Chapter 10. Functions and Degradation of Wetlands

  1. Dr. D. Brune,
  2. Dr. D. V. Chapman,
  3. Dr. M. D. Gwynne and
  4. Prof. Dr. J. M. Pacyna
  1. Edward Maltby and
  2. Robert J. McInnes

Published Online: 5 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619658.ch10

The Global Environment: Science, Technology and Management

The Global Environment: Science, Technology and Management

How to Cite

Maltby, E. and McInnes, R. J. (1997) Functions and Degradation of Wetlands, in The Global Environment: Science, Technology and Management (eds D. Brune, D. V. Chapman, M. D. Gwynne and J. M. Pacyna), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619658.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Scandinavian Science Publisher as Bakkehaugveien 16, 0873 Oslo, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527287710

Online ISBN: 9783527619658

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Keywords:

  • environmental resources;
  • transitional zone;
  • wetland ecosystems;
  • hydrophytic vegetation;
  • ecosystem interactions

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Diversity of the Wetland Resource

  • Functions and Values

  • Factors Promoting Wetland Loss

  • Causes of Loss and Degradation

  • Managing Wetland Resources

  • Conclusions

  • References