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Conservation of Freshwater Fishes Conservation Biology Series, Vol. 20

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Closs Gerard P., Krkosek Martin, Olden Julian D.

Couverture de l’ouvrage Conservation of Freshwater Fishes
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.
List of contributors

1. Lost fishes, who is counting? The extent of the threat to freshwater fish biodiversity
2. Why are freshwater fish so threatened?
3. Climate change effects on freshwater fishes, conservation and management
4. Challenges and opportunities for fish conservation in dam-impacted waters
5. Chemical pollution
6. Multiple stressor effects on freshwater fish: a review and meta-analysis
7. Infectious disease and the conservation of freshwater fish
8. Non-indigenous fishes and their role in freshwater fish imperilment
9. Riparian management and the conservation of stream ecosystems and fishes
10. Fragmentation, connectivity and fish species persistence in freshwater ecosystems
11. Conservation of migratory fishes in freshwater ecosystems
12. Protecting apex predators
13. Artificial propagation of freshwater fishes: benefits and risks to recipient ecosystems from stocking, translocation, and re-introduction
14. Freshwater conservation planning
15. Sustainable inland fisheries – perspectives from the recreational, commercial and subsistence sectors from around the globe
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
17. Maintaining taxonomic skills: the decline of taxonomy – a threat to fish conservation
18. Synthesis – what is the future of freshwater fishes?

Gerard P. Closs is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago. He has published over 100 papers exploring various freshwater ecological topics and has advised government agencies on catchment and river protection, conservation of native fish species, and management of introduced fish.

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