WETLAND HABITATS A practical guide to restoration and management
By Nick Romanowski
Published in 2010 by CSIRO Publishing, colour plates, 178 pages
Price $A49.95 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote
- Table of contents
- About the author
Wetland Habitats is a practical and easy to use manual for wetland restoration and conservation of diverse animal species. Covering all the recent work in the field, among other significant issues it discusses making the most of dams and created wetlands; reversing the effects of drainage, grazing, weirs, deteriorating water quality, and associated algal problems; captive breeding and reintroduction; and controlling weeds and vermin.
The book describes a range of potential problems encountered during restoration efforts and approaches to dealing with them, so that readers will be able to make informed decisions about wetlands on their own properties. It also explains how to set realistic targets for wetland restoration as well as longer-term goals for management, and included colour photographs of diverse wetland habitats and the animals that rely on them.
The examples draw on a wide range of wetland animals including some which aren't often found in wetlands on private properties, but the primary emphasis is on the ecology, interactions and management that will be of most use to landholders with wetlands in need of rejuvenation.
Table of contents
What this book is about
Part A. Habitats
What is habitat?
Islands of water
Part B. Invaders
Weeds and habitat;
Part C. Repair
Management and restoration
Populations, genes and captive breeding
Created wetlands and dams
Part D. Plants and animals
Native plants and animals
Amphibians and reptiles
Birds and mammals
Index of common and scientific names
About the author
Zoologist Nick Romanowski has spent three decades working with aquatic plants. His nursery, Dragonfly Aquatics, was the first to specialise in indigenous aquatic and wetland plants, growing species from all parts of Australia. Nick's most recent books include Edible Water Gardens, a worldwide encyclopaedia of edible wetland plants, a second edition of Planting Wetlands and Dams.