A simple method for assessing the vulnerability of wetland ecosystem services
Stratford, Charlie J.; Acreman, Mike C.; Rees, H. Gwyn. 2011 A simple method for assessing the vulnerability of wetland ecosystem services. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 56 (8). 1485-1500. 10.1080/02626667.2011.630669Full text not available from this repository.
Wetlands can provide many ecosystem services, but throughout the world are exposed to a range of pressures. In some locations these are well documented and are being successfully addressed. However at other locations, lack of data, resources and methods are hindering thorough assessment. This is particularly the case in remote wetlands such as those in the Himalayan region. This paper presents a methodology developed and tested on three wetland sites in Nepal. The method gives a structure to data collection and analysis and leads the user through to producing a vulnerability assessment of wetlands. We found that in each case the method provided a prioritised table of values and threats and this helped to make the development of a site management plan straightforward. The action plan highlights data gaps and identifies priority areas for attention. The results from our assessment of Rupa Lake are also presented in this paper.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/02626667.2011.630669|
|Programmes:||CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Water|
|Additional Keywords:||wetland, vulnerability, Himalaya, high-altitude wetlands, ecosystem services|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Ecology and Environment
|Date made live:||20 Dec 2011 14:02|
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