Ecology and Conservation of Fishes

Krebs ( 2008 ) went further and defined conservation biology specifically as “ the applied ecology of endangered species . ” As a subset of applied ecology , conservation of fishes means to preserve , guard , protect , or save fishes .

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Author: Harold M. Tyus

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439897591

Category: Nature

Page: 573

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Written as a stand-alone textbook for students and a useful reference for professionals in government and private agencies, academic institutions, and consultants, Ecology and Conservation of Fishes provides broad, comprehensive, and systematic coverage of all aquatic systems from the mountains to the oceans. The book begins with overview discussio

Ecology and Conservation of Fishes

The book begins with overview discussions on the ecology, evolution, and diversity of fishes. It moves on to address freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems and identifies factors that affect the distribution and abundance of fishes.

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Author: Harold M. Tyus

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439858547

Category: Nature

Page: 573

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Written as a stand-alone textbook for students and a useful reference for professionals in government and private agencies, academic institutions, and consultants, Ecology and Conservation of Fishes provides broad, comprehensive, and systematic coverage of all aquatic systems from the mountains to the oceans. The book begins with overview discussions on the ecology, evolution, and diversity of fishes. It moves on to address freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems and identifies factors that affect the distribution and abundance of fishes. It then examines the adaptations of fishes as a response to constraints posed in ecosystems. The book concludes with four chapters on applied ecology to discuss the critical issues of management, conservation, biodiversity crises, and climate change. Major marine fisheries have collapsed, and there are worldwide declines in freshwater fish populations. Fishery scientists and managers must become more effective at understanding and dealing with resource issues. If not, fish species, communities, and entire ecosystems will continue to decline as habitats change and species are lost. Ecology and Conservation of Fishes has taken a historical and functional approach to explain how we got where we are, providing old and new with a better foundation as ecologists and conservationists, and most importantly, it awakens senses of purpose and need. Past management practices are reviewed, present programs considered, and the need for incorporating principles of applied ecology in future practices is emphasized.

The Diversity of Fishes

The second edition of The Diversity of Fishes represents a major revision of the world’s most widely adopted ichthyology textbook.

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Author: Gene Helfman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444311907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

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The second edition of The Diversity of Fishes represents a major revision of the world’s most widely adopted ichthyology textbook. Expanded and updated, the second edition is illustrated throughout with striking color photographs depicting the spectacular evolutionary adaptations of the most ecologically and taxonomically diverse vertebrate group. The text incorporates the latest advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behavior. A new chapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes has been added, and conservation is emphasized throughout. Hundreds of new and redrawn illustrations augment readable text, and every chapter has been revised to reflect the discoveries and greater understanding achieved during the past decade. Written by a team of internationally-recognized authorities, the first edition of The Diversity of Fishes was received with enthusiasm and praise, and incorporated into ichthyology and fish biology classes around the globe, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The second edition is a substantial update of an already classic reference and text. Companion resources site This book is accompanied by a resources site: www.wiley.com/go/helfman The site is being constantly updated by the author team and provides: · Related videos selected by the authors · Updates to the book since publication · Instructor resources · A chance to send in feedback

Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes

This book is designed for use in courses related to aquatic and fish ecology, fish biology, ichthyology, and related advanced ecology and conservation courses, and is divided into five sections for ease of use.

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Author: Stephen T. Ross

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520249455

Category: Science

Page: 460

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The North American freshwater fish fauna is the most diverse and thoroughly researched temperate fish fauna in the world. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes is the only textbook to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and integrated view of the ecological and evolutionary concepts, principles, and processes involved in the formation and maintenance of this fauna. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes provides readers with a broad understanding of why specific species and assemblages occur in particular places. Additionally, the text explores how individuals and species interact with each other and with their environments, how such interactions have been altered by anthropogenic impacts, and the relative success of efforts to restore damaged ecosystems. This book is designed for use in courses related to aquatic and fish ecology, fish biology, ichthyology, and related advanced ecology and conservation courses, and is divided into five sections for ease of use. Chapter summaries, supplemental reading lists, online sources, extensive figures, and color photography are included to guide readers through the material and facilitate student learning. Part 1: Faunal origins, evolution, and diversity Presents a broad pictureÑboth spatially and temporallyÑof the derivation of the fauna, including global and regional geological and climatological processes and their effects on North American fishes. Part 2: Formation, maintenance, and persistence of local populations and assemblages Focuses on how local fish populations and assemblages are formed and how they persist, or not, through time. Part 3: Form and function Deals with the relationship of body form and life history patterns as they are related to ecological functions. Part 4: Interactions among individuals and species Discusses the numerous interactions among individuals and species through communication, competition, predation, mutualism, and facilitation. Part 5: Issues in conservation Focuses on several primary conservation issues such as flow alterations and the increasing biotic homogenization of faunas.

Conservation of Freshwater Fishes

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.

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Author: Gerard P. Closs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107616093

Category: Nature

Page: 598

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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.

Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations

This manual and reference supports scientists and managers from fisheries and wildlife professions as they plan reintroductions, initiate releases of individuals, and manage restored populations over time.

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Author: David S. Jachowski

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520960381

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations provides a practical step-by-step guide to successfully planning, implementing, and evaluating the reestablishment of animal populations in former habitats or their introduction in new environments. In each chapter, experts in reintroduction biology outline a comprehensive synthesis of core concepts, issues, techniques, and perspectives. This manual and reference supports scientists and managers from fisheries and wildlife professions as they plan reintroductions, initiate releases of individuals, and manage restored populations over time. Covering a broad range of taxonomic groups, ecosystems, and global regions, this edited volume is an essential guide for academics, students, and professionals in natural resource management.

Aquatic Habitat Ecology Conservation Continental and Marine Ecosystems Connectivity

published: 09 May 2019 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00237 Systematic Review of Fish Ecology and Anthropogenic Impacts in South American Estuaries: Setting Priorities for Ecosystem Conservation Mário Barletta* and André R. A. Lima Laboratório ...

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Author: Mario Barletta

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889660810

Category: Science

Page:

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The ‘Aquatic Habitat Conservation in South America’ Symposium occurred during the XXI Brazilian Society of Ichthyology Meeting. The proceedings were published as a special issue in the Journal of Fish Biology (vol. 89, Number 1, June 2016). In this special issue, authors provided an analytical overview of problems faced by the conservation of fishes and aquatic habitats of South America. Habitat loss emerged as the greatest concern for all South American aquatic ecosystems, with a long list of causes related to unsustainable development models. Based on this finding, we would like to extend this topic to other continents, different climates, fauna and flora around the world. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of variables that influence flora and fauna distributions and shape their ecological interactions within aquatic ecosystems

Advances in Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Biology

A paper on reprotechnology in wildlife conservation also finds a place in this section. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Late Professor S M Das an eminent Zoologist of the Indian subcontinent.

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Author: Bansi Lal Kaul

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: UOM:39015036363581

Category: Animal ecology

Page: 231

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Advances in Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Biology Vol II is a compendium of original research papers written by scholars in these fields. Articles in the first section include those on Physiology, metabolism, fish food organisms, alimentary canal and on quality of water inhabited by fish. Papers on transgenic fish, sewage-fed fisheries and parasities of fish have also been included in this section. Ecological crisis of Lake Mansar (J & K) and studies of rotifers which are an important component of fish food also form a part of this section. In the second section on Wildlife, articles on trutles, wall lizard, barn owl, aquatic birds and gastropods have been included. Other papers on wildlife include a note on Guindy National Park (Madras), Impact of tourism on wildlife in Patnitop (J & K) and on a new species of digenetic trematode parasite found in frog. A paper on reprotechnology in wildlife conservation also finds a place in this section. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Late Professor S M Das an eminent Zoologist of the Indian subcontinent. Contents: Section I: Fish and Limnology Chapter 1: Role of Thyroid Gland in the Regulation of Metabolic Rate in Fishes with special Reference to Indian Teleosts by B N Pandey, Chapter 2: Alcohol Dehydrogenase Isozyme Expression in the Air-breathing Fish, Clarias batrachus and Heteropneustes fossilis of North Eastern India by Alka Prakash & Sant Prakash, Chapter 3: The Ecological Role of Algal Weeds, Charophytes in Particular in Fisheries Water by Usha Moza, Chapter 4: Importance of Fish Food Organisms (Live Food) in Aquaculture Practice by Seem Langer, K Gupta & R Gandotra, Chapter 5: Morphological Studies of Alimentary Canal of Fishes of Lake Mansar by Arunk K Gupta, Seema Langer & S C Gupta, Chapter 6: Transgenic Fish: Production and Improvement of Fish Resources by Anil K Verma & B L Kaul, Chapter 7: Sewage Fed Fisheries: A Biotechnological Application by Y R Malhotra, Seema Langer & S Raina, Chapter 8: The Histopathology of Pallisentis jagani and Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli Infection in Channa striatus and Schizothorax sinuatus by P L Kaul & M K Rana, Chapter 9: Female Reproductive System of Pallisentis jagani by P L Kaul, M K Raina & Usha Zutshi, Chapter 10: Bacterial Microflora, Their Distribution and Relationship with Fish and Its Environment: A Review by J P Sharma & V K Gupta, Chapter 11: A Comparison of the Feeding Rates of Streptocephalus torvicornis and Chirocephalus diaphanus (Crustacea: Anostraca) on Rotifers by S S S Sarma and K R Dierckens, Chapter 12: Population Growth of Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas (Rotifera) in Relation to Algal (Dictyosphaerium chlorelloides) Density by S S S Sarma, E D Fiogbe & P Kestemont, Chapter 13: Ecological Crisis in Lake Mansar Jammu, J & K State by B L Kaul & Anil K Verma, Chapter 14: Zooplankton Composition, Abundance and Dynamics in a Lentic Habitat (Kalika Pond, Dhar, M.P.) by R K Dave, M M Prakash & N K Dhakad, Chapter 15: Impact of Nutrient Influx on Water Quality Trends of a Vindhyan Lake by S Pani & A Wanganeo, Chapter 16: Seasonal Variations in Biochemical Composition of Muscle During the Annual Ovarian Cycle of Female Channa gachua (Ham.) by K Gupta, Sujata Raina, R Gandotra & S Langer, Chapter 17: Effect of Dietary Testosterone Propionate (TP) on the Growth of Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio L. by Y R Malhotra, R Gandotra & K Gupta. Section II: Wildlife Chapter 18: The Common Barn Owl, Tyto alba stertens Hartert, 1929: An Effective Bio-Control Agent of Rodent Pests by P Neelanarayanan, R Nagarajan & P Kanakasabi, Chapter 19: Morphology of the Male Reproductive Organs in the Indian Saw Back Turtle, Kachuga tecta and Brown Roofed Turtle Kachuga smithii from J & K State by Anil K Verma, D N Sahi & P L Duda, Chapter 20: Preliminary Observations on the Ecology of the Freshwater Soft-Shell Turtles (Family: Trionychidae) of J & K State by D N Sahi, P L Duda & Anil K Verma, Chapter 21: Impact of Anthropogenic Activities on the Aquatic Birds Population at Bahadur Sagar (Jhabua, M.P.) by M M Prakash & D Shinde, Chapter 22: A New Species of Loxogenus (Digenia: Lecithodendriidae) from Rana Cyanophlylctis in Jammu by P L Duda, B R Pandoh & A K Verma, Chapter 23: Ecological Notes on the Freshwater and Hard-Shelled Turtles (Family: Emydidae) of Jammu and Kashmir State, India by P L Duda, Anil K Verma & D N Sahi, Chapter 24: Notes on the Habitat Ecology and Barriers to Dispersal of Some Gastropod Molluscs of J & K State by P L Duda, Anil K Verma & P S Pathania, Chapter 25: Reprotechnology in Wildlife Conservation by R K Sharma & Manju Sharma, Chapter 26: Seasonal Variations in Ovarian Weight and the Gonadosomatic Index in the Wall Lizard Hemidactylus Flavivirdis Rupell (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in Jammu by Bhavana Abrol, Deep N Sahi, P L Duda & Anil K Verma, Chapter 27: Impact of Tourism and Development on Biodiversity in Patnitop (J & K State) by A K Parimoo & B L Kaul, Chapter 28: The Guindy National Park: Its History and Physiogeography by R K Menon.

