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Tidal Marsh Restoration

A Synthesis of Science and Management

 Tidal Marsh Restoration
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Edited by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick

432 pages | 53 figures, 24 tables, references, index | 7 x 10
Many coastal tidal marshes have been significantly degraded by roadways and other projects that restrict tidal flows, limiting their ability to provide vital ecosystem services including support of fish and wildlife populations, flood protection, water quality maintenance, and open space.
Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. The book compiles, synthesizes, and interprets the current state of knowledge on the science and practice of salt marsh restoration, bringing together leaders across a range of disciplines in the sciences (hydrology, soils, vegetation, zoology), engineering (hydraulics, modeling), and public policy, with coastal managers who offer an abundance of practical insight and guidance on the development of programs.
The work presents in-depth information from New England and Atlantic Canada, where the practice of restoring tidal flow to salt marshes has been ongoing for decades, and shows how that experience can inform restoration efforts around the world. Students and researchers involved in restoration science will find the technical syntheses, presentation of new concepts, and identification of research needs to be especially useful as they formulate research and monitoring questions, and interpret research findings.

Tidal Marsh Restoration is an essential work for managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in planning, designing, and implementing projects or programs aimed at restoring tidal flow to tide-restricted or diked salt marshes.
"Tidal Marsh Restoration fills a need in providing practical and scientific insight to restoration planning."
Ecological Restoration

"The volume is an outstanding summary of what we have learned about salt marsh restoration in New England and the Maritimes..."
Native Plants Journal

"a useful synthesis of regional restoration issues that will add to the growing list of handbooks and reviews of tidal marsh restoration from around the country."

"Tidal Marsh Restoration is good piece of work and a compliment to any professional library."
Natural Areas Journal

"Editors/coastal ecologists Roman and Burdick, along with numerous contributors, provide chapters covering the basics of tidal marsh restoration, techniques used in restoration, and many case studies of projects."

"Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management explores the advances in the attempts to restore damaged salt marshes that have been reduced in number through human excesses. ... Many writers come together to give a scholarly review on these elements on how they have succeeded and failed throughout the world. With a great amount of information, charts, and graphs spread throughout, Tidal Marsh Restoration is a scholarly take on this international project, highly recommended."
Midwest Book Review

"If you are interested in coastal wetlands and their restoration, especially in New England, this book is an essential addition to your library. It is comprehensive, nicely organized, and the chapters are based on up-to-date compilations of the literature as well as a wealth of knowledge based on teh practical experiences of well-chosen authors."
Dennis F. Whigham, Senior Botanist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

"In their foreword to Tidal Marsh Restoration, Hood and Simenstad observe that restoration scientists and managers are physicians for dysfunctional ecosystems. To make the analogy more specific, Roman and Burdick's book is a bible for 'ecosystem cardiologists': If the circulatory system of the salt marsh is not functioning, then nothing else matters. This is a must-read book for those interested in wetlands 'vascularization' and its consequences."
Jack Gallagher, Professor Emeritus, Halophyte Solutions Laboratory, University of Delaware

PART I. Introduction
  • Chapter 1. A Synthesis of Research and Practice on Restoring Tides to Salt Marshes
    Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick

PART II. Synthesis of Tidal Restoration Science

  • Chapter 2. Predicting the Hydrologic Response of Salt Marshes to Tidal Restoration: The Science and Practice of Hydraulic Modeling
    James G. MacBroom and Roy Schiff
  • Chapter 3. Biogeochemical Responses to Tidal Restoration
    Shimon C. Anisfeld
  • Chapter 4. Vegetation Responses to Tidal Restoration
    Stephen M. Smith and R. Scott Warren
  • Chapter 5. Ecology of Phragmites australis and Responses to Tidal Restoration
    Randolph M. Chambers, Laura A. Meyerson, and Kimberly L. Dibble
  • Chapter 6. A Meta-analysis of Nekton Responses to Restoration of Tide-Restricted New England Salt Marshes
    Kenneth B. Raposa and Drew M. Talley
  • Chapter 7. Avian Community Responses to Tidal Restoration along the North Atlantic Coast of North America
    W. Gregory Shriver and Russell Greenberg

PART III. The Practice of Restoring Tide-Restricted Marshes

  • Chapter 8. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Degraded Tidal Wetlands in Connecticut
    Ron Rozsa
  • Chapter 9. Salt Marsh Restoration in Rhode Island
    Caitlin Chaffee, Wenley Ferguson, and Marci Cole Ekberg
  • Chapter 10. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes: The Massachusetts Experience
    Hunt Durey, Timothy Smith, and Marc Carullo
  • Chapter 11. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes: The New Hampshire Experience
    Ted Diers and Frank D. Richardson
  • Chapter 12. Restoration of Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes: The Maine Experience
    Jon Kachmar and Elizabeth Hertz
  • Chapter 13. Salt Marsh Tidal Restoration in Canada’s Maritime Provinces
    Tony M. Bowron, Nancy Neatt, Danika van Proosdij, and Jeremy Lundholm

PART IV. Integrating Science and Practice

  • Chapter 14. Adaptive Management and Monitoring as Fundamental Tools to Effective Salt Marsh Restoration
    Robert N. Buchsbaum and Cathleen Wigand
  • Chapter 15. Recovering Salt Marsh Ecosystem Services through Tidal Restoration
    Gail L. Chmura, David M. Burdick, and Gregg E. Moore
  • Chapter 16. Role of Simulation Models in Understanding the Salt Marsh Restoration Process
    Raymond A. Konisky
  • Chapter 17. Incorporating Innovative Engineering Solutions into Tidal Restoration Studies
    William C. Glamore

PART V. Communicating Restoration Science

  • Chapter 18. Salt Marsh Restoration at Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts: The Role of Science in Addressing Societal Concerns
    John W. Portnoy
  • Chapter 19. Drakes Island Tidal Restoration: Science, Community, and Compromise
    Susan C. Adamowicz and Kathleen M. O’Brien
  • Chapter 20. Role of Science and Partnerships in Salt Marsh Restoration at the Galilee Bird Sanctuary, Narragansett, Rhode Island
    Francis C. Golet, Dennis H. A. Myshrall, Lawrence R. Oliver, Peter W. C. Paton, and Brian C. Tefft
  • Chapter 21. Restoration of Tidally Restricted Salt Marshes at Rumney Marsh, Massachusetts: Balancing Flood Protection with Restoration by Use of Self-Regulating Tide Gates
    Edward L. Reiner

PART VI. Summary

  • Chapter 22. Salt Marsh Responses to Tidal Restriction and Restoration: A Summary of Experiences
    David M. Burdick and Charles T. Roman
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