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Conservation, Ecology and Management of African Freshwaters

Edited By: TL Crisman, LJ Chapman, CA Chapman and LS Kaufman

514 pages, 54 b/w figs, 59 tabs

University Press of Florida

Paperback | May 2003 | #141093 | ISBN: 0813026008
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Provides a continent-wide perspective on environmental problems in the context of a rapidly expanding human population.

Deforestation, exotic species, wetland degradation, hydro-development projects, fisheries exploitation, and pollution all pose serious threats to African lakes, rivers, and wetlands.... This book provides a synthesis of the state of our knowledge of selected ecosystems in Africa and indicates the desperate need for sustained, intensive, and extensive research into the workings of these understudied systems. - Patrick Osborne, International Center for Tropical Ecology; "An important asset of this work is the integration of the freshwater resources into the complex fabric of social structures of the many nations that utilize these resources." - Robert Wetzel, University of North Carolina

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Thomas L. Crisman is professor of environmental engineering at the University of Florida and director of the Center for Wetlands. Lauren Chapman is associate professor of zoology at the University of Florida. Colin A. Chapman is associate professor of zoology at the University of Florida. Les S. Kaufman is associate professor of biology at Boston University.

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