Tropical Estuarine Fishes

This landmark book draws together a vast wealth of information on tropical estuarine fishes and provides a vital reference point for all aspects of their study.

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Author: Stephen J. M. Blaber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470694879

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Research on the large array of tropical estuarine fishes has increased markedly in recent years and hence scientific knowledge about most aspects of these important fishes' biology and ecology is now catching up with that of their temperate equivalents. This landmark book draws together a vast wealth of information on tropical estuarine fishes and provides a vital reference point for all aspects of their study. The book's comprehensive contents include thorough coverage of the types and distribution of these fishes, their diversity and the environmental conditions and communities in which they live. Full details of their biology and ecology are an integral part of this book, as are details of these fishes' dependence on estuaries, man's interaction with the estuarine fish community and the conservation of estuarine species and the often threatened habitats upon which they depend. The author, Stephen Blaber, has a vast wealth of experience in the subject areas covered by this book and has produced a stimulating and extremely valuable volume that will be of huge importance for all those concerned with these fishes. He is based at CSIRO Marine Research, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia. Readership should include: fish biologists; fisheries scientists; aquatic scientists including those concerned with brackish, marine and freshwater environments; ecologists; environmental scientists and population biologists. Students studying for qualifications in fish biology and fisheries, particularly where there is a tropical element to their course will find this book of great value as a reference. Copies of the book should be available on the shelves of all libraries in research establishments and universities where biological sciences, fish biology, fisheries science or aquatic sciences are studied and taught.

Fish and Fisheries in the Brazilian Amazon

This book provides comparative data on fish ecology and small-scale fisheries between Tapajos (clear water) and Negro (black water) rivers, in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Author: Renato A.M. Silvano

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030491468

Category: Science

Page: 420

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This book provides comparative data on fish ecology and small-scale fisheries between Tapajos (clear water) and Negro (black water) rivers, in the Brazilian Amazon. These rivers are less studied than white water rivers and few books on Amazon fishes have addressed more than one river basin. These data can serve as a baseline to check future changes or impacts in these rivers, which can be affected by development projects, such as highways, deforestation, mining and dams. Besides information on fish biology, the book also discusses fish uses, fisheries and its importance for riverine people, comparing these data for each fish species between sites located inside and outside conservation units. The book is an outcome of the research project ‘Linking sustainability of small-scale fisheries, fishers’ knowledge, conservation and co-management of biodiversity in large rivers of the Brazilian Amazon’, which was coordinated by the editor of this volume and funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS).