Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation / Edition 2

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Overview

Richly illustrated and packed with numerous examples, this unique global perspective introduces wetland ecology from basic principles to advanced applications. Thoroughly revised and reorganised, this new edition of this prize-winning textbook begins with underlying causal factors, before moving on to more advanced concepts that add depth and context. Each chapter begins with an explanation of the basic principles covered, illustrated with clear examples. More difficult concepts and exceptions are introduced only once the general principle is well-established. Key principles are now discussed at the beginning of the book, and in order of relative importance, enabling students to understand the most important material without wading through complex theory. New chapters on wetland restoration and wetland services draw upon practical examples from around the world, providing a global context, and a new chapter on research will be particularly relevant to the advanced student planning their own studies.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Paul Keddy’s Wetland Ecology is quite simply one of the best books about wetlands that exist today. It should be required reading for wetland managers."
Jeanne Christie, The Compleat Wetlander

"Keddy makes use of his own keen insights and his extensive knowledge of the literature to provide a broad view of ecological interactions in wetlands, replete with selected examples to give details. He ties together the pieces, poses the important questions, and explores the answers."
Doug Wilcox, Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science, SUNY- Brockport and former editor of Wetlands

"Keddy has brought this 2nd Edition to a even higher level. It is smoothly presents material in a way that is suitable for professional, student and laypersons, and as a reference source or classroom text. Chapters can be used in isolation, and the breadth is outstanding."
Eugene Turner, Professor, Louisiana State University

"Wetland Ecology is quite simply one of the best books about wetlands that exist today. It should be required reading for wetland managers."
Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers

"This course resource is well written, easily accessible, and a must read for ecologists, managers, and conservationists, as well as those working for regulatory agencies or rendering legal decisions."
R.L. Wallace, Ripon College, Choice Magazine

"... a refreshingly relaxed (occassionally idiosyncratic!) and immensely clear style of writing while putting over complex ideas. Throughout the book, there is a personal feel to the text such that the reader can imagine that they are listening to a beautifully crafted lecture on each topic, receiving enough detail to feel well briefed while being provided with ample literature to look up more. Overall, this is an excellent read and an essential tome on any wetland scientist's or student's bookshelf."
Francine Hughes, Freshwater Biology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521739672
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 516
  • Sales rank: 1,298,960
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Keddy, the first holder of the Schlieder Endowed Chair for Environmental Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University, has conducted wetland research as a professor of ecology for 35 years. He has published more than 100 scholarly papers on plant ecology and wetlands, as well as serving organizations such as NSF, NSERC, World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy. His first edition of Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation won the Society of Wetland Scientists' Merit Award.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Acknowledgments; 1. Wetlands: an overview; 2. Flooding; 3. Fertility; 4. Disturbance; 5. Competition; 6. Herbivory; 7. Burial; 8. Other factors; 9. Diversity; 10. Zonation: shorelines as a prism; 11. Services and functions; 12. Research: paths forward; 13. Restoration; 14. Conservation and management; Index.
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