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Pond Conservation in Europe


Series: Developments in Hydrobiology Volume: 210

Edited By: Beat Oertli, Regis Cereghino, Jeremy Biggs, Steven Declerck and Andrew Hull

386 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Apr 2010 | #187047 | ISBN-13: 9789048190874
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NHBS Price: £206.50 $253/€231 approx

About this book

Ponds are an exceptional freshwater resource around the world and represent thirty per cent of the global surface area of standing water. Furthermore, the millions of ponds which exist exhibit a particularly high biodiversity and have a high potential for ecosystem functions and services. Despite these impressive features, ponds face many threats from a variety of human activities and receive little or no protection under European and national legislation. Consequently, there is an urgent need to protect, consolidate and increase the pond resource in Europe. In order to achieve these objectives, the European Pond Conservation Network (EPCN) was launched 2004 in Geneva.

Its aim is to promote the awareness, understanding and conservation of these small water bodies in the European landscape. This volume of "Developments in Hydrobiology" presents a selection of 31 papers presented during EPCN conferences held in 2006 in France (Toulouse) and in 2008 in Spain (Valencia). They represent a diverse collection of themes from across the continent and North Africa and present new and original insights into topics as wide ranging as: pond biodiversity; human disturbance; landscape ecology; ecological assessment and monitoring; practical management measures; ecological restoration; hydrology and climate change; and, invasive species and threatened species.


Selection of 31 papers.- collection of themes from across the continent and North Africa and .- new and original insights into: pond biodiversity.- human disturbance.- landscape ecology.- ecological assessment and monitoring; practical management measures.- ecological restoration.- hydrology and climate change.- invasive species and threatened species.

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