Wetlands of the world: Inventory, ecology and management Volume I

Africa, Australia, Canada and Greenland, Mediterranean, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, South Asia, Tropical South America, United States

  • Dennis F. Whigham
  • Dagmar Dykyjová
  • Slavomil Hejný
Part of the Handbook of vegetation science book series (HAVS, volume 15-2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Wetlands of Africa

    1. P. Denny
      Pages 1-31
    2. P. Denny
      Pages 32-46
    3. D. M. John, C. Lévêque, L. E. Newton
      Pages 47-78
    4. C. M. Breen, J. Heeg, M. Seaman
      Pages 79-110
    5. P. Denny
      Pages 111-128
  3. Wetlands of southern Europe and North Africa: Mediterranean wetlands

    1. R. H. Britton, A. J. Crivelli
      Pages 129-194
  4. Wetlands of Australia

    1. C. Max Finlayson, Isabell von Oertzen
      Pages 195-243
    2. S. W. L. Jacobs, Margaret A. Brock
      Pages 244-304
  5. Wetlands of Papua New Guinea

    1. P. L. Osborne
      Pages 305-344
  6. Wetlands of South Asia

    1. Brij Gopal, K. Krishnamurthy
      Pages 345-414
  7. Wetlands of Canada and Greenland

    1. W. A. Glooschenko, C. Tarnocai, S. Zoltai, V. Glooschenko
      Pages 415-514
  8. Wetlands of the United States

    1. Bill O. Wilen, Ralph W. Tiner
      Pages 515-636
  9. Wetlands of Mexico

    1. Ingrid Olmsted
      Pages 637-677
  10. Wetlands of tropical South America

    1. Wolfgang J. Junk
      Pages 679-739
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 741-768

About this book


The impetus for this volume was the 2nd International Wetlands Conference which was held in June, 1984 at Trebon, Czechoslovakia. An overview of the worlds wetlands was one of the themes of the conference and it was decided that a useful follow-up would be a publication on the same topic. The initial goal was to cover as many of the worlds wetlands as possible in one volume and to have an emphasis on wetland ecology, biota, classification, and management. Individuals who made presentations at the Trebon confer­ ence were asked to prepare chapters and the editors also solicited other contributions. For a variety of reasons, the initial goal has been difficult to reach, especially coverage of the entire globe, and it has been necessary to publish the contributions in more than one volume. Volume 1 represents the com­ pletion of the first phase of the project and it covers most of the Western Hemisphere, Australia, most of Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Mediter­ ranean region, and Papua New Guinea. Volume 2 will contain chapters on Western Europe, Northern Europe, Central Europe, most of northern and It is our hope that Volume western Asia, the Middle East, and Indonesia. 2 will appear in the near future and, if possible, a third volume will be published if authors can be secured to cover areas such as the Far East, other parts of the Indo-Pacific region, and New Zealand.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis F. Whigham
    • 1
  • Dagmar Dykyjová
    • 2
  • Slavomil Hejný
    • 3
  1. 1.Smithsonian Environmental Research CenterEdgewaterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Hydrobotany, Institute of BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of ScienceTr̂ebon̂Czechoslovakia
  3. 3.Institute of BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencePrůhoniceCzechoslovakia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8212-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4145-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8212-4
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