Ramsar Convention Typology of Wetlands

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The Ramsar Convention's typology of wetlands was adopted in 1990 along with an information sheet for describing Ramsar sites. The typology was loosely based on the Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States and referred to the definition of wetlands adopted by the Convention in 1972. Given the breadth of the definition the classification covers a wider range of wetland types than many others. The typology comprises three broad groups of wetlands: marine and coastal; inland; and human-made. Within each group, there are a number of types, totalling 42 in all. The purpose of the typology is to provide a broad framework to assist in the rapid identification of the main wetland habitats represented at each Ramsar site.
LanguageEnglish
Title of book or conference publicationThe Wetland Book I
Subtitle of book or conference publicationStructure and Function, Management and Methods
EditorsC. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Chapter339
Pages1529-1532
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-481-9659-3
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-3493-9
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Finlayson, C. (2018). Ramsar Convention Typology of Wetlands. In C. M. Finlayson, M. Everard, K. Irvine, R. J. McInnes, B. A. Middleton, A. A. van Dam, & N. C. Davidson (Eds.), The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods (Vol. 1, pp. 1529-1532). The Netherlands: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_339
Finlayson, Colin. / Ramsar Convention Typology of Wetlands. The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. editor / C. Max Finlayson ; Mark Everard ; Kenneth Irvine ; Robert J. McInnes ; Beth A. Middleton ; Anne A. van Dam ; Nick C. Davidson. Vol. 1 The Netherlands : Springer, 2018. pp. 1529-1532
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Finlayson, C 2018, Ramsar Convention Typology of Wetlands. in CM Finlayson, M Everard, K Irvine, RJ McInnes, BA Middleton, AA van Dam & NC Davidson (eds), The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. vol. 1, Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 1529-1532. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_339

Ramsar Convention Typology of Wetlands. / Finlayson, Colin.

The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. ed. / C. Max Finlayson; Mark Everard; Kenneth Irvine; Robert J. McInnes; Beth A. Middleton; Anne A. van Dam; Nick C. Davidson. Vol. 1 The Netherlands : Springer, 2018. p. 1529-1532.

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Finlayson C. Ramsar Convention Typology of Wetlands. In Finlayson CM, Everard M, Irvine K, McInnes RJ, Middleton BA, van Dam AA, Davidson NC, editors, The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. Vol. 1. The Netherlands: Springer. 2018. p. 1529-1532 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_339