Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management

Ecology of Threatened Semi-Arid Wetlands

Long-Term Research in Las Tablas de Daimiel

Editors: Sánchez-Carrillo, Salvador, Angeler, David (Eds.)

  • Features a wide ecological perspective with strong interdisciplinary and multi-scale approach
  • Written by experts  
  • Presents the findings of long-term ecological research
  • Provides guidance on measures for integrative wetland rehabilitation
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Playing a critical role in both influencing climate change and mitigating its impacts, the world’s diverse wetlands have become one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems as unsustainable land-use practices coupled with irrational use of water have already resulted in large-scale wetlands loss and degradation. To develop sound management and conservation schemes to assure wetlands sustainability in the long term requires long-term understanding of wetlands ecology. Yet until now, long-term interdisciplinary research into these systems has been limited to only a few systems from tropical or temperate climates (such as the Florida Everglades, and Czech biosphere reserve). This new book adds to the existing wetlands literature, providing a unique reference in basic and applied Mediterranean wetland ecology, based on results from long-term interdisciplinary research at the RAMSAR and UNESCO Biosphere site, of Las Tablas de Daimiel, Spain. Dating back to the early 1990s the research highlights changes in the biotic and abiotic environment in response to cumulative anthropogenic stressors, and provide guidance on applying this understand to sound management and conservation. With particular relevance to researchers dealing with semi-arid wetlands in the Mediterranean and elsewhere, as well as to resource managers, the book discusses the complexity of the interacting abiotic and biotic environment across different spatial and temporal scales and across various levels of biological hierarchy is highlighted, and reveals how management based on poor knowledge causes more damage than repair. The book will be of interest to researchers interested in freshwater ecology, hydrobotany, hydrology, geology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology and environmental management.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Wetland, Its Catchment Settings and Socioeconomic Relevance: An Overview

    Sánchez-Carrillo, S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Las Tablas de Daimiel and Its Evolution During the Quaternary Period

    Ruiz-Zapata, B. (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Climate and Hydrologic Trends: Climate Change Versus Hydrologic Overexploitation as Determinants of the Fluctuating Wetland Hydrology

    Sánchez-Carrillo, S. (et al.)

    Pages 45-83

  • The Effects of Anthropogenic Stressors on Wetland Loss and Habitat Quality Deterioration in the Upper Guadiana River Basin: A Long-Term Assessment (1970–2000)

    Sánchez-Andrés, R. (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

  • A Story of the Wetland Water Quality Deterioration: Salinization, Pollution, Eutrophication and Siltation

    Álvarez-Cobelas, M. (et al.)

    Pages 109-133

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3289-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Threatened Semi-Arid Wetlands
Book Subtitle
Long-Term Research in Las Tablas de Daimiel
Editors
  • Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo
  • David Angeler
Series Title
Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9181-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9181-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9180-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3289-6
Series ISSN
1875-1261
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 292
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