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Conservation of Freshwater Fishes

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  • 75 b/w illus. 16 tables
  • Page extent: 600 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.06 kg

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9781107040113)

Freshwater fish are one of the most diverse groups of vertebrates, but are also amongst the most threatened. With contributions from leaders in the field, this is the first assessment of the global state of freshwater fish diversity, synthesising the opportunities, challenges and barriers facing the conservation of freshwater fish biodiversity. The book includes the first global assessment of the number, type and distribution of threatened freshwater fish species, discussing the features of freshwater fish biology and ecology that render so many species vulnerable to extinction. Introductory chapters on why freshwater fish are so sensitive to environmental change and disturbance lead into chapters providing detailed reviews of the key threatening processes and potential solutions. A concluding chapter summarises the key issues and looks to the future for opportunities and challenges for the conservation and management of freshwater fish.

• Leaders in the field provide the first assessment of the global state of freshwater fish diversity, synthesising opportunities and challenges to conservation • Introduces readers to the diversity of freshwater fishes, the extent of global threats to that diversity and the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms that have generated extraordinary species diversity • Specialist chapters examine key threats to diversity and discuss strategies and options to reduce impacts, highlighting potential management solutions to mitigate the primary threats to freshwater fish species

Contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. Lost fishes, who is counting? The extent of the threat to freshwater fish biodiversity William R. T. Darwall and Jörg Freyhof; 2. Why are freshwater fish so threatened? Gerard P. Closs, Paul L. Angermeier, William R. T. Darwall and Stephen R. Balcombe; 3. Climate change effects on freshwater fishes, conservation and management Jani Heino, Jaakko Erkinaro, Ari Huusko and Miska Luoto; 4. Challenges and opportunities for fish conservation in dam-impacted waters Julian D. Olden; 5. Chemical pollution Nathaniel L. Scholz and Jenifer K. McIntyre; 6. Multiple stressor effects on freshwater fish: a review and meta-analysis Christoph D. Matthaei and Katharina Lange; 7. Infectious disease and the conservation of freshwater fish Martin Krkosek and Robert Poulin; 8. Non-indigenous fishes and their role in freshwater fish imperilment M. Jake Vander Zanden, Nicolas W. R. Lapointe and Michael P. Marchetti; 9. Riparian management and the conservation of stream ecosystems and fishes Mark S. Wipfli and John S. Richardson; 10. Fragmentation, connectivity and fish species persistence in freshwater ecosystems Keith B. Gido, James E. Whitney, Joshuah S. Perkin and Thomas F. Turner; 11. Conservation of migratory fishes in freshwater ecosystems Peter B. McIntyre, Catherine Reidy Liermann, Evan Childress, Ellen J. Hamann, J. Derek Hogan, Stephanie R. Januchowski-Hartley, Aaron A. Koning, Thomas M. Neeson, Daniel L. Oele and Brenda M. Pracheil; 12. Protecting apex predators Kirk O. Winemiller, Paul Humphries and Bradley J. Pusey; 13. Artificial propagation of freshwater fishes: benefits and risks to recipient ecosystems from stocking, translocation, and re-introduction John Epifanio and Robin Waples; 14. Freshwater conservation planning Virgilio Hermoso, Simon Linke, Stephanie R. Januchowski-Hartley and Mark J. Kennard; 15. Sustainable inland fisheries - perspectives from the recreational, commercial and subsistence sectors from around the globe Steven J. Cooke, Vivian M. Nguyen, John M. Dettmers, Robert Arlinghaus, Michael C. Quist, Denis Tweddle, Olaf L. F. Weyl, Rajeev Raghavan, Marcela Portocarrero-Aya, Edwin Agudelo Córdoba and Ian G. Cowx; 16. Understanding and conserving genetic diversity in a world dominated by alien introductions and native transfers: the case study of primary and peripheral freshwater fishes in Southern-Europe Valerio Ketmaier and Pier Giorgio Bianco; 17. Maintaining taxonomic skills: the decline of taxonomy - a threat to fish conservation Maria J. Collares-Pereiram, Paul H. Skelton and Ian G. Cowx; 18. Synthesis - what is the future of freshwater fishes? Gerard P. Closs, Martin Krkosek and Julian D. Olden; Index.

Review

'It is not often that I moved to write that a book is excellently and authoritatively written and edited throughout, but this is one of those rare occasions … I unhesitatingly recommend this book to anyone involved with freshwater fish conservation in any capacity. … The excellent reviews and thoughts presented here will certainly bring such readers rapidly up to speed on the current state of freshwater fish conservation around the world. Finally, this book also lends itself to adoption as a teaching text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate classes, with all but the last chapter ending with a series of discussion questions which would serve well as tutorial, essay and even examination subjects!' Ian J. Winfield, Journal of Fish Biology

Contributors

William R. T. Darwall, Jörg Freyhof, Gerard P. Closs, Paul L. Angermeier, Stephen R. Balcombe, Jani Heino, Jaakko Erkinaro, Ari Huusko, Miska Luoto, Julian D. Olden, Nathaniel L. Scholz, Jenifer K. McIntyre, Christoph D. Matthaei, Katharina Lange, Martin Krkosek, Robert Poulin, M. Jake Vander Zanden, Nicolas W. R. Lapointe, Michael P. Marchetti, Mark S. Wipfli, John S. Richardson, Keith B. Gido, James E. Whitney, Joshuah S. Perkin, Thomas F. Turner, Peter B. McIntyre, Catherine Reidy Liermann, Evan Childress, Ellen J. Hamann, J. Derek Hogan, Stephanie R. Januchowski-Hartley, Aaron A. Koning, Thomas M. Neeson, Daniel L. Oele, Brenda M. Pracheil, Kirk O. Winemiller, Paul Humphries, Bradley J. Pusey, John Epifanio, Robin Waples, Virgilio Hermoso, Simon Linke, Mark J. Kennard, Steven J. Cooke, Vivian M. Nguyen, John M. Dettmers, Robert Arlinghaus, Michael C. Quist, Denis Tweddle, Olaf L. F. Weyl, Rajeev Raghavan, Marcela Portocarrero-Aya, Edwin Agudelo Córdoba, Ian G. Cowx, Valerio Ketmaier, Pier Giorgio Bianco, Maria J. Collares-Pereiram, Paul H. Skelton

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