By: Thomas E. Lodge
The fourth edition presents expanded treatment of subjects where our knowledge of the Everglades and its restoration has greatly improved. This more detailed coverage includes:
Computer modeling and its applications to the Everglades environment
Quantified role of water flow in shaping the Everglades landscape
The origin and evolution of fixed tree islands
Sulfur and related mercury as wetland pollutants
An up-to-date summary of the now quantified economic benefits of restoration, shown to be far in excess of the cost
The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition is a scholarly reference packed cover to cover with scientific information about the ecosystem of the Everglades – taking into account how drastically the Everglades has changed. Topically, the book covers disciplines ranging from ecology, geology, climatology, hydrology, anthropology to conservation biology. Written in Tom Lodge’s trademark accessible style, this extensively researched text is essential reading for anybody trying to understand the challenges we face in restoring this unique ecosystem.