inventory — Wetlands & Deepwater Habitats dataset current as of 2003. WETLANDS_NWI_POLY_IN is a polygon shapefile that contain features of wetlands, lakes, ponds, and other...

  18. Pesticide concentrations in wetlands on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South and North Dakota, July 2015

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    Carter, Janet M.; Thompson, Ryan F.

    2016-05-04

    During July 2015, water samples were collected from 18 wetlands on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation in northeastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota and analyzed for physical properties and 54 pesticides. This study by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate was designed to provide an update on pesticide concentrations of the same 18 wetlands that were sampled for a reconnaissance-level assessment during July 2006. The purpose of this report is to present the results of the assessment of pesticide concentrations in selected Lake Traverse Indian Reservation wetlands during July 2015 and provide a comparison of pesticide concentrations between 2006 and 2015.Of the 54 pesticides that were analyzed for in the samples collected during July 2015, 47 pesticides were not detected in any samples. Seven pesticides—2-chloro-4-isopropylamino-6-amino-s-triazine (CIAT); 2,4–D; acetachlor; atrazine; glyphosate; metolachlor; and prometon—were detected in the 2015 samples with estimated concentrations or concentrations greater than the laboratory reporting level, and most pesticides were detected at low concentrations in only a few samples. Samples from all wetlands contained at least one detected pesticide. The maximum number of pesticides detected in a wetland sample was six, and the median number of pesticides detected was three.The most commonly detected pesticides in the 2015 samples were atrazine and the atrazine degradate CIAT (also known as deethylatrazine), which were detected in 14 and 13 of the wetlands sampled, respectively. Glyphosate was detected in samples from 11 wetlands, and metolachlor was detected in samples from 10 wetlands. The other detected pesticides were 2,4–D (4 wetlands), acetochlor (3 wetlands), and prometon (1 wetland).The same pesticides that were detected in the 2006 samples were detected in the 2015 samples, with the exception of simazine, which was detected only in one sample in 2006

  19. Emergent Macrophytes Support Zooplankton in a Shallow Tropical Lake: A Basis for Wetland Conservation.

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    Gebrehiwot, Mesfin; Kifle, Demeke; Triest, Ludwig

    2017-09-08

    Understanding the biodiversity value of littoral zones of lakes is a priority for aquatic biodiversity conservation. However, less emphasis has been given to the littoral part of tropical African lakes, with many of the previous researches focusing only on the open water side. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to investigate the impact of the littoral zone of a shallow freshwater tropical lake (Ziway, Ethiopia), dominated by two emergent macrophytes, on zooplankton community structure. We hypothesized that the wetland vegetation serves as a preferred microhabitat for zooplankton communities. A lake with substantial coverage of emergent macrophytes was monitored monthly from January to August, 2016. The monitoring included the measurements of physical, chemical, and biological parameters. Sampling sites were selected to represent areas of the macrophyte vegetation (Typha latifolia and Phragmites australis) and the open water part of the lake. Sites with macrophyte vegetation were found to be the home of more dense and diverse zooplankton community. However, during the period of high vegetation loss, the density of crustacean zooplankton showed significant reduction within the patches of macrophytes. From biodiversity conservation perspective, it was concluded that the preservation of such small areas of macrophytes covering the littoral zone of lakes could be as important as protecting the whole lake. However, the rapid degradation of wetland vegetation by human activities is a real threat to the lake ecosystem. In the not-too-far future, it could displace and evict riparian vegetation and the biota it supports.

  20. Lake Victoria wetlands and the ecology of the Nile tilapia, oreochromis niloticus linn,.

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    Balirwa, J.S.

    1998-01-01

    An ecological study of wetlands was undertaken in northern Lake Victoria (East Africa) between 1993 and 1996 with a major aim of characterising shallow vegetation-dominated interface habitats, and evaluating their importance for fish, in particular, for the stocked and socio-economically important O

  1. LANDSCAPE-SCALE MONITORING OF AN OPPORTUNIST: PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS (CAV) STEUDEL IN GREAT LAKES COASTAL WETLANDS

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    Coastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes (LGL) are among the most fragmented ecosystems in the world, with a long history of human-induced disturbances, primarily as a result of agricultural conversions and hydrologic changes. A substantial number of remnant LGL coastal wet...

  2. Lake Victoria wetlands and the ecology of the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus Linne

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    Balirwa, J.S.

    1998-01-01

    An ecological study of wetlands was undertaken in northern Lake Victoria (East Africa) between 1993 and 1996 with a major aim of characterising shallow vegetation-dominated interface habitats, and evaluating their importance for fish, in particular, for the stocked and socio-economically

  3. Coastal wetland support of Great Lakes fisheries: progress from concept to quantification.

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    Fishery support is recognized as a valuable ecosystem service provided by aquatic systems but is harder to quantify than to describe conceptually. In this paper, we intersect data on fish inhabiting Great Lakes coastal wetlands with information on commercial and recreational har...

  4. Hydrogeochemistry and spatio-temporal changes of a tropical coastal wetland system: Veli-Akkulam Lake, Thiruvananthapuram, India

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    Sajinkumar, K. S.; Revathy, A.; Rani, V. R.

    2017-06-01

    The backwater of Veli-Akkulam, adjoining the Arabian Sea in the south-west part of Indian Peninsula, is a coastal wetland system and forms an integral part of the local ecosystem. In addition to the usual marine interactions, this water body is subjected to anthropogenic interference due to their proximity to the Thiruvananthapuram City urban agglomeration. This paper showcases how an urban agglomeration alters wetland system located within a tropical monsoonal environment. Water samples from this lake together with different feeder streams reveal that the lake is under the threat to eutrophication. A spatio-temporal analysis has shown that the lake and adjacent wetlands are shrinking in a fast pace. Over a period of about seven decades, the lake has shrunk by 28.05 % and the wetlands by 37.81 %. And hence, there is a pressing requirement of eco-management practices to be adopted to protect this lake.

  5. Comparison of biogenic methane emissions from unmanaged estuaries, lakes, oceans, rivers and wetlands

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    Ortiz-Llorente, M. J.; Alvarez-Cobelas, M.

    2012-11-01

    A literature review of quantitative data was carried out to conduct a cross-system study on methane emissions relating peak emissions (PE) and annual emissions (AE) in five types of non-managed ecosystems: estuaries, lakes, oceans, streams and wetlands. PE spanned eight orders of magnitude (0.015 μg CH4 m-2 h-1-300 mg CH4 m-2 h-1) while AE spanned seven (0.078-19044 g CH4 m-2 yr-1). PE and AE were strongly related worldwide (r2 = 0.93). There was no relationship between AE and latitude, with highly variable PE across latitudes and climates. The coefficient of variation (CV) was greatest for emissions in oceans and estuaries, while the highest emission rate was recorded in wetlands and lakes. Efflux from coastal areas and estuaries was higher than that from upwelling areas and deep seas. Concerning wetland types, marshes showed the highest PE with the highest wetland emissions occurring in sites dominated by big helophytes. Non-stratifying- and eutrophic lakes displayed more emissions than other lake types, but there was no environmental variable that might predict methane emissions from lakes on a worldwide basis. Generally, most ecosystem types followed a seasonal pattern of emissions, with a maximum in summer, except in estuaries which did not show any distinct pattern. Regarding the importance of hot spots within most ecosystems, more spatial variability of CH4 emissions was observed in lakes than in wetlands and oceans; however, no relationship between emissions and spatial variability was found. A positive relationship, albeit weak, was found between methane flux and either temperature or irradiance in wetlands; a narrow range of both negative and positive values of the water table promoted CH4 emissions. Previously, little was known about the factors controlling efflux from river and marine environments. Our study suggests that local conditions are important in controlling CH4 emissions, because the variability explained by the more commonly studied abiotic

  6. SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF NUTRIENTS OF SHALLOW LAKE IN THE ZHALONG WETLAND

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    WANG Lei; ZHANG Guang-Xin

    2006-01-01

    The Zhalong wetland, a Ramsar listed wetland in China, which is located in the lower reaches of the Wuyu'er River, perennially takes in lots of nutrient input of N and P from around the catchment.Nutrient substances were especially accumulated in the shallow lakes owning to the low-lying topography.The Xianhe Lake, where is located in buffer zone of the Zhalong wetland reserve, was chosen as our target area.The spatial variation of nutrient substances in the shallow lakes was discussed and its influence factors were pointed out.The results showed that nitrogen and phosphorus in the wetland water existed mainly in the form of organic ones.The concentration of total nitrogen (TN) ranged from 0.65 mg/L to 10.64 mg/L and total phosphorus (TP) ranged from 0.013 mg/L to 0.052 mg/L.Ratio of N/P was between 25.6 and 206.5.The water quality of the Xianhe Lake has been contaminated and is in heavy eutrophication.Total P has been acting as the major limiting factor.The distribution pattern of nitrogen and phosphorus in wetland water showed characteristics of internal release except for the stream mouth area.There, the vertical distributions of nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients were from both exterior source and internal release, and was mainly influenced by exterior source during flood period.Strong hydrodynamic disturb contributed to nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients suspending and releasing in the sediments.The nutrients distribution in the water varied independent on regional changes of different frequency of hydrodynamic disturb.Mineralization and denitrification might be promoted in high frequency hydrodynamic disturb area.In growing period, the absorption of Phragmites to nutrients was an important mechanism of nutrients descending and spatial variation in the shallow lake.

  7. How Long, Narrowly Constructed Wetlands Purify Irrigation Return Water: A Case Study of Ulansuhai Lake, China

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    Xufeng Mao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of constructed wetlands (CWs in the treatment of raw wastewater in China has proved to be very successful in recent decades. However, it is not known whether surface-flow constructed wetlands can effectively purify irrigation return water. To investigate the performance of a constructed wetland in terms of meeting the goals of pollutant purification, the 8th drainage of Ulansuhai Lake was used for this study. Pollutant removal performances, as well as hydrological characteristic variations in relation to specific characteristics of plants, were investigated utilizing two years of monthly average data. The results indicated that surface-flow constructed wetlands can effectively change the physical characteristics of return water and lead to a sharp decrease in pollutant concentrations. The 1200 m long, narrowly constructed wetland resulted in the average reduction rates of total nitrogen (TN and total phosphorus (TP of up to 22.1% and 21.5%, respectively. The overall purification efficient of the constructed wetland presented seasonal variations in four different monitoring periods (May, July, September, and November. Constructed wetlands with multiple types of plants exhibited higher efficiencies in pollutants removal than those with a single type of plant. The current study can provide meaningful information for the treatment of agricultural wastewater.

  8. 沉湖湿地生物多样性研究%Investigation and Research on Biodiversity of Chen Lake Wetland

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    宋鄂平

    2009-01-01

    Plant diversity, animal diversity and ecosystem diversity in the wetland were studied with field investigation and statistical analysis, and then biodiversity of Chen Lake wetland was also valued. The results showed that the reasonable utilization and protection for biodiversity of Chen Lake wetland gave important contribution to improving the regional environment and sustainable development of Wuhan, and even the middle-lower Yangtze area.

  9. 1988 narrative report: Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Bowdoin Wetlands Management District, Creedman Coulee, Lake Thibadeau, Black Coulee, Hewitt Lake: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Bowdoin Wetlands Management District, Creedman Coulee, Lake Thibadeau, Black Coulee, and Hewitt...

  10. Nitrogen and phosphorus loading from drained wetlands adjacent to Upper Klamath and Agency lakes, Oregon

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    Snyder, Daniel T.; Morace, Jennifer L.

    1997-01-01

    Upper Klamath Lake and the connecting Agency Lake constitute a large, shallow lake in south-central Oregon that the historical record indicates has likely been eutrophic since its discovery by non-Native Americans. In recent decades, however, the lake has had annual occurrences of near-monoculture blooms of the blue-green alga Aphanizomenon flos-aquae that are thought to be a result of accelerated eutrophication. In 1988, two sucker species endemic to the lake, the Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus) and the shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris), were listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and it has been proposed that their decline is due to the poor water quality associated with extremely long and productive algal blooms. It has also been proposed that the effluent drained from wetlands has contributed to accelerated eutrophication.

  11. Characterization of an H10N8 influenza virus isolated from Dongting lake wetland

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    Chen Jianjun

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Wild birds, especially those in wetlands and aquatic environments, are considered to be natural reservoirs of avian influenza viruses. It is accepted that water is an important component in the transmission cycle of avian influenza virus. Monitoring the water at aggregation and breeding sites of migratory waterfowl, mainly wetland, is very important for early detection of avian influenza virus. The epidemiology investigation of avian influenza virus was performed in Dongting lake wetland which is an international important wetland. Results An H10N8 influenza virus was isolated from Dongting Lake wetland in 2007. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the virus was generated by multiple gene segment reassortment. The isolate was lowly pathogenic for chickens. However, it replicated efficiently in the mouse lung without prior adaptation, and the virulence to mice increased rapidly during adaptation in mouse lung. Sequence analysis of the genome of viruses from different passages showed that multiple amino acid changes were involved in the adaptation of the isolates to mice. Conclusions The water might be an important component in the transmission cycle of avian influenza virus, and other subtypes of avian influenza viruses (other than H5, H7 and H9 might evolve to pose a potential threat to mammals and even humans.

  12. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montana Wetlands: Narrative report: January 1, 1971 - December 31, 1971

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and Northeastern Montana Wetlands outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1971 calendar year....

  13. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1996

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  14. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1993

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  15. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1989

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  16. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1995

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  17. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 2001

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  18. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  19. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, *Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge, *Northeastern Montana Wetlands: Narrative report: January 1, 1968 - December 31, 1968

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and Northeastern Montana Wetlands outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1968 calendar year....

  20. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1992

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  1. Narrative report for calendar year 1972 [Devils Lake Wetland Management District, North Dakota Easement Refuge District No. 2

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the calendar year of 1972. The report begins by giving a...

  2. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, *Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge, *Northeastern Montana Wetlands: Narrative report: January 1, 1969 - December 31, 1969

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and Northeastern Montana Wetlands outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1969 calendar year....

  3. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montana Wetlands: Narrative report: January 1, 1970 - December 31, 1970

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and Northeastern Montana Wetlands outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1970 calendar year....

  4. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1990

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  5. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1994

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  6. Narrative report for calendar year 1971 [Devils Lake Wetland Management District, North Dakota Easement Refuge District No. 2

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Devils Lake Wetland Management District outlines District accomplishments for the calendar year of 1971. The report begins by summarizing...

  7. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  8. Lentic wetland inventory, health assessment, and vegetation mapping of the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, central Montana [draft

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The objective of this study is to characterize and quantify the wetland vegetation present on Benton Lake NWR in terms of individual species, as well as vegetation...

  9. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  10. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1999

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge outlines...

  11. Mercury in sediment, water, and fish in a managed tropical wetland-lake ecosystem.

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    Malczyk, Evan A; Branfireun, Brian A

    2015-08-15

    Mercury pollution has not been well documented in the inland lakes or fishes of Mexico, despite the importance of freshwater fish as a source of protein in local diets. Total mercury and methylmercury in waters, sediments, and the commercial fish catch were investigated in Lake Zapotlán, Mexico. Concentrations of total and methylmercury were very high in runoff and wastewater inputs, but very low in sediments and surface waters of the open water area of the lake. Concentrations of total mercury in tilapia and carp were very low, consistent with the low concentrations in lake water and sediments. Particle settling, sorption, the biogeochemical environment, and/or bloom dilution are all plausible explanations for the significant reductions in both total mercury and methylmercury. Despite very high loading of mercury, this shallow tropical lake was not a mercury-impaired ecosystem, and these findings may translate across other shallow, alkaline tropical lakes. Importantly, the ecosystem services that seemed to be provided by peripheral wetlands in reducing mercury inputs highlight the potential for wetland conservation or restoration in Mexico.

  12. HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING, GPS, AND GIS APPLICATIONS IN OPPORTUNISTIC PLANT SPECIES MONITORING OF GREAT LAKES COASTAL WETLANDS

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    Coastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes (LGL) are among the most fragmented and disturbed ecosystems of the world, with a long history of human-induced disturbance. LGL wetlands have undergone losses in the biological diversity that coincides with an increase in the presen...

  13. Phosphorus and nitrogen legacy in a restoration wetland, upper Klamath lake, Oregon

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    Duff, J.H.; Carpenter, K.D.; Snyder, D.T.; Lee, Karl K.; Avanzino, R.J.; Triska, F.J.

    2009-01-01

    The effects of sediment, ground-water, and surface-water processes on the timing, quantity, and mechanisms of N and P fluxes were investigated in the Wood River Wetland 57 years after agricultural practices ceased and seasonal and permanent wetland hydrologies were restored. Nutrient concentrations in standing water largely reflected ground water in winter, the largest annual water source in the closed-basin wetland. High concentrations of total P (22 mg L -1) and total N (30 mg L-1) accumulated in summer when water temperature, air temperature, and evapotranspiration were highest. High positive benthic fluxes of soluble reactive P and ammonium (NH4-N) were measured in two sections of the study area in June and August, averaging 46 and 24 mg m-2 d-1, respectively. Nonetheless, a wetland mass balance simultaneously indicated a net loss of P and N by assimilation, denitrification (1.110.1 mg N m-2 h-1), or solute repartitioning. High nutrient concentrations pose a risk for water quality management. Shifts in the timing and magnitude of water inflows and outflows may improve biogeochemical function and water quality by optimizing seed germination and aquatic plant distribution, which would be especially important if the Wood River Wetland was reconnected with hyper-eutrophic Agency Lake. ?? 2009, The Society of Wetland Scientists.

  14. Chase Lake Wetland Management District, Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Chase Lake Prairie Project: Annual narrative report: 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Chase Lake WMD, Chase Lake NWR, Chase Lake Prairie Project, and Halfway Lake NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1997...

  15. Chase Lake Wetland Management District, Chase Lake Prairie Project: Annual narrative report - 1993

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Chase Lake WMD, Chase Lake Prairie Project, and Halfway Lake NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1993 calendar year. The...

  16. Chase Lake Wetland Management District, Chase Lake Prairie Project: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1994

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Chase Lake WMD, Chase Lake Prairie Project, and Halfway Lake NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1994 calendar year. The...

  17. Annual narrative report 1995: Chase Lake Wetland Management District, Chase Lake Prairie Project

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Chase Lake WMD, Chase Lake Prairie Project, and Halfway Lake NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1995 calendar year. The...

  18. Controls on the geochemical evolution of Prairie Pothole Region lakes and wetlands over decadal time scales

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    Goldhaber, Martin B.; Mills, Christopher; Mushet, David M.; McCleskey, R. Blaine; Rover, Jennifer

    2016-01-01

    One hundred sixty-seven Prairie Pothole lakes, ponds and wetlands (largely lakes) previously analyzed chemically during the late 1960’s and early to mid-1970’s were resampled and reanalyzed in 2011–2012. The two sampling periods differed climatically. The earlier sampling took place during normal to slightly dry conditions, whereas the latter occurred during and immediately following exceptionally wet conditions. As reported previously in Mushet et al. (2015), the dominant effect was expansion of the area of these lakes and dilution of their major ions. However, within that context, there were significant differences in the evolutionary pathways of major ions. To establish these pathways, we employed the inverse modeling computer code NetpathXL. This code takes the initial and final lake composition and, using mass balance constrained by the composition of diluting waters, and input and output of phases, calculates plausible geochemical evolution pathways. Despite the fact that in most cases major ions decreased, a subset of the lakes had an increase in SO42−. This distinction is significant because SO42− is the dominant anion in a majority of Prairie Pothole Region wetlands and lakes. For lakes with decreasing SO42−, the proportion of original lake water required for mass balance was subordinate to rainwater and/or overland flow. In contrast, lakes with increasing SO42− between the two sampling episodes tended to be dominated by original lake water. This suite of lakes tended to be smaller and have lower initial SO42−concentrations such that inputs of sulfur from dissolution of the minerals gypsum or pyrite had a significant impact on the final sulfur concentration given the lower dilution factors. Thus, our study provides context for how Prairie Pothole Region water bodies evolve geochemically as climate changes. Because wetland geochemistry in turn controls the ecology of these water bodies, this research contributes to the prediction of the

  19. Narrative report : Sand Lake Wetland Management District : 1971

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1971 calendar year. The report begins by summarizing the weather...

  20. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District : Annual Narrative : Calendar Year 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1991 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  1. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District : Annual Narrative : Calendar Year 1989

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1989 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  2. Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District : Annual Narrative : Calendar Year 1990

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Detroit Lakes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1990 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  3. Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge : Wetland Management District & Prairie Project

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This general report summarizes the vision, history, research, and management areas of Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in the year 2011.

  4. Water RATs (Resilience, Adaptability, and Transformability in Lake and Wetland Social-Ecological Systems

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    Full Text Available The lakes in the northern highlands of Wisconsin, USA, the lakes and wetlands of Kristianstads Vattenrike in southern Sweden, and the Everglades of Florida, USA, provide cases that can be used to compare the linkages between ecological resilience and social dynamics. The erosion of ecological resilience in aquatic and wetland ecosystems is often a result of past management actions and is manifest as a real or perceived ecological crisis. Learning is a key ingredient in response to the loss of ecological resilience. Learning is facilitated through networks that operate in distinct arenas and are structured for dialogue, synthesis, and imaginative solutions to chart alternative futures. The networks also help counter maladaptive processes such as information control or manipulation, bureaucratic inertia, or corruption. The networks help create institutional arrangements that provide for more learning and flexibility and for the ability to change. Trust and leadership appear to be key elements for adaptability and transformability.

  5. Relation of streams, lakes, and wetlands to groundwater flow systems

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    Surface-water bodies are integral parts of groundwater flow systems. Groundwater interacts with surface water in nearly all landscapes, ranging from small streams, lakes, and wetlands in headwater areas to major river valleys and seacoasts. Although it generally is assumed that topographically high areas are groundwater recharge areas and topographically low areas are groundwater discharge areas, this is true primarily for regional flow systems. The superposition of local flow systems associated with surface-water bodies on this regional framework results in complex interactions between groundwater and surface water in all landscapes, regardless of regional topographic position. Hydrologic processes associated with the surface-water bodies themselves, such as seasonally high surface-water levels and evaporation and transpiration of groundwater from around the perimeter of surface-water bodies, are a major cause of the complex and seasonally dynamic groundwater flow fields associated with surface water. These processes have been documented at research sites in glacial, dune, coastal, mantled karst, and riverine terrains. Résumé Les eaux de surface sont parties intégrantes des systèmes aquifères. Les eaux souterraines interagissent avec les eaux de surface dans presque tous les types d'environnements, depuis les petits ruisseaux, les lacs et les zones humides jusqu'aux bassins versants des vallées des grands fleuves et aux lignes de côte. Il est en général admis que les zones topographiquement hautes sont des lieux de recharge des aquifères et les zones basses des lieux de décharge, ce qui est le cas des grands systèmes aquifères régionaux. La superposition de systèmes locaux, associés à des eaux de surface, à l'organisation régionale d'écoulements souterrains résulte d'interactions complexes entre les eaux souterraines et les eaux de surface dans tous les environnements, quelle que soit la situation topographique régionale. Les processus

  6. Diversity of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in relation to soil environment in Ebinur Lake Wetland

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    Full Text Available Ammonia oxidation is the first and rate-limiting step of nitrification and is carried out by ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB. Ebinur Lake Wetland, the most representative temperate arid zone wetland ecosystem in China, is the centre of oasis and desertification of the northern slope of Tianshan conjugate. Soil samples were collected from three sites (Tamarix ramosissima, Halocnemum strobilaceum and Phragmites australis and different soil layers (0–5, 5–15, 15–25 and 25–35 cm in this wetland in spring, summer and autumn and were used to characterize the diversity of AOB based on the ammonia monooxygenase (amoA gene. Polymerase chain reaction denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE and bivariate correlation analysis were used to analyse the relationship between the diversity of AOB and soil environment factors. The PCR-DGGE indicated that the diversity of AOB was high in the entire sample and the Shannon diversity index varied from 1.369 to 2.471. The phylogenetic analysis showed that the amoA fragments were grouped into Nitrosospira sp. and Nitrosomonas sp. Most amoA gene sequences fell within the Nitrosospira sp. cluster, and only a few sequences were clustered with Nitrosomonas sp., indicating that Nitrosospira sp. may be more adaptable than Nitrosomonas sp. in this area. Bivariate correlation analysis showed that the diversity of AOB was significantly correlated with soil organic matter, conductivity, total phosphorus and nitrate in the Ebinur Lake Wetland in Xinjiang.

  7. Lake Victoria wetlands and the ecology of the Nile tilapia, oreochromis niloticus linn,.

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    Balirwa, J.S.

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    An ecological study of wetlands was undertaken in northern Lake Victoria (East Africa) between 1993 and 1996 with a major aim of characterising shallow vegetation-dominated interface habitats, and evaluating their importance for fish, in particular, for the stocked and socio-economically important Oreochromis niloticus LINNÉ (the Nile tilapia). From field and laboratory experiments, five major habitat types could be defined by the type of the dominant emergent macrophyte at the shore from the...

  8. Multi-Polarization ASAR Backscattering from Herbaceous Wetlands in Poyang Lake Region, China

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    Huiyong Sang

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems on Earth. There is an urgent need to quantify the biophysical parameters (e.g., plant height, aboveground biomass and map total remaining areas of wetlands in order to evaluate the ecological status of wetlands. In this study, Environmental Satellite/Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ENVISAT/ASAR dual-polarization C-band data acquired in 2005 is tested to investigate radar backscattering mechanisms with the variation of hydrological conditions during the growing cycle of two types of herbaceous wetland species, which colonize lake borders with different elevation in Poyang Lake region, China. Phragmites communis (L. Trin. is semi-aquatic emergent vegetation with vertical stem and blade-like leaves, and the emergent Carex spp. has rhizome and long leaves. In this study, the potential of ASAR data in HH-, HV-, and VV-polarization in mapping different wetland types is examined, by observing their dynamic variations throughout the whole flooding cycle. The sensitivity of ASAR backscattering coefficients to vegetation parameters of plant height, fresh and dry biomass, and vegetation water content is also analyzed for Phragmites communis (L. Trin. and Carex spp. The research for Phragmites communis (L. Trin. shows that HH polarization is more sensitive to plant height and dry biomass than HV polarization. ASAR backscattering coefficients are relatively less sensitive to fresh biomass, especially in HV polarization. However, both are highly dependent on canopy water content. In contrast, the dependence of HH- and HV- backscattering from Carex community on vegetation parameters is poor, and the radar backscattering mechanism is controlled by ground water level.

  9. ALL THAT "PHRAG": BRINGING ENGINEERING, WETLAND ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, AND LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY TO BEAR ON THE QUESTION OF COMMON REED IN GREAT LAKES COASTAL WETLANDS

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    Coastal wetlands are among the most fragmented and disturbed ecosystems and the Great Lakes are no exception. One possible result is the observed increase in the presence and dominance of invasive and other opportunistic plant species, such as the common reed (Phragmites australi...

  10. Removal of nutrients from combined sewer overflows and lake water in a vertical-flow constructed wetland system.

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    Gervin, L; Brix, H

    2001-01-01

    Lake Utterslev is situated in a densely built-up area of Copenhagen, and is heavily eutrophicated from combined sewer overflows. At the same time the lake suffers from lack of water. Therefore, a 5,000 m2 vertical flow wetland system was constructed in 1998 to reduce the phosphorus discharge from combined sewer overflows without reducing the water supply to the lake. During dry periods the constructed wetland is used to remove phosphorus from the lake water. The system is designed as a 90 m diameter circular bed with a bed depth of c. 2 m. The system is isolated from the surroundings by a polyethylene membrane. The bed medium consists of a mixture of gravel and crushed marble, which has a high binding capacity for phosphorus. The bed is located within the natural littoral zone of the lake and is planted with common reed (Phragmites australis). The constructed wetland is intermittently loaded with combined sewer overflow water or lake water and, after percolation through the bed medium, the water is collected in a network of drainage pipes at the bottom of the bed and pumped to the lake. The fully automated loading cycle results in alternating wet and dry periods. During the initial two years of operation, the phosphorus removal for combined sewer overflows has been consistently high (94-99% of inflow concentrations). When loaded with lake water, the phosphorus removal has been high during summer (71-97%) and lower during winter (53-75%) partly because of lower inlet concentrations. Effluent phosphorus concentrations are consistently low (0.03-0.04 mg/L). Ammonium nitrogen is nitrified in the constructed wetland, and total suspended solids and COD are generally reduced to concentrations below 5 mg/L and 25 mg/L, respectively. The study documents that a subsurface flow constructed wetland system can be designed and operated to effectively remove phosphorus and other pollutants from combined sewer overflows and eutrophicated lake water.

  11. Ecosystem Services and Stakeholder Analysis in Bishajari Lake and Associated Wetland Areas, Chitwan, Nepal

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    S. Khanal

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Wetlands as other ecosystems deliver goods and services of enormous value to the human society and are regarded as one of the most productive ecosystems. We assessed the ecosystem services delivered by Bishajari Lake and its associated wetland areas of Chitwan district during June to August, 2012. A household survey consisting 110 households, interviews with key informants, group discussions and stakeholder analysis were carried out for this purpose to document the overall status of ecosystem services, evaluate the provisional services generated by the lakes, understand potentials for payment to ecosystem services, and identify stakeholders involved and their roles and responsibilities. A total of 12 fish species, 17 wild and domestic fruits, 12 timber species, 15 fodder species, 20 wild vegetables species and 31 medicinal plant species were recorded. Moreover 65.5% of respondents were found receiving some sort of income from the wetland area. The majority of respondents felt that the ecosystem is being changed mostly on provisional services. So far with little support from government, the local people have practiced some adaptive responses like biogas plant, afforestation, electric fencing, contract fisheries, ecotourism and other climate-smart measures. It suggest that raising awareness and sharing information among the locals should be done more frequently and effectively to continuously cope with ecosystem change.

  12. Shrinking and Drying up of Baiyangdian Lake Wetland: A Natural or Human Cause?

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    LIU Chunlan; XIE Gaodi; HUANG Heqing

    2006-01-01

    The shrinking and drying up of wetlands in arid and semiarid areas of China have been widely observed in the recent years, but there has been no consensus on whether the aggravation is caused by human activities or by global climate warming. For a better understanding of the cause, this study investigates the dynamic changes of Baiyangdian Lake wetland over the last 40 years. It is shown that since the 1980s, Baiyangdian Lake has suffered from an insufficient water input and shrunk considerably. By using SPSS11.0, this study undertakes a detailed analysis on the significance of the effects of the possible driving factors for the degradation. It is identified that the North China Plain has been warming up significantly in recent years, which causes a significant reduction in the precipitation and inflow to the lake. Although human disturbances such as the irrigation and storage of water in reservoirs do not play a decisive role, they accelerate the degradation and their effects should be minimized.

  13. Categorizing Wetland Vegetation by Airborne Laser Scanning on Lake Balaton and Kis-Balaton, Hungary

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    Norbert Pfeifer

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Outlining patches dominated by different plants in wetland vegetation provides information on species succession, microhabitat patterns, wetland health and ecosystem services. Aerial photogrammetry and hyperspectral imaging are the usual data acquisition methods but the application of airborne laser scanning (ALS as a standalone tool also holds promises for this field since it can be used to quantify 3-dimensional vegetation structure. Lake Balaton is a large shallow lake in western Hungary with shore wetlands that have been in decline since the 1970s. In August 2010, an ALS survey of the shores of Lake Balaton was completed with 1 pt/m2 discrete echo recording. The resulting ALS dataset was processed to several output rasters describing vegetation and terrain properties, creating a sufficient number of independent variables for each raster cell to allow for basic multivariate classification. An expert-generated decision tree algorithm was applied to outline wetland areas, and within these, patches dominated by Typha sp. Carex sp., and Phragmites australis. Reed health was mapped into four categories: healthy, stressed, ruderal and die-back. The output map was tested against a set of 775 geo-tagged ground photographs and had a user’s accuracy of > 97% for detecting non-wetland features (trees, artificial surfaces and low density Scirpus stands, > 72% for dominant genus detection and > 80% for most reed health categories (with 62% for one category. Overall classification accuracy was 82.5%, Cohen’s Kappa 0.80, which is similar to some hyperspectral or multispectral-ALS fusion studies. Compared to hyperspectral imaging, the processing chain of ALS can be automated in a similar way but relies directly on differences in vegetation structure and actively sensed reflectance and is thus probably more robust. The data acquisition parameters are similar to the national surveys of several European

  14. Phragmites australis + Typha latifolia Community Enhanced the Enrichment of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Soil of Qin Lake Wetland

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    Zhiwei Ge

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Aquatic plants play an essential role and are effective in mitigating lake eutrophication by forming complex plant-soil system and retaining total nitrogen (TN and phosphorus (TP in soils to ultimately reduce their quantities in aquatic systems. Two main vegetation types (Phragmites australis community and P. australis + Typha latifolia community of Qin Lake wetland were sampled in this study for the analysis of TN and TP contents and reserves in the wetland soils. The results showed that (1 the consumption effect of Qin Lake wetland on soluble N was much more significant than on soluble P. (2 The efficiency of TN enrichment in wetland soil was enhanced by vegetation covering of P. australis and T. latifolia. (3 Wetland soil P was consumed by P. australis community and this pattern was relieved with the introduction of T. latifolia. (4 According to the grey relativity analysis, the most intensive interaction between plants and soil occurred in summer. In addition, the exchange of N in soil-vegetation system primarily occurred in the 0–15 cm soil layer. Our results indicated that vegetation covering was essential to the enrichment of TN and TP, referring to the biology-related fixation in the wetland soil.

  15. Phragmites australis + Typha latifolia Community Enhanced the Enrichment of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Soil of Qin Lake Wetland.

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    Ge, Zhiwei; An, Ran; Fang, Shuiyuan; Lin, Pengpeng; Li, Chuan; Xue, Jianhui; Yu, Shuiqiang

    2017-01-01

    Aquatic plants play an essential role and are effective in mitigating lake eutrophication by forming complex plant-soil system and retaining total nitrogen (TN) and phosphorus (TP) in soils to ultimately reduce their quantities in aquatic systems. Two main vegetation types (Phragmites australis community and P. australis + Typha latifolia community) of Qin Lake wetland were sampled in this study for the analysis of TN and TP contents and reserves in the wetland soils. The results showed that (1) the consumption effect of Qin Lake wetland on soluble N was much more significant than on soluble P. (2) The efficiency of TN enrichment in wetland soil was enhanced by vegetation covering of P. australis and T. latifolia. (3) Wetland soil P was consumed by P. australis community and this pattern was relieved with the introduction of T. latifolia. (4) According to the grey relativity analysis, the most intensive interaction between plants and soil occurred in summer. In addition, the exchange of N in soil-vegetation system primarily occurred in the 0-15 cm soil layer. Our results indicated that vegetation covering was essential to the enrichment of TN and TP, referring to the biology-related fixation in the wetland soil.

  16. Phragmites australis + Typha latifolia Community Enhanced the Enrichment of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Soil of Qin Lake Wetland

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    An, Ran; Fang, Shuiyuan; Lin, Pengpeng; Xue, Jianhui; Yu, Shuiqiang

    2017-01-01

    Aquatic plants play an essential role and are effective in mitigating lake eutrophication by forming complex plant-soil system and retaining total nitrogen (TN) and phosphorus (TP) in soils to ultimately reduce their quantities in aquatic systems. Two main vegetation types (Phragmites australis community and P. australis + Typha latifolia community) of Qin Lake wetland were sampled in this study for the analysis of TN and TP contents and reserves in the wetland soils. The results showed that (1) the consumption effect of Qin Lake wetland on soluble N was much more significant than on soluble P. (2) The efficiency of TN enrichment in wetland soil was enhanced by vegetation covering of P. australis and T. latifolia. (3) Wetland soil P was consumed by P. australis community and this pattern was relieved with the introduction of T. latifolia. (4) According to the grey relativity analysis, the most intensive interaction between plants and soil occurred in summer. In addition, the exchange of N in soil-vegetation system primarily occurred in the 0–15 cm soil layer. Our results indicated that vegetation covering was essential to the enrichment of TN and TP, referring to the biology-related fixation in the wetland soil.

  17. Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Elements in a Small Catchment, and Buffer Function of Wetland in Longgan Lake, China

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    WU Yanhong(吴艳宏); WANG Sumin(王苏民); R. W. Barttarbee; ZHU Yuxin(朱育新)

    2004-01-01

    Wetland is the conjunction of lake and terrene where human activities are concentrated. From the viewpoints of material transport and cycling in the terrene-lake system, wetland is the buffer where sand and mud, heavy metals, pollutants and nutrients are tarried. In this paper, we provide a case study based on the temporal and spatial distribution of elements in the Wangling River catchment, a small sub-catchment of Longgan Lake in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. We have found that wetland can buffer major heavy metals such as Cr, Cu, etc.significantly, but has a little buffer function to some active elements such as Fe and Mn, which are always transported as solutions. Human activities not only influence the distribution of elements, but also weaken the buffer function of wetland. Intensive human activities in the Longgan Lake area in the past 70 years have been recorded in stream, wetland and lake sediments, especially the human activity events such as deforesting and reclaiming on a large scale in 1958 and the 1980' s. Human activities caused the increase of sedimentation rates since the 1950' s, as well as the increase of elements' concentrations. The extensive use of fertilizers and pesticides since the 1960' s have led to the increase of total P concentrations. Increasing SO2 emission accelerate the process of cation exchange in soil, and enhance the leaching of Mn out of soils. Permanent storing of water causes the soil gleyification that also intensifies the leaching of Mn.These are two major reasons for the obvious increase of manganese concentrations in recent 20 years in Longgan Lake. Intensive human activities since the 1950s' have intensified the population in this region and thus destroyed the buffer function of wetland.

  18. Hydrology is reflected in the functioning and community composition of methanotrophs in the littoral wetland of a boreal lake.

