Hydrologic modification of coastal wetlands is pervasive, continuing and longstanding in the US. Appreciation for the subtleties of the direct and indirect effects of hydrologic changes on emergent vegetation, soils and co-dependent flora and fauna is contributing to restoration efforts. However the results of wetland restoration/rehabilitation are mostly empirical, rather than scientific in understanding. Science is contributing to the management interest by providing documentation of the past and present failures and successes, and, unveiling the fundamental understanding necessary to move from one wetland to another in an informed and adaptable manner. The papers in this volume are introduced within this framework.
Turner, R., & Lewiss, R. R. (1996). Hydrologic Restoration of Coastal Wetlands., 65-72. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/oceanography_coastal_pubs/146