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Wetlands. 5th Edition

  • ID: 2986045
  • Book
  • 456 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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For nearly three decades, Wetlands has been the premier text on wetlands for students and professionals worldwide. This comprehensive volume represents the current state of knowledge in wetland science, management, and restoration. In this Fifth Edition, substantial revisions and updates bring the book into alignment with the way wetland science and management is practiced today.

New to this edition:

  • Five streamlined chapters on wetland ecosystems: tidal marshes, mangroves, freshwater marshes and swamps, and northern peatlands
  • Four heavily updated chapters on ecosystem services covering the interrelations among wetlands, society, and climate change
  • Updates on the world′s most important wetlands, including new photos and case studies from North America, Europe, Asia, and beyond
  • Current list of key publications and references drawn from recent international wetland conferences

With this edition, Wetlands secures its place as the authoritative reference on the full range of issues that impact the world′s fragile wetland environments.

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Preface v

Part I Introduction

1 Wetlands: Human Use and Science 3

2 Wetland Definitions 27

3 Wetlands of the World 45

Part II The Wetland Environment

4 Wetland Hydrology 111

5 Wetland Soils 161

6 Wetland Biogeochemistry 179

7 Wetland Vegetation and Succession 215

Part III Wetland Ecosystems

8 Tidal Marshes 259

9 Mangrove Swamps 311

10 Freshwater Marshes 341

11 Freshwater Swamps and Riparian Ecosystems 373

12 Peatlands 413

Part IV Traditional Wetland Management

13 Wetland Classification 455

14 Human Impacts and Management of Wetlands 477

15 Wetland Laws and Protection 503

Part V Ecosystem Services

16 Wetland Ecosystem Services 527

17 Wetlands and Climate Change 563

18 Wetland Creation and Restoration 591

19 Wetlands and Water Quality 647

Appendix A. Wetland Losses by State in the United States, 1780s–1980s 701

Appendix B. Useful Wetland Web Pages 703

Appendix C. Useful Conversion Factors 705

Glossary 708

Index 721

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William J. Mitsch
James G. Gosselink
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