8. Wetland change

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

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch8

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

How to Cite

Aber, J. S., Pavri, F. and Aber, S. W. (2012) Wetland change, in Wetland environments: A Global Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch8

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 change;
  • wetlands, being no exception to changes in certain conditions;
  • autogenic, changes within wetland habitats by natural growth/evolution;
  • wetlands, subject to autogenic and allogenic processes;
  • paludification, ground water surge to surface and anaerobic conditions;
  • hydroseral succession, transition involving water/vegetation;
  • lacustrine infilling and fen, further hydroseral into bogs;
  • glacial isostasy of lithospheric depression, with rebound;
  • glacial eustasy, and changes in sea level;
  • climatic consequences of anthropogenic factors, crucial


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hydroseral succession

  • Sea-level change and crustal movements

  • Climate change

  • Fire

  • Summary