The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description, and Conservation (1st ed. 2018)

The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description, and Conservation (1st ed. 2018)

By: G. Randy Milton (editor), Nick C. Davidson (editor), R. Crawford Prentice (editor), C. Max Finlayson (editor)Mixed Media

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The Wetland Book is a comprehensive resource aimed at supporting the trans- and multidisciplinary research and practice which is inherent to this field. Aware both that wetlands research is on the rise and that researchers and students are often working or learning across several disciplines, The Wetland Book is a readily accessible online and print reference which will be the first port of call on key concepts in wetlands science and management. This easy-to-follow reference will allow multidisciplinary teams and transdisciplinary individuals to look up terms, access further details, read overviews on key issues and navigate to key articles selected by experts.

About Author

Max Finlayson is an internationally renowned wetland ecologist with extensive experience internationally in water pollution, agricultural impacts, invasive species, climate change, and human well-being and wetlands. He has participated in global assessments such as those conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and the Global Environment Outlook 4 & 5 (UNEP). Since the early 1990s he has been a technical adviser to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and has written extensively on wetland ecology and management. He has also been actively involved in environmental NGOs and from 2002-07 was President of the governing council of global NGO Wetlands International. He has contributed to over 300 journal articles, reports, guidelines, proceedings and book chapters on wetland ecology and management. He has contributed to the development of concepts and methods for wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring, and undertaken many site-based assessments in many countries. Nick Davidson was the Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands from 2000 to 2014, with overall responsibility for the Convention's global development and delivery of scientific, technical and policy guidance and advice and communications as the Convention Secretariat's senior advisor on these matters. He has long-standing experience in, and a strong commitment to, environmental sustainability supported through the transfer of environmental science into policy-relevance and decision-making at national and international scales. Nick currently works as an independent expert consultant on wetland conservation and wise use. Randy Milton is the Manager for the Ecosystems and Habitats Program with Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources in Canada. Randy is an ecologist and Certified Wildlife Biologist (R) with 35 years' experience in public and industry conservation and environmental management, especially with freshwater and coastal wetlands and forest ecosystems. He has maintained an involvement in regional and national wetland conservation efforts since the early 1990s, as well as internationally first as a volunteer with WWF (Indonesia) in the mid-1980s and subsequently as a technical advisor to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (2000-2015), a contributing author to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and a member (2005-2014) of the International Plan Committee for the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Randy has a M.Sc. from Acadia University (Canada) where he is an Adjunct Professor, and an Adjunct Research Associate at the Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Crawford Prentice is an independent consulting ecologist based in Cambridge, England. He has some 30 years of biodiversity conservation experience and has led global, regional and national programmes and projects mainly in Asia, the CIS countries and Europe. He studied Zoology at the University of Aberdeen and subsequently completed his M.Sc. in Aquatic Resource Management at Kings College, University of London. Much of his professional life has concerned the conservation and management of wetlands and migratory waterbirds, with early beginnings at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau (IWRB) analysing International Waterfowl Census data, evolving to conservation programme management at the Asian Wetland Bureau and IWRB, and leading a bilateral aid project for the integrated management of Malaysia's first Ramsar site in the 1990s. During the next decade, he worked with the International Crane Foundation on the design and implementation of the UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetland Project, helping to strengthen management of seven million hectares across sixteen wetland sites in four countries for this flagship species and other biodiversity. He remains a project associate with ICF, contributing to climate change adaptation planning for key wetland nature reserves in north-eastern China and wider efforts for crane conservation. Currently, Crawford conducts consultancy assignments for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of GEF projects on integrated ecosystem management of wetlands, mountains and tropical forests


