18. Sustainability for Wetlands

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

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch18

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

How to Cite

Aber, J. S., Pavri, F. and Aber, S. W. (2012) Sustainability for Wetlands, in Wetland environments: A Global Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch18

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 sustainability;
  • “sustainability” resources and ecosystems in long-term viability;
  • wetlands and urgent threats, increasing pressures in the twenty-first century;
  • limited resources, heightening stressed ecosystem vulnerability;
  • climate oscillations, impact/influence on wetland structure/function;
  • freeze–thaw cycles on precipitation variability, with risks of inundation;
  • property rights institutions and resources, including wetlands;
  • wetland conservation and management, key opportunities and challenges;
  • wetlands, globally as ecosystems vital to Earth-system functions, for services


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Key risks to wetlands

  • Key opportunities in wetland conservation

  • Future directions