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    Siljanen, Henri M P; Saari, Anne; Krause, Sascha; Lensu, Anssi; Abell, Guy C J; Bodrossy, Levente; Bodelier, Paul L E; Martikainen, Pertti J

    2011-03-01

    In lake ecosystems a major proportion of methane (CH(4) ) emissions originate from the littoral zone, which can have a great spatial variability in hydrology, soil quality and vegetation. Hitherto, spatial heterogeneity and the effects it has on functioning and diversity of methanotrophs in littoral wetlands have been poorly understood. A diagnostic microarray based on the particulate methane monooxygenase gene coupled with geostatistics was used to analyse spatial patterns of methanotrophs in the littoral wetland of a eutrophic boreal lake (Lake Kevätön, Eastern Finland). The wetland had a hydrology gradient with a mean water table varying from -8 to -25 cm. The wettest area, comprising the highest CH(4) oxidation, had the highest abundance and species richness of methanotrophs. A high water table favoured the occurrence of type Ib methanotrophs, whereas types Ia and II were found under all moisture conditions. Thus the spatial heterogeneity in functioning and diversity of methanotrophs in littoral wetlands is highly dependent on the water table, which in turn varies spatially in relation to the geomorphology of the wetland. We suggest that changes in water levels resulting from regulation of lakes and/or global change will affect the abundance, activity and diversity of methanotrophs, and consequently CH(4) emissions from such systems. © 2010 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF WETLAND MANAGEMENT: THE POST AQUACULTURE DEMOLITION CASE OF LAKE KOLLERU IN INDIA

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study highlights the uncertainties that govern wetland management using the Kolleru Wetlandcase study. The largest fresh water lake and an Ramsar site of international importance it has circledaround over past half century from being a fresh water balancing reservoir to agriculture land and shiftingas a aquaculture treasure island and lastly ceasing to the aquaculture demolition vis’-a-vis’ restorationconflict in 2007. As nearly all stopovers of this journey was driven by policy shift that demanded economicbenefit while surpassing ecological and social community growth. We hereby discuss the event and theanalysis of the present state of affairs also spotlighting the major concerns on multiple fronts.

  20. Fish as bioindicators in aquatic environmental pollution assessment: A case study in Lake Victoria wetlands, Uganda

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    Naigaga, I.; Kaiser, H.; Muller, W. J.; Ojok, L.; Mbabazi, D.; Magezi, G.; Muhumuza, E.

    Growing human population and industrialization have led to the pollution of most aquatic ecosystems and consequent deterioration in environmental water quality. Indicator organisms are needed to improve assessment programmes on the ecological impacts of anthropogenic activities on the aquatic environment. Fish have been widely documented as useful indicators of environmental water quality because of their differential sensitivity to pollution. This study investigated the environmental water quality of selected wetland ecosystems using fish as biological indicators. Fish community structure in relation to water quality was assessed in five wetlands along the shoreline of Lake Victoria from August 2006 to June 2008. Four urban wetlands were variedly impacted by anthropogenic activities while one rural wetland was less impacted, and served as a reference site. Fish species diversity, abundance and richness were assessed, and canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) was used to evaluate the relationship between the fish communities and environmental variables. Results revealed that urban effluent impacted negatively on water quality and consequently the fish community structure. A total of 29 fish species were recorded throughout the study with the lowest number of 15 species recorded in the most impacted site. Shannon diversity and Margalef species richness indices were highest at the references site and lowest at the most impacted site. Wetland haplochromis species dominated the reference site, while oreochromis species dominated the most impacted site. The inshore locations registered higher species diversity and low species richness than the offshore locations. Low dissolved oxygen, pH, secchi depth and high electrical conductivity, total phosphorous, and total nitrogen were strongly associated with the effluent-impacted sites and greatly influenced the fish community structure. This study recommends the use of fish as valuable biological indicators in aquatic

  1. Value Assessment of the Lake Honghu Wetland and Protection of Its Biodiversity

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    Wang Xuelei; Du Yun

    2002-01-01

    A wetland ecosystem's value may be considered as the value derived from its natural resources, the value derived from its eco-environment, the value for special protection and values in cultural, research and educational aspects. Lake Honghu, in the heartland of Hubei Province, covers a vast but shallow body of water and surrounding marshlands. It is conducive to farmland irrigation, flooding regulation, adjustment of the local climate and self-purification of the water quality. Because of its benign functions, the native ecosystem of the lake is ecologically sound, and the thriving wildlife in its ecosystem makes it a primordial pool of biodiversity. Besides, it is possible to transform it into a national base for environmental education and an R&D center for freshwater organisms, so that it can play a constructive role in heightening the public's awareness of environmental protection.

  2. Lake and wetland ecosystem services measuring water storage and local climate regulation

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    Wong, Christina P.; Jiang, Bo; Bohn, Theodore J.; Lee, Kai N.; Lettenmaier, Dennis P.; Ma, Dongchun; Ouyang, Zhiyun

    2017-04-01

    Developing interdisciplinary methods to measure ecosystem services is a scientific priority, however, progress remains slow in part because we lack ecological production functions (EPFs) to quantitatively link ecohydrological processes to human benefits. In this study, we tested a new approach, combining a process-based model with regression models, to create EPFs to evaluate water storage and local climate regulation from a green infrastructure project on the Yongding River in Beijing, China. Seven artificial lakes and wetlands were established to improve local water storage and human comfort; evapotranspiration (ET) regulates both services. Managers want to minimize the trade-off between water losses and cooling to sustain water supplies while lowering the heat index (HI) to improve human comfort. We selected human benefit indicators using water storage targets and Beijing's HI, and the Variable Infiltration Capacity model to determine the change in ET from the new ecosystems. We created EPFs to quantify the ecosystem services as marginal values [Δfinal ecosystem service/Δecohydrological process]: (1) Δwater loss (lake evaporation/volume)/Δdepth and (2) Δsummer HI/ΔET. We estimate the new ecosystems increased local ET by 0.7 mm/d (20.3 W/m2) on the Yongding River. However, ET rates are causing water storage shortfalls while producing no improvements in human comfort. The shallow lakes/wetlands are vulnerable to drying when inflow rates fluctuate, low depths lead to higher evaporative losses, causing water storage shortfalls with minimal cooling effects. We recommend managers make the lakes deeper to increase water storage, and plant shade trees to improve human comfort in the parks.

  3. The importance of terrestrial carbon in supporting molluscs in the wetlands of Poyang Lake

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    Zhang, Huan; Yu, Xiubo; Wang, Yuyu; Xu, Jun

    2016-08-01

    Allochthonous organic matter plays an important role in nutrient cycling and energy mobilization in freshwater ecosystems. However, the subsidies of this carbon source in floodplain ecosystems have not yet well understood. We used a Bayesian mixing model and stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) of primary food resources and dominant molluscs species, to estimate the relative importance of allochthonous carbon sources for consumers in a representative sub-lake of Poyang Lake during a prolonged dry season. Our study inferred that terrestrial-derived carbon from Carex spp. could be the primary contributor to snails and mussels in Dahuchi Lake. The mean percentage of allochthonous food resources accounted for 35%-50% of the C incorporated by these consumers. Seston was another important energy sources for benthic consumers. However, during the winter and low water-level period, benthic algae and submerged vegetation contributed less carbon to benthic consumers. Our data highlighted the importance of terrestrial organic carbon to benthic consumers in the wetlands of Poyang Lake during the prolonged dry period. Further, our results provided a perspective that linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems might be facilitated by wintering geese via their droppings.

  4. The importance of terrestrial carbon in supporting molluscs in the wetlands of Poyang Lake

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    Zhang, Huan; Yu, Xiubo; Wang, Yuyu; Xu, Jun

    2017-07-01

    Allochthonous organic matter plays an important role in nutrient cycling and energy mobilization in freshwater ecosystems. However, the subsidies of this carbon source in floodplain ecosystems have not yet well understood. We used a Bayesian mixing model and stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) of primary food resources and dominant molluscs species, to estimate the relative importance of allochthonous carbon sources for consumers in a representative sub-lake of Poyang Lake during a prolonged dry season. Our study inferred that terrestrial-derived carbon from Carex spp. could be the primary contributor to snails and mussels in Dahuchi Lake. The mean percentage of allochthonous food resources accounted for 35%-50% of the C incorporated by these consumers. Seston was another important energy sources for benthic consumers. However, during the winter and low water-level period, benthic algae and submerged vegetation contributed less carbon to benthic consumers. Our data highlighted the importance of terrestrial organic carbon to benthic consumers in the wetlands of Poyang Lake during the prolonged dry period. Further, our results provided a perspective that linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems might be facilitated by wintering geese via their droppings.

  5. Wetland vegetation biomass estimation and mapping from Landsat ETM data: a case study of Poyang Lake

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    2002-01-01

    Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in China. This paper conducted a digital and rapid investigation of the lake's wetland vegetation biomass using Landsat ETM data acquired on April 16, 2000. First, utilizing the false color composite derived from the ETM data as one of the main references, the authors designed a reasonable sampling route for field measurement of the biomass, and carried it out on April 18-28, 2000. Then after both the sampling data and the ETM data were geometrically corrected to an equal-area projection of Albers, linear relationships among the sampling data and some transformed data derived from the ETM data and the ETM 4 were calculated. The results show that the sampling data is best relative to the band 4 data with a high correlation coefficient of 0.86, followed by the DVI and NDVI data with 0.83 and 0.80 respectively. Therefore, a linear regression model, which was based on the field data and band 4 data, was used to estimate the total biomass of entire Poyang Lake, and then the map of the biomass distribution was compiled.

  6. [Land Use Pattern Change and Regional Sustainability Evaluation of Wetland in Jiaogang Lake].

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    Yang, Yang; Cai, Yi-min; Bai, Yan-ying; Chen, Wei-ping; Yang, Xiu-chao

    2015-06-01

    Changes in land use and sustainability evaluation of wetland in Jiaogang Lake from 1995 to 2013 were analyzed, based on the land use change models and an index system, supported by RS, GIS, and social statistical data. The results showed: (1) dry land, paddy field, and building land were the predominant landscape in the study area. The arable land was mainly converted during 1995-2000, which was driven by the extension of agriculture, and the building land increased significantly during 2010-2013, which was driven by the tourism development. (2) Compared to the beginning research area, the building land increased by 123.3%, and the wetland decreased by 23.15%. The land system was at risk for a low proportion of wetland, scarcity of unused land, and the fragmented landscape. (3) The regional sustainability results were bad level, bad level, poor level, good level, and poor level during the different periods, with some room for improvement. (4) The fitness of regional sustainability in study area yielded satisfactory results in 2010, owing to the rapid growth of regional productivity and the regional stability. Since 2010, with the increasing environmental load, the regional sustainability fell down to the poor level. The obstruction of sustainable development is necessary to be addressed in the study area.

  7. Macroinvertebrate Community Responses to the Chemical Removal of Phragmites in a Lake Erie Coastal Wetland

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    Kulesza, A. E.; Holomuzki, J. R.; Klarer, D. M.

    2005-05-01

    The invasive giant reed, Phragmites australis, can quickly form near-monotypic stands in North American wetlands, and as a result, sometimes reduce system biodiversity. However, the effects of Phragmites, and of the glyphosate herbicides used to control it, on trophic structure in benthic communities in these systems are less well known. Our study compares macroinvertebrate, algal, and juvenile fish diversity in replicate 10 x 5 m stands of Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaf cattail), glyphosate-sprayed Phragmites, and unsprayed Phragmites in a Lake Erie coastal wetland in Huron, Ohio. Macroinvertebrate diversity and proportions of functional feeding groups did not differ among stand types. However, overall densities of macroinvertebrates did vary among stands. Snails and larval chironomids and odonates were typically higher in Phragmites than in Typha stands. Interactions between changing water levels, algal densities, and prevailing flow patterns partly explain these outcomes. Ovipositing adult odonates did not prefer a particular stand type. Similarly, captures of juvenile fish did not vary among stands. Our results suggest that Phragmites, at least in small to moderately sized-patches, and herbicide application to these patches, does not detrimentally affect diversity in wetland, benthic communities.

  8. EPA Awards $10 Million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant for Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program, SUNY Brockport Among the Project Partners

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    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has awarded a $10 million five-year grant to Central Michigan University to continue implementation of EPA's Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program. Central Michigan Univer

  9. The Risk Assessment of Sediment Heavy Metal Pollution in the East Dongting Lake Wetland

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    Cong Hu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Total concentrations of cadmium (Cd, lead (Pb, chrome (Cr, and nickel (Ni in surface sediment (0–10 cm from the East Dongting Lake wetlands were determined and the spatial distribution of heavy metals was mapped. The results showed that the single risk indices (Eri of heavy metals were ranked in the order of Cd > Pb > Ni > Cr. The content of Cd and Pb was gradually reduced from the east (Xiangjiang River to the west, while the Cr and Ni content had a patchy distribution pattern in the East Dongting Lake wetlands. Cd and Pb contents were correlated with soil pH significantly, while Cr and Ni contents were correlated with soil organic carbon (SOC and total nitrogen (TN. The origination of heavy metal (Cd, Cr, Ni, and Pb could be divided into two groups: Cd and Pb from anthropogenic source and Cr and Ni from parent material weathering. Our results indicated that Cd posed a high risk to local ecosystem. The relatively lower pH and higher soil organic carbon (SOC and total nitrogen (TN in sediment may inhibit the fixation of heavy metals, which in turn increased the concentration of heavy metal in sediment.

  10. Some Suggestions for the Construction of Kuihu Lake Provincial Wetland Park%奎湖省级湿地公园建设的几点建议

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    刘方伏

    2015-01-01

    本文根据奎湖湿地的实际情况,提出了奎湖湿地公园建设中存在的一些问题,并针对存在的问题,提出了一些建议和措施,为奎湖省级湿地公园建设提供参考。%In May, 2014, Anhui Provincial Wetland Conservation Center gave approval to planned construction of Kuihu Lake Provincial Wetland Park (pilot project), applied for by Forestry Bureau of Nanling County. At present, the construction of Kuihu Lake Provincial Wetland Park has started. According to the actualities of Kuihu Lake wetland, this paper pointed out some existing problems in its construction and put foward some specific suggestions and measures to provide reference for the construction of Kuihu Lake Provincial Wetland Park.

  11. Development of a Bi-National Great Lakes Coastal Wetland and Land Use Map Using Three-Season PALSAR and Landsat Imagery

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    Laura Bourgeau-Chavez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Methods using extensive field data and three-season Landsat TM and PALSAR imagery were developed to map wetland type and identify potential wetland stressors (i.e., adjacent land use for the United States and Canadian Laurentian coastal Great Lakes. The mapped area included the coastline to 10 km inland to capture the region hydrologically connected to the Great Lakes. Maps were developed in cooperation with the overarching Great Lakes Consortium plan to provide a comprehensive regional baseline map suitable for coastal wetland assessment and management by agencies at the local, tribal, state, and federal levels. The goal was to provide not only land use and land cover (LULC baseline data at moderate spatial resolution (20–30 m, but a repeatable methodology to monitor change into the future. The prime focus was on mapping wetland ecosystem types, such as emergent wetland and forested wetland, as well as to delineate wetland monocultures (Typha, Phragmites, Schoenoplectus and differentiate peatlands (fens and bogs from other wetland types. The overall accuracy for the coastal Great Lakes map of all five lake basins was 94%, with a range of 86% to 96% by individual lake basin (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.

  12. Impact of immigrant pastoral herds to fringing wetlands of lake Victoria in Magu district Mwanza region, Tanzania

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    Hongo, H.; Masikini, M.

    The assessment of impacts of pastoral herds to the fringing wetlands of Lake Victoria in Magu district in Mwanza region was carried out in 1999/2000. Lamadi village located along Speke Gulf of Lake Victoria was chosen. The main farming systems in the area are agriculture, agro-pastoralism, and pastoralism. The wetlands are heavily used for livestock grazing during the dry season. Since 1990s the area has been experiencing a high influx of immigrant pastoral herds from drought prone districts. The increasing livestock numbers have led into serious degradation of wetlands. The type of damages includes: soil erosion, loss of vegetation cover and deforestation. This lead to pollution of Lake Victoria along the Speke gulf in particular as the wetlands was buffering a lot of pollutants from the catchments. The range condition at Lamadi was rated fair. The carrying capacity of rangelands was estimated at 3.57-6.75 ha/LU and the wetlands were seriously degraded causing heavy soil erosion and environmental pollution during rainy season. It was recommended to raise people’s awareness on conservation of environment and mobilise communities to take responsibility on management of the environmental resources.

  13. Assessment of priority phenolic compounds in sediments from an extremely polluted coastal wetland (Lake Maryut, Egypt).

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    Khairy, Mohammed A

    2013-01-01

    Although high concentrations of trace organic pollutants were recorded along the Egyptian Mediterranean Coast and its corresponding coastal wetlands, no published data are available for the levels of phenolic compounds. Thus, this work aimed to investigate the levels of phenolic compounds in sediments of a heavily polluted coastal wetland (Lake Maryut, Egypt). For that purpose, a method was optimized for the extraction and detection of chlorophenols, methylphenols, and nitrophenols in sediments using GC-MS. Sediments were extracted with 0.1 M NaOH/methanol by sonication. Cleanup of sediment extracts using liquid-liquid extraction and SPE was found important to remove most of the interfering co-extracts. The proposed analytical methodology was validated by analysis of matrix spikes. Detection limits were 0.063-0.694 μg/kg dw for sediments. Good recoveries (70-110%) and precision values (RSD Lake Maryut. Results revealed that higher concentrations were observed in the main basin (MB) of Lake Maryut affected by the discharge of effluents from a primary wastewater treatment plant, direct discharge of industrial effluents, domestic wastes, and agricultural effluents from Qalaa Drain (QD). Chlorophenols (CPs) were the major group detected in the lake sediments followed by methylphenols (MPs) and nitrophenols (NPs). CPs were dominated by 2-, 4-, and 3-chlorophenols. Concentrations of CPs were higher at the north and northwestern parts of the MB indicating the influence of industrial effluents discharged into the lake. On the other hand, higher concentrations of NPs were observed at the south and southwestern parts of the MB, which is subjected to the discharge of agricultural and domestic effluents via QD. Results of the risk assessment revealed that phenol, cresols, 2,4-dinitrophenol, 4-NP, 2-CP, 2,3,4,6-tetrachlorophenol and 2,4-dimethylphenol are contaminants of concern and that adverse ecological effects could possibly occur to benthic species from the exposure to

  14. Evaluating the impact of SWOT observations§ on the water balance of lakes and wetlands

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    Andreadis, K.; Moller, D.; Rodriguez, E.; Alsdorf, D.

    2012-04-01

    Lakes and wetlands can exert controls on the water and energy fluxes, playing an important role in the local and regional climate. The spatial extent and storage volume of water bodies globally is poorly known, due to lack of measurements over large areas. The planned Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission will provide observations of water surface elevation and inundated area globally at an unprecedented spatial resolution. Apart from being used directly, these observations can be used to constrain the water balance simulated hydrologic model over large-scale basins. In this study, the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) macroscale hydrologic model is implemented over the Great Lakes region within an identical twin synthetic experiment. VIC solves an energy and water balance over a gridded domain, and represents lakes and wetlands dynamically as fractional areas of each model grid cell. A baseline simulation of the water and energy balance is designated as "truth", and errors in precipitation, temperature and model parameters are added to simulate a "first-guess" of hydrologic variables of interest. Synthetic SWOT observations are generated from the instrument simulator (developed at JPL) with the anticipated orbital and error characteristics. These "virtual" observations are then assimilated into the "first-guess" model to estimate runoff, evapotranspiration and sensible/latent heat fluxes. The assimilation technique used is the Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF), which solves the optimal estimation problem by approximating model and observation errors through a Monte Carlo ensemble approach. The "first-guess" simulation consists of an ensemble of model states that is propagated temporally until a SWOT observation becomes available. The impact of merging the SWOT observations is examined in terms of water and energy fluxes, and the sensitivity of the results to the different observation errors is assessed. The latter can include errors in lake/wetland

  15. Modeling land cover dynamics to assess the sustainability of wetland services: a case study of the Grand Lake Meadows, Canada

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    Shodimu, O.; Al-Tahir, Raid

    2016-04-01

    The Grand Lake Meadows is an important part of the Saint John River wetlands that form the largest freshwater wetland habitat in the Maritimes (eastern Canada). Changes in the land cover and use around wetlands significantly impact their biotic diversity, alter the ecosystem, and affect their ability to support human needs. The goal for this paper was to undertake a detailed and spatially explicit inventory of local trends in land use and land cover changes in Grand Lake Meadows over a 20-year time period. This goal was achieved through classifying historical remotely-sensed images to map the state of land use and cover. Other available data were combined with this information to create a database that was used to investigate the causes and consequences of changes. The results demonstrated the flexibility and the effectiveness of this technology in establishing the necessary baseline and support information for sustaining the eco-services of a wetland. The study identified a 38% decrease in the wetland from 1990 to 2001, while there was 80% increase in the wetland area since then. The result will help managers to comprehend the dynamics of the changes, prompting a better management and implementation of LULC administration in the area.

  16. Assessment of the ecological status and threats of Welala and Shesher wetlands, lake Tana Sub-Basin (Ethiopia)

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    Atnafu, N.; Dejen, E.; Vijverberg, J.

    2011-01-01

    The ecological status of the Welala and Shesher Wetlands, on the eastern side of Lake Tana, were studied during pre-rainy, main-rainy, post-rainy and dry seasons from May 2009 to January 2010. Species composition, diversity and abundance of macrophytes, benthic macro-invertebrates and birds were

  17. Hydrology is reflected in the functioning and community composition of methanotrophs in the littoral wetland of a boreal lake

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    Siljanen, H.M.P.; Saari, A.; Krause, S.; Lensu, A.; Abell, G.C.J.; Bodrossy, L.; Bodelier, P.L.E.; Martikainen, P.J.

    2011-01-01

    In lake ecosystems a major proportion of methane emissions originate from the littoral zone which can have a great spatial variability in hydrology, soil quality and vegetation. Hitherto, spatial heterogeneity and the effects it has on functioning and diversity of methanotrophs in littoral wetlands

  18. Cattail invasion of sedge/grass meadows in Lake Ontario: Photointerpretation analysis of sixteen wetlands over five decades

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    Wilcox, D.A.; Kowalski, K.P.; Hoare, H.L.; Carlson, M.L.; Morgan, H.N.

    2008-01-01

    Photointerpretation studies were conducted to evaluate vegetation changes in wetlands of Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River associated with regulation of water levels since about 1960. The studies used photographs from 16 sites (four each from drowned river mouth, barrier beach, open embayment, and protected embayment wetlands) and spanned a period from the 1950s to 2001 at roughly decadal intervals. Meadow marsh was the most prominent vegetation type in most wetlands in the late 1950s when water levels had declined following high lake levels in the early 1950s. Meadow marsh increased at some sites in the mid-1960s in response to low lake levels and decreased at all sites in the late 1970s following a period of high lake levels. Typha increased at nearly all sites, except wave-exposed open embayments, in the 1970s. Meadow marsh continued to decrease and Typha to increase at most sites during sustained higher lake levels through the 1980s, 1990s, and into 2001. Most vegetation changes could be correlated with lake-level changes and with life-history strategies and physiological tolerances to water depth of prominent taxa. Analyses of GIS coverages demonstrated that much of the Typha invasion was landward into meadow marsh, largely by Typha x glauca. Lesser expansion toward open water included both T. x glauca and T. angustifolia. Although many models focus on the seed bank as a key component of vegetative change in wetlands, our results suggest that canopy-dominating, moisture-requiring Typha was able to invade meadow marsh at higher elevations because sustained higher lake levels allowed it to survive and overtake sedges and grasses that can tolerate periods of drier soil conditions.

  19. Human health-related ecosystem services of avian-dense coastal wetlands adjacent to a Western Lake Erie swimming beach.

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    Rea, Chris L; Bisesi, Michael S; Mitsch, William; Andridge, Rebecca; Lee, Jiyoung

    2015-03-01

    Wetlands provide many valuable ecosystem services, including water quality improvement to protect downstream aquatic ecosystems such as lakes, rivers, and estuaries. However, their ability to improve water quality to safe levels for direct human exposure while largely surrounded by agricultural lands and hosting large wildlife populations remains unknown. Our aim was to examine the ecosystem service capabilities of an avian-dense coastal wetland surrounded by agricultural lands along the southwestern shore of Lake Erie in Ohio by assessing the quality of water as it flows through the wetland (Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR)) and into Lake Erie beach waters. Our study used total phosphorus and fecal indicator (Escherichia coli) concentrations as water quality metrics across the wetland and at an adjacent Lake Erie swimming beach during the 2012 summer swim season. E. coli and total P levels were consistently highest at the site, where water enters the ONWR (mean E. coli = 507 CFU/100 mL; mean total P = 535 μg/L), and steadily decreased as water flowed through the wetland and into the adjacent beach (mean E. coli = 10 CFU/100 mL; mean total P = 41 μg/L). E. coli and total P showed statistically significant (α = 0.01) correlations with phycocyanin, chlorophyll-a, turbidity, specific conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and pH; total P was also significantly correlated with total N. The results suggest that this wetland may be contributing to improving water quality, which is beneficial for human health as well as to downstream ecosystem health (e.g., limiting eutrophication promoting conditions, etc.).

  20. RS- and GIS-based study on landscape pattern change in the Poyang Lake wetland area, China

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    Chen, Xiaoling; Li, Hui; Bao, Shuming; Wu, Zhongyi; Fu, Weijuan; Cai, Xiaobin; Zhao, Hongmei; Guo, Peng

    2006-10-01

    As wetland has been recognized as an important component of ecosystem, it is received ever-increasing attention worldwide. Poyang Lake wetlands, the international wetlands and the largest bird habitat in Asia, play an important role in biodiversity and ecologic protection. However, with the rapid economic growth and urbanization, landscape patterns in the wetlands have dramatically changed in the past three decades. To better understand the wetland landscape dynamics, remote sensing, geographic information system technologies, and the FRAGSTATS landscape analysis program were used to measure landscape patterns. Statistical approach was employed to illustrate the driving forces. In this study, Landsat images (TM and ETM+) from 1989 and 2000 were acquired for the wetland area. The landscapes in the wetland area were classified as agricultural land, urban, wetland, forest, grassland, unused land, and water body using a combination of supervised and unsupervised classification techniques integrated with Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Landscape indices, which are popular for the quantitative analysis of landscape pattern, were then employed to analyze the landscape pattern changes between the two dates in a GIS. From this analysis an understanding of the spatial-temporal patterns of landscape evolution was generated. The results show that wetland area was reduced while fragmentation was increased over the study period. Further investigation was made to examine the relationship between landscape metrics and some other parameters such as urbanization to address the driving forces for those changes. The urban was chosen as center to conduct buffer analysis in a GIS to study the impact of human-induced activities on landscape pattern dynamics. It was found that the selected parameters were significantly correlated with the landscape metrics, which may well indicate the impact of human-induced activities on the wetland landscape pattern dynamics and account for the driving

  1. A new biogeochemical model to simulate regional scale carbon emission from lakes, ponds and wetlands

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    Bayer, Tina; Brakebusch, Matthias; Gustafsson, Erik; Beer, Christian

    2016-04-01

    Small aquatic systems are receiving increasing attention for their role in global carbon cycling. For instance, lakes and ponds in permafrost are net emitters of carbon to the atmosphere, and their capacity to process and emit carbon is significant on a landscape scale, with a global flux of 8-103 Tg methane per year which amounts to 5%-30% of all natural methane emissions (Bastviken et al 2011). However, due to the spatial and temporal highly localised character of freshwater methane emissions, fluxes remain poorly qualified and are difficult to upscale based on field data alone. While many models exist to model carbon cycling in individual lakes and ponds, we perceived a lack of models that can work on a larger scale, over a range of latitudes, and simulate regional carbon emission from a large number of lakes, ponds and wetlands. Therefore our objective was to develop a model that can simulate carbon dioxide and methane emission from freshwaters on a regional scale. Our resulting model provides an additional tool to assess current aquatic carbon emissions as well as project future responses to changes in climatic drivers. To this effect, we have combined an existing large-scale hydrological model (the Variable Infiltration Capacity Macroscale Hydrologic Model (VIC), Liang & Lettenmaier 1994), an aquatic biogeochemical model (BALTSEM, Savchuk et al., 2012; Gustafsson et al., 2014) and developed a new methane module for lakes. The resulting new process-based biogeochemical model is designed to model aquatic carbon emission on a regional scale, and to perform well in high-latitude environments. Our model includes carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycling in lake water and sediments, primary production and methanogenesis. Results of calibration and validation of the model in two catchments (Torne-Kalix in Northern Sweden and of a large arctic river catchment) will be presented.

  2. Effects of human-induced environmental changes on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages of wetlands in Lake Tana Watershed, Northwest Ethiopia.

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    Gezie, Ayenew; Anteneh, Wassie; Dejen, Eshete; Mereta, Seid Tiku

    2017-04-01

    Wetlands of Lake Tana Watershed provide various ecological and socioeconomic functions. However, they are losing their vigor at alarming rate due to unwise management. Hence, there is an urgent need to monitor and assess these resources so as to identify the major drivers of its degradation and to provide information for management decisions. In this context, we aimed to assess the effects of human activities on macroinvertebrate assemblages of wetlands in Lake Tana Watershed. Biotic and abiotic data were collected from 46 sampling sites located in eight wetlands. A total of 2568 macroinvertebrates belonging to 46 families were recorded. Macroinvertebrate metrics such as Biological Monitoring Working Party score, Shannon diversity index, Ephemeroptera and odonata family richness, and total family richness portrayed a clear pattern of decreasing with increasing in human disturbances, whereas Family biotic index score, which is an indicator of organic pollution, increased with increasing in human disturbances. The regression analysis also revealed that livestock grazing, leather tanning, and eucalyptus plantation were important predictors of macroinvertebrate metrics (p wetlands such as farming, leather tanning, solid waste dumping, and effluent discharges were contributed to the degradation of water quality and decreasing in the macroinvertebrate richness and diversity. These alterations could also reduce the availability of wetland products (sedges, craft materials, etc.) and the related ecosystem services. This in turn has an adverse effect on food security and poverty alleviation with considerable impact on communities who heavily depend on wetland products for their livelihood. Therefore, it is essential to formulate wetland policy for achieving wise use goals and necessary legal and institutional backup for sustainable wetland management in Ethiopia.

  3. Late Pleistocene/Holocene wetland events recorded in southeast Tengger Desert lake sediments, NW China

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    D. B. Madsen; CHEN Fahu; Ch. G. Oviatt; ZHU Yan; P. J. Brantingham; R. G. Elston; R. L. Bettinger

    2003-01-01

    The area along the eastern and southeastern margins of the Tengger Desert, NW China, which is sensitive to the summer monsoon variations, was selectedfor studying the environmental conditions surrounding the transition between Paleolithic foragers and Neolithic farmer/pastoral- ists. Short cores were obtained from four lake basins in the southwestern Tengger using a hand-driven piston coring device. Proxies from these cores were supplemented by ra- diocarbon ages obtained from lake sediment cores, shoreline features and spring mound deposits. Together these records provide evidence of millennial-scale climate change events from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition to the present. Lake/wetland events, representing periods of more intensive summer monsoon, occur in the records at ~12.7-11.6, ~10.1, ~9.3, ~8.0, ~5.4, ~1.5, and ~0.8 ka BP. They do suggest that century- to millennial-scale climatic cycles are characteristic of the Holocene in the southeastern Tengger Desert although the chronology must be considered extremely tentative.

  4. Promoting species establishment in a phragmites-dominated great lakes coastal wetland

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    Carlson, M.L.; Kowalski, K.P.; Wilcox, D.A.

    2009-01-01

    This study examined efforts to promote species establishment and maintain diversity in a Phragmites-dominated wetland where primary control measures were underway. A treatment experiment was performed at Crane Creek, a drowned-river-mouth wetland in Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along the shore of western Lake Erie. Following initial aerial spraying of Phragmites with glyphosate, this study tested combinations of cutting, raking, and additional hand spraying of Phragmites with glyphosate as methods to promote growth of other wetland species and increase plant diversity. Percent-cover vegetation data were collected in permanent plots before and after treatments, and follow-up sampling was performed the following year. Increased species richness, species emergence, and relative dominance of non-Phragmites taxa were used as measures of treatment success. We also examined treatment effects on Phragmites cover. Dimensionality of seedbank and soil properties was reduced using principal component analysis. With the exception of nitrogen, soil nutrients affected species establishment, non-Phragmites taxa dominance, and Phragmites cover. A more viable seedbank led to greater species emergence. Treatments had differential effects on diversity depending on elevation and resulting degree of hydrologic inundation. Whereas raking to remove dead Phragmites biomass was central to promoting species establishment in dry areas, spraying had a greater impact in continually inundated areas. For treatment success across elevations into the year following treatments, spraying in combination with cutting and raking had the greatest effect. The results of this study suggest that secondary treatments can produce a short-term benefit to the plant community in areas treated for Phragmites.

  5. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1990 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  6. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1994 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  7. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1992 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  8. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1993 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  9. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1995 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  10. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1997 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  11. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1996 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  12. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1998 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  13. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1989 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  14. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1991 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  15. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management District: 1986 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and WarHorse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  16. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1999 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  17. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management District: 1987 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and WarHorse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  18. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 2000 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  19. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 1988 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and WarHorse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  20. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges and the CMR Wetland Management Districts: 2001 annual narrative reports

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Charles M. Russell NWR; Hailstone, Halfbreed, Lake Mason, and War Horse National Wildlife Refuges; the CMR Wetland Management...

  1. Isotopic Estimation of Water Balance and Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions of Tropical Wetland Lakes in the Pantanal, Brazil

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    Schwerdtfeger, J.; Johnson, M. S.; Weiler, M.; Couto, E. G.

    2009-12-01

    The Pantanal is the largest and most pristine wetland of the world, yet hydrological research there is still in its infancy. In particular the water balance of the millions of lakes and ponds and their interaction with the groundwater and the rivers are not known. The aim of this study was to assess the hydrological behaviour between different water bodies in the dry season of the northern Pantanal wetland, Brazil, to provide a more general understanding of the hydrological functioning of tropical floodplain lakes and surface water-groundwater interactions of wetlands. In the field 6-9 water sample of seven different lakes were taken during 3 months and were analyzed for stable water isotopes and chloride. In addition meteorological data from a nearby station was used to estimate daily evaporation from the water surface. This information was then used to predict the hydrological dynamics to determine whether the lakes are evaporation-controlled or throughflow-dominated systems. A chloride mass balance served to evaluate whether Cl- enrichment took place due to evaporation only, or whether the system has significant inflow and/or outflow rates. The results of those methods showed that for all lakes the water budget in the dry season, output was controlled by strong evaporation while significant inflow rates were also apparent. Inflow rates and their specific concentrations in stable isotopes and chloride were successfully estimated using the simple mass balance model MINA TrêS. This approach enabled us to calculate the water balance for the lakes as well as providing an information on source water flowing into the lakes.

  2. Changing water quality in the Middle Mahakam Lakes: Water quality trends in a context of rapid deforestation, mining and palm oil plantation development in Indonesia's Middle Mahakam wetlands

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    Jong, E.B.P. de; Ragas, A.M.J.; Nooteboom, G.; Mursidi, M.

    2015-01-01

    The degradation of Indonesia's wetlands is continuing at a rapid pace. People living in the Middle Mahakam Lakes (MML) region, part of a major wetland area in Indonesia, have observed various negative changes in their local environment, especially with regard to water quality. We verify these local

  3. From "Duck Factory" to "Fish Factory": Climate induced changes in vertebrate communities of prairie pothole wetlands and small lakes

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    McLean, Kyle I.; Mushet, David M.; Stockwell, Craig A.

    2016-01-01

    The Prairie Pothole Region’s myriad wetlands and small lakes contribute to its stature as the “duck factory” of North America. The fishless nature of the region’s aquatic habitats, a result of frequent drying, freezing, and high salinity, influences its importance to waterfowl. Recent precipitation increases have resulted in higher water levels and wetland/lake freshening. In 2012–13, we sampled chemical characteristics and vertebrates (fish and salamanders) of 162 Prairie Pothole wetlands and small lakes. We used non-metric multidimensional scaling, principal component analysis, and bootstrapping techniques to reveal relationships. We found fish present in a majority of sites (84 %). Fish responses to water chemistry varied by species. Fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) and brook sticklebacks (Culaea inconstans) occurred across the broadest range of conditions. Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) occurred in a smaller, chemically defined, subset. Iowa darters (Etheostoma exile) were restricted to the narrowest range of conditions. Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma mavortium) rarely occurred in lakes with fish. We also compared our chemical data to similar data collected in 1966–1976 to explore factors contributing to the expansion of fish into previously fishless sites. Our work contributes to a better understanding of relationships between aquatic biota and climate-induced changes in this ecologically important area.

  4. Foliar nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry of three wetland plants distributed along an elevation gradient in Dongting Lake, China.

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    Li, Feng; Gao, Han; Zhu, Lianlian; Xie, Yonghong; Yang, Guishan; Hu, Cong; Chen, Xinsheng; Deng, Zhengmiao

    2017-06-06

    We examined foliar nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) stoichiometry of 3 wetland plants (Phalaris arundinacea, Miscanthus sacchariflorus, and Carex brevicuspis) distributed along an elevation gradient in the Dongting Lake, China, and how this stoichiometry is related to soil physico-chemical characteristics, elevation, and flooding days. Plant and soil samples were collected from 3 lakeshore sites. Total N and P concentrations of plants and six physico-chemical characteristics of the soil were measured, in addition to the elevation and flooding days. P. arundinacea and M. sacchariflorus had higher total N and P concentrations than C. brevicuspis. The foliar N:P ratio decreased with increasing elevation, and only increased with increasing foliar total N concentration. Canonical correspondence analysis indicated that the foliar stoichiometry was primarily regulated by soil water content, followed by soil nutrient concentration. The foliar N and P stoichiometry of the 3 wetland plants was insignificantly correlated with soil total P concentration. However, foliar stoichiometric characteristics and soil total N concentration significantly differed among the 3 species. These results demonstrate that spatial variation of foliar stoichiometry in wetland plants exists along an elevation gradient, with this information being useful for the conservation and management of wetland plants in this lake.

