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Ecological Studies

Wetlands: Ecosystem Services, Restoration and Wise Use

Editors: An, Shuqing, Verhoeven, Jos (Eds.)

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  • Offers approaches to efficiently manage and wisely use wetlands to promote their sustainable development.
  • Discusses both academic and practical aspects
  • Presents the highlights of the 10th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference
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This volume explores major wetland ecosystem services, such as climate cooling and water quality improvement, and discusses the recent wetland conservation and restoration activities in China and neighboring countries. The role of wetlands in either cooling or warming the climate is analyzed as the net balance between carbon sequestration and emissions of methane and nitrous oxide. Wetlands start off having a net warming effect on the climate but in time switch to net cooling. Further, they remove 40% of the N and P from run-off and groundwater flow in agricultural areas, but wetlands need to amount to 10% of the total catchment area to make a difference.

Reflecting on the recent large investment in wetland ecological studies in China and neighboring countries, the book addresses invasive species in coastal wetlands as well as the protection and wise use of tidal flats around the Yellow Sea. It also presents promising regional case studies on wetland restoration. The book is intended for academics, students and practitioners in the field of wetland ecology, management and restoration, as well as consultants and professionals working in conservation, wise use and environmental policy. 

 

About the authors

Shuqing An

Nanjing University

Nanjing 210093, Jiangsu, PR China

and

Nanjing University Ecological Research Institute of Changshu

Changshu 215500, Jiangsu, PR China

anshq@nju.edu.cn; 706439952@qq.com

 

Jos T.A. Verhoeven

Ecology and Biodiversity

Department of Biology

Utrecht University

Padualaan 8

3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands

j.t.a.verhoeven@uu.nl

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Wetland Functions and Ecosystem Services: Implications for Wetland Restoration and Wise Use

    Pages 1-10

    An, Shuqing (et al.)

  • Wetlands as Biogeochemical Hotspots Affecting Water Quality in Catchments

    Pages 13-37

    Land, Magnus (et al.)

  • Wetland Effects on Global Climate: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Management Recommendations

    Pages 39-62

    Neubauer, Scott C. (et al.)

  • Wetlands and Forests Regulate Climate via Evapotranspiration

    Pages 63-93

    Hesslerová, Petra (et al.)

  • Invasive Plants in Coastal Wetlands: Patterns and Mechanisms

    Pages 97-128

    Chen, Luzhen

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14861-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14860-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wetlands: Ecosystem Services, Restoration and Wise Use
Editors
  • Shuqing An
  • Jos Verhoeven
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
238
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14861-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14861-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14860-7
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 322
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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