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Lagoons and Coastal Wetlands in the Global Change Context: Impacts and Management Issues

Selected papers of the International Conference “CoastWetChange”, Venice, 26–28 April 2004

  • P. Viaroli
  • P. Lasserre
  • P. Campostrini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 192)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. Pierluigi Viaroli, Pierre Lasserre, Pierpaolo Campostrini
    Pages 1-3
  3. Loraine McFadden, Tom Spencer, Robert J. Nicholls
    Pages 5-15
  4. Herminia I. Valdemoro, Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, José A. Jiménez
    Pages 17-29
  5. Davide Zanchettin, Pietro Traverso, Mario Tomasino
    Pages 41-53
  6. Angel Pérez-Ruzafa, Ma Carmen Mompeán, Concepción Marcos
    Pages 107-125
  7. Letizia Sabetta, Enrico Barbone, Agnese Giardino, Nicola Galuppo, Alberto Basset
    Pages 127-139
  8. Paolo Maria Bisol, Alessandra Gallini, Sabrina Prevedello, Enza Rianna, Ezio Bernardinelli, Anita Franco et al.
    Pages 151-159

About these proceedings


This interdisciplinary volume comprehensively reviews recent developments in wetland science and global change. The aim is to identify gaps, problems and successes in the integration of scientific issues into lagoon and coastal wetland management. The major strength of this volume is that it integrates several fields of research including climatology, hydrology, geomorphology, ecology and biology. By adopting such a structure, the reader is provided with an updated insight of impacts, changes and alteration of coastal lagoons and wetlands deriving from local anthropogenic pressures and global processes, e.g. coastal erosion, sea level rise, flooding and biological invasions. The recent evolution of lagoons and coastal wetlands is analysed, including population and community dynamics, biogeochemical processes and pollution, key biological elements and related indicators. Significant issues, as flooding and ecological risk assessment, are framed into coastal dynamics considering local specific and more general situations. Lagoons and wetlands are also analysed as sentinel ecosystems for developing coastal observations of global change. This book will therefore provide a reference work for wetland scientists, as well as for policy and decision makers involved in coastal lagoons and wetlands management.


Climatology Ecology Erosion ecosystem ecosystems geomorphology hydrology wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Viaroli
    • 1
  • P. Lasserre
    • 2
  • P. Campostrini
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze AmbientaliUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityParis VIFrance
  3. 3.CORILAVeniceItaly

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