  5. 北京野鸭湖国家湿地公园湿地恢复与建设实践%Wetland Restoration and Development Practices in Yeya Lake National Wetland Park, Beijing

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    白华

    2013-01-01

    通过野鸭湖湿地公园湿地恢复与建设实践,总结了野鸭湖湿地公园在湿地保护与开发建设方面的经验,尤其在建设湿地园林绿化景观、科学配置湿地植物、恢复湿地生态系统等方面提出了建议。同时,分析了野鸭湖湿地的资源优势与不足,提出了湿地保护的重要意义。%Practices of wetland restoration and development activities in Yeya Lake Wetland Park was reviewed to summarize experiences in conservation and development of Yeya Lake Wetland Park. Suggestions were proposed for building a wetland landscape of gardening and afforestation, appropriate deployment of wetland plants, and restoration of wetland ecosystem. Meanwhile, advantages and disadvantages of resources of Yeya Lake were identified, giving high importance to wetland conservation.

  6. Landscape-Level Associations of Wintering Waterbird Diversity and Abundance from Remotely Sensed Wetland Characteristics of Poyang Lake

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    Iryna Dronova

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater wetland in China, provides critical habitat for wintering waterbirds from the East Asian Flyway; however, landscape drivers of non-uniform bird diversity and abundance are not yet well understood. Using a winter 2006 waterbird survey, we examined the relationships among metrics of bird community diversity and abundance and landscape characteristics of 51 wetland sub-lakes derived by an object-based classification of Landsat satellite data. Relative importance of predictors and their sets was assessed using information-theoretic model selection and the Akaike Information Criterion. Ordinary least squares regression models were diagnosed and corrected for spatial autocorrelation using spatial autoregressive lag and error models. The strongest and most consistent landscape predictors included Normalized Difference Vegetation Index for mudflat (negative effect and emergent grassland (positive effect, total sub-lake area (positive effect, and proportion of submerged vegetation (negative effect. Significant spatial autocorrelation in linear regression was associated with local clustering of response and predictor variables, and should be further explored for selection of wetland sampling units and management of protected areas. Overall, results corroborate the utility of remote sensing to elucidate potential indicators of waterbird diversity that complement logistically challenging ground observations and offer new hypotheses on factors underlying community distributions.

  7. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1995

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake NWR, Long Lake WMD, Slade NWR, Florence Lake NWR, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1995...

  8. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake NWR, Long Lake WMD, Slade NWR, Florence Lake NWR, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 2000...

  9. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake NWR, Long Lake WMD, Slade NWR, Florence Lake NWR, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1997...

  10. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1992

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake NWR, Long Lake WMD, Slade NWR, Florence Lake NWR, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1992...

  11. Retention efficiencies of halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons in selected wetland ecosystem in Lake Victoria Basin

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    Shadrack Mule

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The determination of retention efficiencies of halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbon in selected wetland ecosystems in Lake Victoria basin was carried out. Qualitative and quantitative determination of the presence of residual hydrocarbons in Kigwal/Kimondi, Nyando and Nzoia wetland ecosystems using Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS instrument indicated the presence of residual organochlorines, organophosphorus, carbamates and synthetic pyrethroid hydrocarbons in water, sediment and plant materials. In order to compare the retention efficiencies of the wetlands, the wetland ecosystems were divided into three different sections, namely: inlet, mid and outlet. Calculations of mass balances of residual halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons at the respective sections was done taking into account the partition of the studied compounds in samples of water, sediments and papyrus reed plant materials and analyzed using validated Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS method. From the analysis, several residual hydrocarbons namely: bendiocarb, benzene hexachloride (BHC, carbaryl, cypermethrin, decis, deltamethrin, diazinon, dieldrin, DDT, DDD, DDE, malathion, propoxur, sumithion, 5-phenylrhodanine, 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene, 1-(2-phenoxybenzylhydrazine were detected and quantified. The levels of the selected residual hydrocarbons in water samples were used to calculate the retention efficiencies of a specific hydrocarbon and the values recorded. Generally, River Nyando wetland recorded mean percentage retention efficiencies of 76 and 94% for dry and rainy seasons respectively; Kigwal/Kimondi wetland had seasonal mean percentage retention efficiencies of 63 to 78%. River Nzoia also had calculated seasonal mean percentage retention efficiencies of between 56 to 88%. Dry season had lower mean percentages retention efficiencies as compared to rainy season in the three wetlands of interest during the period of study. The study

  12. Defining the ecogeomorphic succession of land building for freshwater, intertidal wetlands in Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana

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    Olliver, Elizabeth A.; Edmonds, Douglas A.

    2017-09-01

    Land building in deltaic environments occurs when sediment discharged from a river mouth is deposited subaqueously and transitions to subaerial land. The transition from subaqueous deposition to subaerial land is a critical process that marks the creation of relatively stable land, yet it is unclear what controls the speed and style of this transition. We define how this transition, herein termed the land building succession, varies in time and space for the freshwater, intertidal wetlands in Wax Lake Delta, LA. Using remote sensing and field data we classify land cover into sediment, water, or vegetation classes at maximum and minimum biomass. We see two succession patterns within Wax Lake Delta. Deltaic islands near the apex are initially covered by sediment and open water. Through time, open water and sediment coverage decreases as vegetation coverage increases. On the other hand, distal islands show little sediment exposure through time. In both cases, all deltaic islands become covered with vegetation by 2015. As vegetation colonizes the island, the topography organizes into two platforms vertically separated by ∼0.35 m. The lower, intertidal platform occurs in the island interiors and is commonly inundated by water and dominated by subaqueous or floating vegetation. The upper, subaerial platform occurs along island edges and is dominated by a variety of vegetation species including Salix nigra, Colocasia esculenta, and Polygonum punctatum. It takes an average of ∼10 years for the intertidal platform to transition to the subaerial platform. These two platforms are separated by the tidal range measured in Atchafalaya Bay, and the different vegetation communities occupying each platform suggest they are a manifestation of multiple stable states and arise due to vegetation and sedimentation feedbacks.

  13. N, P, and heavy metal dynamics in wetlands and lakes of the Danube Delta, Romania

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    Lajtha, K.; Keller, B.; Jamil, A. [Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)]|[Boston Univ., MA (United States)]|[Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)] [and others

    1995-09-01

    The Danube Delta stands at the interface between the Danube and the western Black Sea. Although it is assumed that such extensive wetlands can effectively filter nutrients and pollutants from surrounding waters, recent anthropogenic factors such as increased loading from upstream sources, dredging, channelization, and engineering impoundments may all serve to decrease the filtering potential of the marshes. We sampled sediments, water, and mussels from lakes, and plants and sediments from marshes along an eastward gradient as well as with distance from a main channel in the Delta to examine controls on filtering efficiency. N and P in water decreased with distance from the western gateway, although the magnitude of this decrease varied among years with changes in hydrology. Heavy metals in roots of Phragmites did not vary predictably over this gradient, although concentrations in roots from dredged channel sediments were significantly higher than in roots from natural marshes. Accumulation in mussels reflected hydrologic flow within the Delta, which may be significantly altered by channelization and dredging.

  14. Wind sheltering of lakes and wetlands: the effect of stability on turbulent canopy wakes and evaporation

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    Markfort, C. D.; Porte-Agel, F.; Stefan, H. G.

    2010-12-01

    Topographic features and heterogeneous vegetation cover of the landscape, as well as atmospheric stability present significant challenges for predicting fluxes of momentum, heat, moisture, and climate-controlling trace gases across land and water surfaces from and into the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). Changes in landscape roughness and boundary layer separation in the wake of canopies, buildings and large-scale topographic obstructions contribute to these challenges. The particular case of a canopy edge at the shoreline of a lake or wetland is known to significantly reduce momentum transport to the surface of these water bodies, especially if they are of small size. The wind sheltering effect of canopies must be considered to predict surface layer mixing as well as mass transfer at the air-water interface, but few studies have addressed how canopy heterogeneity affects the ABL. Finding ideal field cases, and uncertainty in numerical approaches to high Reynolds number simulation of separated flows within the ABL have been major obstacles. Atmospheric stability can also affect sheltering due to the suppression of turbulence, potentially decreasing surface flux. The effect of atmospheric stability is of particular interest because it poses significant challenges for subgrid-scale models in large-eddy simulations. Wind tunnel experiments provide an ideal environment to simulate a stationary stable boundary layer and test how the ABL adjusts across the transition from a canopy to a lake. We conducted experiments in the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory thermally stratified boundary layer wind tunnel to determine the effects of atmospheric stability on the boundary layer evolution in the wake of a homogeneous (2h x 1v) canopy patch over a smooth flat surface. We applied the findings to investigate the potential effect on wind sheltering of lakes. We compared results from PIV and custom x-wire/cold-wire anemometry for stable and neutral conditions and find marked

  15. Developing Remote Sensing Products for Monitoring and Modeling Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to Climate Change and Land Use

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    Bourgeau-Chavez, L. L.; Miller, M. E.; Battaglia, M.; Banda, E.; Endres, S.; Currie, W. S.; Elgersma, K. J.; French, N. H. F.; Goldberg, D. E.; Hyndman, D. W.

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    Spread of invasive plant species in the coastal wetlands of the Great Lakes is degrading wetland habitat, decreasing biodiversity, and decreasing ecosystem services. An understanding of the mechanisms of invasion is crucial to gaining control of this growing threat. To better understand the effects of land use and climatic drivers on the vulnerability of coastal zones to invasion, as well as to develop an understanding of the mechanisms of invasion, research is being conducted that integrates field studies, process-based ecosystem and hydrological models, and remote sensing. Spatial data from remote sensing is needed to parameterize the hydrological model and to test the outputs of the linked models. We will present several new remote sensing products that are providing important physiological, biochemical, and landscape information to parameterize and verify models. This includes a novel hybrid radar-optical technique to delineate stands of invasives, as well as natural wetland cover types; using radar to map seasonally inundated areas not hydrologically connected; and developing new algorithms to estimate leaf area index (LAI) using Landsat. A coastal map delineating wetland types including monocultures of the invaders (Typha spp. and Phragmites austrailis) was created using satellite radar (ALOS PALSAR, 20 m resolution) and optical data (Landsat 5, 30 m resolution) fusion from multiple dates in a Random Forests classifier. These maps provide verification of the integrated model showing areas at high risk of invasion. For parameterizing the hydrological model, maps of seasonal wetness are being developed using spring (wet) imagery and differencing that with summer (dry) imagery to detect the seasonally wet areas. Finally, development of LAI remote sensing high resolution algorithms for uplands and wetlands is underway. LAI algorithms for wetlands have not been previously developed due to the difficulty of a water background. These products are being used to

  16. [High-throughput analysis of bacterial community of transition zone in littoral wetland of Wuliangsuhai eutrophic lake].

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    Li, Jingyu; Du, Ruifang; Zhao, Ji

    2015-05-04

    We studied soil bacterial community composition, abundance and diversity of transition zone along eutrophic lakeside wetland sediments and soils. The total DNA was extracted according to the sediment DNA extraction. Then high-throughput pyrosequencing was used to detect soil bacterial community composition,abundance and diversity based-on 16S rRNA gene. Soil physicochemical properties were tested to analyze its effects on bacterial community according to standard methods. The soil bacterial community composition and relative abundance were very different across transition zone in littoral wetland. Bacteria groups mainly include Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Chloroflexi, Actinobacteria, Planctomycetes and Gemmatimonadetes at phylum level. The diversity index of bacterial communities gradually increased according the land distribution, especially the phylum Proteobacteria and the genus Sulfurimonas. Correlation analysis indicated that the combination of total phosphorus, total water soluble salt and ammonium has the most significant effects on the whole bacterial community structure, and Mantel Test results indicated that the correlation was statistically significant (R = 0.8857, P = 0.037). The bacterial community structure of transition zone is quite different in littoral wetland of Wuliangsuhai eutrophic lake, where Sulfurimonas play potential important roles in biogeochemical cycles of sediments in Wuliangsuhai Lake.

  17. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1985

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  18. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1984

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Kelly's Slough NWR, Stump Lake NWR, Lake Alice NWR, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and the easement refuges...

  19. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1987

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake NWR, Long Lake WMD, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1987 calendar year. The report...

  20. Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1986

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake NWR, Long Lake WMD, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1986 calendar year. The report...

  1. Shesher and Welala Floodplain Wetlands (Lake Tana, Ethiopia): Are They Important Breeding Habitats for Clarias gariepinus and the Migratory Labeobarbus Fish Species?

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    Anteneh, Wassie; Dejen, Eshete; Getahun, Abebe

    2012-01-01

    This study aims at investigating the spawning migration of the endemic Labeobarbus species and C. gariepinus from Lake Tana, through Ribb River, to Welala and Shesher wetlands. The study was conducted during peak spawning months (July to October, 2010). Fish were collected through overnight gillnet settings. A total of 1725 specimens of the genus Labeobarbus (13 species) and 506 specimens of C. gariepinus were collected. Six species of Labeobarbus formed prespawning aggregation at Ribb River mouth. However, no Labeobarbus species was found to spawn in the two wetlands. More than 90% of the catch in Welala and Shesher wetlands was contributed by C. gariepinus. This implies that these wetlands are ideal spawning and nursery habitats for C. gariepinus but not for the endemic Labeobarbus species. Except L. intermedius, all the six Labeobarbus species (aggregated at Ribb River mouth) and C. gariepinus (spawning at Shesher and Welala wetlands) were temporally segregated. PMID:22654587

  2. Shesher and Welala Floodplain Wetlands (Lake Tana, Ethiopia: Are They Important Breeding Habitats for Clarias gariepinus and the Migratory Labeobarbus Fish Species?

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    Wassie Anteneh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims at investigating the spawning migration of the endemic Labeobarbus species and C. gariepinus from Lake Tana, through Ribb River, to Welala and Shesher wetlands. The study was conducted during peak spawning months (July to October, 2010. Fish were collected through overnight gillnet settings. A total of 1725 specimens of the genus Labeobarbus (13 species and 506 specimens of C. gariepinus were collected. Six species of Labeobarbus formed prespawning aggregation at Ribb River mouth. However, no Labeobarbus species was found to spawn in the two wetlands. More than 90% of the catch in Welala and Shesher wetlands was contributed by C. gariepinus. This implies that these wetlands are ideal spawning and nursery habitats for C. gariepinus but not for the endemic Labeobarbus species. Except L. intermedius, all the six Labeobarbus species (aggregated at Ribb River mouth and C. gariepinus (spawning at Shesher and Welala wetlands were temporally segregated.

  3. Shesher and Welala floodplain wetlands (Lake Tana, Ethiopia): are they important breeding habitats for Clarias gariepinus and the migratory Labeobarbus fish species?

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    Anteneh, Wassie; Dejen, Eshete; Getahun, Abebe

    2012-01-01

    This study aims at investigating the spawning migration of the endemic Labeobarbus species and C. gariepinus from Lake Tana, through Ribb River, to Welala and Shesher wetlands. The study was conducted during peak spawning months (July to October, 2010). Fish were collected through overnight gillnet settings. A total of 1725 specimens of the genus Labeobarbus (13 species) and 506 specimens of C. gariepinus were collected. Six species of Labeobarbus formed prespawning aggregation at Ribb River mouth. However, no Labeobarbus species was found to spawn in the two wetlands. More than 90% of the catch in Welala and Shesher wetlands was contributed by C. gariepinus. This implies that these wetlands are ideal spawning and nursery habitats for C. gariepinus but not for the endemic Labeobarbus species. Except L. intermedius, all the six Labeobarbus species (aggregated at Ribb River mouth) and C. gariepinus (spawning at Shesher and Welala wetlands) were temporally segregated.

  4. Coleoptera species inhabiting prairie wetlands of the Cottonwood Lake Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota

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    Hanson, B.A.; Swanson, G.A.

    1989-01-01

    The aquatic Coleoptera of a prairie wetland complex in Stutsman County, North Dakota, were collected from April 1979 to November 1980. Identification of 2594 individuals confirmed 57 species, including seven new records for North Dakota. Two seasonally flooded and two semipermanent wetlands, totaling 7.43 ha, contained 53% of the Dytiscidae, 43% of the Haliplidae, 38% of the Hydrophilidae, and 22% of the Gyrinidae species previously identified from North Dakota. Although 49.1% of the Coleoptera species occurred in both types of wetlands, the occurrence of 29 species varied by wetland class.

  5. Current Management Status of Poyang Lake Wetland an Measures for Improvement%鄱阳湖湿地管理现状及对策分析

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    熊彩云; 蔡海生; 张学玲; 肖复明

    2011-01-01

    Poyang Lake wetland has important ecosystem services and global significance. Significant progress has been made in protection and utilization the wetland in recent years. However, with deepening of the ecological and economic development in of Poyang Lake, there are still problems existing in the protection and utilization of the wetland. In order to maintain ecological balance in the wetland system, protect ecological functions and biodiversity of the wetland, realize sustainable use of wetland resources, it is important to take measures for prioritizing ecological protection, rational use of wetland resources, unified administration and law enforcement, strengthened science and technology innovation and promotion of public participation.%近年来鄱阳湖湿地利用与保护取得了一定的发展和成效,但随着鄱阳湖生态经济区建设不断深入,湿地利用与保护依然面临着诸多问题.为了维护湿地系统生态平衡、保护湿地功能和湿地生物多样性,实现湿地资源的可持续利用,坚持生态优先、做到适度利用、统一行政执法、加强科技创新、推进公众参与等是非常重要的应对策略.

  6. Wetland Resources Status Quo,Protection and Restoration of Lake-Bailu National Wetland Park in Guizhou%贵州思南白鹭湖国家湿地公园湿地资源及保护恢复

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    2014-01-01

    In this paper,on the basis of field investigation,combined with literature review,the author ana-lyzed wetland types,area and distribution and the resources of animals and plants of the lake-Bailu national wetland park in Guizhou province,and pointed out the threats to the wetland and the main restrictive factors on wetland resource protection and management in Guizhou province. Then put forward the wetland protection and restoration strategies and measures,in order to provide references for the protection,management and construc-tion of the lake-Bailu national wetland park.%在实地调查的基础上,结合对文献资料的整理,分析了贵州思南白鹭湖国家湿地公园的湿地类型、面积、分布以及动植物资源,梳理了湿地资源面临的威胁和保护管理中存在的主要制约因素,提出了湿地保护和恢复的对策和措施,以期为白鹭湖国家湿地公园的保护和恢复提供借鉴。

  7. Ecosystem Services Valuation of Lakeside Wetland Park beside Chaohu Lake in China

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Wetland ecosystems are one of the three great ecosystems on Earth. With a deepening of research on wetland ecosystems, researchers have paid more and more attention to wetland ecosystem services such as flood mitigation, climate control, pollution prevention, soil-erosion prevention, biodiversity maintenance, and bio-productivity protection. This study focuses on a lakeside wetland ecosystem in Hefei, a city in central China, and estimates the value of ecosystem services such as material production, air purification, water conservation, biodiversity, recreation, species conservation, education and scientific research. We adopted the market value method, carbon tax method, afforestation cost method, shadow engineering method and contingent value method (CVM using questionnaire survey data during the study period. The results show that the total value of the ecosystem services of Lakeside Wetland Park was 144 million CNY in 2015. Among these services, the value of society service is the maximum at 91.73 million CNY, followed by ecological service and material production service (42.23 million CNY and 10.43 billion CNY in 2015 respectively. When considering wetland ecosystems for economic development, other services must be considered in addition to material production to obtain a longer-term economic value. This research reveals that there is scope for more comprehensive and integrated model development, including multiple wetland ecosystem services and appropriate handling of wetland ecosystem management impacts.

  8. Lake Victoria wetlands and the ecology of the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus Linné

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    Balirwa, J.S.

    1998-01-01

    The importance of Lalwetlands for the Nile tilap'a was studied. Five wetland types were defined: papyrus, reed, bulrush, hippo grass, water hyacinth. Hydrology, vegetation and distance towards open water explained the variation in abiotic and biotic factors. Over 30 fish species were ide

  9. [Impacts of human disturbance on the species composition of higher plants in the wetlands around Dianchi Lake, Yunnan Province of Southwest China].

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    Xiang, Xi-Xi; Wu, Zhao-Lu; Luo, Kang; Ding, Hong-Bo; Zhang, Hai-Yan

    2013-09-01

    Introducing higher plants to build semi-natural wetland ecosystem is one of the key approaches to restore the wetlands and lakes that suffered from serious pollution and destruction. Based on the investigation data from 128 quadrats at 26 sampling sites in the wetlands around Dianchi Lake in December 2011-October 2012, and in combining with the references published in the 1960s, this paper discussed the impacts of human activities on the species composition of higher plants in the wetlands around the Lake. In 2012, there were 299 species of 88 families in the wetlands, of which, 181 species were native species, and 118 species were alien ones (including 32 invasive species). Of the 42 species of hydrophytes in the total species, 13 species were alien ones (including 2 invasive species). In comparing with the species data recorded in the 1960s, 232 plants were newly recorded and 43 species disappeared in 2012. Aquatic plants changed obviously. The decreased species were 2 submerged plants, 2 floating plants, and 5 floating leaved plants, and the increased species were 8 emergent plants. Fourteen community types were identified by cluster analysis, of which, the main communities were those dominated by alien species including Pistia stratiotes and Alternanthera philoxeroides. As compared with the data in the 1960s, the plant communities dominated by native species such as Ottelia acuminate and Vallisneria natans were not found presently. Therefore, in the practice of introducing higher plants to restore the degraded wetlands and lakes, it would be necessary to scientifically and appropriately select and blend plant species to avoid the wetland degradation by human activities.

  10. Consequences of Repeated Defoliation on Belowground Bud Banks of Carex brevicuspis (Cyperaceae) in the Dongting Lake Wetlands, China.

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    Chen, Xin-Sheng; Deng, Zheng-Miao; Xie, Yong-Hong; Li, Feng; Hou, Zhi-Yong; Wu, Chao

    2016-01-01

    Despite the predominant role of bud banks in the regeneration of clonal macrophyte populations, few studies have examined the way in which clonal macrophytes adjust the demographic features of bud banks to regulate population dynamics in response to defoliation in wetlands. We investigated the density and composition of bud banks under repeated defoliation in the wetland sedge Carex brevicuspis C. B. Clarke in the Dongting Lake wetlands, China. The density and biomass of rhizome buds and shoots did not decrease significantly in response to repeated defoliation over two consecutive years. The composition of bud banks, which consisted of long and short rhizome buds, also did not change significantly in response to repeated defoliation. Nevertheless, the ramet height and the shoot, root, and rhizome mass of C. brevicuspis declined significantly under repeated defoliation. Our findings suggest that bud banks are a conservative reproductive strategy that enables C. brevicuspis to tolerate a certain amount of defoliation. The maintenance of large bud banks after repeated defoliation may enable C. brevicuspis populations to regenerate and persist in disturbed habitats. However, bud bank density of C. brevicuspis might decline in the long term because the amount of carbon stored in rhizome buds and plants is reduced by frequent defoliation.

  11. Georeferencing the Large-Scale Aerial Photographs of a Great Lakes Coastal Wetland: A Modified Photogrammetric Method

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    Murphy, Marilyn K.; Kowalski, Kurt P.; Grapentine, Joel L.

    2010-01-01

    The geocontrol template method was developed to georeference multiple, overlapping analog aerial photographs without reliance upon conventionally obtained horizontal ground control. The method was tested as part of a long-term wetland habitat restoration project at a Lake Erie coastal wetland complex in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. As in most coastal wetlands, annually identifiable ground-control features required to georeference photo-interpreted data are difficult to find. The geocontrol template method relies on the following four components: (a) an uncontrolled aerial photo mosaic of the study area, (b) global positioning system (GPS) derived horizontal coordinates of each photo’s principal point, (c) a geocontrol template created by the transfer of fiducial markings and calculated principal points to clear acetate from individual photographs arranged in a mosaic, and (d) the root-mean-square-error testing of the system to ensure an acceptable level of planimetric accuracy. Once created for a study area, the geocontrol template can be registered in geographic information system (GIS) software to facilitate interpretation of multiple images without individual image registration. The geocontrol template enables precise georeferencing of single images within larger blocks of photographs using a repeatable and consistent method.

  12. Wetland evolution in the Qinghai Lake area, China, in response to hydrodynamic and eolian processes during the past 1100 years

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    Yan, Dada; Wünnemann, Bernd; Hu, Yanbo; Frenzel, Peter; Zhang, Yongzhan; Chen, Kelong

    2017-04-01

    The Daotanghe riverine wetland in close proximity to the Qinghai Lake was investigated to demonstrate the interrelationships between Qinghai Lake hydrodynamic processes, eolian mobility and ecological conditions during the past 1100 years in response to climate change. We used ostracod assemblages from various sites east of Qinghai Lake and from the sediment core QW15 of Daotanghe Pond and combined them with grain size and geochemical data from the same core. The statistical extraction of grain size endmembers (EM) revealed three different transportation processes responsible for pond-related fluvio-lacustrine, pure fluvial and eolian deposits. Identified seasonal effects (eolian mobility phase) and timing of ice cover are possible tracers for the competing influence between the Asian summer monsoon and the Westerlies in the Daotanghe Wetland and surrounding area. Our results show that ostracod associations and sediment properties are evidence of a fluvio-lacustrine fresh water environment without ingression of Qinghai Lake into the wetland. Hydrodynamic variations coupled with phases of eolian input indicate highly variable water budgets in response to climate-induced effective moisture supply. The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) until about 1270 CE displays generally moist and warm climate conditions with minor fluctuations, likely in response to variations in summer monsoon intensity. The three-partite period of the Little Ice Age (LIA), shows hydrologically unstable conditions between 1350 and 1530 CE with remarkably colder periods, assigned to a prolonged seasonal ice cover. Pond desiccation and replacement by fluvial deposits occurred between 1530 and 1750 CE, superimposed by eolian deposits. The phase 1730-1900 CE is recorded by the re-occurrence of a pond environment with reduced eolian input. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) on ostracod abundances shows similar trends. All three phases of the LIA developed during a weak summer monsoon influence, favoring

  13. Historic maps as a data source for socio-hydrology: a case study of the Lake Balaton wetland system, Hungary

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    A. Zlinszky

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Socio-hydrology is the science of human influence on the water cycle and the influence of the water cycle on human social systems. This newly emerging discipline inherently involves a historic perspective, often focusing on time scales of several centuries. While data on human history is typically available for this time frame, gathering information on the hydrological situation during such a period can prove difficult: measured hydrological data for such long periods are rare, while models and secondary datasets from geomorphology, pedology or archaeology are typically not accurate enough over such a short period. In the first part of this study, the use of historic maps in hydrology is reviewed. Major breakthroughs were the acceptance of historic map content as valid data, the use of preserved features for investigating situations earlier than the map, and the onset of digital georeferencing and data integration. Historic maps can be primary quantitative sources of hydro-geomorphological information, they can provide a context for point-based measurements over larger areas, and they can deliver time series for a better understanding of change scenarios. In the second part, a case study is presented: Water level fluctuations of Lake Balaton were reconstructed from maps, levelling logs and other documents. An 18th century map system of the whole 5700 km2 catchment was georeferenced, integrated with two 19th century map systems and wetlands, forests and open water digitized. Changes in wetland area were compared with lake water level changes in a 220 yr time series. Historic maps show that the water level of the lake was closer to present-day levels than expected, and that wetland loss pre-dates drainage of the lake. The present and future role of historic maps is discussed. Historic hydrological data has to be treated with caution: while it is possible to learn from the past, the assumption that future changes will be like past changes does not

  14. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1986

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Lake Alice NWR, and Sullys Hill National Game Preserve outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1986 calendar...

  15. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1987

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Lake Alice NWR, and Sullys Hill National Game Preserve outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1987 calendar...

  16. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1983

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Lake Alice NWR, and Sullys Hill National Game Preserve outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1983 calendar...

  17. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1989

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Lake Alice NWR, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and the satelite easement refuges outlines Refuge...

  18. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1990

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Lake Alice NWR, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and the satelite easement refuges outlines Refuge...

  19. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Lake Alice NWR, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments...

  20. Devils Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Devil's Lake WMD, Lake Alice NWR, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and the satelite easement refuges outlines Refuge...

  1. EXOTIC AND INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS IN GREAT LAKES COASTAL WETLANDS: DISTRIBUTION AND RELATION TO WATERSHED LAND USE AND PLANT RICHNESS AND COVER

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    This manuscript provides previously unavailable information to researchers and managers concerning exotic plants in the Great Lakes...This work arises out of our broader efforts to describe biota - habitat relationships in coastal wetlands, and as such falls under Aquatic Stresso...

  2. Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge/Wetland Management District annual habitat work plan 2005

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual habitat management plan outlines working habitat objectives for wetland habitats based on refuge purposes, professional judgment and experience for Sand...

  3. Devils Lake Wetland Management District Complex 2005 annual habitat work plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual habitat management plan outlines working habitat objectives for wetland habitats based on refuge purposes, professional judgment and experience for...

  4. Phytoplankton succession in a tropical freshwater lake, Bhoj Wetland (Bhopal, India): spatial and temporal perspective

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    Ahmed, A.; Wangane, A.

    Bhoj Wetland is tropical freshwater system in central India �Bhopal� serving the citizens as one of the major source of water since its inception Understanding the process of phytoplankton variation can be particularly useful in water quality...

  5. Energy and nutrient flows connecting coastal wetland food webs to land and lake

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    Both landscape character and hydrologic forces (principally, tributary discharge and seiches) can influence utilization of externally-derived energy and nutrients in coastal wetland food webs. We quantified the contribution of internal vs external energy and nutrients among wetla...

  6. Linking a Large-Watershed Hydrogeochemical Model to a Wetland Community-Ecosystem Model to Estimate Plant Invasion Risk in the Coastal Great Lakes Region, USA

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    Currie, W. S.; Bourgeau-Chavez, L. L.; Elgersma, K. J.; French, N. H. F.; Goldberg, D. E.; Hart, S.; Hyndman, D. W.; Kendall, A. D.; Martin, S. L.; Martina, J. P.

    2014-12-01

    In the Laurentian Great Lakes region of the Upper Midwest, USA, agricultural and urban land uses together with high N deposition are contributing to elevated flows of N in rivers and groundwater to coastal wetlands. The functioning of coastal wetlands, which provide a vital link between land and water, are imperative to maintaining the health of the entire Great Lakes Basin. Elevated N inflows are believed to facilitate the spread of large-stature invasive plants (cattails and Phragmites) that reduce biodiversity and have complex effects on other ecosystem services including wetland N retention and C accretion. We enhanced the ILHM (Integrated Landscape Hydrology Model) to simulate the effects of land use on N flows in streams, rivers, and groundwater throughout the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. We used the hydroperiods and N loading rates simulated by ILHM as inputs to the Mondrian model of wetland community-ecosystem processes to estimate invasion risk and other ecosystem services in coastal wetlands around the Michigan coast. Our linked models produced threshold behavior in the success of invasive plants in response to N loading, with the threshold ranging from ca. 8 to 12 g N/m2 y, depending on hydroperiod. Plant invasions increased wetland productivity 3-fold over historically oligotrophic native communities, decreased biodiversity but slightly increased wetland N retention. Regardless of invasion, elevated N loading resulted in significantly enhanced rates of C accretion, providing an important region-wide mechanism of C storage. The linked models predicted a general pattern of greater invasion risk in the southern basins of lakes Michigan and Huron relative to northern areas. The basic mechanisms of invasion have been partially validated in our field mesocosms constructed for this project. The general regional patterns of increased invasion risk have been validated through our field campaigns and remote sensing conducted for this project.

  7. Limnological Studies on the Wetland Lake, Al-Asfar, with Special References to Heavy Metal Accumulation by Fish

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    Full Text Available Problem statement: Al-Asfar Lake is one from the important shallow wetland lakes. It is located on the eastern region of Saudi Arabia, Al-Hassa Province. However, much of their limnology and its biotic information are still unknown to the scientific community. The study aims to follow variations in physico-chemical characteristics, phytoplankton and to determine the sort of pollutants such as heavy metals that are affecting the lake. Heavy metals accumulation by fish is also investigated to assess the public health risks associated with consuming fish harvested from this area. Approach: A regular visit was monitoring the spring over a period of one-year (January 2010-December 2010. Sediment, surface water samples, Phytoplankton and fishes were collected seasonally from different sites within the lake. Results: The data revealed that the maximum content of Cd (0.5 ppm, Cu (2.62 ppm and Zn (2.6 ppm were recorded at 5 and 15 cm depth, respectively. Noteworthy is that the highest value of Pb was 7.7 ppm at 1.0 cm depth. The physic-chemical characteristics were subjected to seasonal variations. The data shows that the concentrations of metals in water were found in the following order: Pb2+ > Cu+2 > Zn2+ > Cd2+ > Mn+2. The data also shows that there are marked seasonal differences in the quantitative and qualitative composition of the phytoplankton communities in Al-Asfar Lake water. The results confirm the differences of heavy metal accumulation in the different tissues of lake fishes. The highest concentrations were found in kidney, except for Cd and Cu which is found in liver to be highest. The lowest levels were detected in the muscle. Conclusion: The levels of heavy metals recorded in water were generally high, when compared to the international Permissible limits. The analysis of phytoplankton of Al-Asfar Lake indicates that the water of Lake Al-Asfar can be considered as eutrophic. The fishes can be useful as bioindicator of the degree of

  8. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2013] Benton Lake Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  9. [Water rights and use on Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Benton Lake Wetland Management District: 2004 water year

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The tables and graphs provided in this Excel Workbook summarize water use, water balance, gauge readings, pumping data, and marsh unit elevations on Benton Lake NWR...

  10. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2012] Benton Lake Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  11. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2014] Benton Lake Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  12. [Water rights and use on Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Benton Lake Wetland Management District: 2003 water year

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The tables and graphs provided in this Excel Workbook summarize water use, water balance, gauge readings, pumping data, and marsh unit elevations on Benton Lake NWR...

  13. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2011] Benton Lake Wetland Management District, Benton Lake ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  14. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2015] Benton Lake Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  15. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2016] Benton Lake Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  16. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 1998 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1998 calendar year. The report begins...

  17. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 1999 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1999 calendar year. The report begins...

  18. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 2002 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 2002 calendar year. The report begins...

  19. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 2001 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 2001 calendar year. The report begins...

  20. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 1994 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1994 calendar year. The report begins...

  1. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 1997 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1997 calendar year. The report begins...

  2. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : Updated- 2003 annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 2003 calendar year. The report begins...

  3. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 1995 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1995 calendar year. The report begins...

  4. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 2000 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 2000 calendar year. The report begins...

  5. Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Andes Wetland Management District : 1996 Annual narrative report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lake Andes NWR, Karl Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1996 calendar year. The report begins...

  6. SUGAR CANE GROWING AND CATTLE GRAZING AS DRIVERS TO WETLAND DEGRADATION IN UGANDA: A case of upper river Ruizi and Iguluibi catchments Lake Victoria basin

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    Nakiyemba Were, Alice; Isabirye, Moses; Mathijs, Erik; Deckers, Jozef; Poesen, Jean

    2010-05-01

    Introduction: This study was conducted with in the framework of the VLIR-OI project with the aim of making contributions to the Diagnosis and Remediation of Land Degradation Processes in the Riparian Zone of Lake Victoria Uganda in view of reducing sediment pollution of the Lake Waters with a special focus on the upper river Ruiz and Iguluibi catchments. The study seeks to investigate Sugarcane growing and cattle grazing as drivers to wetland degradation in light of the current farming systems and practices and their contributions to land degradation and pollution of the Lake Victoria waters. Vegetation especially wetlands improves the resistance to erosion. The removal of riparian vegetation tends to accelerate surface erosion as a result of human activities. Increased erosion with in the catchments due to clearing of wetlands for sugarcane growing and cattle grazing has caused adverse increased sedimentation, degraded the water quality, and reduced the water productivity of the Lake Victoria Basin. Methods: We conducted a qualitative and quantitative study to investigate Sugarcane growing and cattle grazing as drivers to wetland degradation in Uganda in light of the current farming systems and practices and their socio-economic contributions to wetland degradation and pollution of the Lake Victoria waters. Focus group discussions, key informant interviews, semi structured interviews and observations were undertaken with the relevant stakeholders in the community. Results: Findings reveal that in Iguluibi catchment, sugarcane growing is now a major activity indicating land use change since the 1990s. Community members said when planting sugarcane all vegetations including all trees are cut leaving the land bare to allow the tractor to clear the land for cultivation. This has left the land bare without any natural vegetation with increased erosion hence eventually loss of soil fertility and increased sediment pollution to the Lake Victoria waters. As a result of

  7. Wetlands in China

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    2005-01-01

    Wetlands are shallow marine waters and wet areas in cluding rivers, lakes and marshes. According to scientists, even reservoirs and paddy fields fall into the category. Wetlands are classified into over 40 types but accounts for only 6% of the earth's total land area. Human beings inhabit by water and grass because wetlands provide us with water and wet soil.

  8. Dry deposition of particulate matter at an urban forest, wetland and lake surface in Beijing

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    Liu, Jiakai; Zhu, Lijuan; Wang, Huihui; Yang, Yilian; Liu, Jiatong; Qiu, Dongdong; Ma, Wu; Zhang, Zhenming; Liu, Jinglan

    2016-01-01

    The dry deposition of particular matters from atmosphere to ecosystems is an undesirable consequence of this pollution while the deposition process is also influenced by different land use types. In current study, concentration of fine particles, coarse particles and meteorological data were collected during the daytime in an artificial forest, wetland and a water surface in the Beijing Olympic Park. Dry deposition velocity, fluxes and vegetation collection were calculated by different models and the results were compared. The results show: (1) the deposition velocity onto the forest canopy was higher than which onto the wetland and the water surface and the velocity varied in different seasons; (2) the fine particles deposited most in the winter while the coarse particles was in the spring; (3) the vegetation collection rates of fine particles were lower than coarse particles, and the forest collected more PMs than the wetland plants.

