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Wetlands

Wetlands Book
Author : William J. Mitsch,James G. Gosselink
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-24
ISBN : 1118174488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wetlands Conservation

Wetlands Conservation Book
Author : Sanjeev Sharma,Pardeep Singh
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-11-22
ISBN : 1119692687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wetlands Conservation An up-to-date overview of approaches for addressing wetlands degradation and its effects on ecosystem services, human health, and other ecosystems Wetlands are essential sources of biodiversity, water purification, groundwater replenishment, flood control, storm protection, sediment retention, recreation and tourism, and more. Human exploitation of natural resources over the past 200 years has caused significant wetlands degradation and loss. Although the Ramsar Convention of 1971 drafted polices for wetland conservation and responsible use, many wetland sites remain inadequately conserved or managed. Maintaining the ecological balance and equilibrium of wetlands requires a clear understanding of the vital role of wetlands, the difficulties they face, and the policies enacted for their protection. Wetlands Conservation: Current Challenges and Future Strategies summarizes both current and emerging management strategies, trends, and policies regarding wetlands protection around the world. The authors provide accurate scientific information on wetlands while discussing the effects of climate change, global warming, modernization in agriculture, and other key topics. Designed to assist in the development of future solutions for wetlands conservation and management strategies, this important volume: Highlights the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural importance of wetlands Identifies the factors responsible for the failure of many conservation initiatives Describes the natural and anthropogenic factors of wetlands degradation Discusses the role of community-based wetlands conservation and management Explores Ramsar wetlands conservation and its impacts worldwide Wetlands Conservation: Current Challenges and Future Strategies is an invaluable resource for graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, ecologists, policymakers, conservation organizations, and others working in the field of natural resources management.

Ramsar Wetlands

Ramsar Wetlands Book
Author : Peter Gell,Nick Davidson,Max Finlayson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-05-15
ISBN : 9780128178034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ramsar Wetlands: Values, Assessment, Management addresses the approaches, successes and limitations of the Ramsar Convention in a changing world, how recent approaches to wetland monitoring and management can contribute to improving wetland state, what the future holds for wetlands and their wise use, and what the Ramsar Convention needs to do to achieve future successes. The book presents a unique outlook on a range of issues, addressing considerable advances in our understanding of wetlands, their great environmental, social, cultural and economic importance, their role in maintaining the global watercycle, and in mitigating and adapting to changing climates. No other book has yet taken this broad look at the past, present and future of wetlands and the Ramsar Convention. From aquatic ecologists, environmental scientists and engineers, to water resource managers, conservation agencies, and land management planners, this comprehensive guide is a beneficial tool in understanding wetlands. Answers questions on the responsibilities and roles of signatory nations to the Ramsar Convention, including how it may deal with ongoing and emerging causes of wetland change Addresses ongoing challenges of reporting and managing wetland change Provides a multidisciplinary approach and details the wise use principle that underpins the convention

Sustainable Management of Wetlands

Sustainable Management of Wetlands Book
Author : Jyoti K. Parikh,Hemant Datye
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2003-07-26
ISBN : 0761996028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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`This work is a very comprehensive and multidisciplinary study of Indian wetlands.... This is a valuable book for scholars and students in the field of environment, ecology, development, biology, geography, economics and anthropology... it is an invaluable resource for policy makers, environmentalists, industrialists and NGO's' - International Journal of Environmental Studies Wetlands are among the most productive and biologically rich ecosystems on earth, yet their management has been gradually neglected. This has endangered the livelihoods and survival of the people depending upon these wetlands. This is the first book that studies the protection and management of wetlands from a multidisciplinary angle by India's premier ecologists.

Wetland Indicators

Wetland Indicators Book
Author : Ralph W. Tiner
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-12-19
ISBN : 1439853703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understand the current concept of wetland and methods for identifying, describing, classifying, and delineating wetlands in the United States with Wetland Indicators - capturing the current state of science's role in wetland recognition and mapping. Environmental scientists and others involved with wetland regulations can strengthen their knowledge about wetlands, and the use of various indicators, to support their decisions on difficult wetland determinations. Professor Tiner primarily focuses on plants, soils, and other signs of wetland hydrology in the soil, or on the surface of wetlands in his discussion of Wetland Indicators. Practicing - and aspiring - wetland delineators alike will appreciate Wetland Indicators' critical insight into the development and significance of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and other factors. Features Color images throughout illustrate wetland indicators. Incorporates analysis and coverage of the latest Army Corps of Engineers delineation manual. Provides over 60 tables, including extensive tables of U.S. wetland plant communities and examples for determining hydrophytic vegetation.

