Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation / Edition 2

Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation / Edition 2

by Paul A. Keddy
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Cambridge University Press
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Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521739672
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/13/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 516
Sales rank: 1,138,376
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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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