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Academic & Professional Books  Habitats & Ecosystems  Wetlands

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands From Ecology to Conservation Management

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By: Tatenda Dalu(Editor), Ryan J Wasserman(Editor)
Publisher: Elsevier
Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands
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About this book

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands: From Ecology to Conservation Management is a practical guide and important tool for practitioners and educators interested in the ecology, conservation and management of wetlands in tropical/subtropical regions. The book is written in such a way that, in addition to scientists and managers, it is accessible to non-specialist readers. Organized into three themed sections and twenty-three chapters, this volume covers a variety of topics, exposing the reader to a full range of scientific, conservation and management issues. Each chapter has been written by specialists in the topic being presented. The book recognizes that wetland conservation, science and management are interlinked disciplines, and so it attempts to combine several perspectives to highlight the interdependence between the various professions that deal with issues in these environments. Within each chapter extensive cross-referencing is included, so as to help the reader link related aspects of the issues being discussed.

Contents

List of contributors
About the editors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Tropical freshwater wetlands: an introduction

Section 1: Abiotic properties and processes
Chapter 2. Factors controlling wetland formation
Chapter 3. Hydrology, geomorphology, and soils: an overview
Chapter 4. Physicochemical environment
Chapter 5. Carbon sequestration and fluxes
Chapter 6. Nutrient cycling

Section 2: Biota and biotic processes
Chapter 7. Vegetation
Chapter 8. Phytoplankton dynamics
Chapter 9. Zooplankton
Chapter 10. Large branchiopods
Chapter 11. Macroinvertebrates
Chapter 12. Fish
Chapter 13. Amphibians and squamates in Amazonian flooded habitats, with a study on the variation of amphibian assemblages along the Solimões River
Chapter 14. Management of waterbirds in a Kalahari pan ecosystem
Chapter 15. A snapshot of parasites in tropical and subtropical freshwater wetlands: modest attention for major players
Chapter 16. Impacts of alien invasive species on large wetlands
Chapter 17. Food webs
Chapter 18. Metacommunity structure and dynamics

Section 3: Monitoring, conservation and management
Chapter 19. Vegetated wetlands: from ecology to conservation management
Chapter 20. Introduction to wetland monitoring
Chapter 21. GIS and remote sensing analytics: assessment and monitoring
Chapter 22. Institutional, policy, and legal nexus and implications
Chapter 23. Indigenous peoples’ participation and the management of wetlands in Africa: a review of the Ramsar Convention

Appendix I. List of amphibians from seasonally flooded habitats in Amazonia
Appendix II. List of squamates from seasonally flooded habitats in Amazonia
Appendix III. List of amphibians from the margins of the Solimões River
Appendix IV. Waterbird species that have been recorded on pans in southern Africa, alongside their population status (obtained from the IUCN)
Appendix V. Cited waterbird species in the southern KAZA TFCA alongside the categorized uses
Index

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Biography

Dr Tatenda Dalu is a Lecturer in the School of Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Mpumalanga and a Research Associate at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. He is a TWAS Young Affiliate, Iso Lomso and South Africa Young Academy of Science Fellow and also an Associate Editor for Aquatic Invasions, BioInvasions Records and Frontiers in Water – Environmental Water Quality, Ecology and Evolution, and Editorial Board Member for Environmental Advances. He is interested in the emerging freshwater pollutants, limnology, trophic ecology and plankton dynamics of wetlands, reservoirs and rivers/estuaries. He also has a strong interest in invasion ecology, biodiversity and conservation.

Prof Ryan J. Wasserman is an Associate Professor of Zoology in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at Rhodes University, an Adjunct Research Fellow at Monash University Malaysia and a Research Associate at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. His research interests lie in interactions among aquatic organisms and how these interactions drive distribution and abundance. He is particularly interested in trophic dynamics, invasion and climate change ecology within the context of intra- and interspecific interactions.

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By: Tatenda Dalu(Editor), Ryan J Wasserman(Editor)
Publisher: Elsevier
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