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Humphries, Paul & Keith Walker (editors) Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes
0643097430 / 9780643097438 New
2013. 28cm. Pp.440. Colour photos, figures, maps. Hardbound.
Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes reviews the past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes. It compares patterns and processes in Australia with those on other continents, discusses the local relevance of ecological models from the northern hemisphere and considers how best to manage the species and their habitats in the face of current and future threats. In view of these challenges, the need for redress is urgent. The chapters are written by some of the foremost researchers and managers, developing themes that underpin the knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of fish and fish habitats. For each theme, the authors formulate a synthesis of what is known, consider the need for new perspectives and identify gaps and opportunities for research, monitoring and management. The themes have an Australian context but draw upon ideas and principles developed by fish biologists in other parts of the world.
This book offers an introduction for students, researchers and managers, one that the authors hope will carry Australian fish biology and resource management to new levels of understanding.
1 The ecology of Australian freshwater fishes: an introduction
3 Evolutionary processes and biodiversity
5 Movements and migration
6 Trophic ecology
7 Reproduction and early life history
8 Age and growth
9 Dynamics of populations
11 Fishes from elsewhere
12 Conservation and management
13 Looking ahead
Index to species
Index to subjects