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Wetlands and Natural Resource Management

  • Jos T. A. Verhoeven
  • Boudewijn Beltman
  • Roland Bobbink
  • Dennis F. Whigham


  • How wetland biodiversity as well as wetland ecosystem goods and services can be enhanced by management decisions


Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 190)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Wetland Functioning in a Changing World: Implications for Natural Resources Management

    1. Jos T. A. Verhoeven, Boudewijn Beltman, Dennis F. Whigham, Roland Bobbink
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Role of Wetlands for Integrated Water Resources Management: Putting Theory into Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Hugo Coops, Klement Tockner, Claude Amoros, Thomas Hein, Gerry Quinn
      Pages 15-32
    3. Frank Rijsberman, Sanjini de Silva
      Pages 33-52
  4. Wetland Science for Environmental Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jan Vymazal, Margaret Greenway, Karin Tonderski, Hans Brix, Ülo Mander
      Pages 69-96
    3. Steven Loiselle, Andres Cózar, Anne van Dam, Frank Kansiime, Peter Kelderman, Matt Saunders et al.
      Pages 97-121
    4. Robin L. Welcomme, Christophe Bene, Cate A. Brown, Angela Arthington, Patrick Dugan, Jackie M. King et al.
      Pages 123-154
    5. R. L. Welcomme, R. E. Brummett, P. Denny, M. R. Hasan, R. C. Kaggwa, J. Kipkemboi et al.
      Pages 155-180
  5. Wetland Biogeochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Wladimir Bleuten, Wiebe Borren, Paul H. Glaser, Takeo Tsuchihara, Elena D. Lapshina, Markku Mäkilä et al.
      Pages 183-204
    3. Paul L. E. Bodelier, Peter Frenzel, Harold L. Drake, Thomas Hurek, Kirsten Küsel, Charles Lovell et al.
      Pages 205-238
    4. A. Ogram, S. Bridgham, R. Corstanje, H. Drake, K. Küsel, A. Mills et al.
      Pages 239-268
  6. Wetlands and Climate Change Worldwide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Donald R. Cahoon, Philippe F. Hensel, Tom Spencer, Denise J. Reed, Karen L. McKee, Neil Saintilan
      Pages 271-292
    3. T. Minayeva, W. Bleuten, A. Sirin, E. D. Lapshina
      Pages 315-341
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-349

About this book


The two volumes on “Wetlands as a Natural Resource” in the book series Ecological th Studies (Volumes 190,191) are based on the highlights of the 7 INTECOL International Wetland Conference in Utrecht,25–30 July 2004. This conference brought together about 900 participants from 61 countries,who discussed a very broad range of science-,poli- and management-oriented issues related to wetland ecology and hydrology, wetland conservation and creation, the impact of global change and wetlands as a resource in terms of food,flood protection and water quality enhancement. The participants were from different sectors of society,i. e. ,science and technology (scientists 45%; PhD s- dents 20%),natural resource management (20%) and policy (15%). There were 38 s- posia with invited speakers centered around the nine conference themes. We have given the organizers of these symposia the opportunity to produce one chapter for these books with the integrated content of their symposium. This has resulted in 25 chapters, of which 13 are included in Volume 190 under the heading “Wetlands and Natural Resource Management”and 12 in Volume 191 under the heading “Wetlands: Functi- ing,Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration”. With these books,we had the aim to summarize the most important recent scientific results in wetland science,their applications in wetland and water resource management and their implications for the development of global,national and regional policies in the perspective of the ever-progressing deterioration of natural wetlands and the major impacts that future climate change will have.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jos T. A. Verhoeven
    • 1
  • Boudewijn Beltman
    • 1
  • Roland Bobbink
    • 1
  • Dennis F. Whigham
    • 2
  1. 1.Landscape Ecology, Institute of Environmental BiologyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Smithsonian Environmental Research CenterEdgewaterUSA

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