Wetlands

Authored by: Ralph W. Tiner

Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342668
eBook ISBN: 9781003045045
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781003045045-74

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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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