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Tidal Wetlands Primer: An Introduction to their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation

Tidal Wetlands Primer: An Introduction to their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation RHODORA, Vol. 116, No. 968, pp. 502­504, 2014 E Copyright 2014 by the New England Botanical Club BOOK REVIEW Tidal Wetlands Primer: An Introduction to their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation by Ralph W. Tiner. 560 pp., 166 illus. ISBN 978-1-62534-022-1 $39.95 (paper). University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA. My interest in wetlands began in 1993 when, as a new graduate student, I visited a tidal marsh on the Quinnipiac River in Connecticut during an ecology field trip. The marsh was behind a massive new Home Depot development, and we had to navigate dumpsters, trash, and a tangle of greenbrier along the narrow path to reach the marsh edge. Once we emerged, there was a beautiful (albeit polluted) tidal cattail marsh inhabited by a thriving colony of muskrat. The muskrat made their dens from the cattail and relied on its starchy rhizomes for food, but the wetland was being taken over by an invasive plant: the introduced common reed Phragmites australis. As my professor described it, the cattail would soon be displaced by the Phragmites, and the muskrat would be homeless. I was outraged and decided then and there to study tidal wetlands so that I could http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rhodora Allen Press

Tidal Wetlands Primer: An Introduction to their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation

Rhodora , Volume 116 (968) – Oct 1, 2014

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RHODORA, Vol. 116, No. 968, pp. 502­504, 2014 E Copyright 2014 by the New England Botanical Club BOOK REVIEW Tidal Wetlands Primer: An Introduction to their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation by Ralph W. Tiner. 560 pp., 166 illus. ISBN 978-1-62534-022-1 $39.95 (paper). University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA. My interest in wetlands began in 1993 when, as a new graduate student, I visited a tidal marsh on the Quinnipiac River in Connecticut during an ecology field trip. The marsh was behind a massive new Home Depot development, and we had to navigate dumpsters, trash, and a tangle of greenbrier along the narrow path to reach the marsh edge. Once we emerged, there was a beautiful (albeit polluted) tidal cattail marsh inhabited by a thriving colony of muskrat. The muskrat made their dens from the cattail and relied on its starchy rhizomes for food, but the wetland was being taken over by an invasive plant: the introduced common reed Phragmites australis. As my professor described it, the cattail would soon be displaced by the Phragmites, and the muskrat would be homeless. I was outraged and decided then and there to study tidal wetlands so that I could

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