Thirty years of change in the world’s tidal wetlands
报告题目：Thirty years of change in the world’s tidal wetlands
系列：“生态与环境讲坛”系列第 245 讲
报告人：Prof. Richard Fuller
来访单位：University of Queensland
摘要：Being neither terrestrial nor marine, tidal wetlands are poorly mapped, and our understanding of how their distribution is changing over time is extremely limited. For biodiversity and ecosystem services that depend on tidal wetlands globally, this is a serious shortfall. Here I present maps of tidal wetlands globally using a newly-derived remote sensing method, and show how tidal wetlands have changed in extent and distribution over the past few decades. I discuss natural and anthropogenic drivers of this change, and provide a prognosis for the global conservation of tidal wetland-dependent biodiversity and ecosystem services.