Wetlands and Natural Resource Management / Edition 1

Wetlands and Natural Resource Management / Edition 1

by Jos T.A. Verhoeven
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540331867

ISBN-13: 9783540331865

Pub. Date: 11/14/2006

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book provides a broad and well-integrated overview of recent major scientific results in wetland science and their applications in natural resource management issues. The contributors, internationally known experts, summarize the state of the art on an array of topics, divided into four broad areas: The Role of Wetlands for Integrated Water Resources

Overview

This book provides a broad and well-integrated overview of recent major scientific results in wetland science and their applications in natural resource management issues. The contributors, internationally known experts, summarize the state of the art on an array of topics, divided into four broad areas: The Role of Wetlands for Integrated Water Resources Management: Putting Theory into Practice; Wetland Science for Environmental Management; Wetland Biogeochemistry; Wetlands and Climate Change Worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540331865
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Series:
Ecological Studies Series, #190
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

1 Wetland Functioning in a Changing World: Implications for Natural Resources Management J.T.A. Verhoeven, B. Beltman, D.F. Whigham, R. Bobbink 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Clarity on Wetlands and Water Use 1.3 Wetlands and Environmental Flows 1.4 Wetlands and Water Quality 1.5 Biogeochemical Insights 1.6 Wetlands and River Fisheries 1.7 Wetlands and Climate Change 1.8 Further Developments in Wetland Science and its Applications References Section I The Role of Wetlands for Integrated Water Resources Management: Putting Theory into Practice 2 Restoring Lateral Connections Between Rivers and Floodplains: Lessons from Rehabilitation Projects H. Coops, K. Tockner, C. Amoros, T. Hein, G. Quinn 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Threatened Life at the Aquatic--Terrestrial Interface 2.3 Reconnecting Side-Channels Along the Rhône (France) 2.4 Rehabilitation of Side-Channels of the River Danube (Austria) 2.5 ‘Environmental Flows’ for Rehabilitating Floodplain Wetlands (Australia) 2.6 Lessons from Rehabilitation Projects References 3 Sustainable Agriculture and Wetlands F. Rijsberman, S. de Silva 3.1 Agriculture and Wetlands: Introduction 3.2 Water for Food, Water for Environment 3.2.1 'Ecosystems Produce the Water Used by Agriculture' 3.2.2 'Irrigated Agriculture Uses 70% of the World’s Water' 3.2.3 'Water Scarcity: Fact or Fiction?' 3.3 Producing More Rice With Less Water 3.4 Towards a Dialogue Among Agronomists and Environmentalists 3.4.1 Water, Food and Environment Issues in Attapeu Province, Lao PDR 3.5 Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Wetlands 3.6 Conclusions: Towards Sustainable Agriculture and Wetlands? References 4 Sustainable Water Management by using Wetlands in Catchmentswith Intensive Land Use C. Yin, B. Shan, Z. Mao 4.1 Semi-Natural Wetlands Created by Humans Before the Industrial Age 4.2 Water Regulation by the Multipond Systems 4.2.1 Research Site Description 4.2.2 The Regulation Process for the Crop Water Supply by the Pond System 4.3 Other Ecological Functions of Ancient Semi-Natural Wetlands in a Modern Scientific Context 4.3.1 Sediment Retention Within the Watershed 4.3.2 Nutrient Retention and Recyling 4.3.3 Landscape Complexity and Biological Diversity 4.4 Wetlands and Human Activities in Harmony 4.5 Protection of Semi-Natural Wetlands Together with Natural Wetlands References Section II Wetland Science for Environmental Management 5 Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment J. Vymazal, M. Greenway, K. Tonderski, H. Brix, Ü. Mander 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Free Water Surface Constructed Wetlands 5.2.1 Free Water Surface Wetlands for Treatment of Wastewater and Non-Point Source Pollution in Sweden 5.2.2 The Role of Wetlands in Effluent Treatment and Potential Water Reuse in Subtropical and Arid Australia 5.3 Constructed Wetlands with Horizontal Sub-Surface Flow 5.4 Constructed Wetlands with Vertical Sub-Surface Flow 5.4.1 Danish Experience with Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands 5.4.2 Constructed Wetlands with No Outflow 5.5 Hybrid Constructed Wetlands 5.6 Trace Gas Fluxes from Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment 5.7 Conclusion References 6 Tools for Wetland Ecosystem Resource Management in East Africa: Focus on the Lake Victoria Papyrus Wetlands S. Loiselle, A. Cózar, A. van Dam, F. Kansiime, P. Kelderman, M. Saunders, S. Simonit 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Wetlands and Inorganic Carbon Retention 6.3 Wetlands and Nutrient Retention 6.4

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