Richly illustrated and packed with numerous examples, this unique global perspective introduces wetland ecology from basic principles to advanced applications. Thoroughly revised and reorganised, this new edition of this prize-winning textbook begins with underlying causal factors, before moving on to more advanced concepts that add depth and context. Each chapter begins with an explanation of the basic principles covered, illustrated with clear examples. More difficult concepts and exceptions are introduced only once the general principle is well-established. Key principles are now discussed at the beginning of the book, and in order of relative importance, enabling students to understand the most important material without wading through complex theory. New chapters on wetland restoration and wetland services draw upon practical examples from around the world, providing a global context, and a new chapter on research will be particularly relevant to the advanced student planning their own studies.Read more
- Unique global perspective with examples from every major continent and wetland type gives global context and helps students see how their region fits into global patterns
- Clear chapter organisation supports a wide variety of lecture plans, course objectives and teaching styles
- The material has been reorganised so that over the book as a whole and within each chapter basic concepts are presented first, illustrated with several examples, followed by more complex ideas and applications
Reviews & endorsements
"Paul Keddy’s Wetland Ecology is quite simply one of the best books about wetlands that exist today. It should be required reading for wetland managers."
Jeanne Christie, The Compleat WetlanderSee more reviews
"Keddy makes use of his own keen insights and his extensive knowledge of the literature to provide a broad view of ecological interactions in wetlands, replete with selected examples to give details. He ties together the pieces, poses the important questions, and explores the answers."
Doug Wilcox, Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science, SUNY- Brockport and former editor of Wetlands
"Keddy has brought this 2nd Edition to a even higher level. It is smoothly presents material in a way that is suitable for professional, student and laypersons, and as a reference source or classroom text. Chapters can be used in isolation, and the breadth is outstanding."
Eugene Turner, Professor, Louisiana State University
"Wetland Ecology is quite simply one of the best books about wetlands that exist today. It should be required reading for wetland managers."
Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers
"This course resource is well written, easily accessible, and a must read for ecologists, managers, and conservationists, as well as those working for regulatory agencies or rendering legal decisions."
R.L. Wallace, Ripon College, Choice Magazine
"... a refreshingly relaxed (occassionally idiosyncratic!) and immensely clear style of writing while putting over complex ideas. Throughout the book, there is a personal feel to the text such that the reader can imagine that they are listening to a beautifully crafted lecture on each topic, receiving enough detail to feel well briefed while being provided with ample literature to look up more. Overall, this is an excellent read and an essential tome on any wetland scientist's or student's bookshelf."
Francine Hughes, Freshwater Biology
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: September 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521739672
- length: 514 pages
- dimensions: 246 x 190 x 21 mm
- weight: 1.16kg
- contains: 270 b/w illus. 43 colour illus. 52 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1. Wetlands: an overview
8. Other factors
10. Zonation: shorelines as a prism
11. Services and functions
12. Research: paths forward
14. Conservation and management
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