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Virtual Special Issue: Wetlands and Global Climate and Land‐Use Change

By Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Beth A. Middleton, National Wetlands Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Dr. Chris Joyce, University of Brighton
  • Dr. Guanghui Lin, Tsinghua University

Wetlands are important to protect because of various ecosystem services including wildlife habitat, water purification, flood storage and storm protection.

This special feature presents responses of various vegetation types to climate and land-use change including mangroves, freshwater forests and more. It aims to bring forth potential solutions to imminent threats to wetlands, contributing to the fostering of health and sustainability. It also further explains the connection of natural ecosystems and humans and how these are affected by climate change and land-use change.

Title Author
Editorial: Climate and land-use change in wetlands - a dedication Beth A. Middleton
Functional integrity of freshwater forested wetlands, hydrologic alteration, and climate change Beth A. Middleton & Nicholas J. Souter
Impacts of climate change on mangrove ecosystems: a region by region overview Raymond D. Ward, Daniel A. Friess, Richard H. Day & Richard A. Mackenzie
Future wet grasslands: ecological implications of climate change Chris B. Joyce, Matthew Simpson & Michelle Casanova
Resilience indicators support valuation of estuarine ecosystem restoration under climate change L. A. Wainger, D. H. Secor, C. Gurbisz, W. M. Kemp, P. M. Glibert, E. D. Houde, J. Richkus & M. C. Barber
Restore or retreat? saltwater intrusion and water management in coastal wetlands Elliott White & David Kaplan
Twenty-first century climate change and submerged aquatic vegetation in a temperate estuary: the case of Chesapeake Bay Thomas M. Arnold, Richard C. Zimmerman, Katharina A. M. Engelhardt & J. Court Stevenson

Ecosystem Health and Sustainability is co-published by the Ecological Society of China and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. EHS publishes articles on advances in ecology and sustainability science. Visit the journal for more info.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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