  9. Dissolved organic carbon content and characteristics in relation to carbon dioxide partial pressure across Poyang Lake wetlands and adjacent aquatic systems in the Changjiang basin.

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    Wang, Huaxin; Jiao, Ruyuan; Wang, Fang; Zhang, Lu; Yan, Weijin

    2016-12-01

    Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) plays diverse roles in carbon biogeochemical cycles. Here, we explored the link between DOC and pCO2 using high-performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) with UV254 detection and excitation emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy to determine the molecular weight distribution (MW) and the spectral characteristics of DOC, respectively. The relationship between DOC and pCO2 was investigated in the Poyang Lake wetlands and their adjacent aquatic systems. The results indicated significant spatial variation in the DOC concentrations, MW distributions, and pCO2. The DOC concentration was higher in the wetlands than in the rivers and lakes. pCO2 was high in wetlands in which the dominant vegetation was Phragmites australis, whereas it was low in wetlands in which Carex tristachya was the dominant species. DOC was divided into five fractions according to MW, as follows: super-low MW (SLMW, 40 kDa). Rivers contained high proportions of HMW and extremely low amounts of SLMW, whereas wetlands had relatively high proportions of SLMW. The proportion of SMW (SMWp) was particularly high in wetlands. We found that pCO2 significantly positively correlated with the proportion of IMW, and significantly negatively correlated with SMWp. These data improve our understanding of the MW of bioavailable DOC and its conversion to CO2. The present results demonstrate that both the content and characteristics of DOC significantly affect pCO2. pCO2 and DOC must be studied further to help understanding the role of the wetland on the regional CO2 budget. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. 77 FR 7182 - Scott W. Houghton, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration Scott W. Houghton, M.D.; Decision and Order On November 4, 2011, Chief.... Mulrooney, II. The Deputy Assistant Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA or...

  11. The sharp decline of East Asian summer monsoon at mid-Holocene indicated by the lake-wetland transition in the Sanjiang Plain, northeastern China

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    Full Text Available The timing of the waxing and wining of the East Asian summer monsoon during the Holocene is still under debate. In present study, we present the high-resolution grain-size and LOI records from a well-dated mud/peat profile to reveal the lake-wetland transition in the Sanjiang Plain and discuss its significance to Holocene monsoon evolutions. The results show that the shallow-water lakes have developed in low-lying areas of the plain before 4600 yr BP, corresponding to the Holocene monsoon maximum. Thereafter, the wetlands began to initiate with the extinction of the paleolakes, marking a lake-shrinking stage with the relative dry climate. Considering the prevalent monsoon climate in the Sanjiang Plain, we suggest the lake-wetland transition at 4600 yr BP indicate a sharp decline of the summer monsoon rather than the basin infilling process. Such a remarkable monsoon weakening event has been widely documented in northern China, and we associated it with the ocean–atmosphere interacting processes in low-latitude regions.

  12. Fingerponds: managing nutrients and primary productivity for enhanced fish production in Lake Victoria's wetlands, Uganda

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    Kaggwa, R.S.

    2006-01-01

    Wetlands are of great ecological importance and have been described as the most important zone for freshwater fisheries. They can be exploited for agriculture and aquaculture through the integration of these activities. In Sub-Saharan Africa, emphasis has been put on agriculture and this has 1ed to

  13. The cost of poor land use practices in Lake Nakivale Wetland in ...

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    Sep 15, 2006 ... The impact analysis approach was used to estimate the value of the affected wetland ..... to lose if the current poor land use practices were not checked .... be attributed to gender roles as far the harvesting and utilization of the ...

  14. monitoring of heavy metal loading into the wetlands south of lake ...

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    Ni (12-37 mg/kg) and Hg (0.19-1.76 mg/kg), contrary to non-impacted wetlands, which contain relatively low .... analyses were of good precision, except Cr whose results .... Chromium occurred in ..... minerals that are very resistant to chemical.

  15. Fingerponds: managing nutrients and primary productivity for enhanced fish production in Lake Victoria's wetlands, Uganda

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    Kaggwa, R.S.

    2006-01-01

    Wetlands are of great ecological importance and have been described as the most important zone for freshwater fisheries. They can be exploited for agriculture and aquaculture through the integration of these activities. In Sub-Saharan Africa, emphasis has been put on agriculture and this has 1ed to

  16. Changes in vegetative coverage of the Hongze Lake national wetland nature reserve: a decade-long assessment using MODIS medium-resolution data

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    Yu, Kun; Hu, Chuanmin

    2013-01-01

    Wetlands are important ecosystems on Earth. However, global wetland coverage is being reduced due to both anthropogenic and natural effects. Thus, assessment of temporal changes in vegetative coverage, as a measure of the wetland health, is critical to help implement effective management plans and provide inputs for climate-related research. In this work, 596 moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) 250-m resolution images of the Hongze Lake national wetland nature reserve from 2000 to 2009 were used to study the vegetative coverage (above the water surface) of the reserve. Three vegetation indices [normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), enhanced VI (EVI), and floating algae index (FAI)] were compared to evaluate their effectiveness in assessing relative changes. FAI was less sensitive than NDVI and EVI to aerosol effects and showed less statistical error than NDVI and EVI. Long-term FAI data revealed clear seasonal cycles in vegetative coverage in the 113-km2 core area of the reserve, with annual maximal coverage relatively stable after 2004. This suggests that the national wetland nature reserve was well protected through the study period. However, vegetative coverage decreased due to the flooding event in 2003. Moreover, correlation analysis showed that annual sunshine duration collectively played a significant role in affecting the wetland vegetative coverage.

  17. 山地型湿地公园景观营造探析——以山西云竹湖湿地为例%Mountain Wetland Park Landscape Construction: A Case Study of Yunzhu Lake Wetland Park

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    2015-01-01

    Based on analysis of the features of Mountain Wetland Park and the landscape resources of Yunzhu Lake Wetland Park in Shanxi, the idea of constructing Mountain Wetland Park Landscape was proposed, which covers four aspects, conservation and utilization, science education, eco-tourism, and recreation. The method and content of Mountain Wetland Park Landscape Construction were systematically illustrated in order to provide a basis for similar mountain wetlands in China.%结合山西云竹湖湿地公园案例,在对山地型湿地公园特征和云竹湖湿地公园景观资源分析的基础上,针对性地提出了山地型湿地公园景观营造理念,从保护利用、科普教育、生态观光、休闲娱乐4大功能入手,系统探析了山地型湿地公园景观营造方法及内容,以期对我国山地型湿地公园景观营造提供借鉴.

  18. Effects of hydrological regime on development of Carex wet meadows in East Dongting Lake, a Ramsar Wetland for wintering waterbirds

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    Jing, Lei; Lu, Cai; Xia, Yan; Shi, Linlu; Zuo, Aojie; Lei, Jialing; Zhang, Hong; Lei, Guangchun; Wen, Li

    2017-01-01

    Wet meadows are one of the most important ecological components in floodplain, and are among the most dynamic ecosystems. Understanding the development of wet meadows and contributing environmental factors can provide better support for wetland management. Carex meadows in East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve (EDLNNR) provide vital wintering ground for thousands of migratory waterbirds, and their ecological functions are under threated due to hydrological alternation. We measured wet meadow expansion in EDLNNR from 1989 to 2014, and explored its responses to hydrological and climatic factors within the generalised additive models (GAM) framework. We found an overall expansion of wet meadows over the study period. However, in contrast to many previous studies, our results showed that water level fluctuations at the hydrologic indicator site had only limited impacts on their development. Instead, sampling year, timing of water level recession, and local rainfall exerted significant effects. The effects of sampling year reflected the changes in sedimentation within Dongting Lake; and effects of timing of water withdrawal might be explained by the life history of the dominant sedge species. Our study suggested that the impacts of large scale hydrological alternation on vegetation may operate indirectly through its effects on sediment balance. PMID:28165508

  19. Effects of hydrological regime on development of Carex wet meadows in East Dongting Lake, a Ramsar Wetland for wintering waterbirds

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    Jing, Lei; Lu, Cai; Xia, Yan; Shi, Linlu; Zuo, Aojie; Lei, Jialing; Zhang, Hong; Lei, Guangchun; Wen, Li

    2017-02-01

    Wet meadows are one of the most important ecological components in floodplain, and are among the most dynamic ecosystems. Understanding the development of wet meadows and contributing environmental factors can provide better support for wetland management. Carex meadows in East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve (EDLNNR) provide vital wintering ground for thousands of migratory waterbirds, and their ecological functions are under threated due to hydrological alternation. We measured wet meadow expansion in EDLNNR from 1989 to 2014, and explored its responses to hydrological and climatic factors within the generalised additive models (GAM) framework. We found an overall expansion of wet meadows over the study period. However, in contrast to many previous studies, our results showed that water level fluctuations at the hydrologic indicator site had only limited impacts on their development. Instead, sampling year, timing of water level recession, and local rainfall exerted significant effects. The effects of sampling year reflected the changes in sedimentation within Dongting Lake; and effects of timing of water withdrawal might be explained by the life history of the dominant sedge species. Our study suggested that the impacts of large scale hydrological alternation on vegetation may operate indirectly through its effects on sediment balance.

  20. Lostwood Wetland Management District / Shell Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Annual Narrative Report Calendar Year 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lostwood WMD and Shell Lake NWR summarizes Refuge activities during the 1991 calendar year. The report contains information on land...

  1. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1987

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1987 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  2. Integrated Pest Management Plan 2003-2008 Devils Lake Wetland Management Complex

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of the Integrated Pest Management Plan is to provide a comprehensive, environmentally sensitive approach to managing pests on the Devils Lake WMC. The...

  3. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2012] Bowdoin Wetland Management District, Benton Lake ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  4. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2011] Bowdoin Wetland Management District, Benton Lake ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  5. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2015] Bowdoin Wetland Management District, Benton Lake ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  6. Narrative report : Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District : FY - 1975

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake NWR and WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1975 fiscal year. The report begins by summarizing the weather...

  7. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 2005

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 2005 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  8. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1984

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1984 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  9. Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 2000 calendar year. The report begins with a summary...

  10. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1980

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1980 calendar year. The report begins with an introduction to the Refuge and...

  11. Lake Andes Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1980

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Lake Andes WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1980 calendar year. The report begins with an introduction to the Refuge and...

  12. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1981

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1981 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  13. Integrated Pest Management Plan 2004-2009 Devils Lake Wetland Management Complex

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of the Integrated Pest Management Plan is to provide a comprehensive, environmentally sensitive approach to managing pests on the Devils Lake WMC. The...

  14. Lostwood Wetland Management District / Shell Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Annual Narrative Report Calendar Year 1993

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Lostwood WMD and Shell Lake NWR summarizes Refuge activities during the 1993 calendar year. The report contains information on land...

  15. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2014] Bowdoin Wetland Management District, Benton Lake ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  16. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1988

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1988 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  17. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1983

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1983 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  18. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1982

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1982 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  19. Sand Lake Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1985

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Sand Lake WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1985 calendar year. The report begins with a summary of the year's...

  20. Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1984

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake WMD and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1984 calendar year. The report begins with a...

  1. Long Lake Wetland Management District: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1983

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Long Lake WMD and the easement refuges outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1983 calendar year. The report begins with a...

  2. Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1997 calendar year. The report begins with a summary...

  3. Mapping pan-Arctic methane emissions at high spatial resolution using an adjoint atmospheric transport and inversion method and process-based wetland and lake biogeochemical models

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    Z. Tan

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Understanding methane emissions from the Arctic, a fast warming carbon reservoir, is important for projecting changes in the global methane cycle under future climate scenarios. Here we optimize Arctic methane emissions with a nested-grid high-resolution inverse model by assimilating both high-precision surface measurements and column-average SCIAMACHY satellite retrievals of methane mole fraction. For the first time, methane emissions from lakes are integrated into an atmospheric transport and inversion estimate, together with prior wetland emissions estimated by six different biogeochemical models. We find that, the global methane emissions during July 2004–June 2005 ranged from 496.4 to 511.5 Tg yr−1, with wetland methane emissions ranging from 130.0 to 203.3 Tg yr−1. The Arctic methane emissions during July 2004–June 2005 were in the range of 14.6–30.4 Tg yr−1, with wetland and lake emissions ranging from 8.8 to 20.4 Tg yr−1 and from 5.4 to 7.9 Tg yr−1 respectively. Canadian and Siberian lakes contributed most of the estimated lake emissions. Due to insufficient measurements in the region, Arctic methane emissions are less constrained in northern Russia than in Alaska, northern Canada and Scandinavia. Comparison of different inversions indicates that the distribution of global and Arctic methane emissions is sensitive to prior wetland emissions. Evaluation with independent datasets shows that the global and Arctic inversions improve estimates of methane mixing ratios in boundary layer and free troposphere. The high-resolution inversions provide more details about the spatial distribution of methane emissions in the Arctic.

  4. Revegetation of Bulrushes Bolboschoenus Maritimus, Schoenoplectus Acutus, and S. Americanus in Great Salt Lake Wetlands: Seed Biology and Influence of Environmental Factors on Rhizomes

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    Marty, James

    2016-01-01

    A primary goal of ecological restoration is to establish desirable plant species. This goal is particularly important following the removal of invasive plants. Understanding biological traits of plant species important to revegetation is crucial to plant establishment. In the globally important Great Salt Lake (GSL) wetlands, native habitat-forming bulrushes Bolboschoenus maritimus, Schoenoplectus acutus, and S. americanus are frequently displaced by the invasive grass Phragmites australis. S...

  5. Spatial Distribution of Bacterial Communities Driven by Multiple Environmental Factors in a Beach Wetland of the Largest Freshwater Lake in China

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    Xia eDing

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The spatial distributions of bacterial communities may be driven by multiple environmental factors. Thus, understanding the relationships between bacterial distribution and environmental factors is critical for understanding wetland stability and the functioning of freshwater lakes. However, little research on the bacterial communities in deep sediment layers exists. In this study, thirty clone libraries of 16S rRNA were constructed from a beach wetland of the Poyang Lake along both horizontal (distance to the water-land junction and vertical (sediment depth gradients to assess the effects of sediment properties on bacterial community structure and diversity. Our results showed that bacterial diversity increased along the horizontal gradient and decreased along the vertical gradient. The heterogeneous sediment properties along gradients substantially affected the dominant bacterial groups at the phylum and species levels. For example, the NH4+ concentration decreased with increasing depth, which was positively correlated with the relative abundance of Alphaproteobacteria. The changes in bacterial diversity and dominant bacterial groups showed that the top layer had a different bacterial community structure than the deeper layers. Principal component analysis revealed that both gradients, not each gradient independently, contributed to the shift in the bacterial community structure. A multiple linear regression model explained the changes in bacterial diversity and richness along the depth and distance gradients. Overall, our results suggest that spatial gradients associated with sediment properties shaped the bacterial communities in the Poyang Lake beach wetland.

  6. Environmental Analysis of Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, Its Surrounding Wetlands, and Selected Land Uses. Volume 1.

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    xxiv A B Hydrology Natural Resources C D Geography1 Man’s Activities *1 V Fig(ir(, 2. Conceptua.) view of the Lake Pont (chartri in eco,.yst em (mod i Ii...Santa Roas 47 -31.9 UO Cowpen 54 -25.1 UO Kingsley 40 -24.9 UO McClous 49 -24.8 UO Brooklyn 43 -23.1 UO Long 52 -22.8 UO " Magnolia 42 -20.4 UO Anderson...investigating some general trends. D. Implications The discussion thus far has shown that the sediments in Lake Pont - S chartrain are capable of being moved by

  7. Integration of Palmer Drought Severity Index and remote sensing data to simulate wetland water surface from 1910 to 2009 in Cottonwood Lake area, North Dakota

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    Huang, S.; Dahal, D.; Young, Caitlin; Chander, G.; Liu, S.

    2011-01-01

    Spatiotemporal variations of wetland water in the Prairie Pothole Region are controlled by many factors; two of them are temperature and precipitation that form the basis of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI). Taking the 196km2 Cottonwood Lake area in North Dakota as our pilot study site, we integrated PDSI, Landsat images, and aerial photography records to simulate monthly water surface. First, we developed a new Wetland Water Area Index (WWAI) from PDSI to predict water surface area. Second, we developed a water allocation model to simulate the spatial distribution of water bodies at a resolution of 30m. Third, we used an additional procedure to model the small wetlands (less than 0.8ha) that could not be detected by Landsat. Our results showed that i) WWAI was highly correlated with water area with an R2 of 0.90, resulting in a simple regression prediction of monthly water area to capture the intra- and inter-annual water change from 1910 to 2009; ii) the spatial distribution of water bodies modeled from our approach agreed well with the water locations visually identified from the aerial photography records; and iii) the R2 between our modeled water bodies (including both large and small wetlands) and those from aerial photography records could be up to 0.83 with a mean average error of 0.64km2 within the study area where the modeled wetland water areas ranged from about 2 to 14km2. These results indicate that our approach holds great potential to simulate major changes in wetland water surface for ecosystem service; however, our products could capture neither the short-term water change caused by intensive rainstorm events nor the wetland change caused by human activities. ?? 2011.

  8. The study of seasonal composition and dynamics of wetland ecosystems and wintering bird habitat at Poyang Lake, PR China using object-based image analysis and field observations

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    Dronova, Iryna

    Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world which support critical ecological services and high biological diversity yet are vulnerable to climate change and human activities. In this thesis, I investigated the capabilities of satellite remote sensing with medium spatial resolution and object-based image analysis (OBIA) methods to elucidate seasonal composition and dynamics of wetland ecosystems and indicators of habitat for wintering waterbirds in a large conservation hotspot of Poyang Lake, PR China. I first examined changes in major wetland cover types during the low water period when Poyang Lake provides habitat to large numbers of migratory birds from the East Asian pathway. I used OBIA to map and analyze the transitions among water, vegetation, mudflat and sand classes from four 32-m Beijing-1 microsatellite images between late fall 2007 and early spring 2008. This analysis revealed that, while transitions among wetland classes were strongly associated with precipitation and flood-driven hydrological variation, the overall dynamics were a more complex interplay of vegetation phenology, disturbance and post-flood exposure. Remote sensing signals of environmental processes were more effectively captured by changes in fuzzy memberships to each class per location than by changes in spatial extents of the best-matching classes alone. The highest uncertainty in the image analysis corresponded to transitional wetland states at the end of the major flood recession in November and to heterogeneous mudflat areas at the land-water interface during the whole study period. Results suggest seasonally exposed mudflat features as important targets for future research due to heterogeneity and uncertainty of their composition, variable spatial distribution and sensitivity to hydrological dynamics. I further explored the potential of OBIA to overcome the limitations of the traditional pixel-based image classification methods in characterizing Poyang Lake

  9. Ecological, biogeochemical and salinity changes in coastal lakes and wetlands over the last 200 years

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    Roberts, Lucy; Holmes, Jonathan; Horne, David

    2016-04-01

    Shallow lakes provide extensive ecosystem services and are ecologically important aquatic resources supporting a diverse flora and fauna. In marginal-marine areas, where such lakes are subjected to the multiple pressures of coastal erosion, sea level rise, increasing sea surface temperature and increasing frequency and intensity of storm surges, environments are complex and unstable. They are characterised by physico-chemical variations due to climatic (precipitation/evaporation cycles) and dynamic factors (tides, currents, freshwater drainage and sea level changes). Combined with human activity in the catchment these processes can alter the salinity, habitat and ecology of coastal fresh- to brackish water ecosystems. In this study the chemical and biological stability of coastal lakes forming the Upper Thurne catchment in the NE of the Norfolk Broads, East Anglia, UK are seriously threatened by long-term changes in salinity resulting from storm surges, complex hydrogeology and anthropogenic activity in the catchment. Future management decisions depend on a sound understanding of the potential ecological impacts, but such understanding is limited by short-term observations and measurements. This research uses palaeolimnological approaches, which can be validated and calibrated with historical records, to reconstruct changes in the aquatic environment on a longer time scale than can be achieved by observations alone. Here, salinity is quantitatively reconstructed using the trace-element geochemistry (Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca) of low Mg-calcite shells of Ostracoda (microscopic bivalved crustaceans) and macrophyte and macroinvertebrate macrofossil remains are used as a proxy to assess ecological change in response to variations in salinity. δ13C values of Cladocera (which are potentially outcompeted by the mysid Neomysis integer with increasing salinity and eutrophication) can be used to reconstruct carbon cycling and energy pathways in lake food webs, which alongside

  10. Distribution Characteristics of TOC, TN and TP in the Wetland Sediments of Longbao Lake in the San-Jiang Head Waters

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    Lu, Sujin; Si, Jianhua; Qi, Yue; Wang, Zhanqing; Wu, Xiaocui; Hou, Chuanying

    2016-12-01

    The study deals with the distribution of nutrients in wetland sediments, which provide the basis for revealing the wetland eutrophication processes and mechanisms of internal pollution sources. The total organic carbon (TOC), total nitrogen (TN), and total phosphorus (TP) contents and distribution characteristics of sediment samples were examined. The results showed that the TOC concentration ranged from 3.81 to 15.6 g/kg, the TN concentration ranged from 0.21 to 1.18 g/kg with a mean concentration of 0.66 g/kg, and the TP concentration ranged from 0.16 to 0.35 g/kg with a mean of 0.23 g/kg. Statistical analysis showed close correlations between TOC and TN (R2 = 0.96), and TN and TP (R2 = 0.97), which indicated that the TN and TP in the sediments were from similar sources. The concentrations of TOC, TN, and TP in Long-bao Lake wetland sediments were too low for eutrophication to occur. Our investigation indicated that Longbao Lake undergoes natural evolution rather than anthropogenic activities.

  11. Selenium mobilization during a flood experiment in a contaminated wetland: Stewart Lake Waterfowl Management Area, Utah

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    Naftz, D.L.; Yahnke, J.; Miller, J.; Noyes, S.

    2005-01-01

    Constructed and natural wetlands can accumulate elevated levels of Se; however, few data are available on cost-effective methods for remobilization and removal of Se from these areas. A field experiment was conducted to assess the effectiveness of flooding on the removal of Se from dry surface sediments. The 83-m2 flood-experiment plot contained 10 monitoring wells, a water-quality minimonitor (continuous measurement of pH, specific conductance, water temperature, and dissolved O2), a down-hole Br electrode, and 2 pressure transducers. Flooding was initiated on August 27, 2002, and a Br tracer was added to water delivered through a pipeline to the flood plot during the first 1.2 h. Standing water depth in the flood plot was maintained at 0.3 m through September 1, 2002. The Br tracer data indicate a dual porosity system that includes fracture (mud cracks) and matrix flow components. Mean vertical water velocities for the matrix flow component were estimated to range from 0.002 to 0.012 m/h. Dissolved (less than 0.45 ??m) Se increased from pre-flood concentrations of less than 10 ??g/L to greater than 800 ??g/L during flooding in samples from deep (2.0 m below land surface) ground water. Selenium concentrations exceeded 5500 ??g/L in samples from shallow (0.8 m below land surface) ground water. Ratios of Se to Br in water samples indicate that Se moved conservatively during the experiment and was derived from leaching of near-surface sediments. Cumulative Se flux to the deep ground water during the experiment ranged from 9.0 to 170 mg/m2. Pre- and post-flood surface soil sampling indicated a mean Se flux of 720 mg/m2 through the top 15 cm of soil. Ground-water samples collected 8 months after termination of the flood experiment contained Se concentrations of less than 20 ??g/L. The minimonitor data indicate a rapid return to chemically reducing conditions in the deep ground water, limiting the mobility of the Se dissolved in the water pulse introduced during the

  12. Conservation of wetlands of Tanzania

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    The major wetland systems of Tanzania are described together with specific functions,products and attributes of lakes, rivers, swamps, estuaries, mangroves and coastal areas. Reasons and priorities for the conservation of wetlands are given together with the existingproblems of wetland conservation and their solutions.

  13. Determinants of Farmers’ Willingness to Pay and Its Level for Ecological Compensation of Poyang Lake Wetland, China: A Household-Level Survey

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    Full Text Available This study examines the determinants of farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP and their payment levels for ecological compensation of the Poyang Lake Wetland in China. We developed a farmer household survey and gathered 292 effective responses. The contingent valuation method (CVM and Heckman’s two-step model were employed for the empirical study. Results show that 46.58% of farmers are willing to pay ecological compensation, with an average price of $64.39/household per year. The influencing factors that significantly influence farmers’ WTP include household income, residential location, emphasis on improvement of wetland resources, arable land area, and contracted water area. In addition, household income, residential location, arable land area, and contracted water area are significantly related to their payment levels. The results of this empirical study inform important policy implications and recommendations.

  14. Aquatic Plants Planting Design of Pingtian Lake Wetland Park%平天湖湿地公园水生植物种植设计

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    刘妍

    2012-01-01

    依据湿地生态系统稳定发展的原则,在保证最小程度破坏当地原有植被的基础上,通过查阅资料和调查研究,从水生植物配置的角度,总结出平天湖湿地公园水生植物选择的依据和适当建议,以期为公园水生植物的选择提供思路.%Based on the principles of the steady development of wetland ecosystem to guarantee the minimal damage to native vegetation, the basis and suggestions on the choice of aquatic plants in Pingtian Lake Wetland Park were summarized from the perspective of aquatic plants configuration, with the aim to provide basis for the selection of aquatic plants in parks.

  15. Dissolved greenhouse gas concentrations and fluxes from Wetlands P7 and P8 of the Cottonwood Lake Study area, Stutsman County, North Dakota, 2015

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    2016-01-01

    A study was conducted to assess the relationships among carbon mineralization, sulfate reduction and greenhouse gas emissions in prairie pothole wetlands. These data are for dissolved methane and carbon dioxide concentrations and fluxes. Dissolved gas concentrations in the water column and fluxes to the atmosphere were estimated from April through November, 2015 for wetlands P7 and P8 of the Cottonwood Lake Study area, Stutsman County, North Dakota. Dissolved gases in the water column were collected every two weeks using a pumping-induced ebullition device. Gas flux samples were collected concurrently at the water-atmosphere interface using the vented static-chamber method. Gas concentrations of the gas samples were determined using gas chromatography. Air and water temperature and water depth also were collected concurrently. These data directly support the associated publication “Abundant carbon substrates drive extremely high sulfate reduction rates and methane fluxes in Prairie Pothole Wetlands” which is referenced within the Metadata.

  16. 鄱阳湖湿地现状及恢复与保育对策%Current Status of Poyang Lake Wetland and Strategies forConservation and Restoration

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    詹春森; 朱奇; 刘观华; 曾南京; 詹慧英

    2013-01-01

    在对鄱阳湖湿地恢复与保育现状进行分析的基础上,找出鄱阳湖湿地面临的主要威胁和鄱阳湖湿地恢复与保育中存在的主要问题,结合鄱阳湖实际情况,提出了鄱阳湖湿地恢复与保育对策。%An analysis of the current situation of Poyang Lake wetland restoration and conservation was carried out in order to find out the primary threats to and problems of Poyang Lake wetland restoration and conservation. Considering the actual situation of Poyang Lake, strategies and measures were proposed for improving conservation of the wetland.

  17. MONITORING OF STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS AND WATER BALANCE AS AN AID TO WETLAND MANAGEMENT USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUES – A CASE STUDY FOR NALSAROVAR LAKE, GUJARAT

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    Murthy, T. V. R.; Panigrahy, S.

    2012-01-01

    The hydrologic variability greatly influences the structural components of wetlands that have a great bearing on habitats for avifauna, aquatic fauna including fish etc. This paper highlights the results of a study carried out to derive changes in open-water and vegetation, and also water balance for Nalsarovar Lake, Gujarat. MODIS 8-day composite data for three consecutive years viz 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2004/05 were used to study the seasonal and inter annual dynamics of water regime in the ...

  18. Spatio-temporal variations in biomass and mercury concentrations of epiphytic biofilms and their host in a large river wetland (Lake St. Pierre, Qc, Canada).

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    Hamelin, Stéphanie; Planas, Dolors; Amyot, Marc

    2015-02-01

    Within wetlands, epiphytes and macrophytes play an important role in storage and transfer of metals, through the food web. However, there is a lack of information about spatial and temporal changes in their metal levels, including those of mercury (Hg), a key priority contaminant of aquatic systems. We assessed total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) concentrations of epiphyte/macrophyte complexes in Lake St. Pierre, a large fluvial lake of the St. Lawrence River (Québec, Canada). THg and MeHg concentrations were ten fold higher in epiphytes than in macrophytes. THg concentrations in epiphytes linearly decreased as a function of the autotrophic index, suggesting a role of algae in epiphyte Hg accumulation, and % of MeHg in epiphytes reached values as high as 74%. Spatio-temporal variability in THg and MeHg concentrations in epiphytes and macrophytes were influenced by water temperature, available light, host species, water level, dissolved organic carbon and dissolved oxygen.

  19. Assessment of Habitat Restoration for Cuihu Lake Wetland ofBeijing%北京翠湖湿地生境恢复及效果评估

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    李伟; 崔丽娟; 赵欣胜; 张曼胤; 王义飞; 商晓静

    2013-01-01

    Wetland restoration means to restore or habilitate the degraded or disappeared wetlands through ecological technologies or ecological engineering, and to reestablish the structure, functions and the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the wetland, making it fully functional. Since 2010, the wetland has applied micro-topography restoration, ground matrix restoration, vegetation planting and lake shore protection in an area of about 13.33ha to rehabilitate the wetland habitat. After application of the rehabilitation measures, water quality was effectively improved, the frequency of Euglena sanguinea"water bloom"phenomenon eruption was significantly reduced, and the area of"water bloom" was under effective control. Meanwhile, the quality of ground matrix was evidently upgraded. Wetland vegetation coverage changed from 51%to 71%;and the number of plant species increased from 221 to 236. In addition, the number of waterbird species and their occasional species increased. This study would provide technical support to urban wetland restoration.%湿地恢复是指通过生态技术或生态工程对退化或消失的湿地进行修复或重建,再现退化前的结构和功能以及相关的物理、化学和生物学特性,使其发挥应有的作用。自2010年,翠湖湿地综合运用了微地形重塑、基质恢复、植被种植和岸带护坡等湿地生境恢复技术,累计应用面积约13.33 hm2。翠湖湿地应用生境恢复技术之后,有效改善了水环境质量,血红裸藻“水华”现象爆发频率显著降低,水华覆盖面积得到有效控制。同时,湿地基质质量得到了有效提升。湿地植被覆盖度由恢复之前的51%增加到恢复后的71%;植物物种由221种增加为236种;水鸟种类和偶见种有所增加。本研究可为城市湿地恢复提供技术支撑。

  20. Testing a participatory integrated assessment(PIA) approach to select climate change adaptation actions to enhance wetland sustainability: The case of Poyang Lake region in China

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    HUANG; Li; YIN; Yongyuan; DU; De-Bin

    2015-01-01

    The necessity of mainstreaming climate adaptation strategies or policies into natural resource management plans has been recognized by the UNFCCC.The IPCC AR5 report suggests a growing demand for research to provide information for a deeper and more useful understanding of climate adaptation options,and indicates a lack of effective methods to meet this increasing demand of policymakers.In this respect,a participatory integrated assessment(PIA) approach is presented in this paper to provide an effective means to mainstream wetland climate change adaptation in rural sustainable development strategies,and thus to reduce climate vulnerability and to enhance rural community livelihood.The PIA approach includes a series of research activities required to assess climate impacts on wetland ecosystems,and to prioritize adaptation responses.A range of adaptation options that address key aspects of the wetland ecosystem resilience and concerns are evaluated against community based on sustainable development indicators.The PIA approach is able to identify desirable adaptation options which can then be implemented to improve wetland ecosystem health and to enhance regional sustainable development in a changing climate.For illustration purpose,the PIA was applied in a case study in Poyang Lake(PYL) region,a critical wetland and water ecosystem in central China with important international biodiversity linkages,and a locale for key policy experiments with ecosystem rehabilitation.The PIA was used to facilitate the integration of wetland climate change adaptation in rural sustainable development actions with multi-stakeholders participation.In particular,the case shows how the PIA can be designed and implemented to select effective and practical climate change adaptation options to enhance ecosystem services management and to reduce resource use conflicts and rural poverty.Worked in partnership with multi-stakeholders and assisted with a multi-criteria decision making tool

  1. Emergy evaluation and economic analysis of three wetland fish farming systems in Nansi Lake area, China.

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    Zhang, L X; Ulgiati, S; Yang, Z F; Chen, B

    2011-03-01

    Emergy and economic methods were used to evaluate and compare three fish production models, i.e., cage fish farming system, pond intensive fish rearing system and semi-natural extensive pond fish rearing system, in Nansi Lake area in China in the year 2007. The goal of this study was to understand the benefits and driving forces of selected fish production models from ecological and economic points of view. The study considered input structure, production efficiency, environmental impacts, economic viability and sustainability. Results show that the main difference among the three production systems was the emergy cost for fish feed associated with their feeding system, i.e., feeding on natural biomass such as plankton and grass or on commercial feedstock. As indicated by EYR, ELR and ESI, it can be clearly shown that the intensive production model with commercial feed is not a sustainable pattern. However, the point is that more environmentally sound patterns do not seem able to provide a competitive net profit in the short run. The intensive pond fish farming system had a net profit of 2.57E+03 $/ha, much higher than 1.27E+03 $/ha for cage fish farming system and slightly higher than 2.37E+03 $/ha for semi-natural fish farming system. With regard to the drivers of local farmer's decisions, the accessibility of land for the required use and investment ability determine the farmer's choice of the production model and the scale of operation, while other factors seem to have little effect. Theoretically, the development of environmentally sustainable production patterns, namely water and land conservation measures, greener feed as well as low waste systems is urgently needed, to keep production activities within the carrying capacity of ecosystems. Coupled emergy and economic analyses can provide better insight into the environmental and economic benefits of fish production systems and help solve the problems encountered during policy making.

  2. Study on biodiversity and conservation strategies in national wetland park of Yingzhou West Lake%颍州西湖国家湿地公园生物多样性及保护对策研究

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    刘生杰; 隋娟娟; 李永民; 聂超

    2012-01-01

    Yingzhou West Lake,a national wetland park,provides good habitats for various species for their survival and reproduction,so that resources of animal and plant are rich in the wetland park.But wetland area gradually dwindling,environmental pollution,unreasonable utilization of biological resources,short of money and feeble scientific research on wetland are faced in wetland protection in Yingzhou West Lake.The development of urbanization,tourism also have a negative impact on ecological environment of the wetland park.So advices such as restoring vegetation,returning farmlands to lake,pollution control,perfecting laws,increasing investment,strengthening scientific research and publicity on the wetland,promoting community economy are given to protect the wetland park.%颍州西湖国家湿地公园的良好生境为多种生物提供了生存和繁衍条件,动植物资源丰富。西湖湿地保护面临面积不断减少、环境污染、生物资源利用不合理、经费不足、科研薄弱及城镇化、旅游开发对生境影响等问题。提出恢复植被、退田还湖、防治污染、完善法规、增加投入、加强科研与宣传、促进社区经济发展等湿地保护建议。

  3. Annual narrative report: Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, and Lake Andes Wetland Management District: Calendar year 1975

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This collection of monthly activity reports summarizes activities on Lake Andes NWR, Lake Andes WMD, and Karl E. Mundt NWR during the 1975 calendar year. Resource...

  4. Unravelling aquifer-wetland interaction using CSAMT and gravity methods: the Mollina-Camorra aquifer and the Fuente de Piedra playa-lake, southern Spain

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    Pedrera, A.; Martos-Rosillo, S.; Galindo-Zaldívar, J.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, M.; Benavente, J.; Martín-Rodríguez, J. F.; Zúñiga-López, M. I.

    2016-06-01

    The hydrological regime of Fuente de Piedra playa-lake (Málaga, southern Spain) has been significantly affected by the intensive exploitation of groundwater in the area. The playa-lake is situated above clays, marls, and gypsum, and under unaltered conditions received surface-subsurface runoff within the watershed as well as groundwater discharge from two carbonate aquifers. We have analyzed the structure of the main one, the Mollina-Camorra carbonate aquifer, by combining controlled source audio magnetotellurics (CSAMT), gravity prospecting, and time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) soundings. This geophysical information, together with new structural and hydrogeological data, was gathered to develop a new conceptual hydrogeological model. This model allows the hydrological linkage of the carbonate aquifer with the playa-lake system to be established. Moreover, the intensive exploitation in the carbonate aquifer, even outside the watershed of the playa-lake, has affected the hydrological regime of the system. This multidisciplinary work demonstrates the potential of geophysical methods for understanding wetland-aquifer interaction, having important groundwater management implications.

  5. Marsh wrens as bioindicators of mercury in wetlands of Great Salt Lake: do blood and feathers reflect site-specific exposure risk to bird reproduction?

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    Hartman, C Alex; Ackerman, Joshua T; Herring, Garth; Isanhart, John; Herzog, Mark

    2013-06-18

    Nonlethal sampling of bird blood and feathers are among the more common ways of estimating the risk of mercury exposure to songbird reproduction. The implicit assumption is that mercury concentrations in blood or feathers of individuals captured in a given area are correlated with mercury concentrations in eggs from the same area. Yet, this assumption is rarely tested. We evaluated mercury concentrations in blood, feathers, and eggs of marsh wrens in wetlands of Great Salt Lake, Utah, and, at two spatial scales, specifically tested the assumption that mercury concentrations in blood and feather samples from birds captured in a defined area were predictive of mercury concentrations in eggs collected in the same area. Mercury concentrations in blood were not correlated with mercury concentrations in eggs collected within the same wetland unit, and were poorly correlated with mercury concentrations in eggs collected at the smaller home range spatial scale of analysis. Moreover, mercury exposure risk, as estimated via tissue concentrations, differed among wetland units depending upon whether blood or egg mercury concentrations were sampled. Mercury concentrations in feathers also were uncorrelated with mercury concentrations in eggs, and were poorly correlated with mercury concentrations in blood. These results demonstrate the potential for contrasting management actions that may be implemented based solely on the specific avian tissue that is sampled, and highlight the importance of developing avian tissues as biomonitoring tools for assessing local risk of mercury exposure to bird reproduction.

