Marine, Freshwater, and Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation

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David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 25, 2007 - Science - 399 pages
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Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, not only through exploitation, but also by the prospect of climate change – as ocean currents change course, sea levels rise, and rainfall patterns change. Even the once-common cod is now under threat from the combined effects of over-fishing and a dramatic change-induced decrease in the plankton that cod larvae feed on. Meanwhile, coral reefs remain especially vulnerable to rapid sea-level changes exacerbated by the effects of tourism and disease.

This book gathers together a wide range of papers reporting on key research into the biodiversity conservation of these critical and increasingly threatened habitats. Collectively these papers provide a snap-shot of the types of problems they are experiencing, and offer a wealth of topical examples which render this volume especially valuable to teachers of courses in marine, freshwater and wetlands ecology, biological conservation and ecological restoration.

 

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Contents

Extinction of fen and bog plants and their habitats in Croatia
3
implications for conservation
15
a case study of aquatic marcophytes in Chinas northwest arid zone and its implications for conservation
33
patterns threats and conservation
49
Red Data List of Charophytes in the Balkans
77
Seasonal changes in bird species diversity at the interface between forest and reedbed
91
consequences for a floating vegetationnesting bird whiskered tern Chlidonias hybridus
101
Population trends and calling phenology of anuran populations surveyed in Ontario estimated using acoustic surveys
113
Captive breeding of endangered fish Chitala chitala HamiltonBuchanan for species conservation and sustainable utilization
211
Distinctive invertebrate assemblages in rockface seepages enhance lotic biodiversity in northern New Zealand
223
Rare threatened and alien species in the gastropod communities in the clay pit ponds in relation to the environmental factors The Ciechanowska Upla...
249
Littoral mollusc communities and water quality in southern Lake Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
269
Coral diversity across a disturbance gradient in the Pulau Seribu reef complex off Jakarta Indonesia
285
Biological characterisation of a subtidal tunnel in Sao Miguel island Azores
307
Faunal change and bathymetric diversity gradient in deepsea prosobranchs from Northeastern Atlantic
317
Distribution and abundance of marine turtles in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
335

Diversity of anurans across agricultural ponds in Argentina
131
the case of stream amphibians of rainforests in the Western Ghats southern India
147
Smallscale biogeographical patterns in some groundwater Crustacea the syncarid Parabathynellidae
159
an asian perspective
175
aspects of their diversity and conservation
201
Invertebrate infestation on eggs and hatchlings of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in Dalaman Turkey
353
patterns of species distributions abundance and diversity
363
Effects of habitat alteration caused by petrochemical activities and oil spills on the habitat use and interspecific relationships among four species of Af...
383
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