Special Issue "Wetlands and Sustainability"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Prof. Dr. Richard C. Smardon
Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry , State University of New York, 211B Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NYU 13210, USA
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Interests: international wetland policy and management; coastal zone management; community sustainability; green infrastructure development; landscape planning
Freshwater and saltwater wetlands are both some of the most productive ecosystems on earth but also are some of the most sensitive systems to disturbance and degradation. As we try to determine best means of protecting, management and even restoring such systems we are faced with at least two major dilemmas:
- Tradeoffs between sustainable use of wetlands for food, fuel and fiber versus protection of ecosystem diversity and stability, and
- Appropriate roles of Big International Non-government Organizations (BINGO’s), national and regional governments, and local community based organizations.
With the advent of climate change – another element has been added that affects sustainability of wetland ecological systems.
This special issue focuses on sustainable wetland management science with special emphasis on the two issues identified above.Prof. Dr. Richard Smardon
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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