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Integrating geographically isolated wetlands into land management decisions

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Golden, H.E., Creed, I.F., Ali, G., Basu, N.B., Neff, B.P, Rains, M.C.,McLaughlin, D.L., Alexander, L.C., Ameli, A.A., Christensen, J.R., Evenson, G.R., Jones, C.N., Lane, C.R., Lang, M. “Integrating Geographically Isolated Wetlands into Land Management Decisions.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, June 26, 2017. doi:10.1002/fee.1504.

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Abstract Wetlands across the globe provide extensive ecosystem services. However, many wetlands - especially those surrounded by uplands, often referred to as geographically isolated wetlands (GIWs) - remain poorly protected. Protection and restoration of wetlands frequently requires information on their hydrologic connectivity to other surface waters, and their cumulative watershed-scale effects. The integration of measurements and models can supply this information. However, the types of measurements and models that should be integrated are dependent on management questions and information compatibility. We summarize the importance of GIWs in watersheds and discuss what wetland connectivity means in both science and management contexts. [...]

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Although slowing in some parts of the world (eg North America), rates of wetland loss elsewhere (eg Europe) remain high. The photograph depicts Lake Naivasha, Kenya, a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance.JPG thumbnail 70.02 KB
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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier 10.1002/fee.1504

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noteGolden, H.E., Creed, I.F., Ali, G., Basu, N.B., Neff, B.P, Rains, M.C.,McLaughlin, D.L., Alexander, L.C., Ameli, A.A., Christensen, J.R., Evenson, G.R., Jones, C.N., Lane, C.R., Lang, M. “Integrating Geographically Isolated Wetlands into Land Management Decisions.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, June 26, 2017. doi:10.1002/fee.1504.

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