Ramsar Wetlands: Values, Assessment, Management

Editat de Peter Gell, Nick Davidson, Max Finlayson
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – March 2023

Ramsar Wetlands: Values, Assessment, Management addresses the approaches, successes and limitations of the Ramsar Convention in a changing world, how recent approaches to wetland monitoring and management can contribute to improving wetland state, what the future holds for wetlands and their wise use, and what the Ramsar Convention needs to do to achieve future successes. The book presents a unique outlook on a range of issues, addressing considerable advances in our understanding of wetlands, their great environmental, social, cultural and economic importance, their role in maintaining the global water-cycle, and in mitigating and adapting to changing climates.
No other book has yet taken this broad look at the past, present and future of wetlands and the Ramsar Convention. From aquatic ecologists, environmental scientists and engineers, to water resource managers, conservation agencies, and land management planners, this comprehensive guide is a beneficial tool in understanding wetlands.




  • Answers questions on the responsibilities and roles of signatory nations to the Ramsar Convention, including how it may deal with ongoing and emerging causes of wetland change
  • Addresses ongoing challenges of reporting and managing wetland change
  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach and details the wise use principle that underpins the convention




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ISBN-13: 9780128178034
ISBN-10: 0128178035
Pagini: 360
Ilustrații: Approx. 150 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 mm

Public țintă

Primary: university researchers/students in the fields of aquatic ecology, geography, general ecology, environmental science/engineering, botany and biology, as well as environmental policy.
Secondary: water/soil resource managers, land management planners, conservation agencies and environmental management/protection agencies.


A. Introduction 1. Introduction: the Ramsar Convention 2. The World’s Most Significant Wetlands 3. Wetland Ecosystems: Evolution 4. Threatening Processes; State of World’s Wetlands 5. Ecosystem Services; wise use
B. Monitoring Wetland Change 6. Long Term Wetland Change 7. The Anthropocene 8. Wetland Monitoring; Understanding variability and change in ecological condition 9. Remote sensing of changing extent 10. Trajectories in condition; Setting Limits of Acceptable Change
C. Managing the World’s Wetlands 11. Law, policy and Science under the Ramsar Convention 12. Reporting and mitigating Changes 13. The CoP; understanding a diverse management community; reach and sphere of influence 14. National obligations to the Convention 15. Management effectiveness of wetland protected areas
D. The Future 16. Emerging threats 17. Investment in wetland restoration; recovery; setting targets, novel ecosystems 18. Cultural Considerations 19. International contests for water 20. Future Climates: Hydroclimate and sea-level rise 21. Implications for Socio-ecological Systems