Managing aquatic ecosystems

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Abstract

The importance of aquatic ecosystems for people has been highlighted in recent years by a number of global assessments. However, despite many aquatic ecosystems being highly important for people and biodiversity, they have been degraded over many decades and many lost. The Ramsar Convention estimated the extent of all wetlands from national inventories as approximately 1280 million hectares, which was considerably higher than previous estimates. It has been speculated that about 50% of wetlands globally had been lost, but conclusive supporting evidence is not available for all wetland types.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on water science
EditorsPeter Wilderer
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherElsevier
Chapter1
Pages35-59
Number of pages25
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780444531940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Finlayson, C. (2011). Managing aquatic ecosystems. In P. Wilderer (Ed.), Treatise on water science (Vol. 1, pp. 35-59). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53199-5.00004-X