11. Wetland Services, Resources Andvaluation

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

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch11

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

How to Cite

Aber, J. S., Pavri, F. and Aber, S. W. (2012) Wetland Services, Resources Andvaluation, in Wetland environments: A Global Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch11

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 services/resources/valuation, economic value using CBA;
  • human use of wetland ecosystems;
  • ecosystem services by wetlands, broad ranging in scope;
  • wetlands habitats for diversity of plant/animal life in geographic zones;
  • wetlands, crucial for supporting fish populations;
  • wetland habitat loss, physical/economic/political/socio-cultural;
  • nitrogen, phosphorus, limiting nutrients in wetlands;
  • biogeochemical cycles, critical role in ecosystem function/processes;
  • carbon focus, climate change and role of wetlands in carbon storage;
  • pearl production, aquaculture and positive impact on wetland economy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Human use of wetland ecosystems

  • Ecosystem services

  • Hydrological services

  • Economic services

  • Wetland valuations

  • Summary