Wetlands are complex ecosystems that contain an extensive variety of habitat types, plant life, wildlife, and hydrological features. Wetland ecosystems are some of the world’s most beneficial environments; contributing to a vast amount of goods and services to our society. Not only do wetlands improve human life, they protect against many dangerous outside sources. Wetlands help to regulate flood control, water quality, erosion control, and many other important matters. Wetlands are one of the
by the Ramsar Convention Manual (2013) “wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life” and it recognizes the existences of five major types of wetlands (Ramsar, 2013): 1) marine(coastal wetlands including coastal lagoons, rocky shores, and coral reefs) 2) estuarine(including deltas, tidal marshes, and mangrove swamps) 3) lacustrine (wetlands associated with lakes) 4) riverine(wetlands along rivers and streams) 5) palustrine
Wetland is a term that can be used to describe wet habitats, such as bogs, fens, marshes etc., that experience either permanent or occasional inundation of water that allows either for hydrophytes to establish or for hydric soil to form (EPA, 2005). Additionally wetlands can be termed as ecotones, as these locations transition between aquatic and dry land ecosystems and in spite of these systems being incredibly diverse from each other they are very much dependent on each other for the establishment
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Substance Flow Analysis 3. Carbon Foot printing 4. Health Impact Assessment 5. Social Impact Assessment Introduction Geospatial techniques such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing play a pivotal role in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and their various components such as ecological, social and hydrological impact assessment. These tools have proved so useful that they have also been incorporated into carbon foot printing and substance flow analysis. This paper will
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Golf Courses Made More Environmentally Friendly Through the Advancement of Technology The human race has inhabited this planet for only a small window in the geological time scale, however, the advances and changes in lifestyle that humans have made throughout the course of history are amazing. The field of technology is by the far the most interesting aspect of human societal growth because it is our ability to build these products that separates from the other species we share this planet
Executive summary Hazard mitigation planning is an approach aimed at ascertaining ways to reduce the effects, deaths and damage to property that might result in the occurrence of a natural of man-made hazard. Hurricanes are among the costliest and the most destructive of natural disasters. Since 1995, the United States has witnessed more intense activities by hurricanes with Mobile County in Alabama experiencing hurricane Ivan and hurricane Dennis in 2004 and 2005 (Link, 2010). In 2005, Hurricane
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Introduction In 1842 and 1843 John C. Frémont crossed the Cache la Poudre River near present day city of Fort Collins in early summer and noted a clear river that was running across clean gravel (Jackson and Spence 1970). At that time native greenback cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki (Richardson) occurred throughout the river, even as far East as Greeley depending on the extent of the water year or sequence of years (Fausch and Bestgen 1997). No doubt dynamic diverse benthic macroinvertebrate