Together with its companion volume Wetlands: Functioning, Biodiversity Conservation, and Restoration, this volume gives a broad and well-integrated overview of recent major scientific results in wetland science and their applications in natural resource management issues.
After an introduction to the field, 13 chapters contributed by internationally known experts summarize the state of the art on their particular subject. The chapters are divided into the following four sections:
*The Role of Wetlands for Integrated Water Resources Management: Putting Theory into Practice
*Wetland Science for Environmental Management
*Wetlands and Climate Change Worldwide
The volume is of interest to wetland scientists, natural resource managers and policy makers.
Wetland Functioning in a Changing World: Implications for Natural Resources Management.- Restoring Lateral Connections Between Rivers and Floodplains: Lessons from Rehabilitation Projects.- Sustainable Agriculture and Wetlands.- Sustainable Water Management by Using Wetlands in Catchments with Intensive Land Use.- Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.- Tools for Wetland Ecosystem Resource Management in East Africa.- Predicting the Water Requirements of River Fisheries.- Water Management and Wise Use of Wetlands.- Hydrological Processes, Nutrient Flows and Patterns of Fens and Bogs.- Ecological Aspects of Microbes and Microbial Communities Inhabiting the Rhizosphere of Wetland Plants.- Linkages Between Microbial Community Composition and Biogeochemical Processes Across Scales.- Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to Relative Sea-Level Rise.- Connecting Arctic and Temperate Wetlands and Agricultural Landscapes.- Eurasian Mires of the Southern Taiga Belt: Modern Features and Response to Holocene Palaeoclimate.