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Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation

the new edition

"quite simply one of the best books about wetlands" -- Jeanne Christie, 2010



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General principles guide the book, starting with the primary effects of flooding and fertility on wetland composition.

Examples from every major continent and wetland type give global context and help students see how their region fits into global patterns.

Many new illustrations and photographs increase the amount of natural history that supports the general principles.  Frogs, fish, flamingos, geese, dragonflies, diving beetles, turtles, alligators, carnivorous plants, orchids and more have been  added to this edition.

A new chapter on research methods provides useful guidance for the advanced student planning their own research.

Two new chapters on wetland restoration and wetland services include examples from Louisiana, Canada, England, Europe and Asia.

Clear chapter and topic organization to support a variety of lecture plans, course objectives and teaching styles.

Updated with latest research from over 1000 publications and reports.


Reviewers' comments on first edition: 

"Every wetland ecologist must read this superb volume." Mark Brinson

"The closing chapter on wetland conservation is the best treatment yet available and should be required reading for all students of wetland ecology." Mark Bertness

‘… an excellent reference … this is a classical ecology text dedicated to wetlands, and it is written in a familiar, conversational manner. The text is clear and easy to follow with relatively little jargon, which allows the information to be accessible to non-ecologists, as well as the general public.’ Paul D. Brooks

"The book's readability is smooth with lucid presentations of all topics, avoidance of unnecessary jargon, and the effiecient use of uncomplicated figures and tables to empahsize major points.  I found it enjoyable to read and easy to comprehend."  Donald H. Les



Table of contents

Review questions (new)

Online supplements (new)

Review of second edition by Jeanne Christie, ASWM

Review of second edition by Francine Hughes

Review of first edition by Mark Brinson

Review of first edition by Don Les

Types of wetlands

River floods create wet meadows

Three key factors

Growth and decline of deltas

Wetlands along Yangtze River

New Jersey Pine Barrens

Restoration of English fens

Salinity in the Camargue

Wetland Services: Claude Monet, Mark Twain and Joseph Conrad?

More art by Howard Coneybeare

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