Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

ISBN : 9780198766421

Jocelyne Hughes
480 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Dec 2018
Techniques in Ecology & Conservation
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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 G. Randy Milton and C. Max Finlayson: Diversity of freshwater ecosystems and global distributions
2 Rebecca E. Tharme, David Tickner, Jocelyne M.R. Hughes, John Conallin, and Lauren Zielinsky: Approaches to freshwater ecology and conservation
3 Leon A. Barmuta: Sampling strategies and protocols for freshwater ecology and conservation
Part II
Measuring the component parts
4 Matthew McCartney: Water quantity and hydrology
5 Nic Pacini, Libor Pechar, and David M. Harper: Chemical determinands of freshwater ecosystem functioning
6 Curt Lamberth and Jocelyne Hughes: Physical variables in freshwater ecosystems
7 David C. Sigee: Microorganisms 1: Phytoplankton, attached algae, and biofilms
8 Julia Reiss: Microorganisms 2: Viruses, prokaryotes, fungi, protozoans, and microscopic metazoans
9 Jocelyne Hughes, Beverley R. Clarkson, Ana T. Castro-Castellon, and Laura L. Hess: Wetland plants and aquatic macrophytes
10 Stephen E.W. Green, Rosie D. Salazar, Gillian Gilbert, Andrew S. Buxton, Danielle L. Gilroy, Thierry Oberdorff, and Lauren A. Harrington: Freshwater vertebrates: An overview of survey design and key methodological considerations
11 Richard Marchant and Catherine M. Yule: Aquatic macroinvertebrates
Part III
Ecosystem dynamics, conservation, and management
12 David M. Harper and Nic Pacini: Freshwater populations, interactions, and networks
13 Peter A. Gell, Marie-Elodie Perga, and C. Max Finlayson: Changes over time
14 Aaike De Wever, Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber, Vanessa Bremerich, and Joerg Freyhof: Secondary data: Taking advantage of existing data and improving data availability for supporting freshwater ecology research and biodiversity conservation
15 C. Max Finlayson, R. S. de Groot, Francine M. R. Hughes, and Caroline A. Sullivan: Freshwater ecosystem services and functions
16 Julie A. Coetzee, Martin P. Hill, Andreas Hussner, Ana L. Nunes, and Olaf L. F. Weyl: Invasive aquatic species
17 Jamie Pittock, C. Max Finlayson, and Simon Linke: Freshwater ecosystem security and climate change
18 Carl Sayer, Helen Bennion, Angela Gurnell, Emma Goodyer, Donovan Kotze, and Richard Lindsay: Restoration of freshwaters: Principles and practice
19 Caroline A. Sullivan, C. Max Finlayson, Elizabeth Heagney, Marie Chantale Pelletier, Mike Acreman, and Jocelyne M.R. Hughes: Wetland landscapes and catchment management

About the author: 

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 Oxford, 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.

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