  6. Artificial wetlands as tools for frog conservation: stability and variability of reproduction characteristics in Sahara frog populations in Tunisian man-made lakes.

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    Bellakhal, Meher; Neveu, André; Fertouna-Bellakhal, Mouna; Aleya, Lotfi

    2017-09-27

    Amphibian populations are in decline principally due to climate change, environmental contaminants, and the reduction in wetlands. Even though data concerning current population trends are scarce, artificial wetlands appear to play a vital role in amphibian conservation. This study concerns the reproductive biology of the Sahara frog over a 2-year period in four Tunisian man-made lakes. Each month, gonad state (parameters: K, GSI, LCI), fecundity, and fertility of females (using 1227 clutches) were evaluated in the field under controlled conditions. Clutches were present for 110-130 days at two of the sites, but only for 60-80 days at the other two. Maximum egg laying occurred in May, corresponding to the highest point in the gonad somatic index. Clutch densities were higher in the smaller lakes. Female fecundity was in relation to body size; mean clutch fecundity attained 1416 eggs, with no differences observed according to site. Egg fertility varied over a 1-year period, with a maximum in May followed by a decrease when water temperature was at its highest. Eggs were smaller at the beginning of spawning; maximum size was in May, which might explain the higher fertility, but no maternal influence was detected. Embryonic development was strictly dependent on temperature. The population at each site appeared as a small patch within a metapopulation in overall good health, as shown by the relative temporal stability in reproduction variables. Constructed wetlands may therefore play an important role in the conservation of amphibians, especially in semi-arid zones.

  7. 安庆沿江湖泊湿地保护管理对策%Strategies for Conservation and Management of the Lake Wetlands along Yangtze River in Anqing City

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    王康明

    2015-01-01

    本文介绍了安庆沿江湖泊湿地的基本情况、生态价值,在指出安庆沿江湖泊湿地保护当前面临的主要问题的基础上,提出了加强湖泊湿地保护管理的对策,旨在进一步促进沿江湖泊湿地保护管理工作。%In this paper, the basic information and ecological value of the lake wetlands along Yangtze River in Anqing City were introduced. And the main existing problems in the conservation of these wetlands along Yangtze River in Anqing were pointed out. Some strategies to strengthen the conservation and management of the lake wetlands were put forward with the aim of promoting their conservation and management.

  8. MONITORING OF STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS AND WATER BALANCE AS AN AID TO WETLAND MANAGEMENT USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUES – A CASE STUDY FOR NALSAROVAR LAKE, GUJARAT

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    T. V. R. Murthy

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The hydrologic variability greatly influences the structural components of wetlands that have a great bearing on habitats for avifauna, aquatic fauna including fish etc. This paper highlights the results of a study carried out to derive changes in open-water and vegetation, and also water balance for Nalsarovar Lake, Gujarat. MODIS 8-day composite data for three consecutive years viz 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2004/05 were used to study the seasonal and inter annual dynamics of water regime in the lake. Digital elevation model derived using Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission data with interpolated bottom topography was used to generate elevation contours and compute water volume from water spread data. The reference data of 2002 (drought year shows the maximum extent of wetland to be 8.06 km2 with emergent vegetation of recorded as 2.36 km2 and open-water as 5.70 km2. The rainfall has an impact on the preferred habitat availability for various species of avifauna and it is noted that emergent vegetation present in the lake completely dried up by summer 2002, a rainfall deficit year but revived again in the preceding year i.e. 2003 which was a good rainfall year with 46.68 km2 under emergent vegetation and 61.96 km2 under open-water. The 2002 being a drought year has shown very low reference storage (0.256 MCM, which has shown a gradual decrease in the storage to 0.00019 MCM in March 2003. The reference storage also registered a steep increase to 18.165 MCM in October 2003 and decreased 1.264 MCM in March 2004. From this study it is evident that water level of about 9 m elevation at the end of the rainy season is found to be optimal for maintaining various habitats that in turn support the avifauna for the rest of the lean period.

  9. Monitoring of Structural Components and Water Balance as AN Aid to Wetland Management Using Geospatial Techniques - a Case Study for Nalsarovar Lake, Gujarat

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    Murthy, T. V. R.; Panigrahy, S.

    2011-09-01

    The hydrologic variability greatly influences the structural components of wetlands that have a great bearing on habitats for avifauna, aquatic fauna including fish etc. This paper highlights the results of a study carried out to derive changes in open-water and vegetation, and also water balance for Nalsarovar Lake, Gujarat. MODIS 8-day composite data for three consecutive years viz 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2004/05 were used to study the seasonal and inter annual dynamics of water regime in the lake. Digital elevation model derived using Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission data with interpolated bottom topography was used to generate elevation contours and compute water volume from water spread data. The reference data of 2002 (drought year) shows the maximum extent of wetland to be 8.06 km2 with emergent vegetation of recorded as 2.36 km2 and open-water as 5.70 km2. The rainfall has an impact on the preferred habitat availability for various species of avifauna and it is noted that emergent vegetation present in the lake completely dried up by summer 2002, a rainfall deficit year but revived again in the preceding year i.e. 2003 which was a good rainfall year with 46.68 km2 under emergent vegetation and 61.96 km2 under open-water. The 2002 being a drought year has shown very low reference storage (0.256 MCM), which has shown a gradual decrease in the storage to 0.00019 MCM in March 2003. The reference storage also registered a steep increase to 18.165 MCM in October 2003 and decreased 1.264 MCM in March 2004. From this study it is evident that water level of about 9 m elevation at the end of the rainy season is found to be optimal for maintaining various habitats that in turn support the avifauna for the rest of the lean period.

  10. Assessment of Contaminants in the Wetlands and Open Waters of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1996-2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — In 1996 and 1997, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Utah Field Office undertook a comprehensive assessment of contaminants at over 30 wetland...

  11. Qinghai Lake Watershed Wetland Environmental Protection Problems and Legal Advice%青海湖流域湿地环境保护问题及法律建议

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    陈娟; 张璐璐

    2015-01-01

    Qinghai lake environment in watershed wetland functions significantly in regulating climate , water conservation ,biodiversity conservation ,and other ecological functions ,on the Qinghai -tibet plat‐eau ecological environment security and regional sustainable development is of great significance .The in the development and protection of Qinghai lake watershed wetland process ,which on the one hand promoted the local wetland environment recovery ,broadening the channels for the local farming income ,on the oth‐er hand ,there are still some problems ,Such as tourism resource development caused by environmental pol‐lution ,ecological destruction in the process of the wetland conservation and protection of the rights and in‐terests of farmers and herdsmen and lack of the guarantee of legal system .,therefore ,we should be the qinghai lake watershed wetland protection legal system ,improving the system of public participation ,es‐tablishing the mechanism of ecological tourism ,consolidate the grazing fields and other wetland ecological restoration project results ,establishing the wetland ecological benefit compensation mechanism ,establish and perfect the system of basic rights and interests safeguard farmers and herdsmen .%青海湖流域湿地环境具有多种生态功能,对青藏高原生态环境安全和区域可持续发展具有重要意义。在对其开发和保护的过程中存在诸多问题,如旅游资源开发导致的环境污染、生态破坏以及湿地保护过程中农牧民权益保护缺失等。因此,应当健全相关制度,建立长期有效的湿地保护机制。

  12. DNR 24K Lakes

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — Medium scale lake polygons derived from the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) polygons and MnDOT Basemap lake delineations. Integrated with the DNR 24K Streams...

  13. 鄱阳湖退化芦苇湿地驱动因子分析%Analysis on the driving forces of the degraded Phragmites australis wetlands in Poyang Lake

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    周莉荫; 李勇; 任琼

    2015-01-01

    以鄱阳湖退化芦苇湿地为研究对象,综合考虑自然和人为因素,探求芦苇湿地退化的驱动力. 呼吁加强湿地植物资源管理及有效利用,保护人类赖以生存与发展的湿地资源.%In this paper, degraded Phragmites australis wetland in Poyang Lake was took as study object, natural and human factors were comprehensively considered to explore the driving force of the degradation of Ph. australis wetland. It was calling for strengthening the management and effective utilization of wetland plant resources and protecting the wetland resources for human survival and development.

  14. An Original Processing Method of Satellite Altimetry for Estimating Water Levels and Volume Fluctuations in a Series of Small Lakes of the Pantanal Wetland Complex in Brazil

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    Henrique Costa, Paulo; Oliveira Pereira, Eric; Maillard, Philippe

    2016-06-01

    Satellite altimetry is becoming a major tool for measuring water levels in rivers and lakes offering accuracies compatible with many hydrological applications, especially in uninhabited regions of difficult access. The Pantanal is considered the largest tropical wetland in the world and the sparsity of in situ gauging station make remote methods of water level measurements an attractive alternative. This article describes how satellites altimetry data from Envisat and Saral was used to determine water level in two small lakes in the Pantanal. By combining the water level with the water surface area extracted from satellite imagery, water volume fluctuations were also estimated for a few periods. The available algorithms (retrackers) that compute a range solution from the raw waveforms do not always produce reliable measurements in small lakes. This is because the return signal gets often "contaminated" by the surrounding land. To try to solve this, we created a "lake" retracker that rejects waveforms that cannot be attributed to "calm water" and convert them to altitude. Elevation data are stored in a database along with the water surface area to compute the volume fluctuations. Satellite water level time series were also produced and compared with the only nearby in situ gauging station. Although the "lake" retracker worked well with calm water, the presence of waves and other factors was such that the standard "ice1" retracker performed better on the overall. We estimate our water level accuracy to be around 75 cm. Although the return time of both satellites is only 35 days, the next few years promise to bring new altimetry satellite missions that will significantly increase this frequency.

  15. Water- and Bed-Sediment Quality of Seguchie Creek and Selected Wetlands Tributary to Mille Lacs Lake in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, October 2003 to October 2006

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    Fallon, James D.; Yaeger, Christine S.

    2009-01-01

    Mille Lacs Lake and its tributaries, located in east-central Minnesota, are important resources to the public. In addition, many wetlands and lakes that feed Mille Lacs Lake are of high resource quality and vulnerable to degradation. Construction of a new four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 169 has been planned along the western part of the drainage area of Mille Lacs Lake in Crow Wing County. Concerns exist that the proposed highway could affect the resource quality of surface waters tributary to Mille Lacs Lake. Baseline water- and bed-sediment quality characteristics of surface waters tributary to Mille Lacs Lake were needed prior to the proposed highway construction. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, characterized the water- and bed-sediment quality at selected locations that the proposed route intersects from October 2003 to October 2006. Locations included Seguchie Creek upstream and downstream from the proposed route and three wetlands draining to Mille Lacs Lake. The mean streamflow of Seguchie Creek increased between the two sites: flow at the downstream streamflow-gaging station of 0.22 cubic meter per second was 5.6 percent greater than the mean streamflow at the upstream streamflow-gaging station of 0.21 cubic meter per second. Because of the large amount of storage immediately upstream from both gaging stations, increases in flow were gradual even during intense precipitation. The ranges of most constituent concentrations in water were nearly identical between the two sampling sites on Seguchie Creek. No concentrations exceeded applicable water-quality standards set by the State of Minnesota. Dissolved-oxygen concentrations at the downstream gaging station were less than the daily minimum standard of 4.0 milligrams per liter for 6 of 26 measurements. Constituent loads in Seguchie Creek were greater at the downstream site than the upstream site for all measured, including dissolved chloride (1

  16. Present status and restoration measure of Qin Lake wetland%溱湖湿地现状及修复措施分析

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    章霞; 游庆方; 凌芳; 陈东子; 张杰; 曹富荣

    2012-01-01

    江苏省姜堰市溱湖湿地具有水分调节、净化水源、提供动物栖息地、调节局部小气候等多种生态功能。在阐述了该区湿地资源现状的基础上,分析湿地面临天然湿地面积减少、生境丧失、水质下降、林木虫害、控期空气污染、试验区人为干扰严重、环境监测滞后等6个问题,并对溱湖湿地公园已完成的水利、生物和旅游等3大重点工程对湿地生态系统的影响进行综合分析,最后针对溱湖湿地生态系统存在的问题和已完成的3大重点工程的负面影响,提出了以遵循修复为先与适度开发原则,加大流域管理原则,维持自我设计和自然恢复原则,坚持恢复湿地的生态完整性、自然结构和自然功能原则,遵循水环境治理优先性和群落和种稀缺性优先保育原则加强溱湖湿地修复和开发的建议,以期对湿地的保护提供借鉴。%Qin lake wetland of Jiangyan City in Jiangsu Province has been playing multiple ecological functions such as water modulation,habitats provision,microclimate adjustment.In the paper,after presenting the current situation,problems of ecological functions of Qin Lake wetland,such as the reduction of natural wetland area,habitat loss,deterioration of water quality,forest pest prevention and control of air pollution,serious human disturbance of the test area and environmental monitoring,we get a comprehensive analysis on the completed hydraulic engineering biological engineering,and tourism development to strengthen Qin Lake wetland restoration and development.Finally,based on the analysis of specific measures,the principles of restoration for the first and moderate exploitation,strengthening basin management,self-design and natural recovery of,ecological integrity,structure and function,priority and scarcity are proposed to provide the instructions of wetland conservation.

  17. Present Management Situations of Huoqiu East-West Lake Wetland and Conservation Strategies%霍邱东西湖湿地管理现状及保护对策浅析

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    刘永敏

    2012-01-01

    东西湖湿地属省级自然保护区,蕴含了丰富的生物、水、土地以及生态旅游等资源,是我国淮河流域重要的生态功能区和生物多样性保护区。但由于不合理的开发利用,湿地生态功能正受到影响和威胁。本文分析了东西湖湿地的自然资源优势和保护管理中存在的问题,提出了东西湖自然保护区湿地资源的保护对策。%East-West Lake Wetland is a provincial nature reserve rich in biological, water, land and ecological tourism resources. It is an important biological function area and biodiversity reserve in the Huaihe basin in China. The biological function of the wetland is being affected and threatened due to irrational exploitation and utilization. In this paper the advantages of the wetland in natural resources and the existing problems in conservation and management were analyzed. Some coping strategies were put forward for the conservation of wetland resources in East-West Lake Wetland Nature Reserve.

  18. Evaluation of management practices in wetland meadows at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Idaho, 1997-2000

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    Austin, J.E.; Pyle, W.H.; Keough, J.R.; Johnson, D.H.

    2002-01-01

    We assessed the relative values of 4 management practices (idle, late season grazing, fall prescribed burning, and rotation of idle and summer grazing) to biotic resources of the grassland-wetland meadow ecosystem at Grays Lake during 1997-2000. Three replicates of each treatment were randomly assigned to 12 experimental units that bordered the deep emergent marsh. Biotic factors examined included the breeding bird community and abundance, nesting activity and nest success, small mammal abundance, plant community, and annual plant biomass production. Fall burns achieved treatment objectives, removing most residual vegetation across a range of cover types. Objectives for grazing treatments were mostly attained; however, vegetation use levels were insufficient for consistent attainment of treatment objectives. Savannah sparrow, American coot, Canada goose, sandhill crane, mallard, and yellow-headed blackbird were the most common bird species present. Densities of 2 bird species (savannah sparrow and red-winged blackbird) were related to year effect only. The effect of unit on densities of redhead, lesser scaup, ruddy duck, sora, long-billed curlew, and common snipe likely reflects habitat differences among units. Densities of 6 species (eared grebe, canvasback, American coot, American avocet, willet, and common yellowthroat) were related to both year and unit effects. Treatment affected densities of 6 of the 29 species examined (mallard, northern shoveler, cinnamon teal, blue-winged teal, American crow, and yellow-headed blackbird); we found no common trend in response to treatments among those species. Overall, idled habitat did not stand out to be a valuable treatment, whereas grazing tended to have positive responses for a number of species. Burning was more likely to result in reduced bird densities than other treatments. We also describe the distribution of species observations among 8 different habitat types. Of the 23 nesting species sampled in the

  19. Practical use of Phragmites australis to study evapotranspiration in a wetland zone of Lake Balaton (southwest Hungary)

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    Anda, Angela; Soos, Gabor; Teixeira da Silva, Jaime A.

    2017-02-01

    In the present study, evapotranspiration ( ET) data from a common reed-dominated wetland and its meteorological controls was analysed using measured ET ( ET m) in compensation evapotranspirometers. Six seasons in the time period between 2003 and 2012 were assessed with the objective of converting theoretical observations into long-term practical use. They reveal the effects of annual fluctuations and allow for a more exact understanding of the results of ET losses, which remain an elusive and substantial part of the hydrologic budget particularly in wetland habitats. Daily measured ET rates were strongly influenced by weather variables causing considerable variation of ET characteristics between the two distinguished season types. The results of multiple stepwise regression analysis showed that the major meteorological elements impacting the sum of seasonal ET was much higher in the warm growing seasons (857 mm), due to increased available energy for ET, than in the cool season (385 mm). The sum of average ET totalled 778.6 mm over measurements. A simplified water budget analysis confirmed that adequate water volume, caused by precipitation, entered the Kis-Balaton wetland (KBW) area during the cool season. Conversely, in warm seasons, only 21.5 % of total ET resulted from rainfall, accentuating its seasonality in wetland. This information about annual variability of long-term ET values would assist in finding an ideal solution for determining the proper water level needed. The current balance of habitat types in wetland should be permanently assessed by selection of the suitable water level in order to sustain the most appropriate wetland ecological conditions.

  20. Dichloroethene and Vinyl Chloride Degradation Potential in Wetland Sediments at Twin Lakes and Pen Branch, Savannah River National Laboratory, South Carolina

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    Bradley, Paul M.

    2007-01-01

    A series of 14C-radiotracer-based microcosm experiments was conducted to assess the mechanisms and products of degradation of dichloroethene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) in wetland sediments at the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River National Laboratory. This project investigated the potential for biotic and abiotic DCE and VC degradation in wetland sediments from the Twin Lakes area of the C-BRP investigative unit and from the portion of Pen Branch located directly down gradient from the CMP investigative unit. Substantial degradation of [1,2-14C] DCE and [1,2-14C] VC to 14CO2 was observed in all viable sediment microcosms prepared under oxic conditions. These results indicate that microbial mineralization processes, involving direct oxidation or cometabolic oxidation, are the primary mechanisms of DCE and VC biodegradation in Twin Lake and Pen Branch sediments under oxic conditions. Substantial degradation of [1,2-14C] DCE and [1,2-14C] VC was observed in all viable sediment microcosms incubated under anoxic conditions. Production of 14CO2 was observed in all sediment microcosms under anoxic conditions. In general, the accumulation of mineralization products (14CO2 and 14CH4) was comparable to the accumulation of those reduced daughter products (14C-VC, 14C-ethene or 14C-ethane) traditionally identified with chloroethene reductive dechlorination. These results indicate that microbial mineralization processes can be an important component of DCE and VC degradation in Twin Lake and Pen Branch sediments under anoxic conditions. These results demonstrate that an evaluation of the efficiency of in situ DCE and VC biodegradation in Twin Lakes and Pen Branch that is based solely on the observed accumulation of reduced daughter products may underestimate substantially the total extent of contaminant biodegradation and, thus, the contribution of biodegradation to overall contaminant attenuation. No evidence of abiotic degradation of [1,2-14C] DCE or [1,2-14C] VC

  1. Lake

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    Wien, Carol Anne

    2008-01-01

    The lake is blue black and deep. It is a glaciated finger lake, clawed out of rock when ice retracted across Nova Scotia in a northerly direction during the last ice age. The lake is narrow, a little over a mile long, and deep, 90 to 190 feet in places according to local lore, off the charts in others. The author loves to swim there, with a sense…

  2. Responses of soil microbial biomass and bacterial community structure to closed-off management (an ecological natural restoration measures): A case study of Dongting Lake wetland, middle China.

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    Dai, Juan; Wu, Haipeng; Zhang, Chang; Zeng, Guangming; Liang, Jie; Guo, Shenglian; Li, Xiaodong; Huang, Lu; Lu, Lunhui; Yuan, Yujie

    2016-09-01

    Soil microbial biomass (SMB) and bacterial community structure, which are critical to global ecosystem and fundamental ecological processes, are sensitive to anthropogenic activities and environmental conditions. In this study, we examined the possible effects of closed-off management (an ecological natural restoration measures, ban on anthropogenic activity, widely employed for many important wetlands) on SMB, soil bacterial community structure and functional marker genes of nitrogen cycling in Dongting Lake wetland. Soil samples were collected from management area (MA) and contrast area (CA: human activities, such as hunting, fishing and draining, are permitted) in November 2013 and April 2014. Soil properties, microbial biomass carbon (MBC), and bacterial community structure were investigated. Comparison of the values of MA and CA showed that SMB and bacterial community diversity of the MA had a significant increase after 7 years closed-off management. The mean value of Shannon-Weiner diversity index of MA and CA respectively were 2.85 and 2.07. The gene copy numbers of 16S rRNA and nosZ of MA were significant higher than those of CA. the gene copy numbers of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and nirK of MA were significant lower than those of CA. However, there was no significant change in the gene copy numbers of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and nirS.

  3. Non-game monitoring at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Benton Lake Wetland Management District: 1994-1998 point count census summary

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Point Count Censuses were conducted in the short-grass prairie at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge each year for five years between 1994-1998. Point Counts were...

  4. Inverse modeling of pan-Arctic methane emissions at high spatial resolution: what can we learn from assimilating satellite retrievals and using different process-based wetland and lake biogeochemical models?

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    Tan, Zeli; Zhuang, Qianlai; Henze, Daven K.; Frankenberg, Christian; Dlugokencky, Ed; Sweeney, Colm; Turner, Alexander J.; Sasakawa, Motoki; Machida, Toshinobu

    2016-10-01

    Understanding methane emissions from the Arctic, a fast-warming carbon reservoir, is important for projecting future changes in the global methane cycle. Here we optimized methane emissions from north of 60° N (pan-Arctic) regions using a nested-grid high-resolution inverse model that assimilates both high-precision surface measurements and column-average SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartogrphY (SCIAMACHY) satellite retrievals of methane mole fraction. For the first time, methane emissions from lakes were integrated into an atmospheric transport and inversion estimate, together with prior wetland emissions estimated with six biogeochemical models. In our estimates, in 2005, global methane emissions were in the range of 496.4-511.5 Tg yr-1, and pan-Arctic methane emissions were in the range of 11.9-28.5 Tg yr-1. Methane emissions from pan-Arctic wetlands and lakes were 5.5-14.2 and 2.4-14.2 Tg yr-1, respectively. Methane emissions from Siberian wetlands and lakes are the largest and also have the largest uncertainty. Our results indicate that the uncertainty introduced by different wetland models could be much larger than the uncertainty of each inversion. We also show that assimilating satellite retrievals can reduce the uncertainty of the nested-grid inversions. The significance of lake emissions cannot be identified across the pan-Arctic by high-resolution inversions, but it is possible to identify high lake emissions from some specific regions. In contrast to global inversions, high-resolution nested-grid inversions perform better in estimating near-surface methane concentrations.

  5. 四川西昌市邛海湿地生态系统建设与保护对策%Construction and Protection of Xichang Qionghai Lake Wetland Ecosystems

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    陈开伟

    2012-01-01

    Wetlands are closely related to human survival, reproduction and development. Due to the development of population growth and industrialization, urbanization, and agricultural modernization, the wetland ecosystem has suffered enormous pressure from human society, and wetland ecological environment has become very fragile. On the basis of Xichang Qionghai Lake wetland ecosystems, the necessities of wetland construction and conservation were discussed, and some conservation suggestions were proposed in accordance with the status and problems of the wetland ecosystem.%湿地与人类的生存、繁衍、发展息息相关.由于人口增长以及工业化、城市化、农业现代化的发展,湿地生态系统遭受了来自人类社会的巨大压力,湿地生态环境十分脆弱.在分析四川省西昌市邛海湿地现状的基础上,探讨了邛海湿地建设与保护的必要性,并针对湿地现状和存在的问题提出保护对策和建议.

  6. 敦煌西湖湿地演化趋势及保护对策%Evolution trend of and protection measures for Dunhuang west lake wetland

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    杨俊仓; 施锦; 陈伟涛

    2014-01-01

    以敦煌盆地西湖国家自然保护区为研究区,利用3期次TM卫星遥感数据(1990,2000,2010年),在野外调查的基础上构建了研究区湿地遥感解译标志,通过遥感影像处理、空间变异分析、土地覆盖类型之间的相互转化信息等研究方法,获得了湿地萎缩的原因、演化趋势及环境效应。提出了盆地内调整产业结构、农业高效节水、提高人口素质、外流域调水及加强水资源管理等几个方面采取保护对策,对于实现敦煌盆地地下水位逐步恢复、西湖湿地发挥绿色屏障和保护人类赖以生存的栖息环境具有重要的现实作用。%The West Lake National Nature Reserve located in Dunhuang basin was used as the study area. Multi-temporal landsat TM satellite remote sensing data (1990, 2000 and 2010) were applied for constructing wetland remote sensing marks of this area. Through utilizing the mutual transformation information of land cover classifications and methods such as remote sensing image processing, spatial variation analysis, the the cause for the wetland atrophy, evolutionary trend and environmental effect was pointed and the following protective countermeasures were suggested: industrial structure adjustment in the basin, efficient water saving agricultural methods, population quality improvement, inter-basin water transfer and intensive water resource management. These measures should be highly practical for ground water level restoration in the Dunhuang basin, thus helping the west lake wetland to play the role of a green barrier, and to protect the local human habitat environment as well.

  7. 衡水湖湿地植被的种群生态位研究%Study on Niche Characteristics of Plant Populations in Hengshui Lake Wetland

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    刘志鹏; 李峰; 王晓超

    2014-01-01

    在衡水湖5个样地对1个乔木群落以及4个草本群落开展生态位宽度和生态位重叠指数研究.其结果表明:广生态位型的5个植物种火炬树(Rhus typhina)、柽柳(Tamarix chinensis)、芦苇(Phragmites communies)、茵陈蒿(Artemisia capillaries)和碱蓬(Suaeda glauca)其生态位宽度比较大,BL和 B(SW)i两个指数都是外来入侵种火炬树最大,当地土著种芦苇次之,这反映了以上物种的地位和作用;存在生态位重叠的物种对占75.6%,即各物种对资源的共享趋势比较明显;但衡水湖高度的异质化生境且最大生态位宽度种火炬树为外来入侵种,共同造成了当地宽生态位物种间生态位重叠值不高的特点.%This study focused on plant niche breadth index and niche overlap index in 5 sample sites (1 forest and 4 herbosa) of Hengshuihu wetlands. The result shows that the niche breadths of five widespread species (Rhus typhina, Tamarix chinensis, Phragmites communies, Artemisia capillaries, and Suaeda glauca) are larger. The values of BL and B(SW)i indicate that Rhus typhina is the biggest and Phragmites communies is the second. The results show that both Rhus typhina and Phragmites communies are very important in Hengshui Lake wetland. The niche overlap rate of species is 75.6%, indicating that the trend that different species share the same resource is obvious. But the habitats in Hengshui Lake wetland are highly heterogeneous, and Rhus typhina with the maximum niche breadth is an invasive plant. This has caused the low niche overlap value among wide niche species.

  8. Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Nansi Lake Wetland%南四湖湿地生态系统服务功能价值初步研究

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    邓立斌

    2011-01-01

    Based on field investigation and statistic data available, the value of the ecosystem services of Nansi Lake wetland was evaluated for the first time by the methods of market value, shadow price, substitution expense, etc. The main services of ecosystems include material production, atmospheric regulation,water conservancy, flood control, water purification, wild species habitat, recreation service, culture and scientific research. The results showed that the total value of the ecosystem services of the wetland was about 2.21× 1010 yuan per year. Among these services, the water conservancy had the maximal value of 9.71 × 109 yuan per year, followed by flood regulation ( 6.45 × 109 yuan per year). The wild species habitat had the minimal value of 2.417× 108 yuan per year. Therefore,the decision-makers should consider the trade-off of the wetland ecosystem services of the wetland to reach the balance of the ecology and economic development of the region while selecting the developmental options.%在大量详实基础数据和实地调查的基础上,应用市场价值法、影子工程法、替代费用法等方法,对南四湖湿地的物质生产、大气调节、涵养水源、调蓄洪水、净化水质、保护土壤、生物栖息地、休闲娱乐、文化科研等生态系统服务功能的生态经济价值进行了评价.结果表明:南四湖湿地服务功能总价值为2.21×1010元·a-1.其中,涵养水源价值最大,达到9.71 ×109元·a-1;其次是调蓄洪水价值,为6.45×109元·a-1;生物栖息地功能价值最小,为2.47×108元·a-1.因此,在开发和利用南四湖湿地资源时要科学合理的规划,避免影响湿地生态系统服务功能的发挥.

  9. 居延海湿地生态系统服务功能及价值评估%Valuation of Ecosystem Service Values of Juyan Lake Wetland

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    任娟; 肖洪浪; 王勇; 肖生春

    2012-01-01

    Wetland is amongst the richest life-supporting ecosystems on earth, and it is cradle of biological diversity, providing the water and primary productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival. The Juyan Lake is located in the arid area of China. Based on the reference of the 17 major valuating parameters and methods proposed by Costanza et al and others, the market value approach, reforestation cost approach, shadow project method, and contingent valuation method are used to assess the wetland ecosystem service values of the Juyan Lake Wetland. Results show that the annual ecosystem serv- ice value of the Juyan Lake Wetland is about 11 523.33×10^4 Yuan in 2007, among which the sand fixation value occupies the highest proportion of about 3 149.76 ×10^4 Yuan; the gas regulation value is 2 007.55 ×10^4 Yuan; the biodiversity value is 1 152.28×10^4Yuan; the cultural value is 1 504.3 ×10^4 Yuan; the rec- reation value is 1 339.8×10^4 Yuan; the material production value occupies the smallest proportion of about 130 ×10^9 yuan.%黑河下游的居延海湿地属中国干旱、半干旱内陆河湖泊湿地,具有多种生态服务功能。利用市场价值法、造林成本法、影子工程法、费用替代法以及专家评估法等方法对居延海湿地生态系统服务功能价值进行评估。结果表明,居延海湿地生态系统的总生态服务价值为11 523.33万元.a-1,其中防风固沙价值为3 149.76万元.a-1,生物多样性维持为1 152.28万元.a-1,旅游价值为1 339.8万元.a-1,净化水体价值为2 240.7万元.a-1,大气调节价值为2 007.55万元.a-1,科研文化价值为1 504.3万元.a-1,而物质生产价值比较低,只有130万元.a-1。

  10. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1986

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Northeast Montana WMD, Lamesteer NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1986 calendar year. The report...

  11. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1987

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Northeast Montana WMD, Lamesteer NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1987 calendar year. The report...

  12. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1984

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Northeast Montana WMD, Lamesteer NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1984 calendar year. The report...

  13. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montana Wetlands: Narrative report: January 1, 1972 - December 31, 1972

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and Northeastern Montana WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1972 calendar year. The report...

  14. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montana Wetlands: Narrative report: July 1, 1973 - June 30, 1974

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and Northeastern Montana WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1974 fiscal year. The report...

  15. A report on the trace element concentrations in sediments, vegetation, and fishes from the Lake Thompson Wetland Complex, South Dakota

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The results of this study identify the contaminants present, if any, and their concentrations in fish, cattail roots, and sediments from areas of concern in the Lake...

  16. Devils Lake Wetland Management District - Waterfowl Production Area Habitat Priority Models by Counties and By District - North Dakota.

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Prioritization of Devils Lake WMD fee title WPA's was constructed using a spreadsheet model for each county within the DLWMD. A set of WPA metrics were chosen, then...

  17. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2014] Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  18. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2014] Northwest Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  19. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2011] Northwest Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  20. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2015] Northwest Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  1. Vegetation inventory, mapping, and functional health assessment of wetlands on the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Montana

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bitterroot Restoration, Inc. (BRI) contracted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service atBenton Lake National Wildlife Refuge (BLNWR) to conduct an inventory of...

  2. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montanan Wetlands District, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge: Annual narrative report: Calendar year 1985

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Northeast Montana WMD, Lamesteer NWR outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1985 calendar year. The report...

  3. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2012] Northwest Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  4. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2016] Northwest Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  5. Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lamesteer National Wildlife Refuge, Northeastern Montana Wetlands: Narrative report: July 1, 1974 - June 30, 1975

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This narrative report for Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and Northeastern Montana WMD outlines Refuge accomplishments during the 1975 fiscal year. The report...

  6. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2011] Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  7. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2012] Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake & Lee Metcalf ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  8. [Montana MOYOCO Invasive Species Strike Team Final Report 2013] Northeast Montana Wetland Management District, Benton Lake ISST

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The MOYOCO (MT) Invasive Species Strike Team is made up of two field strike teams, housed at Benton Lake and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuges, yet administered...

  9. 鄱阳湖湿地生态环境损失价值初步核算%Preliminarily Accounting the Value of Zoological Environmental Losses of the Wetland of Poyang Lake

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    张军涛

    2004-01-01

    The accounting of resources and environment is the important basis for the sustainable developmentindicators and the framework of green accounting system. In this paper, the present state of the naturalresources, environment, and the economic and social development in Poyang lake wetlands have beenanalyzed. On the basis of these, we find the key factors that have effects on the sustainable development ofthe research areas. The economic value that owing to several eco-environment losses have been calculated.It appears that only the several ones, which is the 9.35 percent of the GDP in 1999. Because of the confine, which comes from the data, it is only a preliminary study on the economicvalue accounting of eco-environment losses in Poyang lake wetlands system. But from the calculatedresult, we can see that there are lots of economic losses owing to the eco-environment destroyed. It is veryimportant to set up a framework of green accounting system in Poyang lake wetlands, with it theinhabitants and government apparatus should be aware of the importance of preserving the naturalresources and eco-environment.

  10. The Planning and Design of Baohu Lake National Urban Wetland Park in Yinchuan City%银川市宝湖国家级城市湿地公园规划设计

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    耿慧娴; 马冬梅; 贺生云; 马彩云

    2012-01-01

    探讨了宁夏银川市宝湖国家级城市湿地公园的规划设计.从对宝湖现状及其周边环境的分析出发,以再现自然风貌,彰显地方特色为理念,将宝湖规划设计为集休闲健身、游玩观赏、湿地科普知识宣传为一体的城市湿地公园,并对宝湖的水资源保护和管理机制进行了分析,以期为同类湿地公园的规划设计提供经验借鉴.%In this paper, the planning and design of Baohu Lake National Urban Wetland Park in Yinchuan City were discussed. Based on the investigation and analysis of current situation and it's surrounding environment, Baohu Lake will be developed as a urban wetland park integrating multiple functions of recreation, fitness, tourism, entertainment and science education, to reflect its natural landscapes and unique localized characteristics. An analysis of water resource conservation and management mechanism of Baohu Lake were also made, intending to provide an example for planning and design of other similar urban wetland parks.

  11. 南四湖湖泊湿地生态环境预警研究%Early Warning of Wetland Eco-environmental in Nansihu Lake

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    高家骥; 李雪铭; 张峰; 杨俊; 席建超

    2016-01-01

    Currently, as most lake areas in China are under high interference of intensifying human activities, lake ecosystem has been severely damaged and causing serious deterioration of human habitat.. As lake wet-land eco-environmental early warning is the key to achieve lake monitoring, environmental management and ecological restoration and it is the further work which is based on ecosystem vulnerability and health assess-ment as well, a reseach of eco-environmental early warning on Nansihu Lake, China is done in this article. In this study, remote sensing date, land use and environment monitor date in 1982, 1992, 2002 and 2012 were chosen as date base. Then, an index system combine of organization structure, whole function and social eco-nomic environment was established. Every index was divided in five grades which include non-alert, light alert, middle alert, heavy alert and giant alert. The fuzzy synthetically judgment model was used as assessment. To predict the state of eco-environmental early warning in 2022, the back propagation algorithm neural net-work mothod is used. The model’s learning samples are results statistics in 1982, 1992 and 2002 and the test-ing sample is statistics in 2012. The testing results show that the accuracy meets the requirement and it can be used to make prediction of the early warning state in 2022. The conclusions were as follows:1) As chemical fertilizer and pesticide issue in agriculture activities and industrial emission were over the environmental capac-ity. Nansihu wetland was in heavy alert state in 2012. In each under grades indicators system, organization structure indicators system was in middle alert state, whole function indicators system was in heavy alert state and social economic indicators system was in huge alert state;2) As the little natural precipitation in 2002, the whole wetland has been deteriorating while the social economic environment indexes were getting even worse during the 1980s-2000s. The overall early

  12. [Spatiotemporal variation characteristics of heavy metals pollution in the water, soil and sediments environment of the Lean River-Poyang Lake Wetland].

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    Jian, Min-Fei; Li, Ling-Yu; Xu, Peng-Fei; Chen, Pu-Qing; Xiong, Jian-Qiu; Zhou, Xue-Ling

    2014-05-01

    Overlying water, sediments, surface soils in the typical wetland areas of Lean River and Poyang Lake which were rich in non-ferrous metal mineral resources on both sides of the river, were chosen for monitoring heavy metals including copper, lead and cadmium of base flow in average season, flood season, and dry season in 2012. Statistical analysis methods were coupled to characterize the spatiotemporal variation of heavy metals pollution and identify the main sources. The results indicated that the concentrations of copper were the highest in all samples of each sampling sites in the Lean River-Poyang Lake wetland. And the content values of copper, lead and cadmium in different samples of different sampling sites also showed that the content values of copper were higher than those of lead, and the content values of lead were also higher than those of cadmium. The results also showed that the heavy metals pollution of copper, lead and cadmium in flood season was the heaviest whereas the heavy metals pollution in dry season was comparatively light. The results of the contents of the three kinds of heavy metals elements in different sampling sites of the watersheds of lean River showed that the contents of copper in the samples from the upstream sampling sites of Lean River were higher than those of other samples from other sites. And the contents of lead in the samples from the downstream sampling sites of Lean River were higher than those of other samples from other sampling sites. The contents of cadmium in the samples from the midstream sampling sites of Lean River were higher than those of other samples from other sites. The first principal component representing copper pollution explained 36. 99% of the total variance of water quality. The second principal component concerning representing lead pollution explained 30. 12% of the total variance. The correlation analysis results showed that there were significant positive correlations among the contents of copper

  13. Wetland development, permafrost history and nutrient cycling inferred from late Holocene peat and lake sediment records in subarctic Sweden

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    Kokfelt, U.; Reuss, N.; Struyf, E.

