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Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment

A Watershed Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Wei Ji

CRC Press

312 pages

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As a wetland of international importance located in China, the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental in bringing together scholars from China, North America, and Europe to explore the latest innovations in water resource science and watershed management.

Featuring cutting-edge research in watershed management presented at this landmark event, Wetland and Water Resource Modeling Assessment pairs the accounts of Poyang Lake with additional information on the important watersheds of North America and Asia to help facilitate the development of decision support tools.

The book explains that successful ecosystem assessment and modeling requires three key criteria:

1. Large spatial scales in data collection and analysis must be used to encompass major watershed features

2. Landscape features are needed to appropriately characterize hydrological processes and ecosystem components

3. Management decisions must be linked to results to facilitate ecosystem assessment

Through the study of the diverse watersheds featured in Wetland and Water Resource Modeling Assessment, such as Poyang Lake, government, academia, and Industry can obtain the innovative technical tools needed to stay on top of this active field.

Table of Contents

Geospatial Technologies for Wetland Mapping. Wetland Hydrology and Water Budget. Water Quality and Biogeochemical Processes. Wetland Biology and Ecology. Watershed Assessment and Management.

About the Editor

Wei Ji

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems