Wetlands

Authored by: Ralph W. Tiner

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120015639

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Abstract

Wetlands provide a number of functions that are considered valuable to society. The purpose of this entry is to provide an understanding of what wetlands are, how they vary globally, and their extent as determined by various inventories. This entry serves as a starting point for learning about wetlands.

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