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RECORD NUMBER: 582 OF 1822
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Evaluating created wetlands through comparison with natural wetlands. /|
|Author||Brown, Mark T.|
|CORP Author||Florida Univ., Gainesville. Center for Wetlands.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/3-91/056; EPA/600/3-91/058|
|Subjects||Constructed wetlands--Evaluation. ; Wetland ecology--Florida.|
|Additional Subjects||Wetlands ; Natural resources management ; Water pollution ; Environmental protection ; Comparison ; Florida ; Urban areas ; Hydrology ; Construction ; Clean Water Act ; Aquatic life ; Sampling ; Natural resources ; Performance evaluation ; Field tests ; Vegetation ; Water quality ; Data processing ; Natural wetlands ; Created wetlands|
|Collation||47 pages ; 28 cm|
The report summarizes the evaluation and recommendations regarding an approach to wetland sampling and characterization developed by the Wetlands Research Program (WRP) at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Corvallis, OR. Between trials, team members discussed at length the methodology and field protocols and modified them to reflect the conditions and difficulties encountered in sampling herbaceous wetlands in urban areas of Florida. Major emphasis is placed on the appropriateness of measured variables for determining successful wetland re-creation. Numerous physical and biological parameters were measured and compared in the nine created and nine natural wetlands. Analysis of these data has shown some important similarities and differences between created and natural wetlands and lends insight into the complex questions surrounding wetland creation and the equivalency of created wetlands to naturally occurring wetlands. Evaluations of temporal changes in hydrology and plant successional trends within created wetlands seem most important in determining ultimate success.
PB92-111566. November 1991. EPA/600/3-91/058. Microfiche.