1. Wetland Overview

  1. James Sandusky Aber1,
  2. Firooza Pavri2 and
  3. Susan Ward Aber3

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch1

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

How to Cite

Aber, J. S., Pavri, F. and Aber, S. W. (2012) Wetland Overview, in Wetland environments: A Global Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emporia State University, Kansas, USA

  2. 2

    University of Southern Maine, USA

  3. 3

    San José State University, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198417

Online ISBN: 9781118349540



  • wetland overview, ecosystem services and major biomes;
  • wetlands in physical, biological, cultural geography of the world;
  • wetlands and water, soil, vegetation, wildlife;
  • deleterious, in downstream wetland/coastal regions;
  • wetlands for pearl farming, marine life and protected areas;
  • wetlands, binding other habitats, key role in environmental system;
  • wetlands, as carbon sink from organic soil/sediment;
  • wetlands, harboring the greatest biodiversity;
  • wetland draining, as globally depleting wetlands;
  • WI, global NGO for sustenance of wetlands and biodiversity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How much and where

  • Wetland trends

  • Wetland preservation and protection

  • Wetland science

  • Book approach and outline

  • Summary