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Golladay, Sally Entrekin and Brad W. They may have either considerable amounts of open water surrounded by floating vegetation or vegetation may have completely filled the lake terrestrialization. The ridges of these patterned fens form perpendicular to the downslope direction of water movement.

Constructed wetlands can be used to treat raw sewage, storm water, agricultural and industrial effluent. In contrast, high water during deluges lake marsh phase causes turnover in plant populations and creates greater interspersion of element cover and open water, but lowers overall productivity.

The impact of maintaining biodiversity is seen at the local level through job creation, sustainability, and community productivity. Mudflats, saltmarshes, mangroves, and seagrass beds have high levels of both species richness and productivity, and are home to important nursery areas for many commercial fish stocks. Bogs receive all or most of their water from precipitation rather than from runoff, groundwater or streams.

The sphagnum peats of northern bogs cause especially acidic waters. Sweet Bay Magnolia virginiana. The ability of many tidal wetlands to store carbon and minimize methane flux from tidal sediments has led to sponsorship of blue carbon initiatives that are intended to enhance those processes. The discovery rate of fresh water fish is at new species per year. Recently, bogs have been recognized for their role in regulating the global climate by storing large amounts of carbon in peat deposits.

The soil itself is a mixture of peat and sand containing large amounts of charcoal from periodic burnings. It is likely that wetlands have other functions whose benefits to society and other ecosystems have yet to be discovered. Intertidal mudflats have a level of productivity similar to that of some wetlands even while possessing a low number of species.

Description of Bogs Bogs are one of North America's most distinctive kinds of wetlands. This practice has become especially popular in Asia and the South Pacific. These natural fires occur because pocosins periodically become very dry in the spring or summer. Dudley Williams and Nancy E. Some pocosins are very large and difficult to develop, and so they remain largely undisturbed.

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The result is a wetland ecosystem with a very specialized and unique flora and fauna that can grow in these conditions called acidophiles. Introduced hydrophytes in different wetland systems can have devastating results. Some boreal wetland systems in catchment headwaters may help extend the period of flow and maintain water temperature in connected downstream waters. Its impact upon much larger waterways downstream has negatively affected many small island developing states. Usually, there is no standing water present in pocosins, but a shallow water table leaves the soil saturated for much of the year.

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Fens, like bogs, are peatlands, but because they are fed by groundwater they are not so acidic as bogs. This Eastern Mud Salamander Pseudotriton montanus is resting on sphagnum moss. Because pocosins are found in broad, flat, upland areas far from large streams, they are ombrotrophic like northern bogs, meaning rain provides most of their water. Status Historically, pocosins were mostly threatened by agriculture. Biodiversity loss occurs in wetland systems through land use changes, habitat destruction, pollution, exploitation of resources, and invasive species.