507 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
This book focuses primarily on the issues surrounding environmental sustainability of shellfish aquaculture. The chapters in this book will provide readers with the most current data available on topics such as resource enhancement and habitat restoration. The book will also be an invaluable resource for those looking to develop and implement environmental best management practices. Edited by one of the world's leading shellfish researchers and with contributions from around the world, this book will be the definitive source of information for this increasingly important topic.
List of Contributors xi
1 The role of shellfish farms in provision of ecosystem goods and services 3
2 Shellfish aquaculture and the environment: an industry perspective 33
3 Molluscan shellfish aquaculture and best management practices 51
4 Bivalve filter feeding: variability and limits of the aquaculture biofilter 81
5 Trophic interactions between phytoplankton and bivalve aquaculture 125
6 The application of dynamic modeling to prediction of production carrying capacity in shellfish farming 135
7 Bivalve shellfish aquaculture and eutrophication 155
8 Mussel farming as a tool for re-eutrophication of coastal waters: experiences from Sweden 217
9 Expanding shellfish aquaculture: a review of the ecological services provided by and impacts of native and cultured bivalves in shellfish-dominated ecosystems 239
10 Bivalves as bioturbators and bioirrigators 297
11 Environmental impacts related to mechanical harvest of cultured shellfish 319
12 Genetics of shellfish on a human-dominated planet 339
13 Shellfish diseases and health management 359
14 Marine invaders and bivalve aquaculture: sources, impacts, and consequences 395
15 Balancing economic development and conservation of living marine resources and habitats: the role of resource managers 425
16 Education 447
17 The implications of global climate change for molluscan aquaculture 461
Literature cited 485
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Sandra E. Shumway is a Research Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut.