Series: Wetlands Encyclopedia Volume: 4
800 pages, 60 colour illustrations
In discussion with Ramsar's Max Finlayson and Nick Davidson, and several members of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Springer is proposing the development of a new Encyclopedia of Wetlands, 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, we are proposing 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.
a. Global distribution
b. Tidal Salt marshes
c. Tidal Freshwater wetlands
e. Freshwater swamps
f. Freshwater marshes
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Rebecca D'Cruz is a specialist on wetland conservation and wise use, and is co-owner of a natural resources management company. She is known for her work with the Ramsar Convention; she is currently the vice-chair of the convention's scientific and technical review panel and was formerly the regional coordinator for Asia/Oceania at the Ramsar Secretariat. She was also co-chair of a synthesis report on Ecosystems and human well-being: Wetlands and water for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She works with governments, international development assistance agencies and non-governmental organisations, both in a voluntary capacity and as a specialist consultant.