Wetland Habitats: A Practical Guide to Restoration and Management

Author(s): Nick Romanowski

Wetland & Coastal

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 this 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 includes 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 of species and other aspects of management that will be of most use to landholders with wetlands in need of rejuvenation.



  • Genetics of captive breeding, and why this can only be a short-term emergency measure at best

  • Habitat as a mosaic of places, times and interactions between animals

  • Setting realistic targets for wetland restoration and longer-term goals for management

  • Weeds and vermin – dealing with the worst, and learning to work around what can’t be eradicated



Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780643096462
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : Landlinks Press
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nick Romanowski
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 630
  • : 192