Tropical wetlands in the Anthropocene: The critical role of wet-dry cycles

Solutions Journal
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Abstract

In the face of climate change and increasing human water demands for agriculture, industry, and cities, the fate of wetland ecosystems in tropical wet-dry climates is threatened. To maximize biodiversity and ecological resilience, the value of the ecosystem services provided by tropical wetlands can be incorporated into regional land use and water management decisions. Environmental planners and resource managers can work to protect both the “dry” and “wet” phases of the wet-dry hydrologic cycles. These cycles have shaped and maintained these ecosystems in the past and they can be used to maximize biodiversity and resilience in the future.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Tropical wetlands in the Anthropocene: The critical role of wet-dry cycles
Series title Solutions Journal
Volume 9
Issue 3
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Solutions Journal
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 14 p.