Coastal Wetlands of the World

Coastal Wetlands of the World Book
Author : David B. Scott,Jennifer Frail-Gauthier,Petra J. Mudie
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-03-27
ISBN : 1139868225
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Salt marshes and mangrove forests, the intertidal wetlands of the world's coastlines, provide key ecological services to all areas of the globe. This cutting-edge, richly illustrated book introduces the essential elements of coastal wetlands and their applications. The book opens by introducing coastal oceanography, the physical features of wetlands, their ecology, and human impacts upon them, giving all students the necessary background for wetlands studies. It then presents detailed case studies from around the world with extensive illustrations, supplying a wider, global-scale picture of wetlands geomorphology and biodiversity. The final chapters discuss some unique applications of coastal wetlands, including geological monitoring, uses in biotechnology and agriculture, and various experimental mesocosms. This is ideal as supplementary reading to support students on a wide range of earth and life science courses, from environmental science, ecology and palaeoecology to geomorphology and geography. It will also be a valuable interdisciplinary reference for researchers.

Towards the Sustainable Use of African Wetlands

Towards the Sustainable Use of African Wetlands Book
Author : John Pascal Simaika,Anne Alje Van Dam,Albert Chakona
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-05-14
ISBN : 2889667669
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems Book
Author : Maria Gabriela Alvarez Mieles
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-05-14
ISBN : 1000517780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Around 6% of the Earth's land surface is covered by wetlands. Wetlands play a key role in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, delivering multiple benefits to society: sources of water supply, flood regulation, water purification, agriculture, fisheries, and biodiversity. Hence, wetland systems are of immense socio-economic as well as ecological importance. In this research, the focus was on the Abras de Mantequilla (AdM) wetland in the tropical coastal region of Ecuador, a RAMSAR site and case study area for the EU-FP7 WETwin project. The research in this thesis involves a combination of field data collection, multivariate analysis techniques, as well as numerical modelling studies. The goal was to explore the effects of changes in hydrological forcing on the hydrodynamic and ecohydraulic responses of the wetland. The study aims to contribute to the understanding of how a tropical river-wetland system functions in terms of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary production, and biotic communities. Spatial patterns of biotic communities and environmental variables are obtained as well as spatio-temporal variability of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary productivity and fish habitat-suitability conditions. In data scarce areas and countries with financial constraints, the combination of field measurements with numerical models was extremely useful and relevant, confirming that these techniques complement each other in obtaining a better understanding of the dynamics of freshwater river–wetland systems. Studies like the present research can be used to enhance awareness about the environmental services of wetlands and stimulate cooperation between all stakeholders in order to achieve more sustainable wetland management.

Wetlands for Tropical Applications

Wetlands for Tropical Applications Book
Author : Norio Tanaka,Wun Jern Ng,K. B. S. N. Jinadasa
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1848162979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a systematic exposition of the design features of constructed wetlands, and their management (in terms of siting, physical maintenance, and operation). Only very few books (or chapters) have been published on constructed wetlands in tropical conditions and none are current. The selection of plant species, managing their growth and harvesting cycles, and the impact these have on the attenuation of organic and inorganic pollutants, nutrients, and pathogens would be of interest to students and practitioners of the art working under tropical conditions. The potential of constructed wetlands as a low-cost intervention for developing countries in tropical regions that faced water pollution problems, in particular, deserves to be explored systematically.

Artificial or Constructed Wetlands

Artificial or Constructed Wetlands Book
Author : María del Carmen Durán-Domínguez-de-Bazúa,Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta,Josep M. Bayona
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-06-15
ISBN : 1351730622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Artificial or constructed wetlands are an emerging technology particularly for tropical areas with water scarcity. For big cities, the sustainable management of water resources taking into account proper use is always challenging. The book presents case studies illustrating the above. As plants and microorganisms are a fundamental part of the correct functioning of these systems, their contribution to the degradation of the organic matter and to the removal and transformation of the pollutant compounds present in the wastewaters is also a highlight of this book.

Functional Assessment of Wetlands

Functional Assessment of Wetlands Book
Author : E. Maltby
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-04-27
ISBN : 184569516X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wetlands perform functions that deliver benefits to society, often referred to as ecosystem services. These ecosystem services include water supply, flood regulation, water purification, climate regulation, biodiversity, agriculture (e.g. grazing land), and amenity. A functional approach to wetland assessment enables a holistic view to be taken of the wide range of services wetlands can provide. The functional assessment procedures (FAPs) in this volume translate best available scientific knowledge into reasonable predictions of how component parts of wetlands function in different landscape contexts. They can be used to indicate the potential and priorities for management options in such areas as flood control, pollution reduction and biodiversity conservation. Functional assessment enables the user to predict the functioning of a wetland area without the need for comprehensive and expensive empirical research The FAPs therefore provide a methodology that can be used by both experts and non-experts to assess wetland functioning relatively rapidly. The volume includes an electronic version of the FAPs on CD which automates aspects of the assessment once the initial recording stage is completed. It is anticipated that the FAPs will be used by a range of individuals or organisations concerned with wetland management who wish to gain a better understanding of the processes, functions, services or benefits and potential of the wetlands for which they have responsibility. Provides a systematic methodology to evaluate how wetlands function Allows non-experts to assess wetland functioning rapidly and cost-effectively Automates aspects of the functional assessment through the accompanying CD-ROM

