Wetlands (WETLANDS)

Publisher: Society of Wetland Scientists (U.S.), Springer Verlag

Journal description

Wetlands is an international journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, and laws and regulations. The journal is published quarterly, with the goal of centralizing the publication of pioneering wetlands work that is otherwise spread among a myriad of journals. Since wetlands research usually requires an interdisciplinary approach, the journal in not limited to specific disciplines but seeks manuscripts reporting research results from all relevant disciplines. Journal of The Society of Wetland Scientists.

Current impact factor: 1.57

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.572
2013 Impact Factor 1.444
2012 Impact Factor 1.283
2011 Impact Factor 1.338
2010 Impact Factor 1.238
2009 Impact Factor 1.328
2008 Impact Factor 1.117
2007 Impact Factor 0.973
2006 Impact Factor 1.109
2005 Impact Factor 1.274
2004 Impact Factor 0.923
2003 Impact Factor 1.28
2002 Impact Factor 1.063
2001 Impact Factor 1.137
2000 Impact Factor 0.993
1999 Impact Factor 0.913
1998 Impact Factor 0.802
1997 Impact Factor 0.644
1996 Impact Factor 0.753
1995 Impact Factor 1.348
1994 Impact Factor 0.548
1993 Impact Factor 0.375
1992 Impact Factor 0.421

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.92
Cited half-life 8.70
Immediacy index 0.31
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.58
Website Wetlands website
Other titles Wetlands (Wilmington, N. C.: Online), Wetlands
ISSN 0277-5212
OCLC 47723678
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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    • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

