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wetland

any shallow water-covered area.
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At present, inland wetlands face greater challenges in conservation, as some measures for the protection of coastal wetlands, including coral reefs, are already in place.
The Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) lies along 110 kilometers of coastline of the island of Negros.
Changes occurring in the demographic and ecological characteristics of the emergent salt marsh habitat in the peninsula are important for understanding future habitat change in other coastal wetlands of New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic region subjected to rising sea level and inundation.
The loss of as much as 90% of coastal wetlands in California over the past century has motivated research aimed at understanding the effects of such habitat decline.
Study results show that C[H.sub.4] emission flux in coastal wetland has significant correlation with temperature (R = 0.707, P < 0.01) and also is affected significantly by rainfall (R = 0.379, P < 0.05).
Our results indicate that individuals in both samples believe that flood protection is very important, but a higher proportion of individuals in the New Orleans sample feel that both coastal wetland restoration and improved transportation are very important.
High-pressure spraying can be effective (it was used to clean the rocky shore of Prince William Sound in Alaska, though with some negative effects on shoreline invertebrates), but the Gulf coastal wetland environment is very different from that in Alaska, and high-pressure spraying likely would erode soils and destroy wetland vegetation.
(86) "Compensatory mitigation is achieved through a process where a permittee restores, creates, or protects another wetland in exchange for, or to replace the one destroyed." (87) Similarly, "'[w]etland mitigation banking' is a type of service industry that supplies established wetlands and their associated values that developers may purchase to fulfill the compensatory mitigation requirements of a permit." (88) Neither type of off-site mitigation can offset the indirect effects of the permitted activity, which tend to have a more severe effect on coastal wetland loss than direct effects.
The 50-acre project, scheduled for implementation this fall, will restore one mile of stream corridor and a 4.5-acre coastal wetland; reconnect the stream channel with its floodplain; reestablish a diversity of native wetland and riparian plant communities; and promote education while providing access to the wetland and stream.
The volume is a revised and expanded version of Tiner's A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States (1987).
Medieval adaptation, settlement and economy on a coastal wetland; the evidence from around Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent.
The world is experiencing a loss in coastal wetland area, a trend that is expected to increase throughout the 21st century as sea-levels rise (Brevik and Homberg, 2004; Nicholls, 2004).

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