Wetland Science

Perspectives From South Asia

  • B. Anjan Kumar Prusty
  • Rachna Chandra
  • P. A. Azeez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Wetlands Introductory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ketan S. Tatu, James T. Anderson
      Pages 3-30
    3. S. Dam Roy, P. Krishnan, Shesdev Patro, Grinson George, A. Velmurugan, R. Kiruba Sankar et al.
      Pages 31-48
  3. Wetland Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. P. Krishnan, V. Deepak Samuel, C. R. Sreeraj, K. R. Abhilash, Shesdev Patro, R. Sankar et al.
      Pages 51-65
    3. Shesdev Patro, P. Krishnan, V. Deepak Samuel, R. Purvaja, R. Ramesh
      Pages 87-104
    4. Judit K. Szabo, Taej Mundkur
      Pages 105-127
  4. Limnology, Bio-geochemical Issues and Hydrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Prabhat Ranjan, Namrata Priya, Alok Kumar, AL. Ramanathan
      Pages 163-186
  5. Current Issues and Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. S. Dam Roy, P. Krishnan, A. Velmurugan, A. Anand, Grinson George, R. Kiruba Sankar et al.
      Pages 205-224
    3. Md Sarwar Hossain, Alamgir Kabir, Persia Nargis
      Pages 225-241
  6. Wetlands; Ecosystem Goods and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Naren Pasupalati, Megha Nath, Abhijit Sharan, Priya Narayanan, Ramachandra Bhatta, Ramesh Ramachandran et al.
      Pages 259-284
    3. Md Sarwar Hossain, Sylvia Szabo
      Pages 285-300
    4. Mohammad Mahmudul Islam, Mohammad Mosarof Hossain
      Pages 301-316
    5. Pramod Lamsal, Kishor Atreya, Krishna Prasad Pant, Lalit Kumar
      Pages 407-419
  7. Mapping and Modeling Wetlands

  8. Wetland Restoration

  9. South Asian Wetlands: Legislations and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 513-513
    2. R. Ramesh, R. Purvaja, P. Krishnan, Ahana Lakshmi, K. R. Abhilash, Paul W. Kingsley
      Pages 515-544
    3. R. Ramesh, K. R. Abhilash, Margi Purohit, P. Krishnan, Ahana Lakshmi, R. Purvaja et al.
      Pages 545-562
    4. Nisha Maria D’Souza, N. M. Ishwar, Isheeta Sumra, Pradeep Vyas
      Pages 575-587

About this book


This book is an attempt to acknowledge the discipline ‘wetland science’ and to consolidate research findings, reviews and synthesis articles on different aspects of the wetlands in South Asia. The book presents 30 chapters by an international mix of experts in the field, who highlight and discuss diverse issues concerning wetlands in South Asia as case studies. The chapters are divided into different themes that represent broad issues of concern in a systematic manner keeping in mind students, researchers and general readers at large. The book introduces readers to the basics and theory of wetland science, supplemented by case studies and examples from the region. It also offers a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in allied fields such as environmental studies, limnology, wildlife biology, aquatic biology, marine biology, and landscape ecology.

To date the interdisciplinary field ‘wetland science’ is still rarely treated as a distinct discipline in its own right. Further, courses on wetland science aren’t taught at any of the world’s most prestigious universities; instead, the topics falling under this discipline are generally handled under the disciplines ‘ecology’ or under the extremely broad heading of ‘environmental studies’. It is high time that ‘Wetland Science’ be acknowledged as an interdisciplinary sub-discipline, which calls for an attempt to consolidate its various subtopics and present them comprehensively. Thus, this book also serves as a reference base on wetlands and facilitates further discussions on specific issues involved in safeguarding a sustainable future for the wetland habitats of this region.


Bio-geochemistry Ecosystem services Restoration Wetland hydrology Wetland laws and legislations

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Anjan Kumar Prusty
    • 1
  • Rachna Chandra
    • 2
  • P. A. Azeez
    • 3
  1. 1.Environmental Impact Assessment DivisionGujarat Institute of Desert EcologyBhujIndia
  2. 2.Terrestrial Ecology DivisionGujarat Institute of Desert EcologyBhujIndia
  3. 3.Sálim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural HistoryCoimbatoreIndia

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