Aquatic Biodiversity II

  • H. Segers
  • K. Martens

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 180)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Koen Martens, Hendrik Segers
    Pages 27-31
  3. C. Lévêque, E.V. Balian, K. Martens
    Pages 39-67
  4. Adrian Cervantez-Martínez, Manuel Elías-Gutiérrez, Martha A. Gutiérrez-Aguirre, Alexey A. Kotov
    Pages 95-102
  5. Simon Devin, Jean-Nicolas Beisel, Philippe Usseglio-Polatera, Jean-Claude Moreteau
    Pages 113-120
  6. Nina Duftner, Stephan Koblmüller, Steven Weiss, Nikolaus Medgyesy, Christian Sturmbauer
    Pages 121-129
  7. Véronique Gosselain, Michel Coste, Stéphane Campeau, Luc Ector, Claude Fauville, François Delmas et al.
    Pages 151-163

About this book


Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity of freshwater animals. The book also presents a section on the interaction between scientists and science policy managers. A target opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity research for the next decade and several reactions from distinguished scientists discuss the relevance of these items from different points of view: fundamental ecology, taxonomy and systematics, needs of developing countries, present-day biodiversity policy at European and at global scales. It is believed that such a platform for the interaction between science and science policy is an absolute necessity for the efficient use of research budgets in the future.


Aquatic Biodiversity Aquatic Ecology Ecology Eutrophication Limnology Science Policy Taxonomy and Biogeography biodiversity ecosystem ecosystems water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Segers
    • 1
  • K. Martens
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3745-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4111-2
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