Building global collaboration in tropical wetland research

Lukacs, George P. (2010) Building global collaboration in tropical wetland research. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 18 (5). pp. 511-515.

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This article was derived from a SWS symposium held in 2007 and describes research undertaken in the tropics and subtropics by partners in the Global Wetland Consortium. It explores the role of global collaboration in science and tropical wetlands and maps out a pathway for enhanced inter-change and exchange of information and practical experience. Whilst scientific initiatives for a range of earth systems have been previously been developed, a systematic and global research initiative for wetlands that crosses cultural, scientific and economic divides is not yet operational. One option when considering such initiatives is to investigate the utility of using the more than 1800 wetlands designated as internationally important under the Ramsar Convention as the basis of an integrated and multi-node field research and global observation program for detecting and even preempting ecological change in wetlands.

Item ID: 15471
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1572-9834
Keywords: wetlands, global, tropical, collaboration, Ramsar Convention
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 05:28
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960509 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments @ 100%
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