Sturgeon biodiversity and conservation

Prelude to sturgeon biodiversity and conservation by E.K. Balon 9-11 Sturgeon biodiversity and conservation: an introduction by W.E. Bemis, V.J. Birstein &J.R. Waldman Leo Semenovich Berg and the biology of Acipenseriformes: a ...


Author: Vadim J. Birstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306468544

Category: Science

Page: 438

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Selected, reviewed and revised papers from the International Conference on Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation held at The American Museum of Natural History in New York on 28-30 July 1994

Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation


Author: International Conference on Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation. 1994, New York, NY.


ISBN: OCLC:312804916

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 440

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Biology Conservation and Sustainable Development of Sturgeons

Feeding ecology of juvenile Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens, in northern Ontario. Canadian Field—Naturalist 112:459–468. Bemis, W. E., V. J. Birstein and J. R. Waldman. 1997. Sturgeon biodiversity and conservation: an introduction.


Author: Ramón Carmona

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402084379

Category: Science

Page: 468

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Sturgeons are considered “living fossils”, sharing many morphological and biological features with ancestral fish. Furthermore, sturgeons are of the utmost interest from an economic perspective, not only for the caviar but for the flesh. However, the wild populations of the majority of the species are at serious risk of extinction all over the world. So, it is urgent to develop strategies for both farming culture and conservation and recovery in natural habitats. This book provides a comprehensive view of the biology and sustainable development of sturgeons putting emphasis on the Southern Europe autochthonous species such as Acipenser nacarii and Acipenser sturio that share geographical distribution. Other relevant species (such as Huso huso, A. oxyrhinchus, A. ruthenus, A. stellatus) and areas (Germany, Russia, North America) are also considered. The contents are organised in three sections: Taxonomy and Biogeography (including the morphological and genetic analyses that clarify the taxonomy and phylogeny of sturgeons, focused on those from Southern Europe), Biology and Aquaculture (where several aspects of the developmental biology, feeding, and reproduction are considered in relation to the improvement of sturgeon farming), and Recovery and Conservation (that collates and analyses different recovery research actions, the ecology of the rivers for restoration as well as the problems related to the trade of caviar).

Sturgeon Stocks and Caviar Trade Workshop

7:15-16. Birstein, V. J. and W. E. Bemis. 1997. How many species are there within the genus Acipenser? In: Birstein, V. J., Waldman, J. R. and Bemis, W. E. (Eds) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation. Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht.


Author: Vadim J. Birstein

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831704012

Category: Caviar

Page: 88

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Action Plan for the Conservation of Sturgeons Acipenseridae in the Danube River Basin

The availability of – and access to - sturgeon habitats in the riverine / marine system is therefore a basic prerequisite for the conservation and restoration of sturgeon biodiversity in the Danube River Basin and the Black Sea .


Author: Jürg Bloesch

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287159920

Category: Science

Page: 121

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Six species of sturgeons are native to the Danube River Basin. The need for conservation action is urgent, given that recent observations in the Lower Danube indicate that all sturgeon populations are near extinction. Due to the high commercial value of sturgeon products, in particular caviar, the pressure from proaching and illegal trade remains intense. These species will not survive unless fishing practices are greatly addressed, and both migration routes and habitats for all life-cycle stages are protected. Through national action and international co-ordination, this action plan aims to secure viable populations of all Danube sturgeon species by sustainable management and restoration of their natural habitats and migratory corridors

Endangered Animals

Pp . 25-71 in Sturgeon biodiversity and conservation , ed . V.J. Birstein , J.R. Waldman , and W.E. Bemis . Dordrecht , Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers . Birstein , V.J. 1993. Sturgeons and paddlefishes : Threatened fishes in ...


Author: Richard P. Reading

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308160

Category: Nature

Page: 383

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Presents unique case studies of 49 endangered species, which provide students with the conflicting issues surrounding conservation efforts.

Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation

Since then, at least four spe- cies of sturgeon have gone extinct, and several others are at risk of extinction, prompting inter- national efforts for sturgeon species conservation (Williamson 2003). However, the illegal market did not ...


Author: Susan C. Underkoffler

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030646820

Category: Nature

Page: 485

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This book addresses the multidisciplinary challenges in biodiversity conservation with a focus on wildlife crime and how forensic tools can be applied to protect species and preserve ecosystems. Illustrated by numerous case studies covering different geographical regions and species the book introduces to the fundamentals of biodiversity conflicts, outlines the unique challenges of wildlife crime scenes and reviews latest techniques in environmental forensics, such as DNA metagenomics. In addition, the volume explores the socio-economic perspective of biodiversity protection and provides an overview of national and international conservation laws. The field of conservation medicine stresses the importance of recognizing that human health, animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably interdependent and the book serves as important contribution towards achieving the UN Sustainable Developmental Goals, in particular SDG 15, Life on Land. The book addresses graduate students, scientists and veterinary professionals working in wildlife research and conservation biology.

The Siberian Sturgeon Acipenser baerii Brandt 1869 Volume 1 Biology

In: Birstein VJ, Waldman JR, Bemis WE (eds) Sturgeon biodiversity and conservation, 1st edn. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, pp 25–71 Berbejillo J, Martinez-Bengochea A, Bedo G, Brunet F, Volff JN, Vizziano-Cantonnet D ...


Author: Patrick Williot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319616643

Category: Science

Page: 497

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The biology of the Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii Brandt 1869, has become a very attractive subject of investigation for biologists since the 1980s. This volume 1 is part of a two-volume set devoted to the species, the second of which focuses on farming. The present volume is divided into three parts: Biology and ecology, Biology and physiology of reproduction, and Ecophysiology, i.e. adaptation to the environment. The first part addresses a broad range of topics, such as: the ecology, including a new approach to species-specificity, a new insight on the mineralization of vertebral elements, two approaches to sex determination, transposable elements in the gonads, early ontogeny, olfaction and gustation, nutrition and swimming. The second part includes neurochemical and anatomical descriptions of the central nervous system and an updated version of the oogenesis, the characteristics of both sperm and spermatozoa, and a synthesis on gonadal steroids (synthesis, plasmatic levels and biological activities). In turn, the third part reveals how the physiology of the species changes depending on environmental factors such as oxygen, ammonia, and nitrite. Some fundamental consequences of ammonia are developed (sublethal and lethal levels, effects on gill epithelium and haematology, acid-base balance, on AA and adenyl nucleotides levels in plasma, brain and muscle tissue). In addition, the book includes two methodological chapters dealing with fish dorsal aortic cannulation and respiration physiology.