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Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all wellbeing on planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems: land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing data in the study of natural resources on a global scale.
Volume 3, Wetlands and Habitats, provides fundamental information on wetlands and their integral functions as a productive ecosystem. The topics it covers include wetlands biodiversity, wetlands classification and monitoring, floods, river ecosystems, pollution, and more. New to this edition are discussions on lakes and wetlands remote sensing, assessment of current wetland health stats, restoration, sea level rises and coastal storm, vulnerability to human impacts, and wetland vegetation. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through many case studies from around the world.
Written in an easy-to-reference manner, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is essential for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science courses at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, Earth system science, ecology, etc.
Section I Riparian Zone and Management. Floodplain Management. Floods: Riverine. Marshes: Salt and Brackish. Peatlands. Pollution: Nonpoint Source. Riparian Wetlands: Mapping. Riparian Zones: Groundwater Nitrate (NO 3–) Cycling. River Delta Processes and Shapes. Streams: Perennial and Seasonal. Vernal Pool. Analysis of Groundwater Salinity: GIS. Basic Evaluation Units and Physical Structural Integrality in Riparian Zones Evaluation.. Riparian Zones Evaluation: Remote sensing. Section II Wetland Ecosystem. Cooling-effects of urban and peri-urban wetlands: Remote Sensing. Ecosystem service decline in response to wetland loss. Wetlands. Wetlands: Biodiversity. Wetlands: Classification. Wetlands: Ecosystems. Wetlands: Freshwater. Wetlands: Tidal. Section III Wetland Assessment and Monitoring. Wetlands: Economic Value. Wetlands: Indices of Biotic Integrity. Wetlands: Remote Sensing. Wetlands: Assessment of Health Status V-IBI. Wetland Indices: Remote Sensing. Wetland Mapping: Poyang Lake, Remote Sensing. Wetland Conservation and Policy Impacts in China. Water Dynamics of Floodpath Lakes and wetlands: Remote Sensing. Water Level Variation of Poyang Lake: Remote Sensing.