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Patterns in Freshwater Fish Ecology

By: William J Matthews

756 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #44757 | ISBN: 041202831X
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NHBS Price: £230.00 $289/€274 approx

About this book

A comprehensive textbook on the ecology of fishes in streams, lakes, reservoirs, and special habitats around the world. The book focuses on basic ecology and contains much data from fisheries ecology.


Contents

Introduction

- Structure of fish assemblages
- Discrete vs. overlapping assemblages and assemblage stability
- Stream ecology and limnology as related to fish assemblages
- Influence of global to regional zoogeography on local fish assemblages
- Physical factors within drainages as related to fish assemblages
- Disturbance, harsh environments, and physicochemical tolerance
- Morphology, habitat use, and life history
- Interactive factors: competition, mixed species benefits and coevolution
- Interactive factors: predation effects in fish assemblages
- Effects of fish in ecosystems

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