Marine and Freshwater Research Marine and Freshwater Research Society
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Research into Chinese Wetlands

An increase in the quantity and quality of research from marine and freshwater scientists in Asia has led to a corresponding rise in the number of articles being published in peer reviewed international journals. This research and publication effort is associated with increased cooperation and exchange between institutions and individuals, alongside the hosting of international conferences.

The 10th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, held in Changshu, China, in September 2016, offered a platform to review and explore advances in research on wetland biodiversity, functions and ecosystem services and management. Hosted by the INTECOL Wetland Working Group, this international forum was an opportune time for Asian marine and freshwater researchers to present their research.

CSIRO Publishing is delighted to share with conference delegates and readers alike a virtual issue of our journal Marine and Freshwater Research to commemorate and further promote such collaboration. This virtual issue contains a selection of nine articles previously published by the journal that showcase the range of research being undertaken within China.

CM Finlayson
Editor, Marine and Freshwater Research, CSIRO Publishing
Director Institute for Land, Water & Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, Australia
Visiting Research Professor, Institute for Wetland Research, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China.