A method for improving the management of controversial wetland.

  title={A method for improving the management of controversial wetland.},
  author={Philippe M{\'e}rot and Laurence Hubert-Moy and Chantal Gascuel-Odoux and Bernard J P Cl{\'e}ment and Patrick Durand and Jacques Baudry and Claudine Thenail},
  journal={Environmental management},
  volume={37 2},
Valley bottom wetlands in agricultural landscapes often are neglected in national and regional wetland inventories. Although these areas are small, located in the bottomlands of the headwater catchments, and scattered in the rural landscape, they strongly influence hydrology, water quality, and biodiversity over the whole catchment area. Valley bottom wetlands often are considered as controversial wetlands. Awareness of the functional role of wetlands is increasing, in parallel with their… CONTINUE READING