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Global Change and the Function and Distribution of Wetlands highlights information of importance to wetland ecologists. The chapters include syntheses of international studies on the effects of drought on function and regeneration in wetlands, sea level rise and the distribution of mangrove swamps, former distributions of swamp species and future lessons from paleoecology, and shifts in atmospheric emissions across geographical regions in wetlands. Overall, the book will contribute to a better understanding of the potential effects of climate change on world wetland distribution and function.
Section 1. Paleoecology and Climate Change
1. Insights from Paleohistory Illuminate Future Climate Change Effects on Wetlands; Ben A. LePage et al.
Section 2: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Wetlands
2. Response of salt marsh and mangrove wetlands to changes in atmospheric CO2, climate, and sea level; Karen McKee et al.
Section 3: Atmospheric Emissions and Wetlands
3. CH4 Dynamics in Wetlands and Possible responses to Global Climate Change; Hojeong Kang et al.
Section 4. Drought and Climate Change
4. The effects of climate-change-induced drought and freshwater wetlands; Beth A. Middleton, Till Kleinebecker.