Climate change and wetlands

Start Date: 

23 Jan 2014 (All day)

The impact of global climate change on wetlands is of growing concern among scientists and water resource managers. Projected increases in temperature, changing patterns in precipitation, and sea level rise may cause serious threats to hydrological and ecological functioning. Moreover, consequent loss of suitable habitats will threaten the often high diverse flora and fauna of wetlands, forcing species to migrate across fragmented landscapes. Water managers are faced by both uncertain predictions of future climate, and uncertain responses of ecosystems, urging the need of scientific understanding of global climate change and its effects on wetland ecosystems.