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Wetlands of Ireland: Distribution, Ecology, Uses and Economic Value

Distribution, Ecology, Uses and Economic Value

Ireland is famous - or notorious - for its wet and mild climate. Because on average more water precipitates than evaporates, the island is rich in wetlands - marshes, swamps, fens, bogs, lagoons, floodplains and wet meadows, to name but a few. Many place names in Ireland refer to wet places. Words derived from the Irish language are used to refer to a particular type of wetland, such as "callows" for the floodplains of the River Shannon, or "turlough" for a type of ephemeral wetland found almost exclusively in Ireland. This book brings together specialists in wetland science discussing a wide range of topics from an Irish perspective, including the ecology, fauna, vegetation and distribution of various types of wetlands; the use of wetlands for wastewater management; the archaeology of wetlands; and protection and conservation. It is intended for a wide audience of wetland enthusiasts - not just for professionals, but also for those who through their hobbies have a passion for those wet and wild places.

256 pages


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Table of Contents

Life in wetland environments, Marinus L. Otte. Distribution, ecology and uses of wetlands in Ireland - salt marshes, T. G. F. Curtis uniquely Irish 1 - Spartina in Ireland, Mark McCorry, Tom G. F. Curtis and Marinus L. Otte coastal lagoons, Brenda Healy peatlands - fens and bogs, Gerard J. Doyle and Colman O Criodain callows and floodplains, Stephen Heery uniquely Irish 2 - corncrakes on the Shannon Callows, Catherine Casey turloughs, Roger Goodwillie and Julian D. Reynolds vegetation of turloughs, Roger Goodwillie fauna of turloughs and other wetlands, Julian D. Reynolds uniquely Irish 3 - the turlough form of Ranunculus repens, Deirdre Lynn and Stephen Waldren wetland woods, John R. Cross and D. L. Kelly canals and canal banks, Brigid Johnston constructed wetlands for treatment of waste water, Feidhlim Harty and Marinus L. Otte uniquely Irish 4 - an experimental wetland for treatment of sulphate-rich mine water at Tara Mines, Marinus L. Otte, Aisling D. O’Sullivan, Ciara Finnegan, Eric Brady and Declan Murray. The wetlands - aspects of general interest - birds of Irish wetlands - a review, Richard G. W. Nairn the archaeology of Irish bogs, Barry Raftery the value of wetlands, Marinus L. Otte conservation and management of wetlands in Ireland, Gerard Clabby conclusion, Marinus L. Otte. Appendix - Pointers to sources of information on wetlands - databases, internet addresses.

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