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Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management     - Vol. 1
(1.)   Semeniuk, Christine     [ 2007 ]
The Becher Wetlands - A Ramsar Site. Evolution of the Wetland Hapitats and Vegetations Associations on a Holocene Coastal Plain, South-Western Australia.
This book is a landmark study of the Holocene evolution and functioning of a suite of seasonal wetland basins in the temperate coastal zone of Western Australia. In 2001, a series of discrete small scale wetlands on the Becher cuspate foreland in Western Australia, were nominated as a Ramsar Site because of their scientific value.
XV+680 pages, 9 ill., 9 in colour, hardcover, engl. (Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management, Vol. 1)
order- id 11560/07 price 223,63 *  
Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management     - Vol. 2
(2.)   Sanchez-Carrillo, Salvador, &, Angeler, David G., (Eds.)     [ 2010 ]
Ecology of Threatened Semi-Arid Wetlands
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.
XVI+292 pages, 5 illustr. in colour, hardcover, engl. (Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management, Vol. 2)
order- id 15579/10 price 139,09 *  
Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management     - Vol. 3
(3.)   Eiseltova, Martina, (Edit.)     [ 2010 ]
Restoration of Lakes, Streams, Floodplains and Bogs in Europe
Despite our growing awareness of the vital role they play in the global environment, wetlands remain among the most endangered ecosystems on Earth and are still being destroyed and degraded at an alarming rate. This much-needed publication, which includes contributions from leading researchers and practitioners, presents a holistic perspective on the restoration of wetland ecosystems such as shallow lakes, streams, floodplains and bogs. Through the use of carefully chosen case studies, the authors examine European wetland restoration projects from Scandinavia to Bulgaria and from Ireland to Belarus, focusing on the lessons they can teach to a new generation of conservationists. As well as reviewing the sum of current knowledge on the subject, the text is a store of practical know-how, covering a wide range of conservation approaches and techniques. It analyzes the major problems in the field and identifies key principles for achieving sustainability in wetland restoration. The topics covered include: - the role of wetlands in landscape functioning - human interference with natural processes such as water and matter cycles and energy dissipation - the impact of land use on global problems such as climate change, floods and droughts - the role played by diversity in wetland functioning The work shows that without sustainable land use over the totality of their catchment areas, and without cohesive inter-agency cooperation, individual restoration projects will have a short life span. The balance between scientific background and practical restoration makes this book a valuable resource for scientists as well as wetland managers, decision makers and land use planners, as well as students of ecology, nature conservation and environmental protection.
XVI+374 pages, hardcover, engl. (Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management, Vol. 3)
order- id 15575/10 price 139,05 *  

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