The Importance of Aquatic-Terrestrial Ecotones for Freshwater Fish

  • Editors
  • F. Schiemer
  • M. Zalewski
  • J. E. Thorpe

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Notes on ecotone attributes and functions

    1. Jurek Kolasa, Maciej Zalewski
      Pages 1-7
  3. Ecotones in lakes and reservoirs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ashot Simonian, István Tátrai, Péter Bíró, Gábor Paulovits, László G.-Tóth, Gyula Lakatos
      Pages 39-48
    3. M. Zalewski, P. Frankiewicz, M. Nowak
      Pages 49-60
  4. Streams

  5. Large rivers and floodplains

  6. Management aspects of streams and rivers

  7. Evolutionary aspects

About this book


Ecotones are interface zones between different ecosystems. Their ecological role and significance with regard to ecological management and conservation has become increasingly appreciated. For the management of freshwater resources, for example, an improved understanding of the role of land/inland water interfaces, will be essential for reducing negative human impacts by engineering, nutrient loading, siltation, etc. The management of ecotones, on the other hand, offers the possibility to control aquatic system processes via stock control of fish populations. Fish apparently are both excellent indicators of ecotone quality as well as determiners of its structure and function.


Fauna Plankton Potamal benthic biomanipulation ecosystem ecosystems ecotone environment fish community nutrient load vegetation wetland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4515-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3360-1
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