19. Restoration of Salt Marshes

  1. Jelte van Andel1 and
  2. James Aronson2
  1. Jan P. Bakker

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch19

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

Bakker, J. P. (2012) Restoration of Salt Marshes, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

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Keywords:

  • salt marsh restoration, and de-embankment;
  • salt marshes and intertidal flats, under natural controls;
  • controls for tidal lands, sea level and sediment supply regimes;
  • loss of extent, salt marsh impact and upper zone trunctation;
  • international Wadden Sea, ‘natural’ and ‘seminatural’ salt marshes;
  • historical context of tidal salt marsh, for conservation;
  • salt marsh characteristics;
  • Schiermonnikoog, the Netherlands, salt marsh development;
  • salt marshes, consumer and food web characteristics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: The Historical Context

  • Characteristics of Salt Marshes

  • Threats and Disturbances

  • Restoration of Seminatural Salt Marshes

  • Perspectives