Freshwater wetlands conservation: an assessment protocol for coastal restoration in the context of climate change
Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2018/06/01
Tipo: Capítulo de libro
Lugar(es) de estudio: Ignacio Gutiérrez Gómez, Tab., Mexico
Resumen: "Salinization and land use changes (LUC) threat the ecological functioningof coastal wetlands, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Theobjective of this study was to develop a rapid identification and assessment protocolof threatened wetlands that have the potential for conservation and restoration. Theselection of wetlands was based on a socioecological classification, including waterphysicochemical variables, land use estimation, land tenure, and managementpractices. The selected wetlands were then classified into three categories: (a)freshwater wetlands exposed to saline intrusion, (b) wetlands in agricultural areas,and (c) wetland as biological corridors. From the 18 wetlands visited, 11 wereclassified as wetlands in agricultural areas that can also act as corridors, and theremaining seven were wetlands exposed to salinization. Our proposal is a practicalinstrument for identifying potential wetland restoration sites in an area wherebiological, hydrological, and water quality data was limited."