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An Introduction to Fish Migration

By: Pedro Morais(Editor), Françoise Daverat(Editor)

300 pages, 13 colour & 23 b/w illustrations

Productivity Press

Hardback | Apr 2016 | #225670 | ISBN-13: 9781498718738
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NHBS Price: £81.99 $106 / €94 approx

About this book

Since the publication of The Migrations of Fish by Prof. Alexander Meek in 1916, a number of books have been published on this subject. However, most of these books only cover one type of migratory mechanisms. An Introduction to Fish Migration aims to overcome this drawback by presenting a comprehensive coverage of all life history strategies – amphidromy, diadromy, oceanodromy, and potadromy – in one book.

The first section of this book reviews the history of fish migration studies, and the main trends and challenges of fish migration research. The second section describes the main processes and patterns associated with all migratory life history strategies, as well as the main problems associated with their conservation. The relevance of life history plasticity for migratory fishes has been highlighted in this section. Finally, the third section provides examples of the main methodologies used to study fish migration. An Introduction to Fish Migration was conceived with the objective to provide undergraduate and graduate students and researchers with a comprehensive book on which they could rely.


PART 1 Past, present and future of fish migration research
- The history of fish migration research; Pedro Morais
- Trends and challenges of fish migration research; Pedro Morais and Françoise Daverat

PART 2 Life history patterns of migratory fishes
- Life histories of anadromous fishes; Marie-Laure Acolas and Patrick Lambert
- Life histories of catadromous fishes; Michael J. Miller
- Life histories of amphidromous fishes; Gerard P. Closs and Manna Warburton
- Life histories of potamodromous; Russell F. Thurow
- Life histories of oceanodromous fishes; Nuno Queiroz
- Life history plasticity of migratory fish; Pedro Morais and Françoise Daverat

PART 3 Technical apparatus, analytical techniques and data analyses used in fish migration research
- Microchemical and schlerochronological analysis; Françoise Daverat and Jean Martin
- Tracing origin, migration and other movements of fish using stable isotopes; Joel C. Hoffman
- Drif nets; Michal Janác and Martin Reichard
- Conventional, pit, acoustic and radio tags: attachments, designs, data analyses, and applications in studies of diadromous fish migration; Marie-Laure Begout
- Archival and pop-up satellite archival tags: designs, attachments, data analyses, and applications in studies of large-scale movements of fish; Kurt M. Schaefer and Daniel W. Fuller

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