Ecological significance and classification of Chinese wetlands

  title={Ecological significance and classification of Chinese wetlands},
  author={Jianjian Lu},
China supports a great variety of wetlands, including some of the most important in the world. However, an appropriate classification system applicable to all wetlands is not available. Based on a preliminary inventory, a new classification system for Chinese wetlands is proposed. This system classifies natural wetlands into three categories on the basis of their natural features and distribution: peatlands, coastal and estuarine wetlands, and riverine and lacustrine wetlands. Each category is… CONTINUE READING

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