EPA Science Inventory

Connecting the Dots: Hydrologic Connectivity Between Wetlands and Other Wetlands and Waterbodies

Citation:

Rains, M., M. Cohen, H. Golden, AND K. Rains. Connecting the Dots: Hydrologic Connectivity Between Wetlands and Other Wetlands and Waterbodies. WATER RESOURCES IMPACT. American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, VA, 19(2):9-10, (2017).

Impact/Purpose:

Featured article on the emerging science of aquatic system connectivity.

Description:

Wetlands perform numerous ecosystem functions that in turn provide abundant ecosystem services beneficial to humankind. These may include, but are not limited to, flood water storage and release, nutrient transformations, carbon sequestration, and the provision of habitat or refugia. The importance of wetland effects on downgradient waters, such as other wetlands or streams, lies in the degree to which they are hydrologically connected or disconnected across the landscape.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 03/01/2017
Record Last Revised: 04/13/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 336672

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM INTEGRITY BRANCH