Tidal Wetland Restoration: Physical and Ecological Processes

Goodwin, P. A.J. Mehta and J.B. Zedler

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The need for tidal wetland restoration is examined in relation to the causes of wetland loss, the impacts of wetland loss, and the impetus behind wetland restoration efforts. For restoration to be strategic, knowledge of the relevant physical and ecological processes must be improved. Research on ecosystem development under alternative restoration approaches is needed to increase the predictability of outcomes (both structural and functional attributes), as well as the time-frame required for ecosystem recovery. Increased predictability is more likely to be achieved under adaptive management strategies for wetland restoration, enhancement and preservation.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Journal of Coastal Research