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    Freshwater Ecology and Conservation - Approaches and Techniques

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    AuthorJocelyne M.R. Hughes
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Year published 2018

    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.

    Table of Contents

    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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