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Main Title Functional profile of black spruce wetlands in Alaska /
Author Post, R. A. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Post, Roger A.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher The Agency,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA 910-R-96-006
Stock Number PB97-122204
OCLC Number 37041255
Subjects Wetland ecology--Alaska. ; Conservation of natural resources--Alaska. ; Alaska--Environmental conditions.
Additional Subjects Spruce ; Alaska ; Wetlands ; Resource management ; Ecology ; Habitats ; Permafrost ; Environmental effects ; Land use ; Water quality ; Environmental impacts ; Wildlife ; Climatic changes ; Global ; Ecosystems ; Forestry ; Hydrology ; Tables(Data) ; Trees ; Black spruce ; Socioeconomics
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100YTUX.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 910-R-96-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/19/2016
EJBD  EPA 910-R-96-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/12/2018
ELDM  QH541.5.M5U54 1996 2 copies CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/20/1998
ESAD  EPA 910-R-96-006 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/13/2016
NTIS  PB97-122204 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/22/1997
Collation 170 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
The profile describes the ecologic context and wetland functions of black spruce (Picea mariana) wetlands (BSWs) covering about 14 million ha of Alaska taiga. Ecologic descriptions include climate, permafrost, landforms, post-Pleistocene vegetation, fire, successional processes, black spruce community types and adaptations, and characteristics of BSWs. The profile describes human activities potentially affecting BSWs and identifies research literature and data gaps generally applicable to BSWs. Hydrologic, water quality, global biogeochemical, and ecologic functions of BSWs, as well as their socioeconomic uses, appear in the profile, along with potential functional indicators, expected sensitivities of functions to fill placement or weltand drainage, and potential mitigation strategies for impacts. Functional analysis separately considers ombrotrophic and minerotrophic BSWs where appropriate. Depending on trophic status, Alaska's BSWs perform several low-magnitude hydrologic (groundwater discharge and recharge, flow regulation, and erosion control) and ecologic (nutrient export, nutrient cycling, and food-chain support) functions and several substantial water quality (sediment retention, nutrient transformation, nutrient uptake, and contaminant removal), global biogeochemical (carbon cycling and storage), and ecologic (avian and mammalian habitat) functions. BSWs also provide important socioeconomic uses: harvested of wetland-dependent fish, wildlife, and plant resources and active winter recreation.
Notes
"EPA 910-R-96-006." "September 1996." Cover title.