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About this book
About this book
A renowned group of scientists have assembled the definitive reference on the assessment and management of lake trout and boreal watersheds. Our ability to manage human interactions with these delicate and important ecosystems at local, regional, and global scales is explored.
INTRODUCTIONLake Trout, the Boreal Shield and the Factors that Shape Lake Trout EcosystemsHistory and Evolution of Lake Trout in Shield Lakes: Past and Future ChallengesLake Trout in the Upper Great Lakes: Unique Management ChallengesENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT BOREAL WATERSHED ECOSYSTEMSLand, Water and Human Activity on Boreal WatershedsImpact of New ReservoirsLake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Habitat Volumes and Boundaries in Canadian Shield LakesEffects of Phosphorus and Nitrogen on Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Production and HabitatDissolved Organic Carbon as a Controlling Variable in Boreal Shield LakesMercury ContaminationAcidic Deposition in the Northeastern US: Sources and Inputs, Ecosystem Effects, and Management StrategiesBIOLOGICAL EFFECTS AND MANAGEMENT REACTIONSControl of Harvest on Precambrian Shield LakesHatchery Stocking in Small Lakes: Factors Affecting SuccessImpacts of Invasive Species on Food Web DynamicsEffects of Forestry Roads on Reproductive Habitat and Exploitation of Lake TroutMODELS AND ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENTClimate Change and Sustainable Lake Trout Exploitation: Predictions From a Regional Life History ModelMonitoring the Health of Lake Trout ResourceSynthesisBoreal Waters as Integrative Ecosystem IndicatorsAppendix:1) Ecological Monitoring Sites for Boreal Shield Waters2) Lake Trout Lakes of The Boreal Shield Ecozone of North America