Freshwater Marshes and Swamps

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Abstract

Freshwater swamps and marshes comprise a large variety of nontidal forested and non-forested wetlands. They have hydric soils and do not accumulate large amounts of peat (noting that the definition of peatlands comprises wetlands with at least 30?% dry mass of dead organic material and greater than 30 cm deep). A swamp is dominated by trees and a marsh by emergent herbaceous plants, with both containing a wide variety of submerged and floating-leaved plants. However, the terms have not been used consistently in different parts of the world and many wetlands may contain both treed and non-treed components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe wetland book II
Subtitle of host publicationDistribution, description and conservation
EditorsC. Max Finalyson, G. Randy Milton, R. Crawford Prentice, Nick C. Davidson
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer
Chapter11
Pages169-183
Number of pages14
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9789400740013
ISBN (Print)9789400740020, 9789400740006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Finlayson, C. (2018). Freshwater Marshes and Swamps. In C. M. Finalyson, G. R. Milton, R. C. Prentice, & N. C. Davidson (Eds.), The wetland book II: Distribution, description and conservation (Vol. 2, pp. 169-183). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6173-5_200-1