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Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

  • Highlights the need for clear conservation management goals, rarely considered in previous publications on freshwater monitoring, though fisheries are more familiar with the concept

  • Promotes the concept of integrated monitoring of biological conservation interest and water quality

  • Uses the results of field trials to draw attention to the shortcomings inherent in many existing monitoring projects

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Setting the scene

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Options for Planning Management

      • Terry A. Rowell
      Pages 15-21
  3. Biological Indicators for Freshwater Habitats

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 32-32
    2. Waterbirds as Bioindicators of Environmental Conditions

      • Juan A. Amat, Andy J. Green
      Pages 45-52
    3. Monitoring Fish Populations in River SACs

      • Ian G. Cowx, Jonathan P. Harvey, Richard A. Noble, Andrew D. Nunn
      Pages 53-62
    4. Assessment of Aquatic Invertebrates

      • Richard Chadd
      Pages 63-72
    5. Riverine Plants as Biological Indicators

      • Richard Lansdown, Sam Bosanquet
      Pages 73-83
    6. Phytoplankton (Toxic Algae) as Biological Indicators

      • Héctor Rodríguez-Pérez, Victoria López-Rodas, Eduardo Costas
      Pages 85-90
    7. Monitoring Biological Invasions in Freshwater Habitats

      • Montserrat Vilà, Emili García-Berthou
      Pages 91-100
  4. Rivers: Threats and Monitoring Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 102-102
    2. Unitisation of Protected Rivers

      • Chris Dyson
      Pages 159-166

About this book

The predicted changes to global weather patterns and increases in the human population will put unprecedented pressure on European freshwater habitats and the species that depend on them.  Our success in conserving the ecological value of these habitats will depend greatly on carefully planned conservation management integrated with efficient and reliable monitoring.   

Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats focuses on the need to develop clear, site-specific, conservation management goals; something rarely considered in previous publications on freshwater monitoring. The early chapters explore the use of biological indicators for monitoring and provide practical guidance for developing and implementing efficient and reliable monitoring projects. The remainder of the book is dedicated to a series of carefully selected case studies illustrating best practice in both decision-making and application across a range of habitats and species.

This timely book will provide a valuable reference for students and researchers in biological and environmental sciences, and for practitioners working in government departments, conservation organisations and ecological consultancies. It will be an essential resource for anyone working towards fulfilling the requirements of both the Water Framework Directive and the EC Habitats Directive.

Keywords

  • Condition indicators
  • Conservation management
  • Monitoring
  • Naturalness
  • Surveillance
  • Vegetation
  • algae
  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem
  • environment
  • phytoplankton
  • plankton
  • wetland
  • ecotoxicology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Orielton Field Centre, Countryside Council for Wales, Pembroke, United Kingdom

    Clive Hurford

  • Administrative Board, Västerbotten County, Umeå, Sweden

    Michael Schneider

  • International Fisheries Institute, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom

    Ian Cowx

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eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-9278-7
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)