Detecting, measuring and reversing changes to wetlands
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- O'Connell, M. Wetlands Ecology and Management (2003) 11: 397. doi:10.1023/B:WETL.0000007191.77103.53
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Wetlands around the globe have beenaltered, degraded or lost through a widerange of human activities. A variety ofconservation action have been undertaken inresponse to these changes, and much of thiswork aims to ensure: (a) the wise andsustainable use of wetland resources, (b)the maintenance of ecological character atwetland sites, and (c) that there is`no-net-loss' of wetlands at local,national and international scales. Theseaims have a number of underlyingassumptions about information available tounderpin associated conservation action.This paper reviews a number of theseassumptions and the associated researchneeds.