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Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Approaches and Techniques

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By: Jocelyne Hughes(Editor)
440 pages, 50+ b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables
Freshwater Ecology and Conservation
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  • Freshwater Ecology and Conservation ISBN: 9780198766421 Paperback Dec 2018 In stock
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This practical manual of freshwater ecology and conservation provides a state-of-the-art review of the approaches and techniques used to measure, monitor, and conserve freshwater ecosystems. It offers a single, comprehensive, and accessible synthesis of the vast amount of literature for freshwater ecology and conservation that is currently dispersed in manuals, toolkits, journals, handbooks, 'grey' literature, and websites. Successful conservation outcomes are ultimately built on a sound ecological framework in which every species must be assessed and understood at the individual, community, catchment and landscape level of interaction. For example, freshwater ecologists need to understand hydrochemical storages and fluxes, the physical systems influencing freshwaters at the catchment and landscape scale, and the spatial and temporal processes that maintain species assemblages and their dynamics. A thorough understanding of all these varied processes, and the techniques for studying them, is essential for the effective conservation and management of freshwater ecosystems.


Part I. Overall considerations
1: Diversity of freshwater ecosystems and global distributions, G. Randy Milton and C. Max Finlayson
2: Approaches to freshwater ecology and conservation, Rebecca E. Tharme, David Tickner, Jocelyne M.R. Hughes, John Conallin, and Lauren Zielinsky
3: Sampling strategies and protocols for freshwater ecology and conservation, Leon A. Barmuta

Part II. Measuring the component parts
4: Water quantity and hydrology, Matthew McCartney
5: Chemical determinands of freshwater ecosystem functioning, Nic Pacini, Libor Pechar, and David M. Harper
6: Physical variables in freshwater ecosystems, Curt Lamberth and Jocelyne Hughes
7: Microorganisms 1: Phytoplankton, attached algae, and biofilms, David C. Sigee
8: Microorganisms 2: Viruses, prokaryotes, fungi, protozoans, and microscopic metazoans, Julia Reiss
9: Wetland plants and aquatic macrophytes, Jocelyne Hughes, Beverley R. Clarkson, Ana T. Castro-Castellon, and Laura L. Hess
10: Freshwater vertebrates: An overview of survey design and key methodological considerations, Stephen E.W. Green, Rosie D. Salazar, Gillian Gilbert, Andrew S. Buxton, Danielle L. Gilroy, Thierry Oberdorff, and Lauren A. Harrington
11: Aquatic macroinvertebrates, Richard Marchant and Catherine M. Yule

Part III. Ecosystem dynamics, conservation, and management
12: Freshwater populations, interactions, and networks, David M. Harper and Nic Pacini
13: Changes over time, Peter A. Gell, Marie-Elodie Perga, and C. Max Finlayson
14: Secondary data: Taking advantage of existing data and improving data availability for supporting freshwater ecology research and biodiversity conservation, Aaike De Wever, Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Vanessa Bremerich, and Joerg Freyhof
15: Freshwater ecosystem services and functions, C. Max Finlayson, R. S. de Groot, Francine M. R. Hughes, and Caroline A. Sullivan
16: Invasive aquatic species, Julie A. Coetzee, Martin P. Hill, Andreas Hussner, Ana L. Nunes, and Olaf L. F. Weyl
17: Freshwater ecosystem security and climate change, Jamie Pittock, C. Max Finlayson, and Simon Linke
18: Restoration of freshwaters: Principles and practice, Carl Sayer, Helen Bennion, Angela Gurnell, Emma Goodyer, Donovan Kotze, and Richard Lindsay
19: Wetland landscapes and catchment management, Caroline A. Sullivan, C. Max Finlayson, Elizabeth Heagney, Marie Chantale Pelletier, Mike Acreman, and Jocelyne M.R. Hughes

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Jocelyne Hughes has over 30 years experience of teaching and research in ecology and conservation. She graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK, with a degree in Geography and undertook her PhD at the University of Tasmania. It was in Australia that Jocelyne focused on freshwater ecology and conducted field research into the ecology of aquatic macrophytes in riverine wetlands in Tasmania, and the lakes of sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Since then, she has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, University College London and University of Reading, has conducted research into the ecology and conservation of wetlands in Tunisia, Guatemala and the UK, and teaches field techniques in wetlands in the UK and overseas.

- Mike C. Acreman, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
- Leon Barmuta, University of Tasmania, Australia
- Helen Bennion, University College London, UK
- Vanessa Bremerich, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany
- Andrew S. Buxton, University of Kent, UK
- Ana T. Castro-Castellon, Thames Water, UK
- Beverley R. Clarkson, Landcare Research, New Zealand
- Julie A. Coetzee, Rhodes University, South Africa
- John Conallin, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands & Charles Sturt University, Australia
- Rudolph S. de Groot, Wageningen University and Research,The Netherlands
- Aaike De Wever, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium
- C. Max Finlayson, Charles Sturt University, Australia & IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands
- Joerg Freyhof, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany
- Peter A. Gell, Federation University Australia, Australia
- Stephen E.W. Green, Centre for Applied Zoology, Cornwall College Newquay, UK
- Gillian Gilbert, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK
- Danielle L. Gilroy, Operation Wallacea, UK
- Emma Goodyer, IUCN UK Peatland Programme, UK
- Angela Gurnell, Queen Mary University of London, UK
- David M. Harper, University of Leicester, UK
- Lauren A. Harrington, University of Oxford, UK
- Elizabeth Heagney, Southern Cross University, Australia & NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Australia
- Laura L. Hess, University of California, USA
- Martin P. Hill, Rhodes University, South Africa
- Francine M.R. Hughes, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
- Jocelyne M.R. Hughes, University of Oxford, UK
- Andreas Hussner, Förderverein Feldberg-Uckermärkische Seen, Germany
- Donovan Kotze, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Curt Lamberth, University of Oxford, UK
- Richard Lindsay, University of East London, UK
- Simon Linke, Griffith University, Australia
- Richard Marchant, Department of Entomology, Museum Victoria, Australia
- Matthew McCartney, International Water Management Institute, c/o National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Lao PDR
- G. Randy Milton, Department of Natural Resources, Canada & Charles Sturt University, Australia
- Ana L. Nunes, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; Centre for Invasion Biology, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, South Africa & South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa
- Thierry Oberdorff, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France
- Nic Pacini, University of Calabria, Italy & University of Leicester, UK
- Libor Pechar, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
- Marie Chantale Pelletier, Southern Cross University, Australia & NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Australia
- Marie-Elodie Perga, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- Jamie Pittock, The Australian National University, Australia
- Julia Reiss, University of Roehampton, UK
- Rosie D. Salazar, University of Oxford, UK
- Carl Sayer, University College London, UK
- Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
- David Sigee, University of Manchester, UK
- Caroline A. Sullivan, Southern Cross University, Australia
- Rebecca E. Tharme, Riverfutures Ltd, UK & Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia
- David Tickner, WWF, UK
- Olaf L.F. Weyl, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, South Africa
- Catherine M. Yule, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
- Lauren Zielinsky, Zielinski Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation LLC, USA & IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands

Handbook / Manual
By: Jocelyne Hughes(Editor)
440 pages, 50+ b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables
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