Definitions and ClassificationsLeonard F. DeBano and Larry J. SchmidtCONTENTS
|184.108.40.206 Physical and Biological Criteria 12|
|220.127.116.11 Administrative Definitions 12|
|18.104.22.168 Other Definitions 13|
|2.2.1 General Approaches 15|
|2.2.2 Information Needs and Analyses 16|
|2.2.3 Southwestern Riparian Ecosystems 16|
|2.2.4 Southwest Wetlands 18|
|22.214.171.124 Mountain Meadows and Montane Wetlands 19|
|126.96.36.199 Coastline Wetlands 19|
|188.8.131.52 Constructed Wetlands 21|
Riparian and wetland ecosystems have been defined and classified in numerous ways over the past four decades. This chapter presents a general framework of terminology, provides examples that illustrate the evolution of terminology and summarizes various classification systems used by different disciplines or objectives. Wetlands are included because of their historical importance and their present-day status as part of the Southwest's endangered ecosystems.
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Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Riparian Areas of the Southwestern United States: Hydrology, Ecology, and Management.
Contributors: Malchus B. Baker Jr. - Editor, Peter F. Ffolliott - Editor, Leonard F. Debano - Editor, Daniel G. Neary - Editor.
Place of publication: Boca Raton, FL.
Publication year: 2004.
Page number: 11.
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