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The development and role of microtopography in constructed forested wetlands on phosphate-mined lands in central Florida

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  • Wetland Ecology ( Lcsh )
  • Reclamation Of Land ( Lcsh )
  • Phosphate Mines And Mining -- Environmental Aspects ( Lcsh )
  • Environmental Engineering Sciences Thesis
  • M.S ( Lcsh )
  • Dissertations
  • Academic -- Environmental Engineering Sciences ( Lcsh )
  • Microtopography
  • Hummocks
  • Constructed Wetlands

Abstract

THE DEVELOPMENT AND ROLE OF MICROTOPOGRAPHY IN CONSTRUCTED FORESTED WETLANDS ON PHOSPHATE- MINED LANDS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA By BENJAMIN J. BUKATAIII A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 1999 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank Dr. M.T. Brown for his insight and perspective into this study and for his guidance through my graduate career. I would also like to thank my faculty committee members, Dr. T. Crisman and Dr. S. Doherty, for their guidance and support. This study was supported by the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research. I would like to acknowledge private individuals at several mining companies who provided access as well as assistance with site selection and background information: John Keifer at CF Industries, Vance Pickard and Bill Hicks at rMC Agrico, and Rosemarie Garcia at Cargill Inc. r would like to thank fellow students at the Center for Wetlands for their assistance with this study and support during my graduate career. In particular, Eliana Bardi, Susan Carstenn, and Kristina Jackson provided countless hours of fieldwork assistance and mental support for the numerous "judgement calls" that arose. Their efforts helped make this study possible. I would also like to thank Matt Cohen and Susan Carstenn for technical assistance during the simulation model development. Finally, Eliana Bardi and my family supported me in many ways and made completion of my graduate studies possible. ii TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEl\.1ENTS ... .... ...... ......... ........................ .. ...................... ........ ... .. .ii LIST OF TABLES ......... .. ............................................................. ........ ............ .. ... vi LIST OF FIGURES ................... .. ......................................... ... ................ ..............

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