  • M. B. Kolozsvary · M. A. Holgerson

    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Wetlands
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    ABSTRACT: The main aim of the study was to assess the gradient distribution and composition diversity of microbial taxa using a spatial scale with physicochemical heterogeneity between reclamation area and non-reclamation area. The grid method was utilized to set the sample belt and sample square. The Illumina MiSeq platform was used to study the gradient distribution of rhizosphere bacteria in reclamation and non-reclamation areas. Operational taxonomic units were used to measure bacterial relative abundance. The analysis results showed salt concentration can effect on differences in bacterial relative abundance and composition diversity due to a variable in the rhizosphere soil. Bacterial relative abundance in reclamation area was significantly lower than that in non-reclamation area. The bacterial community composition showed a statistically significant to spatial variability. Some bacterial phyla exit in the whole study area, out of accordance with salinity control. It means that the composition of bacterial community was varied for the environment disturbance, but it was not unique correlated to environment factor. Anaerolinea genus has significantly positive correlation with salinity. It indicated that Anaerolinea genus can provide an indicator to response the environment change.
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    ABSTRACT: Wetlands serve as sinks for carbon and nutrients but they are also a large source of greenhouse gases. Our objective was to quantify emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from three free water surface-flow constructed wetlands in the presence and absence of emergent herbaceous vegetation (Typha angustifolia L. and Typha latifolia L.) across a gradient of soil moisture. Measurements were collected on eight sampling dates during June and July, 2014. Similar to previous research, CO2 emissions were higher in vegetated plots, increasing from a median ± std. error of 242 ± 29 to 1612 ± 95 mg m−2 h−1. Emissions of CH4 were also significantly higher in vegetated plots, but the relative magnitude of the effect of plants varied among wetlands. Emissions of CH4 were highest from vegetated plots in the wetland with the highest soil moisture (4.4 ± 1.0 mg m−2 h−1). However, the largest effect of plants on methane emissions occurred in the wetland with intermediate soil moisture, with a 15-fold increase in CH4 emissions from 0.15 ± 0.90 to 2.4 ± 1.2 mg m−2 h−1. Design and management that consider the interactive effects of soil moisture and plants on CH4 emissions may help reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of constructed wetlands.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Wetlands
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    ABSTRACT: Plateau wetland is a special kind of ecosystem highly vulnerable to change and shrinkage owing to natural fluctuations and external disturbance. In the past wetlands have been mapped as a single category, making it difficult to assess the relative importance of natural and anthropogenic variables in the change. In this study, wetlands in Maduo County in the headwater zone of the Yellow River were mapped into six types based on their hydro-geomorphic properties from Landsat satellite images of 1990, 2001 and 2013. The changes between wetlands and non-wetlands in two separate decades were detected from the produced wetland maps in ArcGIS. The obtained results indicate that there were 8542 km2 of wetlands (about 33 % of the county’s territory) in 1990. They shrank to 7,061 km2 in 2001, but expanded to 7,972 km2 in 2013. During 1990–2001 all six types of wetland suffered a loss, with alpine wetland shrunk the most, followed by piedmont wetland. In general, the higher the ground at which a wetland was located, the more it lost. This trend of decrease was reversed in almost the same order during 2001–2013. Namely, the higher the ground of the wetland, the more it gained. Analysis of climate data suggests that temperature is not critical to the observed change in wetland area. Instead, it is the warm season rainfall that has exerted the most influence over the observed change. Population bears no clear relationship with wetland change. The reduced sheep population by 54.5 % during 2001–2013 helped to improve the eco-environment of the study area and to reverse the shrinking trend of wetlands.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Wetlands
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, the natural wetlands distribution area (NWDA) of Fuzhou city was selected as a case study for quantifying the impact of land use/land cover (LULC) changes on patterns of the urban heat island (UHI) and characterizing wetland thermal properties in response to rapid urbanization from 1989 to 2009. The results show that dramatic changes in LULC have occurred that have drastically altered the land surface characteristics and spatiotemporal patterns of the UHI. Additionally, wetland degradation due to strong pressure from urban encroachment and its effect on the thermal properties of wetland landscapes was observed. Fragmented wetland patches of small sizes always exhibit high land surface temperatures (LST), but aggregated patches of larger sizes exhibit lower and more stable LST. The area of wetland patches characterized by a relatively low LST (< 20 °C) decreased markedly over the time period studied. Furthermore, there is a significant linear relationship between patch size and the area of wetland with low LST. According to temporal analysis on inter-annual variations of UHI intensity (UHII), the built-up land exhibited the highest temperature. Spatially, there were significant LST gradients from the city center to the surrounding peri-urban and rural areas.
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    ABSTRACT: Groundwater seeps in upland catchments are often enriched relative to stream waters, higher in pH, Ca2+ and sometimes NO3¯. These seeps could be a NO3¯ sink because of increased denitrification potential but may also be ‘hotspots’ for nitrification because of the relative enrichment. We compared seep soils with nearby well-drained soils in two upland forested watersheds in Vermont that are sites of ongoing biogeochemical studies. Gross N transformation rates were measured over three years along with denitrification rates in the third year. Gross ammonification rates were not different between the seep and upland soils but gross nitrification rates were about 3 × higher in the seep soils. Net nitrification rates trended higher in the upland soils and NO3¯ consumption (gross—net) was 8 times higher in the seep soils. The average denitrification rate for seep soils was about equal to the difference in NO3¯ consumption between seep and upland soils, suggesting denitrification can make up the difference. Temporal variation in seep water NO3¯ concentration was correlated with watershed outlet NO3¯ concentration. However, it is not clear that in-seep processes greatly altered seep water NO3¯ contribution to the streams. Seep soils appear to be hotspots of both nitrification and denitrification.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Wetlands
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    ABSTRACT: Interannual variation in lake extent is well documented in the Prairie Pothole Region, but the role of surface-water expansion, including lake expansion, in merging with and subsuming wetlands across the landscape has been minimally considered. We examined how the expansion of surface-water extent, in particular, the expansion of lakes across parts of the Prairie Pothole Region can alter landscape-level hydrologic connectivity among substantial numbers of previously surficially disconnected wetlands. Temporally static wetland, lake, and stream datasets were fused with temporally varying Landsat-derived surface-water extent maps (1990–2011) to quantify changes in surface-water connectivity. Under deluge conditions, lakes were found to create significantly larger complexes of surficially-connected wetlands relative to non-lake surface-water connections (e.g., only wetlands or wetlands and streams). Analysis of three specific lakes showed that lakes can merge with and subsume wetlands located kilometers to tens of kilometers from the National Wetland Inventory defined lake perimeter. As climate across the Prairie Pothole Region is highly variable, understanding historic patterns of surface-water expansion and contraction under drought-to-deluge conditions will be integral to predicting future effects of climate change on wetland function, loss and influence on other aquatic systems, including downstream waters.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Wetlands
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    ABSTRACT: A long-term monitoring and restoration study was implemented from 2008 to 2014 at the watershed scale in the Napahai wetland, a typically degenerative closed and half-closed alpine wetland in the Northwest Yunnan Plateau, China. After restoration, the vegetation of the swamp, swamp meadow, and meadow in the transitional zone improved constantly, as well as the soil properties, such as water content, soil organic matter, and TN. The vegetation in the lakeside zone increased from 10 families, 11 genera, and 14 species before the restoration to 15 families, 21 genera, and 26 species after the restoration. The removal rate of total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and chemical oxygen demand in the wetland remained greater than 45, 80, and 55 %, respectively; and the transparency in the outlet of the lake increased 171.1 %. Due to the improvement of habitats, the species and number of wintering water birds increased considerably. According to a Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA), the soil water content, soil organic matter, total phosphorus and pH were the most important factors that influenced the distribution of vegetation in the transitional zone. Based on the correlation analysis, the bird was positively correlated with the wetland age and the water quality. The evaluation results indicate that the restoration was effective and could act as a guideline for the further ecological restoration of alpine wetlands in the future.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Wetlands