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Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth


Targeted towards a general audience, this book explains the science of wetland ecology through the real-world stories of those who wade into the muck. The book is organized by generalized wetland types based on dominant vegetation, focusing on most of the major wetland types in North America with emphasis on the Midwest and Northeast United States. Freshwater marshes, wet meadows, beaver-dominated wetlands, bogs and fens, vernal pools, wet forests, and salt marshes are described. Tales of mighty efforts to protect rare turtles, restore salt marshes, and preserve sedge meadows become portals th ... More

Keywords: wetlands, hydrology, ecosystem functions and values, ecosystem services, restoration, storytelling, climate resilience, wildlife, keystone species

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226554211
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Owen Koning, author
Franklin Pierce University

Sharon M. Ashworth, author
Kansas State University