Wetlands are dynamic areas, open to influence from natural and human factors. In order to maintain the way that wetlands function, their biological diversity, and the benefits that they provide to human society, it is essential to understand their management requirements. Management can take many forms. Human history is littered with examples of unsustainable wetland management. However, in the latter part of the twentieth century attempts have been made to reconcile the potentially conflicting needs of a multitude of threats to wetlands including urbanization, pollution and intensive agriculture and the wider ecosystem ser- vices provided by the residual wetland areas. More sustainable wetland manage- ment techniques are slowly being introduced to reverse wetland loss and degradation and to optimize benefits for human society.
|Title of host publication||The Wetland Book I|
|Subtitle of host publication||Structure and function, management, and methods|
|Editors||C. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||9789400714717, 9789048134939|
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2018|