Wetlands of the World Wetland Types and Distribution Estuaries Estuarine Marsh: An Overview Seagrasses Mangroves Major River Basins of the World Freshwater Lakes and Reservoirs Salt Lakes Tidal Freshwater Wetlands, the fresh dimension of the estuary Freshwater Marshes and Swamps Papyrus wetlands Tropical Freshwater Swamps (mineral soils) Peatlands Peat Peatland (Mire Types): Based on Origin and Behaviour of Water, Peat Genesis, Landscape Position and Climate Arctic Peatlands Mires Blanket Mire Blanket Bogs Lagg Fen Karst Wetlands Subterranean (hypogean) Habitats in Karst and Their Fauna Groundwater Dependent Wetlands Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Wetland Change Wetland Losses and the Status of Wetland-Dependent Species Alien Plants and Wetland Biotic Dysfunction Ecological Conditions and Health of Arctic Wetlands Modified by Nutrient and Contaminant Inputs From Colonial Birds Lake Chilika (India): Ecological Restoration and Adaptive Management for Conservation and Wise Use Saemangeum Estuarine System (Republic of Korea): Before and After Reclamation Peatlands and Windfarms: Conflicting Carbon Targets and Environmental Impacts Kakagon (Bad River Sloughs), Wisconsin (USA) Seagrass Dependent Artisanal Fisheries of Southeast Asia Great Barrier Reef (Australia): A multi-ecosystem wetland with a multiple use management regime Qa'a Azraq Oasis, Strengthening Stakeholder Representation in Restoration (Jordan) Fish Ponds of the Czech Republic Makgadikgadi Wetlands (Botswana): Planning for Sustainable Use and Conservation Seagrass Recovery in Tampa Bay, Florida (USA) Wetlands of Greenland Peatlands of Continental North America Boreal Wetlands of Canada and the United States of America Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Yukon River Basin, Alaska (USA) The Peace-Athabasca Delta: MacKenzie River Basin (Canada) Copper River Delta, Alaska (USA) Fraser River Delta: Southern British Columbia (Canada) The Mississippi Alluvial Valley (USA) Coastal Wetlands of Manitoba's Great Lakes (Canada) Coastal Wetlands of Lake Superior's South Shore (USA) The Bay of Fundy and its Wetlands (Canada) San Francisco Bay Estuary (USA) Vernal Pools of Northeastern North America Pocosins (USA) Prairie Pothole Region of North America Playa wetlands of the Great Plains (USA) Wetlands of California's Central Valley (USA) The Everglades (USA) Amazon River Basin Mangroves of Colombia Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta: The Largest Lagoon-Delta Ecosystem in the Colombian Caribbean Lake Fuquene (Colombia) The Parana-Paraguay Fluvial Corridor (Argentina) The Pantanal: A Brief Review of its Ecology, Biodiversity and Protection Status The Parana River Delta Wetlands of Chile: Biodiversity, Endemism and Conservation Challenges Seagrasses of Southeast Brazil Rio de la Plata (La Plata River) and Estuary (Argentina and Uruguay) Conchali Lagoon: Coastal Wetland Restoration Project (Chile) Bahia Lomas, Ramsar site (Chile) Patagonian Peatlands (Argentina and Chile) Danube River Basin Lower Danube Green Corridor Danube, Drava and Mura Rivers: The "Amazon" of Europe Danube Delta: Transboundary Wetlands (Romania and Ukraine) Rhine River Basin Volga River Basin (Russia) Volga River Delta (Russia) European Tidal Saltmarshes Tipperne Peninsula and Ringkobing Fjord (Denmark) Wadden Sea (Denmark) Estuaries of Great Britain The Wash Estuary and the North Norfolk Coast (UK) Wetlands of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads (UK) Blanket Mires of Caithness and Sutherland, Scotland's Great Flow Country (UK) Karst Wetlands in the Dinaric Karst Turloughs (Ireland) The Macrotidal Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel (France): the Function of Salt Marshes The Inner Danish Waters and Their Importance to Waterbirds The Camargue: Rhone River Delta (France) Ebro Delta (Spain) Donana Wetlands (Spain) Axios, Aliakmon and Gallicos Delta Complex (Northern Greece) The Philippi Peatland (Greece) Peatlands of the Mediterranean Region The Hula Wetland (Israel) Coastal Sabkha (Salt Flats) of the Southern and Western Arabian Gulf Lake Seyfe (Turkey) Congo River Basin Zambezi River Basin Zambezi River Delta (Mozambique) Nile River Basin Nile Delta (Egypt) Baro-Akobo River Basin Wetlands: Livelihoods and sustainable regional land Mangement (Ethiopia) Bahr el Ghazal: Nile River Basin (Sudan and South Sudan) Machar Marshes: Nile River Basin (South Sudan) The Mayas wetlands of the Dinder and Rahad: tributaries of the Blue Nile Basin (Sudan) The Sudd (South Sudan) Rugezi Marsh, a high altitude tropical peatland in Rwanda Banc d'Arguin (Mauritania) Bijagos Archipelago (Guinea Bissau) Kilombero Valley Floodplain (Tanzania) Lakes Baringo and Naivasha: endorheic freshwater lakes of the Rift Valley (Kenya) Lake Turkana: World's largest permanent desert lake (Kenya) Soda lakes of the Rift Valley (Kenya) Okavango Delta, Botswana (Southern Africa) Peatlands of Africa Peatland Types and Tropical Swamp Forests on the Maputaland Coastal Plain (South Africa) Lena River Basin (Russia) Lena River Delta (Russia) Nidjili Lake: Lena River Basin (Russia) Taiga-Alas Landscape in the south of Central Yakutian Lowland: Lena River Basin (Russia) The Middle Aldan River Basin: a Key Migration Corridor for the Eastern Population of the Siberian Crane Within the Lena River Basin (Russia) Yenisei River Basin and Lake Baikal (Russia) Amur-Heilong River Basin: Overview of Wetland Resources Dauria Steppe Wetlands of the Amur-Heilong River Basin (Russia, China and Mongolia) Sanjiang Plain and wetlands along the Ussuri and Amur rivers: Amur River Basin (Russia and China) Zhalong Wetlands (China) Highland Peatlands of Mongolia Yangtze River Basin (China) Poyang Lake: Yangtze River Basin (China) Huang He (Yellow River) River Basin (China) Current Status of Seagrass Habitat in Korea Hokkaido Marshes (Japan) High Altitude Wetlands of Nepal Anzali Mordab complex (Islamic Republic of Iran) Bujagh National Park (Islamic Republic of Iran) Fereydoon Kenar, Ezbaran & Sorkh Ruds Ab-Bandans Lake Parishan (Islamic Republic of Iran) Lake Uromiyeh (Islamic Republic of Iran) Shadegan wetland (Islamic Republic of Iran) Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq Indus River Basin Wetlands Wular Lake, Kashmir Wetlands of the Ganga-Brahmaputra Basin Saline wetlands of the arid zone of western India The Transboundary Sundarbans Mangroves (India and Bangladesh) Wetlands of Mahanadi Delta (India) Tropical Peatswamp Forests of South East Asia Wetlands of the Mekong River Basin, an Overview Tonle Sap Lake: Mekong River Basin (Cambodia) Tram Chim: Mekong River Basin (Vietnam) Transboundary Mekong River Delta (Cambodia and Vietnam) U Minh Peat Swamp Forest: Mekong River Basin (Vietnam) Sembilang National Park - Mangrove Reserves of Indonesia Wetlands of Berbak Nature Reserve (Indonesia) Danau Sentarum National Park (Indonesia) Wetlands of Tasek Bera ( Peninsular Malaysia) Intertidal Flats of East and Southeast Asia Seagrass in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges Ahead Murray-Darling River Basin (Australia) Macquarie Marshes: Murray-Darling River Basin (Australia) The Coorong: Murray-Darling River Basin (Australia) Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre (Australia) Myall Lakes, NSW (Australia) Australia's wet tropics streams, rivers, and floodplain wetlands Wetlands of Kakadu National Park (Australia) Groundwater dependent wetlands of the Gnangara Groundwater System (Western Australia) Seagrass meadows of Northeastern Australia Wetlands of New Zealand New Zealand restiad bogs Atolls of the Tropical Pacific Ocean: Wetlands under threat

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789400740020
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 2142
  • ID: 9789400740020
  • ISBN10: 9400740026
  • edition: 1st ed. 2018

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