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Title: Ecology of bottomland hardwood swamps of the southeast: a community profile

This report synthesizes extant literature detailing the ecology of bottomland hardwood swamps in the Southeast. The geographic scope focuses the report to the hardwoods occupying the floodplains of the rivers whose drainages originate in the Appalachian Mountains/Piedmont and Coastal Plain (NC, SC, GA, and FL). The origin and dynamics of the floodplains are described and related to hydrology and physiographic provinces. Further, the biogeochemistry and interactions between the riverine and floodplain environments are discussed in conjunction with floodplain biology. Plant and animal community structure and ecological processes (productivity) are detailed and organized by ecological zones. The final chapter discusses the ecological value of the floodplain ecosystems and the nature of their relationships to adjacent uplands, downstream coastal estuaries and the atmosphere.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5530733
Report Number(s):
FWS/OBS-81/37
ON: DE82902699
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Georgia Univ., Athens (USA). Inst. of Ecology; Fish and Wildlife Service, Slidell, LA (USA). National Coastal Ecosystems Team; Wabash Coll., Crawfordsville, IN (USA). Dept. of Biology
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SOUTHEAST REGION; SWAMPS; ECOLOGY; ANIMALS; BIOGEOCHEMISTRY; HYDROLOGY; PLANTS; RIVERS; SOILS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; CHEMISTRY; ECOSYSTEMS; GEOCHEMISTRY; STREAMS; SURFACE WATERS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; WETLANDS 520100* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Basic Studies-- (-1989); 510100 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Basic Studies-- (-1989)