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Forty-two chapters by international experts from a wide range ofdisciplines make The Wetlands Handbook the essential toolfor those seeking comprehensive understanding of the subject. Adeparture from more traditional treatises, this text examinesfreshwater wetland ecosystem science from the fundamentals toissues of management and policy. Introductory chapters address the scope and significance ofwetlands globally for communities, culture and biodiversity.Subsequent sections deal with processes underpinning wetlandfunctioning, how wetlands work, their uses and values for humansand nature, their…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Forty-two chapters by international experts from a wide range ofdisciplines make The Wetlands Handbook the essential toolfor those seeking comprehensive understanding of the subject. Adeparture from more traditional treatises, this text examinesfreshwater wetland ecosystem science from the fundamentals toissues of management and policy. Introductory chapters address the scope and significance ofwetlands globally for communities, culture and biodiversity.Subsequent sections deal with processes underpinning wetlandfunctioning, how wetlands work, their uses and values for humansand nature, their sensitivity to external impacts, and how they maybe restored. The text is illustrated by numerous examples,emphasising functional and holistic approaches to wetlandmanagement, including case studies on the wise use andrehabilitation of wetlands in farmed, urban, industrial and otherdamaged environments, highlighting the long-term benefits ofmultiple use. The Wetlands Handbook will provide aninvaluable reference for researchers, managers, policy-makers andstudents of wetland sciences.

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 800
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. Juli 2009
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781444315820
  • Artikelnr.: 37338546
Autorenporträt
Edward Maltby is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Water, Integrated Management and Ecosystem Research, University of Liverpool.
Inhaltsangabe
PREFACE 1 WETLANDS IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

2. WETLANDS IN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: HOW DO WETLANDS WORK?

3. WETLANDS IN THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT: HOW CAN WE UTILISE THE WORK OF WETLANDS?

4. WETLAND ASSESSMENT: HOW CAN WE MEASURE THAT WETLANDS ARE WORKING?

5. WETLAND DYSFUNCTIONING: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WETLANDS DO NOT WORK?

6. WETLAND RESTORATION: MAKING WETLANDS WORK AGAIN

7. SUSTAINABLE UTILISATION OF WETLANDS: BALANCING ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING AND HUMAN NEEDS

Conclusions: Wetlands for the Future. Maltby E

INDEX