    2010-01-01

    dynamics. Peat inception took place at ca. 4,700 cal BP as a result of terrestrialisation. Onset of organic sedimentation in the adjacent lakes occurred at ca. 3,400 and 2,650 cal BP in response to mire expansion and permafrost aggradation, respectively. Mire erosion, possibly due to permafrost decay, led...

  14. Possibilities to restore natural water regime in the Žuvintas Lake and surrounding wetlands – modelling analysis approach

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    Povilaitis, A.; Querner, E.P.

    2008-01-01

    The Zuvintas Lake. located in southern Lithuania in the basin of the Dovine River is one of the biggest takes and the oldest natural reserves of the country. However, the changes in the hydrology or the Dovine River basin, caused by large-scale melioration and water management works carried out in t

  15. 卧龙湖湿地生态系统与生态经济可持续发展的能值分析%Emergy Analysis of Wolong Lake Wetland Ecosystem and Eco-economic Sustainability

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    黄佳丽; 张依然; 王力; 常文越; 赵光辉; 刘智

    2015-01-01

    采用能值理论,评估了卧龙湖湿地多年平均能值投入及其生态服务价值,并分析了卧龙湖湿地生态系统结构功能及系统内外的物质、能量流动特征。结果显示,卧龙湖湿地生态系统的年能值投入为4.94×10 sej,其中自然资源能值投入为1.75×10 sej,经济反馈的能值投入为3.60×10 sej :能值投资率为2.06,能值自给率仅为0.27,且环境负载率较高。此外,卧龙湖湿地生态系统能提供较高的生态系统服务价值,尤其是蒸腾作用,为每年每公顷269万美元,远远高于其他湿地。对研究结果的分析表明,区域经济发展对于卧龙湖湿地的依赖性很强,而目前卧龙湖湿地的环境负载率较高,因此,加强对卧龙湖湿地的保护和恢复,对于促进区域经济的可持续发展具有重要意义。1919%In this paper, emergy theory was used to evaluate the annual average emergy input of Wolong Lake wetland for years and its ecological service value. The structure and functions of the ecological system of Wolong Lake wetland and the internal and external material and energy flow characters of the system were analyzed. The results showed that the average emergy input of Wolong Lake wetland was 4.94×10 sej/a, including 1.75×10 sej/a of natural resource emergy input and 3.60×10 sej/a of economic feedback emergy input. Emergy investment ratio and emergy self-support ratio was 2.06 and 0.27 respectively, and environment loading ratio was higher. Additionally, the ecological system of Wolong Lake wetland could provide higher ecosystem service value, especially in terms of transpiration function which was 2.69 million US dollars per hectare annually and much higher than the other wetlands. Analysis of the research results indicated that regional economic development was highly dependent on Wolong Lake wetland. However, at present, the environment loading ratio of the studied wetland is quite higher, so

  16. Restoring Wetlands

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    2011-01-01

    FERTILE LAND:The Qixing River Wetland in Heilongjiang Province was recently named a wetland of international importance at the Sixth Asian Wetland Symposium held in Wuxi City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, on October 13

  17. Development of constructed wetland using hydroponic biofilter method for purification of hyper-eutrophic lake water; Fueiyoka kosui no joka no tameno suiko seibutsu rokaho wo mochiita jinko shicchi no kaihatsu

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    Aizaki, M. [Shimane Univ., Matsue (Japan)] Nakasato, H. [Top Ecology Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-09-10

    Applying the hydroponic biofilter method as a direct purification method for a hyper-eutrophic lake water, an experiment was carried out at the Tsuchiura Port on Lake Kasumigaura to obtain data for constructing a hydrophilic artificial wetland. Purification of hyper-eutrophic lake water containing a large amount of water blooms in summer was attempted applying the hydroponic biofilter method for which hydrophyte is used. As a result, it was clarified, by applying the hydroponic biofilter method, that capturing effect of suspended substances can be achieved in the rooting zone, captured suspended substances are decomposed at high rate, and the revolved nutrient salt can be absorbed and assimilated by the use of plants having high growth rates. Ipomoea aquatica had the highest removal activity, followed by nasturtium officinal, menthe spicata, and oenanthe javanica. As a result, it became clear that a constructed wetland made with the hydroponic biofilter method can be applied as a direct purifying method for hyper-eutrophic lake water by selecting appropriate plants in accordance with season. 18 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.

  18. Energy budget measurements using eddy correlation and Bowen ratio techniques at the Kinosheo Lake tower site during the Northern Wetlands Study

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    Den Hartog, G.; Neumann, H. H.; King, K. M.; Chipanshi, A. C.

    1994-01-01

    Fluxes of heat and water vapor were measured on a 20-m tower at Kinosheo Lake in the Hudson Bay lowlands using eddy correlation and Bowen ratio energy balance techniques. The study period was June 25 to July 28, 1990. Measurements were made over a peat bog consisting of a mixture of sphagnum moss and lichen hummocks and black pools. About 200 m west of the tower were several shallow ponds. The hummocks had a dry, insulating surface and were underlain by an ice layer near 50 cm depth until mid-July. At the beginning of the period the black pools were covered with water, and although the free water gradually disappeared over the study period, they remained saturated to the end of July. The depth of peat near the tower was about 3 m. Despite the ice layer under the hummocks, their daytime surface temperatures were high, near 35 C, and after the middle of July, above 40 C. Inspection of temperature, precipitation, and radiation data showed that the midsummer period of 1990 was warmer, drier, and sunnier than usual at Moosonee and so by influence at Lake Kinosheo. When all the data were combined to yield average diurnal energy balance components, the eddy correlation fluxes accounted for 90% of the available energy. Latent heat flux averaged 46% of the total available energy and the sensible heat flux averaged 34%. Daytime Bowen ratios were near 1 for the experimental period, suggesting that the bog behaved more like a dryland than a wetland. Eddy correlation measurements of sensible heat and latent heat flux were less than those measured using the Bowen ratio energy balance technique, the average ratios being 0.81 and 0.86 respectively. These differences were possibly due to the difficulty in measuring energy balance components of net radiation and ground heat flux over the mosaic surface.

  19. 湖泊型湿地公园色彩景观规划方法探讨--以赤山湖湿地公园为例%Study on Color Landscape Planning of Lake Wetland Park-A Case Study in the Red Mountain Lake Wetland Park

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    周春予; 李明阳; 汪辉; 殳琴琴

    2015-01-01

    With the acceleration of the process of ecological civilization construction,color landscape plays an increasingly large role in people’s daily life.The function of color landscape planning in urban plan-ning,wetland planning and landscape architecture planning is increasing.In this paper,the Red Mountain Lake National Wetland Park in Jurong,Jiangsu Province was chosen as the research object and the color landscape was selected as the research starting point.The basic principles of color landscape planning were analyzed,followed by discussion of methods of color landscape planing from three spatial-temporal scales of functional subarea,touring spots and season phase change on the supporting platform of GIS in order to provide a reference for wetlands color landscape planning.%随着生态文明建设进程的加快,色彩在人们的日常生活中发挥的作用越来越大,色彩景观规划在城市规划、湿地规划、园林规划中的地位日益提高。以江苏省句容市赤山湖国家湿地公园为研究对象,选择湿地公园色彩景观作为研究的切入点,在分析湿地公园色彩景观规划基本原理基础上,在 GIS 平台支持下,从区域、景点、季相变化3个时空尺度上,探讨了湖泊型湿地公园色彩景观规划方法,以期为我国湖泊型湿地色彩景观规划提供参考。

  20. STUDY ON WETLAND LOSS AND ITS REASONS IN CHINA

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    2001-01-01

    Wetlands are ecosystems with many functions. But the general public and government lack a comprehensive understanding of the importance of wetland benefits, thus making blindly exploitation, wetland resources decreasing and losing biodiversity. So wetlands in China, as in most countries, have suffered heavily from the pressure of development and have confronted with the threats of loss. The paper takes Sanjiang Plain marshes, lakes in the middle reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River, coastal wetlands and mangroves as cases to study wetland loss in China, and puts forward main existing reasons of wetland loss, such as blindly reclamation and exploitation of wetland resources,over-exploitation of bio-resources in wetland, etc. More recently, there has been a growing recognition of the benefits of wetlands and a wide range of legal and regulatory initiatives have been undertaken which are designed to improve wetland management and conservation. On the basis of the above analysis, the paper brings forward some suggestions on wetland conservation.

  1. Constructed Wetlands

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    these systems can improve water quality, engineers and scientists construct systems that replicate the functions of natural wetlands. Constructed wetlands are treatment systems that use natural processes

  2. [Estimating total nitrogen content in reclaimed water based on hyperspectral reflectance information from emergent plants: a case study of Mencheng Lake Wetland Park in Beijing, China].

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    Liu, Hui; Gong, Zhao-ning; Zhao, Wen-ji

    2014-12-01

    Hyperspectral reflectance information is a crucial method to detect total nitrogen content in plant leaves, meanwhile, vegetation nitrogen content has a strong relationship with nitrogen in water. Taking Mencheng Lake Wetland Park supplied with reclaimed water as study area, the vegetation hyperspectral data (Phragmites australis and Typha angustifolia), and the content of total nitrogen in water were detected to investigate the feasibility of estimating total nitrogen content in reclaimed water based on hyperspectral reflectance information from emergent plants. We established simple linear regression model, stepwise multiple linear regression model and partial least square regression model based on four hyperspectral indices (spectral indices, normalized difference indices, trilateral parameters, absorption feature parameters), respectively. The accuracy of these models was coefficient of determination (R2) and root mean square error (RMSE). The results showed that stepwise multiple linear regression model and partial least square regression model predicted more accurately than simple linear regression model, and the accuracy of prediction models based on P. australis reflectance spectra was higher than those on T. angustifolia. Partial least square regression model was the most useful explorative tool for unraveling the relationship between spectral reflectance of P. australis and total nitrogen content in water with R2 of 0.854 and RMSE of 0.647. 500-700 nm was the best band range for detecting water total nitrogen content. The reflectance ratio of green peak and red valley could be effectively predicted by the absorption feature parameters.

  3. National Wetlands Inventory - Wetlands

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of wetlands and deepwater habitats in the United States and its Territories. These data delineate...

  4. National Wetlands Inventory - Wetlands

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of wetlands and deepwater habitats in the United States and its Territories. These data delineate...

  5. High contaminant loads in Lake Apopka's riparian wetland disrupt gene networks involved in reproduction and immune function in largemouth bass.

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    Martyniuk, Christopher J; Doperalski, Nicholas J; Prucha, Melinda S; Zhang, Ji-Liang; Kroll, Kevin J; Conrow, Roxanne; Barber, David S; Denslow, Nancy D

    2016-09-01

    Lake Apopka (FL, USA) has elevated levels of some organochlorine pesticides in its sediments and a portion of its watershed has been designated a US Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site. This study assessed reproductive endpoints in Florida largemouth bass (LMB) (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) after placement into experimental ponds adjacent to Lake Apopka. LMB collected from a clean reference site (DeLeon Springs) were stocked at two periods of time into ponds constructed in former farm fields on the north shore of the lake. LMB were stocked during early and late oogenesis to determine if there were different effects of contamination on LMB that may be attributed to their reproductive stage. LMB inhabiting the ponds for ~4months had anywhere from 2 to 800 times higher contaminant load for a number of organochlorine pesticides (e.g. p, p'-DDE, methoxychlor) compared to control animals. Gonadosomatic index and plasma vitellogenin were not different between reproductively-stage matched LMB collected at reference sites compared to those inhabiting the ponds. However, plasma 17β-estradiol was lower in LMB inhabiting the Apopka ponds compared to ovary stage-matched LMB from the St. Johns River, a site used as a reference site. Sub-network enrichment analysis revealed that genes related to reproduction (granulosa function, oocyte development), endocrine function (steroid metabolism, hormone biosynthesis), and immune function (T cell suppression, leukocyte accumulation) were differentially expressed in the ovaries of LMB placed into the ponds. These data suggest that (1) LMB inhabiting the Apopka ponds showed disrupted reproduction and immune responses and that (2) gene expression profiles provided site-specific information by discriminating LMB from different macro-habitats. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. 洞庭湖湿地8种优势植物对镉的富集特征%Cadmium enrichment characteristics of eight dominant plant species in Dongting Lake wetland

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    董萌; 赵运林; 库文珍; 庹瑞锐; 戴枚斌; 易合成

    2011-01-01

    针对洞庭湖湿地土壤Cd污染严重的现状,对湖区滨岸带8种优势植物的Cd富集特征及其修复效果进行了分析.结果表明,蒌蒿(Artemisia selengensis)对Cd表现出显著的富集特征,对Cd污染的修复效果好,是洞庭湖土壤Cd污染的理想修复材料;南艾蒿(Artemisia verlotorum)对Cd污染具有较好的修复效果,可作为湿地土壤Cd污染修复的备选材料;芦苇(Phragmites australis)和南荻(Miscanthus lutarioriparius)植株的根部对Cd的积累量较高,具有良好的稳定修复效果,且由于二者地上部生物量大、能被连续刈割的特点,对洞庭湖湿地Cd污染治理起到一定的促进作用.%Aiming at the present serious situation of soil Cd pollution in Dongting Lake wetland, this paper analyzed the Cd enrichment characteristics and remediation effects of eight dominant plant species growing in Dongting Lake area. Among the eight dominant plants, Artemisia selen-gensis presented a notable capacity to absorb Cd from lake soil, and had good effect in the remediation of Cd pollution, being an ideal plant for the bioremediation of Cd-poiluted soil in Dongting Lake wetland. A. Verlotorum had acceptable effect in the remediation of Cd pollution, being able to be selected as a potential candidate for the bioremediation of wetland soil Cd pollution. Phrag-mites australis and Miscanthus lutarioriparius had higher Cd accumulation in their roots, being a-vailable for the Cd enrichment, and their higher aboveground biomass, which could be harvested every year, could also play a positive role in controlling the Cd pollution in Dongting Lake wetland.

  7. Ecosystem Health Assessment of Poyang Lake National Wetland Park%鄱阳湖国家湿地公园湿地生态系统健康评价研究

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    冯倩; 刘聚涛; 韩柳; 温春云; 胡芳

    2016-01-01

    The wetland ecosystem is one of the three major types of ecosystem,together with terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems,and plays a crucial role in the maintenance of life and the global ecological balance.Evaluating the health of a wetland ecosystem and identifying the important factors affecting health provides the basis for diagnosing ecosystem health and for protecting and managing wetlands.Poyang Lake National Wetland Park is the largest wet-land park in China and contains a diversity of wetland landscapes and resources.Tourism in Poyang Lake National Wetland Park has developed to become the pillar of the local economy and the ecosystem is under intense pressure. In this study,a health assessment index for the wetland was developed.To consider all aspects of the wetland,21 indices grouped in three sub-systems (wetland natural environment,social economic environment and overall func-tion)were adopted and an evaluation method based on fuzzy logic was used to comprehensively evaluate wetland health.Results show that the wetland ecosystem of Poyang Lake Wetland Park is healthy (level II),with an eco-system health index of 0.61 9.In terms of the three subsystems,the natural environment and the overall function of the wetland ecosystem were in a sub-healthy state,while the social environment of the wetland was unhealthy.The primary factors limiting wetland ecosystem health includes soil properties,species diversity,material production, environmental protection investment,chemical fertilizer use intensity,pesticide use intensity and population growth.Although the limiting factors affected the wetland natural environment and overall function less than the so-cial environment,they must also receive attention because the natural environment and the overall function are long-term indicators and do not change markedly over the short term.%湿地生态系统与森林、海洋生态系统一起被称为地球三大生态系统,在维持地球生命和全球生态平衡方面

  8. Bird Diversity and Conservation Strategy in the Reclaimed Hexi Wetland of Poyang Lake%鄱阳湖荷溪退田还湖湿地区域鸟类多样性及其保护对策

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    张敬皆

    2011-01-01

    调查了鄱阳湖荷溪区域湿地鸟类资源,并对164种鸟类的种类组成、区系特点、珍稀濒危性、鸟类季节性、生态分布进行了分析,针对湿地鸟类保护中存在的问题,提出了保护对策.%Wetland bird resources and their diversity in the reclaimed Hexiwetland of Poyang Lake were studied by investigating the species composition,the avifauna characteristics, the status of rare and endangered species, theseasonal changes, and ecological distribution of the 164 bird species. Existingproblems in wetland bird protection were identified and a conservation strategywas proposed.

  9. 河流性湿地公园植物景观设计初探--以陕西千湖国家湿地公园为例%Plant Landscape Design for River Wetland Park:a Case Study of Qianhu Lake National Wetland Park in Shaanxi Province

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    张新兵; 王荣; 何婧; 梁振山

    2016-01-01

    以河流性湿地陕西千湖国家湿地公园为例,介绍了湿地公园植物景观配置中存在的问题,阐明了公园植物景观设计的原则。介绍了保护保育区、科普宣教展示区和湿地休闲区植物景观规划设计方法,以期为湿地公园植物的保护与恢复、植物景观规划营建提供有益的参考。%The river wetland, Shaanxi Qianhu lake national wetland park, was taken as a case study to analyze problems existing in the deployment of wetland landscape plants, and to describe principles for designing plant landscape of the park. Methods of plant landscape design were introduced for the protection and conservation area, the science education and exhibition area, and the recreation area, in order to provide a useful basis for rehabilitation and conservation, and plant landscape planning and construction for wetland parks.

  10. Study on the Ecological Restoration Project of Dalian Lake

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    2011-01-01

    Choosing Dalian Lake as study area to implement ecological restoration project,the existing environmental problems in Dalian Lake were analyzed firstly,and then the project area in Dalian Lake was divided into wetland restoration and reconstruction area,forest wetland cultivation area and shallow wetland restoration and diversity conservation area,finally corresponding restoration measures were put forward according to various function areas,so as to improve the economic output of wetland and operability an...

  11. Spatiotemporal analysis of encroachment on wetlands: a case of Nakivubo wetland in Kampala, Uganda.

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    Isunju, John Bosco; Kemp, Jaco

    2016-04-01

    Wetlands provide vital ecosystem services such as water purification, flood control, and climate moderation among others, which enhance environmental quality, promote public health, and contribute to risk reduction. The biggest threat to wetlands is posed by human activities which transform wetlands, often for short-term consumptive benefits. This paper aimed to classify and map recent land cover and provide a multi-temporal analysis of changes from 2002 to 2014 in the Nakivubo wetland through which wastewater from Kampala city drains to Lake Victoria in Uganda. The paper contributes through spatially congruent change maps showing site-specific land cover conversions. In addition, it gives insight into what happened to the wetlands, why it happened, how the changes in the wetlands affect the communities living in them, and how the situation could be better managed or regulated in future. The analysis is based on very high resolution (50-62 cm) aerial photos and satellite imagery, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews. Overall, the analysis of losses and gains showed a 62 % loss of wetland vegetation between 2002 and 2014, mostly attributable to crop cultivation. Cultivation in the wetland buffering the lake shore makes it unstable to anchor. The 2014 data shows large portions of the wetland calved away by receding lake waves. With barely no wetland vegetation buffer around the lake, the heavily polluted wastewater streams will lower the quality of lake water. Furthermore, with increased human activities in the wetland, exposure to flooding and pollution will be likely to have a greater impact on the health and livelihoods of vulnerable communities. This calls for a multi-faceted approach, coordination of the various stakeholders and engagement of wetland-dependent communities as part of the solution, and might require zoning out the wetland and restricting certain activities to specific zones.

  12. Active biomonitoring of trace heavy metals using fish ( Oreochromis niloticus) as bioindicator species. The case of Nakivubo wetland along Lake Victoria

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    Birungi, Z.; Masola, B.; Zaranyika, M. F.; Naigaga, I.; Marshall, B.

    The Nakivubo wetland in Uganda, which feeds Lake Victoria at Murchison bay, has become severely degraded over recent years and is particularly threatened by the expansion of industry, settlement and cultivation on its fertile fringes. The aim of this study was to actively biomonitor selected trace heavy metals using Nile tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus). Nile tilapia was set in cages at six sampling sites in Murchison bay for a period of six weeks, and sampling was done every 2 weeks for active biomonitoring and weekly for physico-chemical variables. The control (site 7) was at the Aquaculture Research and Development centre, Uganda. Fish tissue was dissected and gills, liver and muscle removed for heavy metal analysis. Water samples and fish tissue from each site were analysed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) to determine metal concentrations of zinc, copper, chromium and manganese. Site 4 had the highest average NH 4-N of 14.28 ± 12.73 mg/l which was above effluent standards for Uganda. From the findings, there were significantly higher concentrations of heavy metals in fish than in water ( p > 0.01). Fish kills were recorded highest for sites 4 (55%), 5 (77.5%) and 6 (60%) in less than six weeks indicating high levels of pollution. Gills showed the highest accumulation of copper after a period of six weeks as compared to other metals with a mean ± SE of 11.7 μg/mg wet weight. In general, the order of accumulation of metals in tissue after six weeks was in order; copper > zinc > chromium > manganese and gills > liver > muscle. In conclusion, active biomonitoring was found to be a good tool for monitoring water quality as it integrates responses to combinations of all contaminants thereby indicating overall effects in a water body. To improve the study, there is need to incorporate post mortem studies and biomarker analysis since the later can give early warning of pollution before fish kills are observed.

  13. Physico-Chemical Analysis of Groundwater Quality of Adjoining Areas of Sambhar Lake, A Ramsar Wetland of Rajasthan, India

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    Full Text Available Water is not only essential for drinking but also needed for agriculture and industrial use. However, for safe and sustainable use of water for any sector, its quality is to be ensured. Therefore, the study was carried out for water quality of samples collected from different sites in the Lake periphery as well as in the catchment areas. Groundwater samples were collected from different locations of Sambhar Lake city and its adjoining area for their physico-chemical studies. The standard methods of APHA were used to analysis 8 samples collected from hand pumps, bore wells and tube wells of the specified area. The analytical results show pH varies between 7.4-8.6, Electrical conductivity between 1723 µs/cm-23400 µs/cm, Total hardness between 402.0 mg/l-3657.0 mg/l, Calcium between 103.21 mg/l-943.43 mg/l, Alkalinity between 309.69 mg/l-496.92 mg/l, Chloride between 543.0 mg/l-9926.0 mg/l, Magnesium 35.11 mg/l-316.0 mg/l, Total dissolved solids between 1175 mg/l-14900 mg/l, Sulphate between 117.6 mg/l-943.98 mg/l, Fluoride between 0.69 mg/l-2.01 mg/l, Nitrate between 7.69 mg/l-28.45 mg/l, Iron between 0.19 mg/l-0.42 mg/l, Boron between 0.76 mg/l-1.98 mg/l, Zinc between 0.01 mg/l-0.97 mg/l, Chromium between 0.012 mg/l -0.033 mg/l, Copper between 0.037 mg/l -0.065 mg/l, Manganese between 0.11 mg/l-0.97 mg/l, Lead 0.011 mg/l-0.12 mg/l, Sodium 67.0 mg/l -2312.0 mg/l, Potassium 3.40 mg/l -18.90 mg/l.

  14. Testing a participatory integrated assessment (PIA approach to select climate change adaptation actions to enhance wetland sustainability: The case of Poyang Lake region in China

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    2015-06-01

    It should be noted that while the case study evaluated adaptation policies or options to climate change, it was not completed in terms of discussing in detail all the key components of the PIA approach. However, the case study represents the state-of-the-arts research in climate change impact assessment and adaptation option evaluation, particularly in linking with wetland ecosystem sustainability. Findings of the case study have indicated that the potential effects of climate change on wetland sustainability are quite significant. The case has also identified adaptation measures considered by stakeholders to be potentially effective for reducing vulnerability of wetland ecosystems. It is clear that wetland ecosystem sustainability goals will be unachievable without mainstreaming adaptation measures into wetland conservation and health programs under a changing climate.

  15. Protection and Restoration Projects of Jinsha Lake Wetland Park and Drinking Water Source Protection%金沙湖湿地公园保护与恢复项目建设与对策建议

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    张学军; 吴小鹤; 郑洁; 刘昌金; 吴文昌

    2013-01-01

    指出了湿地在淡水循环中发挥着重大作用,没有湿地就没有水。湿地资源最直接的产出是水,湿地在维护水资源的水质与水量安全方面发挥着重要作用。湿地保护与恢复工程建设能给金沙湖水资源的天然优化配置、合理利用以及综合管理提供保障,并能带来巨大的生态效益、经济效益和社会效益,能有效地保护好饮用水源。%Water is the most direct output of wetland resources ,thus the wetland plays an important role in protecting the water quality and quantity .Wetland protection and restoration projects for Jingsha Lake water resources can provide security for the optimal allocation of the natural ,reasonable utilization and comprehensive management ,bring the enormous ecological ,economic and social benefits ,and effectively protect the drinking water sources .

  16. The wetland biological resources evaluation and exploitation and utilization in Dongting lake region%洞庭湖区湿地生物资源评价及开发利用

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    庄大昌; 董明辉

    2001-01-01

    洞庭湖湿地是我国最大的淡水湖泊湿地之一,生物资源十分丰富。其中植物1428种,鸟类216种,鱼类119种,哺乳类22种,两栖爬行类27种。本文分析了 洞庭湖湿地生物资源的特征,并进行了定性评价,指出了洞 庭湖湿地生物资源利用现状及存在的主要问题,并就今后本区湿地生物资源的保护和利用提出了 一些构想。%The Dong-ting lake wetland is one of the largest lacu strine wetland in China. The biological resource is very plentiful. It includes 1428 species of plants resour ces, 216 species of birds resources, 119 species of fish resources, 27 species of amphibians and retile, 2 2 species of mammals and a great many of other wild living things. . Based on this, the biological re source character is analyzed and evaluated. In the end, the existing problems on the protection and developing of wetland biological resources are analyzed. A little imagination is made for the future r esource protection and utilization.

  17. 衡水湖湿地生态建设“四护”策略构想%A New Strategy of wetland Ecological Construction——A Case Study of Hengshui Lake

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    韩伏彬; 石宝军

    2012-01-01

    According to a literature study on wetlands ecology in China, the article put forward a new strategy of wetland ecological construction by taking Hengshui Lake as a case study, the strategy includes the following 4 components, policy support, rescue in action, conservation for development and protection in emotion. Specific measures or means were contained in the new strategy. The components are interrelated, closely connected and inseparable, forming an integrative complete system for wetland ecological development.%根据对国内湿地生态研究文献的整理,以衡水湖为个案,总结出湿地生态建设“四护”策略,即湿地生态政策上的“拥护”,行动上的“救护”,发展上的“养护”,情感上的“守护”.“四护”策略包含有具体延伸性的措施或手段,四者之间相互联系、密不可分,构成湿地生态发展的一个有机整体.

  18. Study on Invasive Plants in Dongting Lake Wetlands%洞庭湖湿地的外来入侵植物研究

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    侯志勇; 谢永宏; 陈心胜; 李旭; 李峰; 潘瑛; 邓正苗

    2011-01-01

    Based on the field survey during 2007-2011, the species composition, distribution, origin, life forms, invasive habitats, introduction paths, and damage extent of invasive plants in Dongting Lake wetlands were investigated. A total of 43 invasive species, belonging to 34 genera and 19 families, were recorded. Composite and Amaranthaceae are the most common family, consisting of 7 and 6 species respectively. Harmful species included Populus deltoids, Populus euramevicana, A Iternanthera philoxeroides. Daucus carota, Centella asiatica, Eichhornia crassipes, Phytolacca A mericana, Phytolacca Americana, Pistia stratiotes. Among the invasive species, 86% were herbs, 62.8% were distributed in flood control bank or roadside and 55.8% were originated from America. These invasive plants were introduced by intentional (48.8% ) or unconscious (37.2%) human activities.%2007-2011年间通过对洞庭湖湿地大面积实地踏察,对外来植物的种类、分布、来源、生活型、入侵生境、引入途径以及危害程度进行了统计分析.研究表明,该湿地有外来入侵植物19科34属43种,以菊科和苋科植物最常见,分别有7种和6种.危害较大的有美洲杨树(Populus deltoides)、意大利杨(Populus euramevicana)、空心莲子草(Alternanthera philoxeroides)、野胡萝卜(Daucus carota)、积雪草(Centella asiatica)、凤眼莲(Eichhomia crassipes)、垂序商陆(Phytolacca A mericana)、五叶地锦(Phytolacca Americana)和大藻(Pistia stratiotes)等.外来入侵植物以草本植物为主,占总数的86%.入侵种主要分布于防洪大堤及路边,占总数的62.8%.外来入侵种主要来源于美洲,占55.8%.入侵途径主要是通过人类有意(48.8%)或无意引入(37.2%).

  19. 采煤塌陷地湿地生态旅游发展策略--以徐州市九里湖湿地为例%Wetland Ecotourism Development Strategy for Coal Mining Subsidence Wetland--A Case Study of Jiuli Lake in Xuzhou City

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    马英华; 张玉钧

    2013-01-01

    After exploitations of coal resources, the equilibrium of original stress balance among the rock layers above Gob was broken, leading to movement and transform such as fallings, breakage and inflecting in turn, and eventually collapse of land surface, forming the coal mining subsidence wetland. Jiuli Lake in Xuzhou City was such a wetland formed from a coal mining subsidence land. The ecotourism development strategy for Jiuli Lake, based on ecological restoration theory, consists of three aspects of ecological restoration, environmental education and scientific research monitoring. Specifically, it includes ecological restoration of coal dumping area through artificial interventions, artificial restoration of wetland plants and waterfowl habitats, enabling of water cycling through connection between the inside and outside of the water system, development of artificial wetland to improve water quality, non-gardening ecological measures along the water banks, environmental interpretation of the coal mining subsidence land, wetland science publicity and educational activities, Scientific research monitoring and international academic exchanges.%  煤炭资源开采以后,采空区上覆岩层的原始受力平衡状态受到破坏,依次发生冒落、断裂、弯曲等移动变形,最终涉及地表,形成采煤塌陷地。徐州九里湖湿地正是在采煤塌陷地的机理上发展起来的,其生态旅游的开发以恢复生态学理论为指导,开发对策由生态恢复、环境教育和科研监测三方面构筑,包括人工干预粉煤灰堆填区生态修复、人工恢复湿地植物和水禽栖息地、沟通内外水系实现水循环、人工湿地净化水体改善水质、水岸驳岸去园林化生态处理、采煤塌陷地环境解说、湿地科普宣教活动和科研监测与国际学术交流等。

  20. Resilience and Restoration of Lakes

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    Kathryn L. Cottingham

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Lake water quality and ecosystem services are normally maintained by several feedbacks. Among these are nutrient retention and humic production by wetlands, nutrient retention and woody habitat production by riparian forests, food web structures that cha nnel phosphorus to consumers rather than phytoplankton, and biogeochemical mechanisms that inhibit phosphorus recycling from sediments. In degraded lakes, these resilience mechanisms are replaced by new ones that connect lakes to larger, regional economi c and social systems. New controls that maintain degraded lakes include runoff from agricultural and urban areas, absence of wetlands and riparian forests, and changes in lake food webs and biogeochemistry that channel phosphorus to blooms of nuisance al gae. Economic analyses show that degraded lakes are significantly less valuable than normal lakes. Because of this difference in value, the economic benefits of restoring lakes could be used to create incentives for lake restoration.

  1. Analysis on Energy Value of Wetland Ecosystem of Nansi Lake in Shandong Province of China and Regional Development%南四湖湿地生态系统能值分析与区域发展

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    梁春玲; 谷胜利

    2012-01-01

    Adopting the theories and methods of Energy Analysis established by H.T.Odum,the average yearly energy input-output of wetland ecosystem of Nansi Lake is calculated and the energy analysis chart is drawn to evaluate the energy flow and the economic value of the lake.And the structure and function of Nansi Lake wetland ecosystem is analyzed as a whole.The result shows that the amount of the input solar value(including the sun,wind and rain) of the Nansi Lake is 1.11×1021sej,and the output solar value is 1.73×1020sej.The primary productivity is1.61×1020sej.Non-renewable energy or resources(including sediment and water) is 1.03×1021sej.At the same time,the ecological benefits of aquatic vascular plants and fish of the Nansi Lake are significant.Energy investment ratio of the lake is 0.000 9.Net energy yield is 165.23 and environmental loading rate is 14.22.High net energy yield and environmental loading rates show that Nansi Lake wetland ecosystem has a great contribution to local economy.The regional economic development level is low and vastly depends on nature environment.%为评估南四湖湿地生态系统的能量流动状况及其经济价值,采用H.T.Odum建立的能值分析理论,计算南四湖湿地生态系统多年平均的能值投入/产出,绘制南四湖湿地生态系统能值图,分析南四湖湿地生态系统结构和功能的整体特征。结果表明:南四湖湿地的投入量太阳能值为1.11×1021sej,产出量太阳能值为1.73×1020sej,初级生产力为1.61×1020sej,不可再生能源或资源(包括底泥和水体)为1.03×1021sej;同时,南四湖在水生维管束植物、以及鱼类产出方面生态效益价值显著。南四湖湿地能值投资率为0.000 9,净能值产出率为165.23,环境负载率为14.22,能值投资率低,净能值产出率高,环境负载率高,表明南四湖湿地对经济的贡献很大,区域经济发展水平较低,对环境依赖性强。

  2. [Changes in vegetation and soil characteristics under tourism disturbance in lakeside wetland of northwest Yunnan Plateau, Southwest China].

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    Tang, Ming-Yan; Yang, Yong-Xing

    2014-05-01

    The characteristics of vegetation and soil were investigated in Bita Lake and Shudu Lake wetlands in northwest Yunnan Plateau under tourism disturbance. The 22 typical plots in the wetlands were classified into 4 types by TWINSPAN, including primary wetland, light degradation, moderate degradation, and severe degradation. Along the degradation gradient, the plant community density, coverage, species number and Shannon diversity index increased and the plant height decreased in Bita Lake and Shudu Lake wetlands, and Whittaker diversity index increased in Bita Lake wetland. Plant species number, soil organic matter, total nitrogen, porosity, available nitrogen, available phosphorus and available potassium contents were higher in Shudu Lake wetland than in Bita Lake wetland, but the plant density, height, soil total potassium and pH were opposite. Canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) by importance values of 42 plants and 11 soil variables showed that soil organic matter, total nitrogen and total potassium were the key factors on plant species distribution in Bita Lake and Shudu Lake wetlands under tourism disturbance. TWINSPAN classification and analysis of vegetation-soil characteristics indicated the effects of tourism disturbance in Bita Lake wetland were larger than in Shudu Lake wetland.

  3. Some crustacean zooplankton of Wular lake in Kashmir Himalaya

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    2013-05-10

    May 10, 2013 ... used as bioindicators in the aquatic systems (Pedrozo and Rocha, 2005 ... The lake has been declared as the wetland of national importance. (1986) under wetland ... Daphnia catawba (Coker, 1926): Postabdominal process.

  4. Changes of Urban Wetland Landscape Pattern and Impacts of Urbanization on Wetland in Wuhan City

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    WANG Xuelei; NING Longmei; YU Jing; XIAO Rui; LI Tao

    2008-01-01

    In this study, remote sensing data of Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in 1996-2001 were selected to ex-tract wetland landscape information. Several landscape indices were used to evaluate the changes of landscape patternwithin the five years, including patch number, patch density, patch fractal dimension, landscape diversity, dominance,evenness, and fragmentation indexes. Then, transformation probabilities of wetland landscapes into non-wetland land-scapes were calculated based on Markov Model, and on these grounds the relationship between changes of wetlandlandscape pattern and urban construction was analyzed. The results showed that fragmentation degree of all wetlandtypes increased, lake area declined, and dominance of natural wetland decreased. The reasons for these results weremainly because of urban construction. According to the features of abundant wetland in Wuhan City, we suggested thatprotection of wetland landscape should cooperate with urban construction, which means wetland should become im-portant part of urban landscape.

  5. THREATS AND CHALLENGES FACED BY ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT OF DONGTING LAKE WETLAND%洞庭湖湿地生态系统管理面临的威胁及应对策略初探

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    潘明麒; 于秀波

    2011-01-01

    生态系统管理可以实现自然资源的多目标管理.洞庭湖湿地生态系统优越,区域内社会经济发达,但面临保护与发展的双重压力.其中,开展洞庭湖区湿地生态系统管理面临众多威胁,包括自然灾害频发、资源利用不当、工农业污染突出、自然保护能力不足以及季节性缺水等新老问题交织在一起,共同导致了洞庭湖湿地生态系统功能降低,包括生物多样性降低、调蓄能力减弱、洪渍涝灾害加剧、地下水位升高、垸老田低等现象日益突出,而且这种人类不合理活动的后效放大驱动将长期存在,危及到了湖区水产养殖的自然增殖以及自然资源基础的安全性,成为湖区社会经济发展的严重制约因素.为此,建议在遵循生态系统方法的前提下,洞庭湖地区应该加强管理体制机制创新实践,加快湿地保护的立法与执法进程,通过编制洞庭湖区中长期发展总体规划,促进各种利益相关方参与和共管洞庭湖湿地退田还湖等生态恢复工程的巩固、湿地资源合理利用、湿地产业的开发以及湖区湿地生态与环境建设,最终实现湖区生态美好、民生改善的"人地和谐".%Ecosystem management can help achieve diverse objectives in natural resources management. The paper believes that although Dongting Lake features a superior wetland ecosystem and advanced socio-economic development in the region,it is also confronted with the challenge of balancing environmental protection and economic development. In terms of wetland ecosystem management, Dongting Lake faces many threats,including frequent occurrence of natural disasters, unwise use of resources,severe agricultural and industrial pollutions,poor ability in nature conservation,and seasonal water scarcity. All these problems, both old and new, reduce the ecosystem functions of the lakes,leading to decreased biodiversity,reduced capability of flood control, exacerbated floods and

  6. 长江对鄱阳湖退水期洲滩出露特征的影响%Influence of the Yangtze River Droughts on the Exposure Characteristics of the Poyang Lake Wetlands

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    李梦凡; 张奇; 李云良; 姚静

    2016-01-01

    采用具有物理机制的二维水动力模型MIKE 21,基于2006年长江枯水与1953―2000年长江平均来水条件(平均条件)2种情景,模拟比较2种情景下鄱阳湖退水期(7―12月)洲滩出露过程,阐释长江来水变化对鄱阳湖洲滩出露特征的影响。结果表明:2006年长江来水减少导致鄱阳湖洲滩出露开始时间提前,与平均条件相比提前1个月;洲滩出露50%面积仅历时约0.5个月,比平均条件缩短约1.5个月;长江枯水对鄱阳湖洲滩出露分布影响最显著的时段为8―11月,8月上旬洲滩增加的出露面积主要分布在赣江入湖三角洲和东部湖湾,而8月中旬―11月末增加的出露面积主要分布在中部开敞湖区和北部入江通道洲滩;长江枯水对鄱阳湖中北部洲滩出露天数的影响大于南部湖区,对修水和赣江北支入湖三角洲的影响大于赣江中支和南支入湖三角洲,对鄱阳湖国家级自然保护区的影响明显大于南矶山自然保护区;长江来水变化还显著影响洲滩出露速率,2006年长江水情下洲滩自开始出露至到达最大出露面积(8月初―10月中旬)期间的平均出露速率(25 km2/d),与平均条件下洲滩自开始出露至到达最大出露面积(9月初―12月末)期间的平均出露速率(14.5 km2/d)相比增大了72%。%The variations in flow regime of the Yangtze River inevitable affect the hydrological condition in the Poyang Lake, and thus affect the spatial pattern of the exposure characteristics of the lake wetlands. In this study, we used a physically based hydrodynamic modeling (MIKE 21) to explore the influence of the Yangtze River droughts on the characteristics of spatial-temporal distribution of exposure area of the Poyang Lake. The objectives were achieved through the comparison of two simulation scenarios. One was the reference case representing for an average condition over a long period of 1953

  7. An Initial Analysis of LANDSAT-4 Thematic Mapper Data for the Discrimination of Agricultural, Forested Wetlands, and Urban Land Cover. [Poinsett County, Arkansas; and Reelfoot Lake and Union City, Tennessee

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    Quattrochi, D. A.

    1985-01-01

    The capabilities of TM data for discriminating land covers within three particular cultural and ecological realms was assessed. The agricultural investigation in Poinsett County, Arkansas illustrates that TM data can successfully be used to discriminate a variety of crop cover types within the study area. The single-date TM classification produced results that were significantly better than those developed from multitemporal MSS data. For the Reelfoot Lake area of Tennessee TM data, processed using unsupervised signature development techniques, produced a detailed classification of forested wetlands with excellent accuracy. Even in a small city of approximately 15,000 people (Union City, Tennessee). TM data can successfully be used to spectrally distinguish specific urban classes. Furthermore, the principal components analysis evaluation of the data shows that through photointerpretation, it is possible to distinguish individual buildings and roof responses with the TM.

  8. 湖荡湿地对输水河道磷的截留净化作用%Interception and decontamination of phosphorus in input watercourse with lake wetland

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    王沛芳; 胡斌; 王超; 常虹; 李丽娜; 钱进; 侯俊

    2013-01-01

    The interception and decontamination of TP , TDP, PP, and PO 3-4 and their impact factors were analyzed in Ezhen Lake and Caohu Lake , which are located in the waterway of the Wangyu River in the Taihu Basin .The main results are as follows: (1) The two lake wetlands can remove phosphorus , especially PP and PO 3-4 , from the input watercourse by interception and decontamination .(2) Factors like the area and spatial shape of the lake , the location of sites of water input and output , and the distribution of hydrophytes in wetlands affect the removal rate of phosphorus.(3) Significantly negative correlations were found between water temperature , pH, DO concentration, Chl-a concentration, and phosphorus, while the correlations between water temperature , pH, DO concentration, and Chl-a concentration were significantly positive .Therefore, algae are a key factor influencing phosphorus removal .%  选取太湖流域望虞河沿线的鹅真荡和漕湖两个湖荡湿地分析湖荡湿地对水体中总磷、总溶解磷、颗粒磷以及正磷酸盐的截留净化作用和影响因子.结果表明:①湖荡湿地对输水河道中磷有不同程度的截留净化作用,对颗粒态磷和正磷酸盐的截留净化作用最为显著.②湖荡的面积、空间结构、河水在湖荡输入、输出点的位置以及水生植物分布在一定程度上影响湿地对磷的截留净化作用;③水温、pH、DO 浓度和 Chl-a 浓度与水体中的磷浓度均呈极显著负相关,水温、pH、DO 浓度与Chl-a 浓度均呈极显著正相关,因此藻类是影响湖荡净化磷的重要因子.

  9. Planning Concepts of Wanshan Changshou Lake National Wetland Park in Guizhou Province%贵州万山长寿湖国家湿地公园规划构思

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    蒲应春; 曾辉; 张志平

    2014-01-01

    This paper introduces the resources status of flora , fauna and landscape in Wanshan Chang-shou Lake National Wetland Park , Tongren City , Guizhou Province .According to the principle of conser-vation priorities , scientific restoration , rational use and sustainable development , the park image of the“a place of happiness and longevity in wetland , ideal world in downtown” are formed.The park will be divided into five functional areas , the planning objectives construction concepts , major construction pro-jects and the scale of each functional area are described in this paper .%介绍贵州省铜仁市万山长寿湖湿地公园动植物资源、景观资源等概况。按保护优先、科学恢复、合理利用、持续发展的方针,塑造“湿地里的长寿福地,闹市中的世外桃园”的公园形象,将公园分为5个功能区,对各功能区的规划目标、建设思路、主要建设项目及规模作了说明。

  10. Wetland Restoration in North American and Its Edification to Chinese Tai Lake Restoration%北美国家的湿地恢复及对中国太湖恢复的启示

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    徐琳; 胡锋; 焦加国; 刘满强; 李辉信

    2011-01-01

    Wetland restoration, which means to restore the damaged wetland ecosystem to a former state, but a process for seeking improvement and perfection by combining nature with politics, economy and human beings. Taking a global view of the comprehension and practice in ecological restoration, a large discrepancy can be easily perceived between north American and China. This paper takes San Francisco Bay restoration and the Great Lakes restoration as examples, and thus five existing problems of China Tai Lake are well - illustrated, theoretical - technological system lag, unsystematic ecological restoration engineering, invest and financial methods simplification, nonadaptive restoring management system and weak publicity. The suggestions proposed in this paper will ulti- mately helps to strive for the effective route in our ecological restoration.%以美国旧金山海湾带和加拿大安大略省沼泽湿地生态恢复为例,探讨了其成功经验,并指出了我国太湖恢复建设主要存在五个方面问题:理论技术体系相对滞后;恢复工程实施系统性缺乏;投融资方式单一化;恢复管理体系不完善;公众参与力度薄弱。据此提出相关建议,力求探索完善我国太湖生态恢复的有效路径。

  11. Wetland Loss.

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    Barrett, Marilyn

    1994-01-01

    Examines what wetland conservation means to different groups of Louisiana's coastal residents. Describes coastal resources, reasons for their deterioration, conservation efforts, and the impact of a public perception that conservation of wetlands is closely tied to conservation of the existing lifestyle. (LZ)

  12. Wetland Hydrology

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    This chapter discusses the state of the science in wetland hydrology by touching upon the major hydraulic and hydrologic processes in these complex ecosystems, their measurement/estimation techniques, and modeling methods. It starts with the definition of wetlands, their benefit...

  13. Freshwater Wetlands.

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    Naturescope, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Provides descriptions about freshwater wetlands, such as marshes, swamps, and bogs. Contains three learning activities which deal with unusual wetland plants, the animals and plants in a typical marsh, and the effects of a draught on a swamp. Included are reproducible handouts and worksheets for two of the activities. (TW)

  14. Analysis of heavy metals from water, sediment, and tissues of Labeo angra (Hamilton, 1822), from an Ox-box lake- an wetland site from Assam, India.

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    Das, Suchismita; Choudhury, Shamim Sultana

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the regional impacts of heavy metals (Mn, Fe, Mg, Ca, Cu, Zn, Cd, Cr, Pb and Ni) on water, sediment and a native, teleost fish species, Labeo angra, inhabiting a flood plain wetland of Barak River in Assam, India. Heavy metal concentrations in the water, sediments and fish were measured; bioaccumulation factor, metal pollution index as well as condition indices were calculated, to assess the pollution load and health status of the fish. Multivariate statistical analysis was used on wetland water and sediment heavy metals to ascertain the possible sources and seasonal variations of the pollutants. Results showed that most heavy metals in the wetland water and sediments exceeded the water (drinking and irrigation) and sediment quality guidelines, respectively. Seasonal variations were observed for geogenic heavy metals, Mn, Fe, Mg and Ca while no seasonal variations were observed for anthropogenic heavy metals, Cu, Cd, Cr, Pb and Ni. Multivariate statistical analysis showed that there was strong correlation between geogenic and anthropogenic heavy metals in water and sediment, both originating from the common anthropogenic sources. Accumulation of most of the metals in all the tissues was above the safe limits as recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization. High bioaccumulation factors and metal pollution index for these metals in the different tissues revealed that metals were extensively bio-accumulated and bioconcentrated. Condition indices in fish from the wetland suggested metabolic abnormalities.

  15. Research on the Wetland Ecotourism Products Development in Chang hu Lake%长湖湿地生态旅游产品开发研究

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    袁龙义; 龙利华

    2011-01-01

    介绍了长湖湿地的概况和研究现状,结合湿地的研究理论和长湖自身的特点,提出了长湖湿地生态旅游开发的原则,并列举出长湖湿地旅游产品开发的具体方案,分为特色专项、观光、人文历史和休闲度假生态旅游产品4个系列,其中观鸟、垂钓、"农家乐"等都是长湖非常有特色的旅游开发项目.%The general situation of ChangHu wetland and the current research are introduced in this paper. Combining with the study theory of wetland and the characteristics of Changhu wetland, principles of Changhu wetland ecotourism development are proposed and also the detail programs of tourism product development are listed as: special characteristics, sightseeing, cultural history, leisure vacation and so on. Among them, the bird-watching, fishing and fanning happiness are the most characteristic tourism development project.

  16. National Wetlands Inventory Lines

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — Linear wetland features (including selected streams, ditches, and narrow wetland bodies) mapped as part of the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI). The National...

  17. Using remote sensing to research Beijing wetlands dynamics

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    ZHAO; Wenji; GONG; Zhaoning; GONG; Huili; LI; Xiaojuan; ZHANG; Songmei; LI; Jing

    2006-01-01

    In Beijing, where wetlands are important to municipal freshwater conservation and biodiversity retention, three different types of wetlands were identified: riverside wetlands, wetlands surrounding lakes and reservoirs, and wetlands in municipal parks.Remote sensing technology was applied in combination with field investigations to monitor and analyze the changes in these wetlands, and a combination of fusion technologies,Landsat TM/ETM+ and IKONOS imaging, was used to investigate and map them. This study indicates that not only have wetland areas been reduced by half, but also their ecological environments have been degraded because of rapid economic development and population increase. Suggestions based on this research are made to reconstruct the ecological environment of the wetlands and return them to their previous state.

  18. Groundwater–surface-water exchange and the geologic setting of northern Minnesota's lakes, wetlands, and streams—Modern-day relevance of Tom Winter's legacy

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    Rosenberry, Donald O.; Melchior, Robert C.; Jones, Perry M.; Strietz, Andrew; Barr, Kelton D.; Lee, David R.; Piegat, James J.

    2011-01-01

    Tom Winter spent nearly 50 years conducting research in earth science, and he specialized in the exchange between groundwater and surface water. Tom's highly productive career began in Minnesota. This fi eld trip revisits many of the places where Tom conducted his early research and demonstrates the continuing relevance of that research. Stops and topics include the groundwater infl uence on the record low stage of White Bear Lake, the contribution of groundwater to continually rising water levels in an abandoned open-pit iron mine, hydrogeology of the Shingobee headwaters aquatic ecosystem research site, hydrogeology of Lake Sallie, geology associated with the Pillager water gap, and the hydrogeology of Little Rock Lake.

  19. Study on Moorburn Remote Sensing Monitoring on Poyang Lake Wetland Area and Its Influence%鄱阳湖湿地烧荒遥感监测及其影响分析

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    王卷乐; 胡振鹏; 冉盈盈; 王晓龙; 张永杰

    2013-01-01

    鄱阳湖湿地属于我国生态功能区划重要区,兼有洪水调蓄和生物多样性保护的生态服务功能.该区域建有9个国家和省级自然保护区.近年来,全球变暖引发的区域性干旱气象灾害频发,造成鄱阳湖区水体和湿地水位下降、甚至于涸,大量薹草滋生,时有湖区烧荒现象,严重威胁到鄱阳湖湿地自然保护区安全及区域生态环境.2012年初,针对新出现的多起烧荒事件,研究结合遥感快速监测、植物地面调查和GIS缓冲区分析等方法,及时掌握第一手的烧荒区域面积、分布和地面火烧区域与非火烧区域植被生长状况,并经对比和分析获得一些初步认识:①此次春季烧荒区域总斑块95个,烧荒总面积10 278.619 6 hm2,烧荒面积最大的斑块面积1 293 hm2,烧荒区主要分布在永修县吴城镇鄱阳湖国家级自然保护区和新建县南矶山湿地自然保护区;②火烧后薹草萌发与生长的数量要显著提高,前期地表生物量与盖度也高于未火烧区,但生长后期地表生物量与盖度要低于未火烧区;在萌发与生长的全过程,火烧后薹草的高度均显著低于未火烧区;在生长后期,火烧后薹草群落物种丰富度与生物多样性要明显低于未火烧区;③烧荒地缓冲区分析表明受烧荒影响最大的土地覆盖类型仍是干涸的湖底和邻近农田,随着缓冲区范围的扩大,受影响的森林和农村聚落类型比重加大,应引起足够重视.基于以上三个方面的分析,提出了相关的鄱阳湖区湿地资源保护和烧荒地管理的建议.%Poyang Lake wetland is an important district of ecological function zoning in China, which has the functions of flood controlling and biodiversity conservation for ecological services. There are nine national and provincial nature reserves in Poyang Lake area. In recent years, the regional drought meteorological disasters frequently occurred caused by global warming, which

  20. Analysis of the Bird Communities and Diversity of the Wetland Park of Mingcui Lake in Ningxia%宁夏鸣翠湖国家湿地公园鸟类群落组成及多样性分析

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    李元刚; 李志刚

    2011-01-01

    In the paper, birds communities, diversities and its habitats in wetland park of Ningxia Mingcui lake were investigated by route statistical method and GPS monitoring. The results show that, totally, 139 kinds of birds can be observed in the lake area which belong to 17 orders and 41 families respectively. Among them, there are 115 palaearctic birds, 20 oriental birds and 3 widely distributed species of birds; Additionally, 2 species are listed as Rank I species in the National Protected Species and 19 species are Rank II species, 25 species are listed as provincial protected Species. Our datas suggest that wetland park of Ningxia Mngcui lake is abundant in birds resources and diverse in habitats, especially in swamp meadow and reed pond which diversity index amount to 3.93 and 3.72 respectively. While Woodland shrub has a higher homogeneity. Moreover, Hack-tailed snipe was observed for the first time in this area which is listed as red record specices in The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources(IUCN).%采用路线统计法及GPS监测法,对宁夏鸣翠湖湿地鸟类多样性及其生境进行了调查.结果表明,记录到的139种鸟类,隶属17目41科,其中古北界鸟类有115种,东洋界鸟类20种,广布种3种,国家一级保护鸟类2种,二级保护鸟类19种,区级保护鸟类25种.宁夏鸣翠湖湿地鸟类资源丰富,生境多样,以春季南湖原生态区沼泽化草甸和芦苇池塘鸟类多样性指数较高,分别为3.93和3.72,是保护和管理的重点区域.疏林灌丛具有较高的均匀性,和湿地鸟类栖息环境密切相关.调查首次记录到黑尾塍鹬,是列入世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)红色名录物种.

  1. 南洞庭湿地气候资源分析评价及应用%Evaluation and Application of Climate Resources Analysis in South Dongting Lake Wetland

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    黄赛群; 曾虎龙; 刘光伏; 曾胜美

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] The aim was to analyze climate resources in South Dongting Lake wetland. [Method] By dim of the temperature,precipitation .sunshine,general cloud,relative humidity and disastrous climate days, the climate resources of wetland in South Dongting Lake were analyzed from the angle of climate characteristics and adaptability. [Result] The climate was beautiful in South Dongting Lake. The period suitable for travelling is from September to next May. The optimal travelling period is from Mid September to last ten days of November,Mid March to last ten days of May. According to the analysis of climate elements, though there are some unfavorable climate factors influencing outdoor activity, they occurred less frequently and had little influence on travelling activity. [Conclusion] The study provided reference for climate resources utilization and the development of tourism and travelling activity.%[目的]分析评价南洞庭湿地气候资源.[方法]利用沅江气象站1971~2000年各月的气温、降水量、日照、总云量、相对湿度以及灾害性天气日数等气象资料,从气候特点、气候适宜性等方面对南洞庭湿地气候资源进行分析评价.[结果]南洞庭湿地景区气候宜人,景色秀丽.景区旅游适宜期为9月~次年5月,最佳旅游期为9月中旬~11月下旬、3月中旬~5月下旬.从该区气候要素来分析,虽然存在一些影响户外旅游活动的不利天气气候因素,但这些灾害性天气发生的频率较小,对开展旅游活动影响不大.[结论]该研究为气侯资源利用和旅游经营者合理开发旅游产业、安排旅游活动提供参考依据.

  2. An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Predator Fences, Waterfowl Nest Success and Nest Densities within a Fragmented Landscape in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District, northeastern North Dakota.

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Abstract We evaluated the use of predator fences within 2 Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA) within the Devils Lake WMD, North Dakota, April 25 thru July 30, 2012....

  3. Methane Fluxes from Subtropical Wetlands

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    DeLucia, N.; Gomez-Casanovas, N.; Bernacchi, C.

    2013-12-01

    It is well documented that green house gas concentrations have risen at unequivocal rates since the industrial revolution but the disparity between anthropogenic sources and natural sources is uncertain. Wetlands are one example of a natural ecosystem that can be a substantial source or sink for methane (CH4) depending on climate conditions. Due to strict anaerobic conditions required for CH4-generating microorganisms, natural wetlands are one of the main sources for biogenic CH4. Although wetlands occupy less than 5% of total land surface area, they contribute approximately 20% of total CH4 emissions to the atmosphere. The processes regulating CH4 emissions are sensitive to land use and management practices of areas surrounding wetlands. Variation in adjacent vegetation or grazing intensity by livestock can, for example, alter CH4 fluxes from wetland soils by altering nutrient balance, carbon inputs and hydrology. Therefore, understanding how these changes will affect wetland source strength is essential to understand the impact of wetland management practices on the global climate system. In this study we quantify wetland methane fluxes from subtropical wetlands on a working cattle ranch in central Florida near Okeechobee Lake (27o10'52.04'N, 81o21'8.56'W). To determine differences in CH4 fluxes associated with land use and management, a replicated (n = 4) full factorial experiment was designed for wetlands where the surrounding vegetation was (1) grazed or un-grazed and (2) composed of native vegetation or improved pasture. Net exchange of CH4 and CO2 between the land surface and the atmosphere were sampled with a LICOR Li-7700 open path CH4 analyzer and Li-7500A open path CO2/H20 analyzer mounted in a 1-m3 static gas-exchange chamber. Our results showed and verified that CH4 emissions from subtropical wetlands were larger when high soil moisture was coupled with high temperatures. The presence of cattle only amplified these results. These results help quantify

  4. Monitoring Change in Great Salt Lake

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    Naftz, David; Angeroth, Cory; Freeman, Michael; Rowland, Ryan; Carling, Gregory

    2013-08-01

    Great Salt Lake is the largest hypersaline lake in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth largest terminal lake in the world (Figure 1). The open water and adjacent wetlands of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem support millions of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds from throughout the Western Hemisphere [Aldrich and Paul, 2002]. In addition, the area is of important economic value: Brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) residing in Great Salt Lake support an aquaculture shrimp cyst industry with annual revenues as high as $60 million.

  5. THE WETLAND TYPES, FUNCTIONS AND CONSERVATION IN CHINA

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    2001-01-01

    According to preliminary statistics, there are 9. 4 × 106ha of mire, 8.0 × 106ha of lake, 2. 1 × 106ha of salt marsh, 2. 7 × 107ha of shallow sea (0 - Sm), and 3.8 × 107ha of paddyfield, their total area amounts to 8.45 ×107ha. Wetland consists of natural wetland system and man-made wetland system. According to hydrology, landform,soil and vegetation etc., natural wetland can be divided into the following types: marine, esturine, riverine, lacustrine,palustrine subsystems. On the basis of the wetland bottom compound, waterlogged state and vegetation forms, it can be subdivided into 26 wetland classes. Man-made wetland can be subdivided into 4 wetland classes. Wetland is a unique landscape in the earth and one of the most important living environment with rich resources and many functions. At present, 262 different types of Wetland Natural Reserves have been established in China, in which 7 Wetland Nature Reserves have been listed in international important wetlands of "The Wetland Convention".

  6. A model for evaluating effects of climate, water availability, and water management on wetland impoundments--a case study on Bowdoin, Long Lake, and Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuges

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    Tangen, Brian A.; Gleason, Robert A.; Stamm, John F.

    2013-01-01

    Many wetland impoundments managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wildlife Refuge System throughout the northern Great Plains rely on rivers as a primary water source. A large number of these impoundments currently are being stressed from changes in water supplies and quality, and these problems are forecast to worsen because of projected changes to climate and land use. For example, many managed wetlands in arid regions have become degraded owing to the long-term accumulation of salts and increased salinity associated with evapotranspiration. A primary goal of the USFWS is to provide aquatic habitats for a diversity of waterbirds; thus, wetland managers would benefit from a tool that facilitates evaluation of wetland habitat quality in response to current and anticipated impacts of altered hydrology and salt balances caused by factors such as climate change, water availability, and management actions. A spreadsheet model that simulates the overall water and salinity balance (WSB model) of managed wetland impoundments is presented. The WSB model depicts various habitat metrics, such as water depth, salinity, and surface areas (inundated, dry), which can be used to evaluate alternative management actions under various water-availability and climate scenarios. The WSB model uses widely available spreadsheet software, is relatively simple to use, relies on widely available inputs, and is readily adaptable to specific locations. The WSB model was validated using data from three National Wildlife Refuges with direct and indirect connections to water resources associated with rivers, and common data limitations are highlighted. The WSB model also was used to conduct simulations based on hypothetical climate and management scenarios to demonstrate the utility of the model for evaluating alternative management strategies and climate futures. The WSB model worked well across a range of National Wildlife Refuges and could be a valuable tool for USFWS

  7. Restoring Wetlands

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    WANG HAIRONG

    2011-01-01

    Watching flocks of waterfowl taking off and landing in the large expanse of wetland near his home is a favorite pastime of Li Qiwen a middle-aged primary school teacher in Weichang Township,Luobei County in Heilongjiang Province.The wetland is home to hundreds of species of birds,including rare white storks and red-crowned cranes,as well as more common geese and ducks.

  8. What Makes a Wetland a Wetland?

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    Naturescope, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Provides descriptions of and activities about various kinds of wetlands. Contains seven learning activities ranging from creating wetland scenes with picture cutouts to actually exploring a wetland. Includes reproducible handouts and worksheets for several of the activities. (TW)

  9. SWS European Chapter Meeting on wetland restoration-Challenges and opportunities

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    Hoffmann, Carl Christian; Brix, Hans; Kronvang, Brian B.

    2014-01-01

    1. Introduction Wetland loss and degradation in Europe have been extreme andare still ongoing. By way of example, at least two-thirds of all shal-low lakes, bogs and wet meadows have been lost in Denmark since1784. The challenge for wetland scientists in Europe is to reversethe loss of wetlands a...

  10. Virginia ESI: Wetlands (Wetland Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains vector polygons representing the coastal wetlands for Virginia, classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI)...

  11. Environmental Variables Influencing Euglena sanguinea Blooms in Cuihu Lake Wetland in Beijing%北京翠湖湿地血红裸藻水华发生的环境条件

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    赵欣胜; 崔丽娟; 李伟; 张曼胤; 商晓静; 张岩

    2015-01-01

    Shallow lake wetlands play an important role in climate regulation in Beijing.Eutrophication in the shal-low lakes of Beijing is serious because of limited water resources and the high volume of waste water discharged. Research on algae blooms in urban shallow lakes has been limited,especially research on the environmental varia-bles that induce algae blooms in shallow lake wetlands with high nutrient concentration and low flow.Cuihu Lake, located in Shangzhuang Town,Haidian District,Beijing,with a water area of 700 hm2 and average depth 1.2 m,is basically static and water recharge depends on direct runoff augmented by pumping from Shangzhuang Reservoir. The frequent occurrence of algae blooms in Cuihu Lake Wetland has been the primary environmental problem over the past 10 years.The aim of this study was to clarify the environmental conditions leading to algae blooms in Cuihu Lake and to reveal the relationship of Euglena sanguinea blooms with environmental variables by canonical corre-spondence analysis (CCA),which will supply useful data for ecological regulation.In July of 2013 during the wet season,an investigation was conducted at 27 sampling sites of the Cuihu Lake Wetland where algae blooms oc-curred.A total of 81 algae samples were collected (triplicate samples at each site)and fixed with Lugol's solution for species identification and counting in laboratory.Ten water quality parameters were also measured at each site:pH,water temperature (WT),dissolved oxygen (DO),electrical conductivity (EC),total phosphorus (TP),to-tal nitrogen (TN ),spatial location quantified according to the wind direction (WIND),photo flux density (PPFD),the movement of surface water (FLUC)as determined by the drifting buoy method,and cover (the area shaded by emergent aquatic plants ,shrubs and trees).A total of 12 genera and 30 algae species were detected at the 27 sampling sites and species common to all sites included Euglena sanguinea,Oscillatoria Formosa

  12. Vegetation of natural and artificial shorelines in Upper Klamath Basin’s fringe wetlands

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    Ray, Andrew M.; Irvine, Kathryn M.; Hamilton, Andy S.

    2013-01-01

    The Upper Klamath Basin (UKB) in northern California and southern Oregon supports large hypereutrophic lakes surrounded by natural and artificial shorelines. Lake shorelines contain fringe wetlands that provide key ecological services to the people of this region. These wetlands also provide a context for drawing inferences about how differing wetland types and wave exposure contribute to the vegetative assemblages in lake-fringe wetlands. Here, we summarize how elevation profiles and vegetation richness vary as a function of wave exposure and wetland type. Our results show that levee wetland shorelines are 4X steeper and support fewer species than other wetland types. We also summarize the occurrence probability of the five common wetland plant species that represent the overwhelming majority of the diversity of these wetlands. In brief, the occurrence probability of the culturally significant Nuphar lutea spp. polysepala and the invasive Phalaris arundinacea in wave exposed and sheltered sites varies based on wetland type. The occurrence probability for P. arundinacea was greatest in exposed portions of deltaic shorelines, but these trends were reversed on levees where the occurrence probability was greater in sheltered sites. The widespread Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus occurred throughout all wetland and exposure type combinations but had a higher probability of occurrence in wave exposed sites. Results from this work will add to our current understanding of how wetland shoreline profiles interact with wave exposure to influence the occurrence probability of the dominant vegetative species in UKB’s shoreline wetlands.

  13. Calculation of two-dimensional wetland plant-impacted flow field in Dianchi lake%计入湿地植物影响的滇池二维流场计算

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    程浩亮; 杨具瑞; 芦振爱; 凌祯; 李君宁

    2012-01-01

    A depth-averaged 2D hydrodynamic model of ecosystem was developed in this work based on the comprehensive roughness of wetland determined by a flume experiment and some available information about Dianchi lake,such as the planning of ecological environment construction,the lake′s conditions of wetland plants and water area variation,and the previous studies.With this model,three types of flow fields were simulated to evaluate the effects of breakwater removing and ecological wetland construction and to analyze the flow field changes caused by wetland plants and different water boundaries.Results show that the breakwater removal for water area expansion produced little effect on the global water,but it caused significant changes in the local flow,due to its effects on the boundary location and the direction of wind-driven current.In the region between Fubao and Xishan of the north Dianchi,the average flow velocity was increased from 0.73cm/s to 1.18cm/s or by 61.6%,while in Kunyang of the south Dianchi,the velocity from 0.34cm/s to 0.57cm/s or by 67.6%.Velocity increase in the rest lake regions was quite small,from 1.22cm/s to 1.32cm/s or only by 8.2%.The impact of ecological wetland is limited within the wetland region of average flow velocity decreased by 67.4%(from 0.43cm/s to 0.14cm/s),while this impact is little in the rest regions with only a 4.7% decrease in their flow velocity(from 1.27cm/s to 1.21cm/s) on average.These results are valuable to the ecological environment restoring and construction of Dianchi lake.%依据滇池生态环境建设规划,在以前研究工作的基础上,综合考虑湿地植物和湖泊水域条件变化,在水槽实验确定湿地植物综合糙率基础上,根据水动力学原理建立垂向平均化的二维水动力学模型。模拟研究了拆除防浪堤前后滇池水体及滇池生态湿地建成后湿地水体3种情况的流场,分析了湿地植物以及湖泊水体边界条件改变对滇池流场的影响。模

  14. 西昌邛海湿地浮游藻类状况及水质评价%The Situation of Phytoplankton and Water Quality in the Qionghai Lake Wetland of Xichang

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    张宇

    2013-01-01

    The species and quantities of phytoplankton in Qionghai lake wetland was investigated from March 2011 to March 2012.The results showed that there were 102 species in total,which belonged to 69 genera of 8 families.Of which,25 genera,34 taxa and 1 variety belonged to cyanophyta family,16 genera and 23 taxa belonged to bacillariophyta family.13 genera and 19 taxa belonged to chrysophytax family,5 genera and 12 taxa belonged to euglenophyta family,4 genera and 5 taxa belonged to xanthophyta,3 genera and 3 taxa belonged to dinophyta,2 genera and 3 taxa belonged to chrysophyta,1 genera and 2 taxa belonged to cryptophyta.The density of phytoplankton was significantly different,ranging from 2.74×105 to 3.58×105 ind./L.Then the water quality was analyzed according to the distribution and abundant of the predominant planktonic algae using margalef bio-diversity index.The water quality was well in general and belonged to oligotropher level,but had the potential to turn to eutrophication level.So it was necessary to protect and manage the water source of the Qionghai lake wetland.%2011年3月至2012年3月对西昌邛海湿地浮游藻类的种类、数量进行了调查.结果表明,西昌邛海湿地共发现浮游藻类8门69属102种,其中绿藻门25属34种1变种,蓝藻门16属23种,硅藻门13属19种,裸藻门5属12种,黄藻门4属5种,甲藻门3属3种,金藻门2属3种,隐藻门l属2种.浮游藻类的密度为2.74×105~3.58×105个/L.根据浮游藻类优势种的分布和数量,结合Margalef多样性指数分析邛海湿地的水质情况,水质总体状况较好,处于贫营养,但有向富营养转变的趋势,应注意加强对湿地的管理和保护.

  15. 恢复·重生·延续——成都北湖湿地公园景观修复与再生%Recovery · Regeneration · Continuation——Chengdu North Lake Wetland Park landscape restoration and regeneration

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    唐毅

    2013-01-01

    Wetland park is a kind of both species and habitat protection,ecological tourism and ecological environment education function of wetland landscape area,similar to the small protected areas,but it differs from the reserve and general park.Construction of wetland park is to promote the regional social and economic sustainable development of the "catalyst",is also the wetland conservation and protection theory practice.This combination of Chengdu north lake wetland park landscape restoration and regeneration of the case,discuss how to make use of existing or degraded wetland resources,according to the law of ecology to the planning,construction and reconstruction,to restore its ecological system.Highlight the theme,natural and ecological characteristics of the three,the North Lake Wetland Park to build a set of ecological conservation,ecological tourism,science education,scientific research and other functions as one of the wetland ecological theme park.%湿地公园是一类兼有物种及栖息地保护、生态旅游和生态环境教育功能的湿地景观区域,类似于小型保护区,但又不同于自然保护区和一般意义的公园.湿地公园的建设是推动区域社会经济可持续发展的“催化剂”,也是湿地保护和保育理论的实践成果[1].本文结合成都北湖湿地公园景观修复与再生的案例,深入探讨了如何利用现有或已退化的湿地资源,按照生态学的规律来规划、改造和建设,恢复其生态系统,突出其主题性、自然性和生态性三大特点,将北湖湿地公园建成集生态保育、生态旅游、科普教育、湿地科研等多种功能为一体的生态型主题公园.

  16. Update of “Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran)”

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    Alireza Asem; Amin Eimanifar; Michael Wink

    2016-01-01

    Urmia Lake, an endorheic salt lake in northwestern Iran, was registered in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands as a wetland of international importance, also a UNESCO biosphere reserve. In this review, we have updated our last checklist in 2014 with available information on the biodiversity of the lake.

  17. Update of “Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran”

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    Alireza Asem

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Urmia Lake, an endorheic salt lake in northwestern Iran, was registered in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands as a wetland of international importance, also a UNESCO biosphere reserve. In this review, we have updated our last checklist in 2014 with available information on the biodiversity of the lake.

  18. Carbon Stock and Carbon Cycle of Wetland Ecosystem

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    Zhangquan; ZENG; Canming; ZHANG; Jiao; LI; Nan; YANG; Xihao; LI; Yandong; NIU; Zijian; WU

    2014-01-01

    Wetland ecosystem is an essential ecosystem in the world. Its organic carbon stock and carbon cycle are important basis of global carbon cycle researches and also major contents of global climate change researches. Researches have shown that wetland protection and restoration can promote carbon accumulation and reduce emission of greenhouse gases. This paper discussed influence of carbon stock and carbon balance of wetland ecosystem and emission of greenhouse gases,as well as the relationship between wetland and global climate changes. Finally,it made prospect on researches about carbon cycle of Dongting Lake.

  19. Hydrogeomorphic Classification of Wetlands on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, Including Hydrologic Susceptibility Factors for Wetlands in Acadia National Park

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    Nielsen, Martha G.

    2006-01-01

    Depressional (Open, Semiclosed, and Closed), 231 were Riverine (Upper Perennial and Nonperennial), 210 were Soil Flat (Mineral and Organic), 68 were Lacustrine Fringe, 51 were Tidal Fringe, 22 were Hilltop/Upper Hillslope, and another 35 were small open water bodies. Most small, isolated wetlands classified on the island are Slope wetlands. The least common, Hilltop/Upper Hillslope wetlands, only occur on a few hilltops and shoulders of hills and mountains. Large wetland complexes generally consist of groups of Depressional wetlands and Mineral Soil Flat or Organic Soil Flat wetlands, often with fringing Slope wetlands at their edges and Riverine wetlands near streams flowing through them. The two analyses of wetland hydrologic susceptibility on Mt. Desert Island were applied to 186 wetlands located partially or entirely within ANP. These analyses were conducted using individually mapped catchments for each wetland. The 186 wetlands were aggregated from the original 1,202 mapped wetland polygons on the basis of their HGM classes. Landscape-level hydrologic, geomorphic, and soil variables were defined for the catchments of the wetlands, and transformed into scaled scores from 0 to 10 for each variable. The variables included area of the wetland, area of the catchment, area of the wetland divided by the area of the catchment, the average topographic slope of the catchment, the amount of the catchment where bedrock crops out with no soil cover or excessively thin soil cover, the amount of storage (in lakes and wetlands) in the catchment, the topographic relief of the catchment, the amount of clay-rich soil in the catchment, the amount of manmade impervious surface, whether the wetland had a stream inflow, and whether the wetland had a hydraulic connection to a lake or estuary. These data were determined using a GIS and data layers mapped at a scale of 1:24,000 or larger. These landscape variables were combined in different ways for the two hydrologic susceptibility fact

  20. Coastal Wetlands.

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    Area Cooperative Educational Services, New Haven, CT. Environmental Education Center.

    This material includes student guide sheets, reference materials, and tape script for the audio-tutorial unit on Inland Wetlands. A set of 35mm slides and an audio tape are used with the materials. The material is designed for use with Connecticut schools, but it can be adapted to other localities. The unit materials emphasize the structure,…

  1. Urban wetlands

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    Van der Salm, N.; Bellmann, C.; Hoeijmakers, S.

    2014-01-01

    This "designers' manual" is made during the TIDO-course AR0533 Innovation & Sustainability. This is a manual meant for designers who are interested in water purifications within the boundaries of a project, presenting constructed wetlands. It is a guide to quickly provide you with project relevant

  2. Sand Lake WMD vegetation mapping project update

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Final report on the vegetation mapping project at Sand Lake Wetland Management District. This project is being completed by the use of SPRING software and ground...

  3. Trip report : Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This trip report is on a visit to Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge on September 20 and 21 2001. Wetlands inspected on the Moore Drainage included Martin,...

