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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Marsh, John

Michael Magliari.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1148 words.

Marsh, John (05 June 1799–24 September 1856), California ranchero and physician, was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, the son of John Marsh and Mary “Polly” Brown, farmers. After graduating...

marsh gas

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 32 words.

Gas composed mainly of methane (CH4) generated in the *anaerobic decay of organic matter by methanogenic bacteria, particularly found in marshes and swamps....

Marsh, Charles Wesley

Henry C. Dethloff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 711 words.

Marsh, Charles Wesley (22 March 1834–09 November 1918), inventor and manufacturer of a harvesting machine, was born on a farm in Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel...

marsh

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 7 words.

An area of low-lying water-logged ground.

marsh

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 3 words.

Marsh, Richard William, Baron Marsh (1928–2011), politician and businessman

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; UK Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1667 words.

Marsh, Richard William, Baron Marsh (1928–2011), politician and businessman, was born on 14 March 1928 at 41 Rolleston Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, the only child of William Marsh, coremaker...

Marshall, Colin Marsh, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge (1933–2012), airline executive and businessman

Martin Adeney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2078 words.

Marshall, Colin Marsh, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge (1933–2012), airline executive and businessman, was born on 16 November 1933 at St Ronan's Nursing Home, Hillside Gardens, Edgware,...

Broads Grazing Marshes Scheme

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 81 words.

An early *agri-environment scheme developed jointly in 1985 by the Broads Authority, the *Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food...

wetlands

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 20 words.

A land area that has a very high *groundwater level and is constantly saturated, including swamps, marshes, and bogs.

reclamation

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 27 words.

1. Bringing unsuitable land (waste land, marsh land, or desert land) back to use, for construction or farming.

2. The

reed bed

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 34 words.

An area of marsh land where tall slender grass plants grow. Used to treat wastewater by acting as a filter

moor

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 24 words.

An open *upland landscape, usually poorly drained, treeless, and with patches of different vegetation including *marsh, *heath...

wildfowling

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 143 words.

Shooting activity where the *quarry is most commonly *waterfowl such as wild duck or geese, but can include other aquatic bird species such as snipe. Shooting can take place in coastal...

Marshall of Knightsbridge

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 382 words.

Kt 1987

Born 16 Nov. 1933; s of Marsh Edward Leslie and Florence Mary Marshall; m 1958, Janet Winifred (née Cracknell); one d; died...

Loree, Leonor Fresnel

James N. J. Henwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1238 words.

Loree, Leonor Fresnel (23 April 1858–06 September 1940), railroad executive, was born in Fulton City, Illinois, the son of William Mulford Loree, a shipbuilder and millwright, and Sarah...

Key Figures: North American Environmental Scientist Activists

Ellen Wohl.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 29626 words.

Environmental scientist activist is not an established phrase. Here it designates individuals who begin their careers as professional scientists and become concerned about the loss of...

Smith, Edward John (1850–1912), merchant seaman and master of RMS Titanic

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 5069 words.

Smith, Edward John (1850–1912), merchant seaman and master of RMS Titanic, was born on 27 January 1850 at 51 Well Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, the son of Edward Smith (1805–1885), a...

Fryatt, Charles Algernon (1871–1916), master mariner

Liza Verity.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1211 words.

Fryatt, Charles Algernon (1871–1916), master mariner, was born on 2 December 1871 at 6 Marsh Lane, Southampton, the second son of Charles Fryatt, a merchant seaman, and his wife, Mary Jane...

Plumbe, John (bap. 1670, d. 1763), landowner and lawyer

A. J. Gritt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 786 words.

Plumbe, John (bap. 1670, d. 1763), landowner and lawyer, was baptized on 29 June 1670 in Prescot, Lancashire, the third son of John Plumbe (bap. 1638, d. 1727), yeoman, and his wife,...

Differences in planktonic microbial communities associated with three types of macrophyte stands in a shallow lake

Anikó Mentes, Attila Szabó, Boglárka Somogyi, Balázs Vajna, Nóra Tugyi, Bianka Csitári, Lajos Vörös and Tamás Felföldi.

in FEMS Microbiology Ecology

P ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Soil Science; Biotechnology; Genetics and Genomics; Microbiology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 7275 words.

Abstract

Little is known about how various substances from living and decomposing aquatic macrophytes affect the horizontal patterns of planktonic bacterial...

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