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Wetland Types Overview | Marshes | Bogs | Swamps | Fens | References 

For additional information, see the Types of Wetlands factsheet (PDF) (2 pp, 84K). The information presented on these various types of wetlands was taken from the following sources:

Bolen, E. G., L. M. Smith & H. L. Schramm Jr. 1989. Playa Lakes: Prairie Wetlands of the Southern High Plains. Bioscience. 39: 615-623.

Christensen, N. l., R. B. Wilbur, & J. S. McLean. Soil-vegetation correlations in the pocosins of Croatan National Forest, North Carolina. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Collins, CO. 1988.

Dahl, T.E. 2000. Status and trends of wetlands in the conterminous United States 1986 to 1997. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Washington, D.C.

Firehock, K. et. al. 1998. Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability. Z. Hoskins (ed.). Rock Creek Publishing Group, Bethesda, MD.

Haukos, D. 1997. Management of Playas for Wildlife Enhancement. Proceedings of the Playa Lake 1994 Symposium, Article 27.

Mitsch, W. J., & J. G. Gosselink. 1993. Wetlands. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. (2007 (4th) edition now available)

Niering, W. A. 1998. Wetlands. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York.

Sipple, W. S. 1999. Days Afield. Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD.

Steiert, J. 1995. Playas: Jewels of the Plains. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, TX.

Tiner, R. W. 1998. In Search of Swampland: A wetland sourcebook and field guide . Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. 1995. America's Wetlands: Our Vital Link Between Land and Water. EPA843-K-95-001.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 1987. The Ecology of Peat Bogs of the Glaciated Northeastern United States: A Community Profile. US Department of Interior. Biological Report 85(7.16).

United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 1983. Pocosins: A Changing Wetland Resource . US Department of Interior. FWS/OBS-83/32.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 1982. The Ecology of Southeastern Shrub Bogs (Pocosins) and Carolina Bays: A Community Profile . US Department of Interior. FWS/OBS-82/04.

Welsch, D. J. et. al. 1995. Forested Wetlands: Functions, Benefits and the Use of Best Management Practices. US Department of Agriculture. NA-PR-01-95.

Wilen, B. O., & R. W. Tiner. 1993. Wetlands of the United States. Pages 515-636 in D. F. Whigham et. al., eds. Wetland of the World I. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.

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