  4. Response of Ecosystem in Service Value to Changes in Landscape Pattern of the Nansi Lake Wetland%南四湖湿地景观格局变化的生态系统服务价值响应

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    许吉仁; 董霁红

    2013-01-01

    Changes in landscape pattern of the Nansi Lake wetland were monitored with the fifth round of satellite remotesensing images (1987-2010).Response of the ecosystem of the wetland in service value to the changes were analyzed,using the market comparison approach,shadow project approach,industrial oxygen generation cost method,carbon tax method and value substitution method.Results show that large tracts of reed-and lotus-dominated natural wetlands had been converted into artificial wetlands,such as aquacultural farms,paddy fields,etc.,thus promoting the enhancement of landscape fragmentation.Impacts of the changes on supply function,regulatory function,cultural function and support function were quite obvious,especially on supply function and regulatory function.Calculation based on the constant prices of 2010 shows that the changes caused decreases in service value of the ecosystem,which included the decrease of atmospheric element regulation function by 1 170 million yuan (RMB),the purification function by 377 million yuan,and the water conservation function by 65 million yuan.While the changes did increase materials and food product function of the ecosystem by 1 306 million yuan.Ultimately,a decrease of 306 million yuan were caused by the changes from 1987 to 2010.Responses of the ecosystem in other functions,including mitigation of flood,conservation of soil,habitats,biodiversity,entertainment,culture and science functions,etc.were not so obvious.%利用1987-2010年5期卫星遥感影像监测南四湖湿地景观格局变化,并且采用市场比较法、影子工程法、工业制氧成本法、碳税法和价值替代法等多种评估方法对南四湖湿地景观格局变化的生态系统服务功能价值响应进行深入探讨.结果表明,南四湖湿地中大量芦苇、荷田等自然湿地景观转化为养殖水域、水稻田等人工湿地,景观格局趋于破碎化;湖泊湿地景观格局变化对于湿地的供给功能、调节功能、

  5. POLLUTION AND THE POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS IN LONG LAKE OF ZHALONG WETLAND%扎龙湿地龙湖重金属污染情况及其潜在生态风险评价

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    李苗; 臧淑英; 吴彬; 孙清展; 苏丹; 那晓东

    2012-01-01

    为了探讨龙湖中重金属污染情况,测定了龙湖中9个取样点的重金属元素含量,并从中选取Mn、Cu、Pb、As 4种重金属元素进行水质评价。通过灰色关联评价分析,所采集的9个样点中有8个样点都属于Ⅴ类水质、1个样点属于Ⅳ水质。采用Hakanson潜在生态风险指数法对龙湖沉积物进行重金属潜在生态风险评价分析,4种重金属的潜在风险顺序为Cu〉As〉Pb〉Mn,其中每个样点的Cu元素都达到了极强的潜在生态危害,As元素的潜在生态危害程度都达到了强度生态危害。%In order to discuss the heavy metals pollution in the Long Lake,9 samples were collected from Long Lake in Zhalong Wetland.The content of Mn,Cu,Pb and As in the lake were measured by ICP-MAS.The heavy metals pollution was evaluated by the grey relation analysis.The results indicated that the correlation degree of 8 samples reached the five class standard,as well as the correlation degree of 1 sample reached the four class standard.Meanwhile,Hakanson potential ecological risk index was adopted to analyze and evaluate the heavy metal pollution.The order of potential ecological risk of the 4 kinds of heavy metals was CuAsPb Mn.Cu of all samples reached the strongest potential ecological risk,and As of all samples reached stronger potential ecological risk.

  6. Relating groundwater to seasonal wetlands in southeastern Wisconsin, USA

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    Skalbeck, J.D.; Reed, D.M.; Hunt, R.J.; Lambert, J.D.

    2009-01-01

    Historically, drier types of wetlands have been difficult to characterize and are not well researched. Nonetheless, they are considered to reflect the precipitation history with little, if any, regard for possible relation to groundwater. Two seasonal coastal wetland types (wet prairie, sedge meadow) were investigated during three growing seasons at three sites in the Lake Michigan Basin, Wisconsin, USA. The six seasonal wetlands were characterized using standard soil and vegetation techniques and groundwater measurements from the shallow and deep systems. They all met wetland hydrology criteria (e.g., water within 30 cm of land surface for 5% of the growing season) during the early portion of the growing season despite the lack of appreciable regional groundwater discharge into the wetland root zones. Although root-zone duration analyses did not fit a lognormal distribution previously noted in groundwater-dominated wetlands, they were able to discriminate between the plant communities and showed that wet prairie communities had shorter durations of continuous soil saturation than sedge meadow communities. These results demonstrate that the relative rates of groundwater outflows can be important for wetland hydrology and resulting wetland type. Thus, regional stresses to the shallow groundwater system such as pumping or low Great Lake levels can be expected to affect even drier wetland types. ?? Springer-Verlag 2008.

  7. WETLAND TYPES AND ASSOCIATE VEGETATION IN NEPAL:AN OVERVIEW

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    Mohan Siwakoti

    2007-01-01

    Wetland is the transitional zone between the permanently wet and dry environment and shares the characteristics of the environment. Wetland is not yet to be classified unambiguously as either aquatic or terrestrial. However, the Ramsar Convention adopts an extremely broad approach in determining the wetland; as a result, several varieties of habitat types are included under the wetland definition. Wetlands are among the world's most productive ecosystems and provide a wide variety of goods and services. Nepal lies on the southern slopes of central Himalayas and occupies a total area of 147 181 km2 between the latitudes 26°22′ N and 30°27′ N and the longitudes 80°40′ E and 88°12′ E. The diverse landscape (60-8 848 m) and bioclimatic conditions (alpine to tropical) of the country provide a unique niche for different types of wetlands. These are distributed from high altitudinal glacial lakes to hot springs, ponds, ox-bow lakes to river floodplains, marshes and swamps. The country has 15 types of inland freshwater natural wetlands as classified by the Ramsar Convention. These wetlands house several species of rare and endangered flora and fauna. The present paper attempts to highlight the various types of wetlands in Nepal with associate vegetation.

  8. National Wetlands Inventory Points

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — Wetland point features (typically wetlands that are too small to be as area features at the data scale) mapped as part of the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI). The...

  9. National Wetlands Inventory Polygons

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — Wetland area features mapped as part of the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI). The National Wetlands Inventory is a national program sponsored by the US Fish and...

  10. Can lake sensitivity to desiccation be predicted from lake geometry?

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    Torabi Haghighi, Ali; Menberu, Meseret Walle; Aminnezhad, Mousa; Marttila, Hannu; Kløve, Bjørn

    2016-08-01

    Declining lake levels (Aral Sea syndrome) can be caused by changes in climate, increased water use or changed regulation patterns. This paper introduces a novel lake geometry index (LGI) to quantify lake hydrological characteristics. The index was developed using a large representative dataset of lake hypsographic characteristics from 152 lakes and man-made reservoirs. Using the LGI index, lakes can be classified into five groups: groups 1-4 when LGI is 0.5-2.5, 2.5-4.5, 4.5-6.5 and 6.5-8.5, respectively, and group 5 when LGI is >8.5. Naturally shallow and vast lakes and wetlands fall into the first group and deep man-made reservoirs in narrow valleys are in group 5. The response of three different lake systems (LGI 0.75, 2.75 and 6.5) to different water flow scenarios was then simulated using the water balance equation. From this, the index 'potential lake area' (Apot) was developed to show lake responses to changed hydro-climatological conditions. Apot and LGI can be used to classify lakes into open or closed systems. Simulations showed that lakes with low LGI have a shorter response time to flow and climate changes. As a result, the impact of water balance restoration is faster for lakes with low LGI than for lakes with high LGI. The latter are also more vulnerable to climate variation and change.

  11. Influences of meteorological and hydrological factors to climatic potential productivity in Hulun Lake wetland%气象水文因子对呼伦湖湿地区域植物气候生产潜力的影响

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    赵慧颖; 顾润源; 白晓慧; 李翀; 王彦平; 宋卫士

    2012-01-01

    Using meteorological, hydrological and ecological environment dataset of recent SO years in Hulun Lake wetland, Miami model and regression analysis method was applied to analyze the influences of meteorological and hydrological factors on climatic potential productivity. The results indicated that: ① the variable of climatic potential productivity presented downward trend and its climatic tendency was 157.7 kg·km-2.(10a)-1 during last 50 year. Both climatic potential productivity and precipitation showed the same correspond tendency with on the higher values in 1970-1990 and the lower values in 1961-1969 and 1991-2010. ② Among the fifteen meteorological and hydrological factors. The eight factors (The annual precipitation, evapotranspiration, growing season runoff, spring strong wind days, water level, spring average wind speed, annual strong wind days and water area) reached significant level(P<0.150~0.001), and the descending order of the eight factors were correlation with climatic potential productivity. The review indicated that a warmer and dryer trend of climate change and serious of drought disaster might be the major factor for restriction climatic potential productivity. ③ The synergy of both meteorological factors and hydrological factors had great influence on climatic potential productivity in Hulun Lake wetland, and correlation coefficient was -0.997. The contrary contribution were showed between the wetland climatic potential productivity with these factors (annual mean temperature, annual precipitation, evapotranspiration, growing season runoff, growing season runoff and water Level). With these factors increasing and decreasing, the increased or decreased rate was 149.7 kg·km-2 per I unit for wetland climatic potential productivity. Therefore, the wetland was not ideal match between meteorological factors and hydrological factors, while a warmer and dryer trend of climate change was still important limit factor for low solar energy

  12. A Hybrid Wetland Map for China: A Synergistic Approach Using Census and Spatially Explicit Datasets

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    Ma, Kun; You, Liangzhi; Liu, Junguo; Zhang, Mingxiang

    2012-01-01

    Wetlands play important ecological, economic, and cultural roles in societies around the world. However, wetland degradation has become a serious ecological issue, raising the global sustainability concern. An accurate wetland map is essential for wetland management. Here we used a fuzzy method to create a hybrid wetland map for China through the combination of five existing wetlands datasets, including four spatially explicit wetland distribution data and one wetland census. Our results show the total wetland area is 384,864 km2, 4.08% of China’s national surface area. The hybrid wetland map also shows spatial distribution of wetlands with a spatial resolution of 1 km. The reliability of the map is demonstrated by comparing it with spatially explicit datasets on lakes and reservoirs. The hybrid wetland map is by far the first wetland mapping that is consistent with the statistical data at the national and provincial levels in China. It provides a benchmark map for research on wetland protection and management. The method presented here is applicable for not only wetland mapping but also for other thematic mapping in China and beyond. PMID:23110105

  13. Lakeshore Wetland Construction in Dianchi Lake:Technology of Planting Humidogene Arbor%滇池湖滨带湿生乔木湿地构建技术研究

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    陈静; 孔德平; 范亦农; 李杰; 杨发昌; 赵琳娜; 陈彦君

    2012-01-01

    采用以草本植物为主构建的湖滨湿地存在的主要问题是挺水植物繁殖速度快,生物量大,如每年不及时对死亡植株进行收割,会加快湖泊淤积速度,对湖泊水体造成二次污染;大面积湿地挺水植物的管护和收割,势必造成湿地管理强度和费用大幅提高.针对上述问题,文章重点介绍了在滇池草海湖滨带中以湿生乔木植物代替草本挺水植物的湖滨湿地构建技术现场试验研究成果,在湖滨带基底修复的基础上,选择垂柳、滇杨、中山杉、水杉、池杉和竹子等湿生植物开展现场试验,研究结果推荐适应能力较强、成活率较高和景观效果好的垂柳、中山杉为滇池湖滨带湿生乔木湿地构建的主要树种,为受损湖泊湖滨带生态修复提供借鉴.%In construction of lakeshore wetlands in Dianchi Lake, emergent aquatic plants, mostly herbaceous plant featuring fast growing, has been planted massively, however, which ought to be cut every year, otherwise the dead plant in great amount, with high biomass, brought about secondary pollution. The plant-cutting involving cumbersome and time-consuming work added in workload and cost in managing the wetland. Experiments were thus conducted to develop a technology of planting arbor trees in the lakeshore which would substitute for the existing herbaceous plant. With the preparatory ground work along the lakeside done, trees like weeping willow, Yunnan poplar, Zhongshan cedar, metasequoia, taxodium and bamboo were planed on trial, among which weeping willow and Zhongshan cedar have been selected as the fittest due to their strong viability, as well as their better visual effect for lakeshore landscape.

  14. Landscape hydrology. The hydrological legacy of deforestation on global wetlands.

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    Woodward, C; Shulmeister, J; Larsen, J; Jacobsen, G E; Zawadzki, A

    2014-11-14

    Increased catchment erosion and nutrient loading are commonly recognized impacts of deforestation on global wetlands. In contrast, an increase in water availability in deforested catchments is well known in modern studies but is rarely considered when evaluating past human impacts. We used a Budyko water balance approach, a meta-analysis of global wetland response to deforestation, and paleoecological studies from Australasia to explore this issue. After complete deforestation, we demonstrated that water available to wetlands increases by up to 15% of annual precipitation. This can convert ephemeral swamps to permanent lakes or even create new wetlands. This effect is globally significant, with 9 to 12% of wetlands affected, including 20 to 40% of Ramsar wetlands, but is widely unrecognized because human impact studies rarely test for it. Copyright © 2014, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  15. Kansas Playa Wetlands

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    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — This digital dataset provides information about the distribution, areal extent, and morphometry of playa wetlands throughout western Kansas. Playa wetlands were...

  16. Wetland eco-engineering: Measuring and modeling feedbacks of oxidation processes between plants and clay-rich material

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    Saaltink, R.; Dekker, S.C.; Griffioen, J.; Wassen, M.J.

    2016-01-01

    Interest is growing in using soft sediment as a foundation in eco-engineering projects. Wetland construction in the Dutch lake Markermeer is an example: here, dredging some of the clay-rich lake-bed sediment and using it to construct wetland will soon begin. Natural processes will be utilized during

  17. Wetland eco-engineering: measuring and modeling feedbacks of oxidation processes between plants and clay-rich material

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    Saaltink, R.M.; Dekker, S.C.; Griffioen, J.; Wassen, M.J.

    2016-01-01

    Interest is growing in using soft sediment as a foundation in eco-engineering projects. Wetland construction in the Dutch lake Markermeer is an example: here, dredging some of the clay-rich lake-bed sediment and using it to construct wetland will soon begin. Natural processes will be utilized during

  18. Summary of operations and performance of the Utica aquifer and North Lake Basin Wetlands restoration project in December 2009-November 2010.

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    LaFreniere, L. M. (Environmental Science Division)

    2011-03-11

    This document summarizes the performance of the groundwater restoration systems installed by the Commodity Credit Corporation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (CCC/USDA) at the former CCC/USDA grain storage facility in Utica, Nebraska, during the sixth year of system operation, from December 1, 2009, until November 30, 2010. In the project at Utica, the CCC/USDA is cooperating with multiple state and federal agencies to remove carbon tetrachloride contamination from a shallow aquifer underlying the town and to provide supplemental treated groundwater for use in the restoration of a nearby wetlands area. Argonne National Laboratory has assisted the CCC/USDA by providing technical oversight for the aquifer restoration effort and facilities during this review period. This document presents overviews of the aquifer restoration facilities (Section 2) and system operations (Section 3), then describes groundwater production results (Section 4), groundwater treatment results (Section 5), and associated groundwater monitoring, system modifications, and costs during the review period (Section 6). Section 7 summarizes the present year of operation. Performance prior to December 1, 2009, has been reviewed previously (Argonne 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009a, 2010).

  19. Five-year summary and evaluation of operations and performance of the Utica aquifer and North Lake Basin Wetlands restoration project in 2004-2009.

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    LaFreniere, L. M. (Environmental Science Division)

    2011-09-13

    This document reviews the performance of the groundwater (and wetlands) restoration program implemented by the Commodity Credit Corporation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (CCC/USDA) at the former CCC/USDA grain storage facility in Utica, Nebraska, during the first five years (2004-2009) of this initiative. The report summarizes treatment system operational data and regulatory compliance monitoring results for the site during this period, together with the results of the targeted groundwater sampling and analysis for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) conducted in early 2010 (following completion of the fifth year of systems operation), to assess the initial five years of progress of the Utica remediation effort. On the basis of the 2003 groundwater sampling results, a remedial system employing 4 extraction wells (GWEX1-GWEX4), with groundwater treatment by spray irrigation and conventional air stripping, was implemented with the concurrence of the CCC/USDA and the agencies (Table 1.1). The principal components of the system are shown in Figure 1.3 and are briefly described in Section 1.2. Operation of well GWEX4 and the associated air stripper began on October 29, 2004, and routine operation of wells GWEX1-GWEX3 and the spray irrigation treatment units began on November 22, 2004.

  20. Tropical wetlands - problems and potentials as paleo-monsoon archives

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    Chabangborn, Akkaneewut; Chawchai, Sakonvan; Fritz, Sherilyn; Löwemark, Ludvig; Wohlfarth, Barbara

    2014-05-01

    Paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental information is still scarce for Southeast Asia despite the fact that this large region is home to numerous natural lakes and wetlands that may contain long sedimentary archives. During the past years we have been surveying lakes and wetlands in different parts of Thailand to select the most promising and longest sedimentary sequences for paleoenvironmental studies. Our survey of more than 30 lakes shows that only very few lakes and wetlands still contain soft sediments. The sediments in the majority of the lakes and wetlands have been dredged and excavated during the past 10 years to provide open and clear water for fishing and recreation. Dredging and excavation using large caterpillars has disturbed and in some cases completely destroyed the sedimentary records. Stiff clays now drape most of the lake bottoms. Based on our extensive survey, we found five sites, from which we successfully obtained intact sediment sequences: Lakes Kumphawapi and Pa Kho in northeast Thailand, Nong Leng Sai in northern Thailand and Sam Roi Yod and Nong Thale Pron in southern Thailand. All of these sites contain a detailed sedimentary record covering the past 2000 years, two of the sites cover parts of or, the entire Holocene; and two sites have sediments covering the last Termination and MIS 3, respectively.

  1. Three-Gorge Dam influences wetland macrophytes in middle and lower reaches of Yangtze

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    2007-01-01

    Dongting Lake, located in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze, is regarded as a lake during the water swelling period and a continent in the ebbing period. The construction of the Three-Gorge Dam has influenced the water level of Dongting Lake and the growth of wetland macrophytes in the area. In this study, the growth of main species of wetland macrophytes, such as Carex and Phragmites at Dongting Lake, was observed, and the hydraulic gradient, one of the main factors dominating the abundance and distribution of wetland macrophytes, was also studied at six stations in Dongting Lake area and the effect of the Three-Gorge Dam construction on the growth of wetland macrophytes was observed.

  2. Helminth parasites of Artemia franciscana (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in the Great Salt Lake, Utah: first data from the native range of this invader of European wetlands.

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    Redon, Stella; Berthelemy, Nicole J; Mutafchiev, Yasen; Amat, Francisco; Georgiev, Boyko B; Vasileva, Gergana P

    2015-06-02

    The present study is the first survey on the role of Artemia franciscana Kellogg as intermediate host of helminth parasites in its native geographical range in North America (previous studies have recorded nine cestode and one nematode species from this host in its invasive habitats in the Western Mediterranean). Samples of Artemia franciscana were collected from four sites in the Great Salt Lake (GSL), Utah, across several months (June-September 2009). A. franciscana serves as intermediate host of five helminth species in this lake. Four of them are cestodes: three hymenolepidids, i.e. Confluaria podicipina (Szymanski, 1905) (adults parasitic in grebes), Hymenolepis (sensu lato) californicus Young, 1950 (adults parasitic in gulls), Wardium sp. (definitive host unknown, probably charadriiform birds), and one dilepidid, Fuhrmannolepis averini Spassky et Yurpalova, 1967 (adults parasitic in phalaropes). In addition, an unidentified nematode of the family Acuariidae was recorded. Confluaria podicipina is the most prevalent and abundant parasite at all sampling sites, followed by H. (s. l.) californicus. The species composition of the parasites and the spatial variations in their prevalence and abundance reflect the abundance and distribution of aquatic birds serving as their definitive hosts. The temporal dynamics of the overall helminth infections exhibits the highest prevalence in the last month of study at each site (August or September). This native population of A. franciscana from GSL is characterised with higher prevalence, intensity and abundance of the overall cestode infection compared to the introduced populations of this species in the Palaearctic Region. The values of the infection descriptors in the native population of A. franciscana are slightly lower or in some cases similar to those of the Palaearctic species Artemia parthenogenetica Barigozzi (diploid populations) and Artemia salina (Linnaeus) in their native habitats.

  3. Hyper-spectral data transformation and identiifcation of wetland vegetation in east Dongting lake region%东洞庭湖湿地植被高光谱数据变换及识别

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    宋仁飞; 林辉; 臧卓; 严恩萍

    2014-01-01

    高光谱识别是采用大量比较窄的波段对目标物进行同时观测,以实现对目标物更好的观测效果。以东洞庭湖为研究对象,对典型湿地植被苔草、芦苇、芦蒿、辣蓼和旱柳开展野外高光谱观测的基础上,开展数据变换和分类识别。在对数据进行剔除、滤波和重采样后,对高光谱数据进行导数运算、对数运算、对数的导数运算、归一化运算和归一化后导数运算,以突出植被的光谱特征差异。采用主成分分析方法,对高光谱数据进行降维。并运用BP(Back Propagation)神经网络、马氏距离(Mahalanobis)分类法、贝叶斯(Bayes)分类法、费希尔(Fisher)分类法、光谱角度制图法(Spectral Angle Mapper,SAM)、支持向量机(Support Vector Machine,SVM)等6种方法开展湿地植被识别。结果表明:在多种数据变换方法中,LOG (N(R))变换效果最好,而湿地植被识别方法中,光谱角度制图法的精度最高。%In order to get better observation effect of the target, the objective of hyper-spectral identiifcation is to simultaneous observe the target by using lots of narrow bands. By taking east Dongting lake area as the studied object, the ifeld observations of ifve typical wetland vegetation such as moss grass, reeds, selengensis red-knees herb and willow were conducted with method of hyper-spectral remote sensing, then, the measured data were transformed, classified and identified. After culling, filtering and re-sampling of the data, the hyper-spectral data obtained were treated with six kinds transformation operations (including d(R)(b), log(R), d(log(R)), N(R), d(N(R)) and log(N(R)) in order to highlight the differences of spectral characteristics for various wetland vegetation. By using principal component analysis method, the dimensionality reduction of hyper-spectral data was carried out. Then six classification methods including back propagation

  4. Value of Function for Ecosystem Service of the Thousand-Island Lake National Important Wetland%千岛湖国家重要湿地生态服务功能价值研究

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    宋唯真; 汪戈军; 周可易; 张小溪; 柴文斌; 郑新建

    2012-01-01

    根据资源经济学和生态经济学理论,运用市场价值、影子工程和碳税法等方法对千岛湖湿地生态系统的物质生产、环境调节和文化社会等功能的直接和间接价值进行货币化评估。结果表明:千岛湖湿地生态系统具有巨大和多重服务功能价值,总价值为170.86×108元.a-1,其中,生态环境调节与维护功能价值最大,占总服务价值的89.10%,其次是物质生产与供给功能价值,占8.28%,文化社会功能价值最小,占2.62%;通过对10项子功能进行评估得出,涵养水源功能价值最大,占总价值41.19%,其次为调蓄洪水功能价值,占30.64%,第三是固碳释氧功能价值,占15.07%,第四是供水功能价值,占6.64%,旅游休闲、渔业生产和发电价值占3.19%,降解污染、科研教育和维护生物多样性价值占3.27%。%According to the resource economics and ecological economics theory,through using market value,shadow engineering as well as carbon tax and other methods,direct & indirect values of function for organic matter,environment regulation and cultural-social and other functions in the ecosystem of Thousand-Island Lake wetland were conducted monetary evaluation.Result shows that the Thousand-Island Lake wetland,whose total value is 170.86×108 Yuan per year,possesses huge and multiple ecological services value;value of function for eco-environmental regulation & maintenance which is the greatest,constitute 89.10% of the total value.The second is the value of function for material production & supply,constitute 8.28% of the total value.The value of function for cultural-social are the least,accounted for 2.62% of the total value.The result of evaluation of 10 subfunctions shows that the most important function is water conservation which constitute 41.19% of the total value.The second is value of function for flood storage,accounted for 30.64% of the total value;the third is the value of function for carbon fixation & oxygen

  5. 蒌蒿(Artemisia selengensis L.)修复洞庭湖土壤Cd污染的强化措施研究%STRENGTHEN MEASURES USED FOR ARTEMISIA SELENGENSIS L.TO REPAIR Cd CONTAMINATED SOIL OF DONGTING LAKE WETLAND

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    董萌; 赵运林; 库文珍; 周小梅; 李燕子; 陈小玲

    2013-01-01

    洞庭湖土壤镉污染严重,蒌蒿(Artemisia selengensis L.)是在洞庭湖湿地新发现的一种对镉具有较强富集能力的优势植物,已证实该种植物对土壤中的镉具有较好的修复效果和潜能,将来可作为洞庭湖土壤镉污染的理想修复材料.以南洞庭湖Cd污染土壤为栽培基质,分别在蒌蒿幼苗期、成株期添加EDTA等7种螯合剂和调控物质,研究了不同添加物对蒌蒿生长状况及Cd富集效果的影响.结果表明,HEDTA、EDTA、DTPA等3种螯合剂不同程度地降低了蒌蒿地上部分的生物量,但增加了土壤中有效态Cd的含量,使蒌蒿茎叶中Cd的富集浓度分别上升了35.5%、98.4%、42.1%,可显著提高萎蒿的修复效果;生石灰的添加则使土壤有效态Cd明显减少,抑制了蒌蒿对Cd的富集;有机腐殖质和复合肥的施加虽促进了蒌蒿生长,但未对其富集效果产生显著影响;幼苗期施加调控物质,在植株生物量、Cd富集浓度及土壤有效态Cd含量等方面造成的影响均大于成株期.%Based on the serious situation of Cd pollution in the wetland of the Dongting Lake,a series of studies were conducted to evaluate the Cd enrichment characteristics and repairing effects of kinds of plants growing in the Dongting Lake area.The results show that Artemisia selengensis is an outstanding species to repair Cd pollution for its remarkable capacity to accumulate Cd from lake soil.Artemisia verlotorum shows a good capacity to absorb Cd and could be selected as a potential candidate to treat Cd pollution.Because of their higher Cd accumulation in the root parts and their higher biomass of stem and leave which could be harvested every year,Phragmites australis and Miscanthus lutarioriparius could also play a role in controlling Cd pollution in the wetland of the Dongting Lake.In this study,a pot experiment was conducted to study the biological traits and the Cd accumulation characteristics of Artemisia selengensis to

  6. Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex : Annual narrative report : Calendar year 1996

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document contains monthly activity reports for Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Pocasse National Wildlife Refuge, and Sand Lake Wetland Management District...

  7. A preliminary biological assessment of Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex, North Dakota

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report represents an initial biological assessment of wetland conditions on Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Slade NWR, and Florence Lake NWR that was...

  8. History, development and characteristics of lake ecological models

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    2002-01-01

    This paper provides some introductory information on the history, development, and characteristics of various lake ecosystem models.The modeling of lake ecological processes began to gain importance in the early 1960s. There are a number of models available today, with varying levels of complexity to cope with the variety of environmental problems found in lake environments, e.g. eutrophication, acidification,oxygen depletion, wetland management, heavy metal and pesticide pollution, as well as hydrodynamic problems. In particular, this paper focuses on lake eutrophication and wetland models, as well as addressing strategies appropriate for the design and development of reliable lake ecological models.

  9. SWS European Chapter Meeting on wetland restoration-Challenges and opportunities

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    Hoffmann, Carl Christian; Brix, Hans; Kronvang, Brian B.

    2014-01-01

    1. Introduction Wetland loss and degradation in Europe have been extreme andare still ongoing. By way of example, at least two-thirds of all shal-low lakes, bogs and wet meadows have been lost in Denmark since1784. The challenge for wetland scientists in Europe is to reversethe loss of wetlands...... and promote the protection of existing wet-lands and work for restoration of degraded wetlands.The EU Habitats Directive (HD) and the EU Water FrameworkDirective (WFD) are important policy instruments in wetland con-servation. Thus, restoration of wetlands and constructed wetlandshave become increasingly...... popular as mitigation options in RiverBasin Management Plans under the WFD to reduce nitrogen andphosphorus losses from fields to catchments.An important task for wetland scientists is to enhance our basicand applied understanding of the interlinked hydrological, bio-geochemical and ecological processes...

  10. Ohio Uses Wetlands Program Development Grants to Protect Wetlands

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    The wetland water quality standards require the use of ORAM score to determine wetland quality. OEPA has also used these tools to evaluate wetland mitigation projects, develop performance standards for wetland mitigation banks and In Lieu Fee programs an.

  11. Factors Influencing Farmers’ Willingness to Participate in Wetland Restoration: Evidence from China

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The Poyang Lake wetland has been at the center of discussion in China’s wetland restoration initiative because of the extent of its ecosystem degradation. The purpose of this paper is to model farmers’ willingness to participate in wetland restoration and analyze factors that will affect farmers’ participation decisions. A household survey was conducted among 300 randomly selected farm-households in the Poyang Lake area, Jiangxi Province. A binary probit regression model is applied to investigate the impacts of farmer demographics, farm characteristics, and farmers’ perceptions of wetland and wetland restoration policies on willingness to participate in wetland restoration. Results show that farmers’ education level, household migrant members, number of dependents, household net income, farm type, and distance to urban areas have significant effects on farmers’ participation in wetland restoration. Farmers’ perceptions about the ecological values and benefits of wetlands and their knowledge about wetland restoration policies do not appear to significantly influence farmers’ willingness to participate. A gap is identified between awareness of the importance of wetland restoration and willingness to take actions to restore wetlands. Farm-households tend to weigh personal needs and economic conditions when making participation decisions.

  12. Wetland Management - A Success Story In Transition - Restoration of Bhoj Wetland, India

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    Mudgal, M. K.; Tech, B. M.; Miwwa

    Wetlands are beautiful, biologically diverse, hydrologically disperse and ecological vibrant landscape world wide, embracing soils, water, plants, animals and human be- ing. The population growth in the catchment of wetlands led to multifarious human interventions for deriving maximum benefit from the wetlands and their catchments neglecting and disrespecting the principles of sustainability. This act of destruction has been pronounced in developing countries which are under the grip of poverty, illiteracy and lack of environmental education. SBhoj WetlandS is a Lake situated ´ in Central India, Earthen Dam across the river KOLANS in 1061 AD by then ruler king BHOJ. Till 1950 this Wetland was served as a principal source of water supply, even not requiring filtration. As the city grew and the wetland started getting encir- cled by habitation and urban development, the anthropogenic pressures on the lake increased, thus accelerating the process of eutrophication, making the water unfit for human consumption without due treatment due to deterioration of quality of water. For the conservation and management of Bhoj Wetland (Lake Bhopal) a project is under- taken in the financial assistance from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Japan). The project envisages tackle various issues of conservation and management ofn the wetlands under a multi prongs strategies and manner. Although these issues are deeply interrelated and interlinked but for operational and management ease, these issues have been divided into various sub projects which are being tackled indepen- dently, albeit with undercurrent knowledge and understanding of the related issues and interconnectivity with each other. The Project itself is an apt example of the spectrum of varied problems and issues that come to light when attempts are made for sustain- able conservation and management of a wetland. The Project as envisaged intends to conserve and manage through 14 sub projects as under:- Sub

  13. Wonderful Wetlands: An Environmental Education Curriculum Guide for Wetlands.

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    This curriculum guide was designed to give teachers, students, and society a better understanding of wetlands in the hope that they learn why wetlands should be valued and preserved. It explores what is meant by wetlands, functions and values of wetlands, wetland activities, and wetland offerings which benefit animal and plant life, recreation,…

  14. Macroinvertebrate distribution and aquatic ecology in the Ruoergai (Zoige) Wetland, the Yellow River source region

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    Zhao, Na; Xu, Mengzhen; Li, Zhiwei; Wang, Zhaoyin; Zhou, Hanmi

    2017-09-01

    The Ruoergai (Zoige) Wetland, the largest plateau peatland in the world, is located in the Yellow River source region. The discharge of the Yellow River increases greatly after flowing through the Ruoergai Wetland. The aquatic ecosystem of the Ruoergai Wetland is crucial to the whole Yellow River basin. The Ruoergai wetland has three main kinds of water bodies: rivers, oxbow lakes, and marsh wetlands. In this study, macroinvertebrates were used as indicators to assess the aquatic ecological status because their assemblage structures indicate long-term changes in environments with high sensitivity. Field investigations were conducted in July, 2012 and in July, 2013. A total of 72 taxa of macroinvertebrates belonging to 35 families and 67 genera were sampled and identified. Insecta was the dominant group in the Ruoergai Basin. The alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates at any single sampling site was low, while the alpha diversity on a basin-wide scale was much higher. Macroinvertebrate assemblages in rivers, oxbow lakes, and marsh wetlands differ markedly. Hydrological connectivity was a primary factor causing the variance of the bio-community. The river channels had the highest alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates, followed by marsh wetlands and oxbow lakes. The density and biomass of Gastropoda, collector filterers, and scrapers increased from rivers to oxbow lakes and then to marsh wetlands. The river ecology was particular in the Ruoergai Wetland with the high beta diversity of macroinvertebrates, the low alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates, and the low taxa richness, density, and biomass of EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera). To maintain high alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates macroinvertebrates in the Ruoergai Wetland, moderate connectivity of oxbow lakes and marsh wetlands with rivers and measures to control headwater erosion are both crucial.

  15. Macroinvertebrate distribution and aquatic ecology in the Ruoergai (Zoige) Wetland, the Yellow River source region

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    Zhao, Na; Xu, Mengzhen; Li, Zhiwei; Wang, Zhaoyin; Zhou, Hanmi

    2016-12-01

    The Ruoergai (Zoige) Wetland, the largest plateau peatland in the world, is located in the Yellow River source region. The discharge of the Yellow River increases greatly after flowing through the Ruoergai Wetland. The aquatic ecosystem of the Ruoergai Wetland is crucial to the whole Yellow River basin. The Ruoergai wetland has three main kinds of water bodies: rivers, oxbow lakes, and marsh wetlands. In this study, macroinvertebrates were used as indicators to assess the aquatic ecological status because their assemblage structures indicate long-term changes in environments with high sensitivity. Field investigations were conducted in July, 2012 and in July, 2013. A total of 72 taxa of macroinvertebrates belonging to 35 families and 67 genera were sampled and identified. Insecta was the dominant group in the Ruoergai Basin. The alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates at any single sampling site was low, while the alpha diversity on a basin-wide scale was much higher. Macroinvertebrate assemblages in rivers, oxbow lakes, and marsh wetlands differ markedly. Hydrological connectivity was a primary factor causing the variance of the bio-community. The river channels had the highest alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates, followed by marsh wetlands and oxbow lakes. The density and biomass of Gastropoda, collector filterers, and scrapers increased from rivers to oxbow lakes and then to marsh wetlands. The river ecology was particular in the Ruoergai Wetland with the high beta diversity of macroinvertebrates, the low alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates, and the low taxa richness, density, and biomass of EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera). To maintain high alpha diversity of macroinvertebrates macroinvertebrates in the Ruoergai Wetland, moderate connectivity of oxbow lakes and marsh wetlands with rivers and measures to control headwater erosion are both crucial.

  16. [Ecosystem services valuation of Qinghai Lake].

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    Jiang, Bo; Zhang, Lu; Ouyang, Zhi-yun

    2015-10-01

    Qinghai Lake is the largest inland and salt water lake in China, and provides important ecosystem services to beneficiaries. Economic valuation of wetland ecosystem services from Qinghai Lake can reveal the direct contribution of lake ecosystems to beneficiaries using economic data, which can advance the incorporation of wetland protection of Qinghai Lake into economic tradeoffs and decision analyses. In this paper, we established a final ecosystem services valuation system based on the underlying ecological mechanisms and regional socio-economic conditions. We then evaluated the eco-economic value provided by the wetlands at Qinghai Lake to beneficiaries in 2012 using the market value method, replacement cost method, zonal travel cost method, and contingent valuation method. According to the valuation result, the total economic values of the final ecosystem services provided by the wetlands at Qinghai Lake were estimated to be 6749.08 x 10(8) yuan RMB in 2012, among which the value of water storage service and climate regulation service were 4797.57 x 10(8) and 1929.34 x 10(8) yuan RMB, accounting for 71.1% and 28.6% of the total value, respectively. The economic value of the 8 final ecosystem services was ranked from greatest to lowest as: water storage service > climate regulation service > recreation and tourism service > non-use value > oxygen release service > raw material production service > carbon sequestration service > food production service. The evaluation result of this paper reflects the substantial value that the wetlands of Qinghai Lake provide to beneficiaries using monetary values, which has the potential to help increase wetland protection awareness among the public and decision-makers, and inform managers about ways to create ecological compensation incentives. The final ecosystem service evaluation system presented in this paper will offer guidance on separating intermediate services and final services, and establishing monitoring programs for

  17. A state-of-the-art review of the effects of fire on wetland ecosystems

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This literature review on the effects of fire on wetland ecosystems, specifically marshlands, wet meadows, fens, and lake shore vegetation.

  18. Waterbird populations and wetland habitats at study site: 1978 final report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report covers the waterbird populations and wetland habitats as Teshekpik Lake study site during 1978. The methods, study area and results are discussed.

  19. Food webs in lakes : seasonal dynamics and the impact of climate variability

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    Straile, Dietmar

    2005-01-01

    As a result of increased green-house gases, global surface temperatures increased strongly during the twentieth century and will most likely increase between 1.4 5.8°C within the twenty-first century(Houghton et al. 2001). Early signs of climaterelated gradual changes in lake ecosystems have been reported (Schindler et al. 1990; Magnuson et al. 2000; Straile 2002; Livingstone 2003; Straile et al. 2003) and further changes are expected to come. Besides the increase in temperature, the increase...

  20. Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvent Ground-Water Plumes Discharging into Wetlands

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    2003-09-01

    ground water in highly saline wetlands (Swanson et al., 1984), and the distribution of marsh marigold (Caltha palustris L.) has been used to map...seeps and springs next to a lake and in wetlands in Minnesota (Rosenberry et al., 2000). Marsh marigold favors ground-water discharge areas across the