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Main Title Science and conservation of vernal pools in Northeastern North America /
Author Calhoun, Aram J.K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Calhoun, Aram J. K.
DeMaynadier, Phillip G.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 80917640
ISBN 9780849336751; 0849336759
Subjects Vernal pool ecology--Northeastern States ; Vernal pool ecology--Canada, Eastern ; Vernal pools--Northeastern States ; Vernal pools--Canada, Eastern ; Eastern Canada
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QH541.5.P63C35 2008 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 03/30/2020 STATUS
EJAM  QH541.5.P63C35 2008 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/12/2007
Collation xxvii, 363 : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Valuing and conserving vernal pools as small-scale ecosystems / Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr. -- Physical Setting: Classification, Hydrology, ansd Identification. Classification of vernal pools: geomorphic setting and distribution / Richard D. Rheinhardt and Garrett G. Hollands -- Hydrology and landscape connectivity of vernal pools / Scott G. Leibowitz and Robert T. Brooks -- Remote and field identification of vernal pools / Matthew R. Burne and Richard G. Lathrop, Jr. -- Biological Setting: Principal Flora and Fauna. Flora of northeastern vernal pools / Andrew Cutko and Thomas J. Rawinski -- Diversity and ecology of vernal pool invertebrates / Elizabeth A. Colburn, Stephen C. Weeks, and Sadie K. Reed -- Ecology and conservation of pool-breeding amphibians / Raymond D. Semlitsch and David K. Skelly -- Population and genetic linkages of vernal pool-associated amphibians / James P. Gibbs and J. Michael Reed -- Importance of vernal pools to reptiles, birds, and mammals / Joseph C. Mitchell, Peter W.C. Paton, and Christopher J. Raithel -- Conserving Vernal Pools in Human-Modified Landscapes. Vernal pool conservation policy: the federal, state, and local context / Wende S. Mahaney and Michael W. Klemens -- Chemical contamination of vernal pools / Michelle D. Boone and Bruce D. Pauli -- Conserving vernal pool wildlife in urbanizing landscapes / Bryan Windmiller and Aram J.K. Calhoun -- Conserving vernal pool amphibians in managed forests / Phillip G. deMaynadier and Jeffrey E. Houlahan -- Spatial tools for conserving pool-breeding amphibians: an application of the landscape species approach / Robert F. Baldwin, Kathleen P. Bell, and Eric. W. Sanderson -- Vernal pools as outdoor laboratories for educators and students / Hank J. Gruner and Richard D. Haley -- Conserving vernal pool habitat through community based conservation / Aram J.K. Calhoun and Patti Reilly. The most at-risk wetland type in North America are those labeled as isolated. This book presents current information on this unique type of wetland and related issues, acknowledging the idea that regulatory decisions must ultimately address the wetlands as integral parts of forested ecosystems. A resource for conservation advocates, this book synthesizes decades of research on the tools needed to conserve these ecosystems. Acknowledging the physical and biological connections between upland and aquatic systems, the authors provide a landscape-scale approach to conservation that is equally applicable to all isolated wetlands.