Canadian Forest Service Publications
The Canadian system of wetland classification and its application to circumboreal wetlands. 1985. Wells, E.D.; Zoltai, S.C. Aquilo Ser Botanica 21: 45-52.
Available from: Northern Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 11377
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The Canadian Wetland Classification System consists of four levels: 1) wetland classes (e.g. bog, fen, marsh, swamp); 2) wetland forms (e.g. domed bogs, slope fen, stream marsh); 3) vegetation (plant communities, associations); and, 4) specialized needs of particular disciplines. Its development and structure, its application to the classification of peatlands in eastern Newfoundland and its relationship with wetland classification systems in northern Europe are discussed.
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