Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A wetland is a land aurie that is saturatit wi watter, aither permanently or saisonally, sic that it taks on the characteristics o a distinct ecoseestem.[1] Primarily, the factor that distinguishes wetlands frae ither laund furms or watter bodies is the characteristic vegetation that is adaptit tae its unique sile condeetions: Wetlands conseest primarily o hydric soil, which supports aquatic plants.[2][3]

The watter foond in wetlands can be sautwatter, freshwatter, or brackish.[3] Main wetland types include swamps, marshes, bogs an fens.[4] Sub-types include mangrove, carr, pocosin, an varzea.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Department of Environmental Protection State of Florida Glossary". State of Florida. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
  2. Butler S., ed. (2010). Macquarie Concise Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney Australia: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Ltd. ISBN 978-1-876429-85-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Official page of the Ramsar Convention". Retrieved 2011-09-25.
  4. Keddy, Paul A. (2010). Wetland ecology : principles and conservation (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 497. ISBN 978-0521519403.