The Wetlands Handbook

The Wetlands Handbook

Editor(s): Edward Maltby, Tom Barker

Published Online: 22 SEP 2009

Print ISBN: 9780632052554

Online ISBN: 9781444315813

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315813

About this Book

Forty-two chapters by international experts from a wide range of disciplines make The Wetlands Handbook the essential tool for those seeking comprehensive understanding of the subject. A departure from more traditional treatises, this text examines freshwater wetland ecosystem science from the fundamentals to issues of management and policy.

Introductory chapters address the scope and significance of wetlands globally for communities, culture and biodiversity. Subsequent sections deal with processes underpinning wetland functioning, how wetlands work, their uses and values for humans and nature, their sensitivity to external impacts, and how they may be restored. The text is illustrated by numerous examples, emphasising functional and holistic approaches to wetland management, including case studies on the wise use and rehabilitation of wetlands in farmed, urban, industrial and other damaged environments, highlighting the long-term benefits of multiple use. The Wetlands Handbook will provide an invaluable reference for researchers, managers, policy-makers and students of wetland sciences.

Table of contents

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  1. Section I: Wetlands in the Global Environment

  2. Section II: Wetlands in the Natural Environment: How do Wetlands Work?

  3. Section III: Wetlands in the Human Environment: How can we Utilise the Work of Wetlands?

    1. Chapter 19

      The Role of Buffer Zones for Agricultural Runoff (pages 417–439)

      Martin S. A. Blackwell, David V. Hogan, Gilles Pinay and Edward Maltby

  4. Section IV: Wetland Assessment: How can we Measure that Wetlands are Working?

  5. Section V: Wetland Dysfunctioning: What Happens When Wetlands do not Work?

  6. Section V: Wetland Dysfunctioning: What Happens When Wetlands do Not Work?

  7. Section VI: Wetland Restoration: Making Wetlands Work Again

    1. Chapter 34

      Restoring Wetlands for Wildlife Habitat (pages 780–801)

      Dieter Ramseier, Frank Klötzli, Ursula Bollens and Jörg Pfadenhauer

  8. Section VII: Sustainable Utilisation of Wetlands: Balancing Ecosystem Functioning and Human Needs

    1. Chapter 38

      Multiple Use of Wetlands in Eastern Africa (pages 850–875)

      Reint Jacob Bakema, Geoffrey W. Howard and Adrian P. Wood

    2. Chapter 40

      The Pantanal of Mato Grosso: Linking Ecological Research, Actual Use and Management for Sustainable Development (pages 908–943)

      Wolfgang J. Junk, Carolina J. Da Silva, Karl Matthias Wantzen, Catia Nunes da Cunha and Flavia Nogueira

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