Ecology of Threatened Semi-Arid Wetlands

Long-Term Research in Las Tablas de Daimiel


ISBN: 978-90-481-9180-2 (Print) 978-90-481-9181-9 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Introductory Chapter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-20

      The Wetland, Its Catchment Settings and Socioeconomic Relevance: An Overview

  3. Abiotic Environment and Historical Reconstructions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21

    2. Chapter

      Pages 23-43

      Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Las Tablas de Daimiel and Its Evolution During the Quaternary Period

    3. Chapter

      Pages 45-83

      Climate and Hydrologic Trends: Climate Change Versus Hydrologic Overexploitation as Determinants of the Fluctuating Wetland Hydrology

    4. Chapter

      Pages 85-107

      The Effects of Anthropogenic Stressors on Wetland Loss and Habitat Quality Deterioration in the Upper Guadiana River Basin: A Long-Term Assessment (1970–2000)

    5. Chapter

      Pages 109-133

      A Story of the Wetland Water Quality Deterioration: Salinization, Pollution, Eutrophication and Siltation

  4. Ecological Communities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135

    2. Chapter

      Pages 137-173

      Plankton Ecology and Diversity

    3. Chapter

      Pages 175-195

      Macrophyte Ecology and Its Long-term Dynamics

    4. Chapter

      Pages 197-212

      Fish and Avian Communities: A Testimony of Wetland Degradation

  5. Applied Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213

    2. Chapter

      Pages 215-228

      Biomanipulation: A Useful Tool for Wetland Rehabilitation

    3. Chapter

      Pages 229-237

      Analysis of Applied Environmental Management Strategies for Wetland Conservation During the Last 30 Years: A Local History

  6. Cultural and Societal Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 239-239

    2. Chapter

      Pages 241-254

      The Man and Las Tablas de Daimiel

  7. Concluding Chapter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255

    2. Chapter

      Pages 257-277

      Synthesis: The Past, Present and Future of Las Tablas de Daimiel

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 279-292