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Brown Trout is an iconic species inhabiting a diversity of habitats from mountain streams of transparent waters to lakes and oceans and is sought after by thousands of passionate anglers worldwide.
Brown Trout: Biology, Ecology and Management summarizes the important aspects of brown trout's biology and ecology. It includes several chapters focused on the impact caused by the species and on potential management strategies to, first, maintain numerous damaged populations within their natural distributional range and, second, ameliorate its impacts on exotic environments. Authors from all over the world involved in their study and management offer reviews and case studies that provide insight into theory and practice.
Brown Trout: Biology, Ecology and Management will provide scientists, researchers and experts in salmonids with attempts to uncover the exit from the complex maze of controversies and challenges associated with this species.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Introduction
Section 1 PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND GENETIC STRUCTURE
Chapter 1-3 Phylogeographic history of brown trout: a review
Chapter 1-4 Genetics of the genus Salmo in Italy: evolutionary history, population structure, molecular ecology and conservation
Chapter 1-5 Understanding the brown trout population genetic structure in the Iberian Peninsula
Chapter 1-6 Understanding brown trout population genetic structure: a Northern-European perspective.
Section 2 REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS AND EARLY ONTOGENY
Chapter 2-7 The Velocity of Love. The role of female choice in salmonine reproduction
Chapter 2-8 Observations of male choice in brown trout (Salmo trutta) from Lar National Park, Iran
Chapter 2-9 Energetic trade-offs faced by brown trout during ontogeny and reproduction
Chapter 2-10 Impact of embeddedness on Salmo trutta at different periods of their early ontogenesis
Section 3 LIFE HISTORY
Chapter 3-11 Habitat as template for life histories
Chapter 3-12 Life history plasticity in anadromous brown trout: a Norwegian perspective
Chapter 3-13 Life-history of the adfluvial brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) in eastern Fennoscandia
Section 4. POPULATION DYNAMICS
Chapter 4-14 Stream Discharge-Dependent Recruitment in Stream-Spawning Brown Trout
Chapter 4-15 Population Dynamics of Juvenile Brown Trout (Salmo trutta L.), Recruitment, Mortality, Biological Production and Smolt Yield in two Danish Baecks.
Chapter 4-16 Foraging behaviour of brown trout: a model species for linking individual ecology to population dynamics?
Chapter 4-17 Competition within and between year classes in brown trout; implications of habitat complexity on habitat use and fitness.
Chapter 4-18 Brown trout on the move - migration ecology and methodology
Chapter 4-19. Sea trout (Salmo trutta) in Galicia (NW Spain)
Chapter 4-20 Sea Trout (Salmo trutta L.) in Denmark
Section 5 BROWN TROUT AS A GLOBAL INVADER
Chapter 5-21 brown Trout as an Invader: A Synthesis of Problems and Perspectives in North America
Chapter 5-22 The introduction of brown trout to New Zealand and their impact on native fish communities
Chapter 5-23 The effects of brown trout on the trophic webs of New Zealand streams
Chapter 5-24 Brown trout in Argentina: history, interactions and perspectives
Chapter 5-25 Africa: Brown Trout introductions, establishment, current status, impacts and conflicts.
Section 6 CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
Chapter 6-26 Why conserve native brown trout
Chapter 6-27 Fisheries management of stream resident brown trout populations – Possibilities and Restrictions
Chapter 6-28 Ecology and management of stream-resident brown trout in Michigan (USA)
Chapter 6-29 History, conservation and management of adfluvial brown trout stocks in Finland
Chapter 6-30 Brown trout management for the 21st century.