The Resource Impaired wetlands in a damaged landscape : the legacy of bitumen exploitation in Canada, Kevin P. Timoney

Impaired wetlands in a damaged landscape : the legacy of bitumen exploitation in Canada, Kevin P. Timoney

Label
Impaired wetlands in a damaged landscape : the legacy of bitumen exploitation in Canada
Title
Impaired wetlands in a damaged landscape
Title remainder
the legacy of bitumen exploitation in Canada
Statement of responsibility
Kevin P. Timoney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a scientific monograph that examines the flora and vegetation of natural mineral wetlands in comparison to mineral wetlands affected by bitumen exploitation. The work is of broad relevance because (a) wetland loss and degradation is a global problem; (b) the continued global increase in fossil fuel exploitation is resulting in widespread damage; and (c) bitumen (tar sands, oil sands) exploitation is a rapidly growing and destructive set of activities. The core of the work is a meta-analysis of 417 vegetation plots. Analyses of change over time and chemical and physical attributes of water and soil are presented for the subset of plots with sufficient data. The purpose of the work is to demonstrate that: (1) There are marked differences between natural and industrially-affected wetlands. (2) Industrially-affected mineral wetlands differ from natural wetlands in their vegetation assemblages, their depressed vegetation and species diversity, and their abundance of exotic weeds. (3) Successful post-bitumen mining wetland reclamation has not been accomplished and may not be attainable within the foreseeable future given the ecological and physical conditions of the industrial wetlands, current reclamation practices, and lax regulatory standards. In regard to government policy and industrial practices, it finds that they are responsible for reclamation failure on a grand scale
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Timoney, Kevin
Dewey number
577.680971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH106
LC item number
.T55 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in environmental science,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wetland ecology
  • Wetland conservation
  • Bitumen
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Wetland conservation
  • Wetland ecology
  • Canada
  • Life Sciences
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Environmental Monitoring/Analysis
  • Environmental Management
  • Plant ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Environmental management
Label
Impaired wetlands in a damaged landscape : the legacy of bitumen exploitation in Canada, Kevin P. Timoney
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-10235-1
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Reclamation Policy and Scientific Context -- 3. Methods -- 4. The Vegetation -- 5. Chemical and Physical Properties of the Wetlands -- 6. Plant Species Richness and Diversity -- 7. Are Industrial Wetlands Changing Over Time -- 8. Differentiating Industrial from Natural Wetlands via Structural and Geographic Attributes -- 9. The Role of Regulations and Policy in Wetland Loss and Attempts at Reclamation -- 10. Impaired Wetlands: Further Considerations -- 11. The Future: Is Regional Environmental Degradation Inevitable? -- 12. Summary and Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319102351
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-10235-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913472759
  • (OCoLC)ocn913472759
Label
Impaired wetlands in a damaged landscape : the legacy of bitumen exploitation in Canada, Kevin P. Timoney
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-10235-1
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Reclamation Policy and Scientific Context -- 3. Methods -- 4. The Vegetation -- 5. Chemical and Physical Properties of the Wetlands -- 6. Plant Species Richness and Diversity -- 7. Are Industrial Wetlands Changing Over Time -- 8. Differentiating Industrial from Natural Wetlands via Structural and Geographic Attributes -- 9. The Role of Regulations and Policy in Wetland Loss and Attempts at Reclamation -- 10. Impaired Wetlands: Further Considerations -- 11. The Future: Is Regional Environmental Degradation Inevitable? -- 12. Summary and Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319102351
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-10235-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913472759
  • (OCoLC)ocn913472759

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