Wetlands Conservation Conference for Southern Africa

Wetlands Conservation Conference for Southern Africa Book
Author : T. Matiza,H. N. Chabwela
Publisher : IUCN
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9782831701257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wetlands and people

Wetlands and people Book
Author : International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Publisher : International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN : 9290907843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Wetlands and people book written by International Water Management Institute (IWMI), available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Southern Forested Wetlands

Southern Forested Wetlands Book
Author : Michael G. Messina,William H. Conner
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN : 1000699021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1998, Southern Forested Wetlands is an up to date, one source compendium of current knowledge on the wetland ecology of America’s southern forests. This book presents both the ecological and management aspects of these important ecosystems. The book was compiled by members of the Consortium for Research on southern forested wetlands, and was a collaboration of those working to conserve, study, and manage these economically and environmentally influential areas. The book covers geographic ranges from West Virginia to Florida, to Texas and inland north to Arkansas and Tennessee. It also addresses specific wetland types, including deep-water swamps, major and minor alluvial flood plains, pocosins and Carolina bays, mountain fens, pond cypress swamps, flatwoods wetlands, and mangroves.

Review of statutory and customary law in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site Lao PDR implications for a rights based approach to conservation

Review of statutory and customary law in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site  Lao PDR  implications for a rights based approach to conservation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : IUCN
Release : 2021-10-16
ISBN : 2831716101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wetland Ecology

Wetland Ecology Book
Author : Paul A. Keddy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-07-29
ISBN : 0521739675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text provides a synthesis of the existing field of wetland ecology using a few central themes, including key environmental factors that produce wetland community types and some unifying problems such as assembly rules, restoration and conservation.

Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law

Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law Book
Author : Michael Bowman,Peter Davies,Edward Goodwin
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2016-04-29
ISBN : 178100479X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The crucial importance of biodiversity law to future human welfare is only now being fully appreciated. This wide-ranging Handbook presents a range of perspectives from leading international experts reflecting up-to-date research thinking on the vital subject of biodiversity and its interaction with law. Through a rigorous examination of the principles, procedures and practices that characterise this area of law, this timely volume effectively highlights its objectives, implementation, achievements, and prospects. More specifically, the work addresses the regulatory challenges posed by the principal contemporary threats to biological diversity, the applicable general principles of international environmental law and the visions, values and voices that are shaping the development of the law. Presenting thematic rather than regime-based coverage, the editors demonstrate the state-of-the-art of current research and identify future research needs and directions. This comprehensive and authoritative Handbook will be an indispensable resource for legal scholars, students and practitioners alike.

Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa Book
Author : Adrian Wood,Alan Dixon,Matthew McCartney
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-06-19
ISBN : 1136470638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture simply as a threat and disregards its important contribution to livelihoods. In rural areas where people are entrenched in poverty, wetlands (in particular wetland agriculture) have a critical role to play in supporting and developing peoples' livelihoods. Furthermore, as populations rise and climate change takes grip they will be increasingly important. The authors argue that an approach to wetland management that is much more people focused is required. That is an approach that instead of being concerned primarily with environmental outcomes is centred on livelihood outcomes supported by the sustainable use of natural wetland resources. The authors stress the need for Integrated Water Resource Management and landscape approaches to ensure sustainable use of wetlands throughout a river catchment and the need for wetland management interventions to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. They also assess the feasibility of creating incentives and value in wetlands to support sustainable use. Drawing on nine empirical case studies, this book highlights the different ways in which sustainable use of wetlands has been sought, each case focusing on specific issues about wetlands, agriculture and livelihoods.

Green Atlas

Green Atlas Book
Author : Dustin Mulvaney
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2013-07-03
ISBN : 1483318044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This reference resource, in atlas format, is an online-only compendium of maps and data sets accompanied by multimedia elements designed to illustrate key concepts in green issues and environmentalism graphically and interactively. Topics for the maps presented in this work were selected from articles in the 12-volume SAGE Reference Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future. Each map includes links to one or more of the series articles. Maps include interactive components, with clickable icons to deliver the data and statistics that make up each map. Further, multimedia elements (photos, video and audio clips and transcripts) accompany map themes and presentations.