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Climatic and Environmental Significance of Wetlands: Case Studies from Eurasia and North Africa

Climatic and Environmental Significance of Wetlands: Case Studies from Eurasia and North Africa
Author(s)/Editor(s): Abdelkrim Ben Salem (Mohammed V University, Morocco), Laila Rhazi (Mohammed V University, Morocco) and Ahmed Karmaoui (University of Moulay Ismail, Morocco & Southern Center of Culture and Science, Morocco)
Copyright: ©2023
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9289-2
ISBN13: 9781799892892
ISBN10: 1799892891
EISBN13: 9781799892915

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Description

Wetlands provide a key service in an ecosystem such as providing resilience against drought and diverse habitats that support biodiversity. Because of their ephemeral character and their small size, however, these vulnerable ecosystems are declining rapidly as climate change continues to surge and human activities expand. Rational management of wet ecosystems need accompanying actions covering research, systematic observation, and more.

Climatic and Environmental Significance of Wetlands: Case Studies from Eurasia and North Africa produces innovative concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications for ecosystem service valuation, wetland biodiversity conservation, fresh water supply, agricultural production, food security, wetland management, and its impact on biodiversity. It assesses the cumulative risk posed to wetland habitats and species by human activities and explores the consequences for the delivery of ecosystem services and biodiversity at local, regional, and global scales, as well as the impacts of climate change on wetland ecosystems and water resources. Covering topics such as geochemistry, invasive species, and sedimentary change, this premier reference source is an indispensable resource for government officials, engineers, environmental managers, environmentalists, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.



Author's/Editor's Biography

Abdelkrim Ben Salem (Ed.)

Abdelkrim Ben Salem is an Assistant Professor of Ecology and Environment in the Mohammed V University, Faculty of Sciences in Rabat, Department of Biology. He joined the University of Mohammed V after ten years as a teacher of qualifying secondary education in Draa Tafilalet Academy. Broadly, her methodological research focuses on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Within, Ben Salem is a PhD in environmental sciences, currently working on socioeconomic vulnerability of the agriculture and water sector to climate change. He has published interdisciplinary projects across varied outlets, including, Parasites & Vectors Journal, International Journal of Water Resources and Arid Environments and International Publisher of Information Science and Technology Research (IGI-Global).



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