Essays Tagged: "wetlands"

Purple Loosestrife - on the invasive qualities of purple loosestrife and the consequences

LOOSESTRIFEThe scene is breathtakingly beautiful, a thick brush of purple flowers blankets Canada's wetlands. This blanket silences the expected sounds of the wetland environment, birds chirping, duck ... of the 35th parallel with the exception of Montana. The most serious infestations are found in the wetlands of Southern Quebec and Ontario and along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Manitoba. Second ...

(12 pages) 81 0 4.3 Jun/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Persuasive essay on the merits of DDT.

people die as a result of malaria, a disease contracted from mosquitos, which thrive in the swampy wetlands that these countries do not have the money to control. One suggested solution for this prob ... untries do not have the money to control. One suggested solution for this problem is to spray these wetlands with an insecticide known as DDT (short for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane). So what's the ...

(2 pages) 152 0 2.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

MANATEES

proper growth management include pollution of water, air, and soil stress on our water supplies and wetlands; salt water intrusion, soil , and beach erosion, degradation of our living reefs. Even the ...

(1 pages) 52 1 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Mangrove Analysis Report - Common mangroves; Structure of Mangrove forests; Mangrove herbal remedies; Functionment; Definitions; Ecological factors of export; Water salinity

he adaptations the mangroves have developed in order to survive the harsh location of estuaries and wetlands; the typical layout of mangrove communities through an original transect; representative sp ... us the environment through regular water samples.AdaptationsThe estuaries, salt marshes, swamps and wetlands mangroves live in represent hostile environments to mainland vegetation and have forced upo ...

(11 pages) 69 1 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

"Amphibian Population Decrease"

The most obvious reason for this was the destruction of their habitat. On the prairies about 70% of wetlands have been drained to make way for farmland. In Ontario, Canada, it is even worse with 90% o ...

(3 pages) 24 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Wetland protection in Minnesota.

OutlineI)Introductiona)What are wetlands?b)What is their importance?II)National LegislationIII) Local LegislationIV) Educationa)Prog ... e point here is. The point is all of these situations and instances deal with various components of wetlands and a good majority of people do not even realize what these wetlands provide to them until ... them until it is taken away or destroyed.Many people do not really know what makes up a "wetland." Wetlands are an area of land that is also part of a watershed. U.S. wetlands are categorized by mars ...

(12 pages) 99 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Freshwater aquatic systems.

eshwater. The soils are water-saturated, making it ideal for water-tolerant plants to live in. Some wetlands serve as an ecotone (transitional zone) between deeper waters and land systems. Wetlands ar ... treams/lakes/ponds OR open or wooded areas where the water table is close to the surface. Sometimes wetlands may be only ephemeral (temporary), with varying sizes.2. identify and describe the four maj ...

(12 pages) 97 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Murray Darling Basin.

re kilometres. The Murray Darling Basin is a system comprising of over 20 major rivers, about 3 000 wetlands and 52 National Parks, the largest being Mt Kosciusko near Cooma, which is nearly 650 000 h ... de for it's 7 000 environments. Poor management of this water has resulted in the reduction of many wetlands by almost half, exacerbated salinity problems and encouraged the invasion of blue-green alg ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bolsa Chica Wetlands management plan.

The city of Bolsa Chica needs to take the next steps towards restoration of its precious wetlands. These steps should include the reconnection of the wetlands more directly to the ocean, th ... native animals and vegetation and the strict supervision of water quality. In order to protect the wetlands for the future generations, we must also educate the next generations about these valuable ... th of the surrounding areas.First, the city of Bolsa Chica should allow for the reconnection of the wetlands to the ocean. This should be done with great care not to shock current homeostasis of envir ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Cycling of Chemical Elements In The Ecosystem

tops, etc.) as snow or ice, and may remain as such for very long periods of time. Lakes, ponds, and wetlands form where water is temporarily trapped. The oceans are salty because any weathering of min ...

(6 pages) 63 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Ecological Engineering.

Agric. Station)Another definition that relates to ecosystem management by human society (Centre for Wetlands, University of Florida) is: "Ecological engineering is the design of sustainable ecosystems ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Mississippi River.

ble for oceangoing ships upstream to Baton Rouge.The Mississippi River and its adjacent forests and wetlands provide important habitat for fish and wildlife. It includes the largest continuous system ...

(2 pages) 18 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Estuaries, Wonderful Gifts

from rivers, streams, and creeks. Estuaries are enclosed by some of the coastline, mashes, and the wetlands. The seaward border may be barrier islands, reefs, and sand or mud flats. All estuaries are ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Species Extinction

meets their survival needs.Without this habitat the species may not survive. Pollution, drainage of wetlands,conversion of shrub lands to grazing lands, cutting and clearing of forests, urbanization, ...

(1 pages) 24 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

State of the Environment

. At this rate, we will soon not have enough water for everyone. Our important ecosystems, like the wetlands, mangroves, and mountain forests, are disappearing and being replaced by populated urban ar ...

(1 pages) 10 0 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Considering A Residntial Area

ng. The banks of nearby waterways must be modified in such a way as to reduce the risk of flooding. Wetlands must be drained and the resulting terrain will be transformed into green areas (parks, etc, ...

(2 pages) 608 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

CRANBERRIES

n has over 100,000 other acres. 23,000 of these are shallow water reservoirs, over 32,000 acres are wetlands with grasses and sedges as the main types or ground cover, and 19,000 acres are forests. Th ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Value of Maintaining Natural Ecosystems: Preservation vs. Conservation

tural ecosystems like Oregon's wetland resources? Some would argue that the value to preserving the wetlands is to help education future generations. (The Wetland Conservancy, 2008) Regardless of what ... ns. (The Wetland Conservancy, 2008) Regardless of what the value is or how important protecting the wetlands are to you, I believe the majority of us know that some protections are needed to help pres ...

(3 pages) 57 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Non-Employment Conflict Management Worksheet

ident of the Nature's gift Society. He was born and raised in New Oxford and had often explored the Wetlands. He has long been an advocate of preserving nature. Concerned about the building of any fac ... ng been an advocate of preserving nature. Concerned about the building of any facility close to the wetlands, because he believes disturbing the wetlands will disturb the ecosystem. He has picked up t ...

(5 pages) 160 0 5.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Conflict Management

ident of the Nature's gift Society. He was born and raised in New Oxford and had often explored the Wetlands. He has long been an advocate of preserving nature. Concerned about the building of any fac ... ng been an advocate of preserving nature. Concerned about the building of any facility close to the wetlands, because he believes disturbing the wetlands will disturb the ecosystem. He has picked up t ...

(10 pages) 42 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management