Restoration of Lakes, Streams, Floodplains, and Bogs in Europe

Principles and Case Studies

  • Martina Eiseltová

Part of the Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management book series (WECM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Wilhelm Ripl, Martina Eiseltová
    Pages 1-24
  3. Sven Björk
    Pages 25-35
  4. Jaroslav Hrbáček
    Pages 45-70
  5. Lena B.-M. Vought, Jean O. Lacoursière
    Pages 225-242
  6. S. van der Schaaf, M. J. van der Ploeg, S. H. Vuurens, M. M. J. ten Heggeler
    Pages 243-263
  7. Elve Lode, Lars Lundin, Mati Ilomets
    Pages 265-283
  8. Hilde B. M. Tomassen, Alfons J. P. Smolders, Sake van der Schaaf, Leon P. M. Lamers, Jan G. M. Roelofs
    Pages 285-330
  9. Ivana Bufková, František Stíbal, Eva Mikulášková
    Pages 331-354
  10. Alexander Kozulin, Sergey Zuyonok, Viacheslav Rakovich
    Pages 355-366
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 367-374

About this book

Introduction

Despite our growing awareness of the vital role they play in the global environment, wetlands remain among the most endangered ecosystems on Earth and are still being destroyed and degraded at an alarming rate. This much-needed publication, which includes contributions from leading researchers and practitioners, presents a holistic perspective on the restoration of wetland ecosystems such as shallow lakes, streams, floodplains and bogs. Through the use of carefully chosen case studies, the authors examine European wetland restoration projects from Scandinavia to Bulgaria and from Ireland to Belarus, focusing on the lessons they can teach to a new generation of conservationists. As well as reviewing the sum of current knowledge on the subject, the text is a store of practical know-how, covering a wide range of conservation approaches and techniques. It analyzes the major problems in the field and identifies key principles for achieving sustainability in wetland restoration. The topics covered include: • the role of wetlands in landscape functioning • human interference with natural processes such as water and matter cycles and energy dissipation • the impact of land use on global problems such as climate change, floods and droughts • the role played by diversity in wetland functioning The work shows that without sustainable land use over the totality of their catchment areas, and without cohesive inter-agency cooperation, individual restoration projects will have a short life span. The balance between scientific background and practical restoration makes this book a valuable resource for scientists as well as wetland managers, decision makers and land use planners, as well as students of ecology, nature conservation and environmental protection.

Keywords

Danube Phosphor bog development ecosystem environment environmental protection hydrology mire wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Martina Eiseltová
    • 1
  1. 1.Crop Research InstitutePraha 6Czech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9265-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9264-9
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9265-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-1261
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-127X
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