June 23-26, 2008  l  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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Training Site Changed to:
Room 2186A, McCarty A

Course Topics

The following topics will be covered in this course. Each topic involves basic concepts and its application and usefulness in addressing environmental ecological significance to wetland restoration, water quality, and other ecological functions. For each topic case studies from southeastern region will be used.

  • Introduction and course overview

  • Wetland community types

  • Hydrologic processes

  • Biogeochemical properties of wetlands

  • Oxidation-reduction potential (redox potential) and soil oxygen demand

  • Adaptation of plants to soil anaerobiosis

  • Carbon cycling processes

  • Nitrogen cycling processes

  • Phosphorus cycling processes

  • Sulfur cycling processes

  • Iron and manganese cycling processes

  • Fate of Toxic organic compounds

  • Transport processes and modeling

  • Biogeochemical indicators for wetland assessment

  • Novel processes and new tools

  • Field demonstrations

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