Australian Freshwater Ecology

Australian Freshwater Ecology

Key features: contributions from a diverse, highly qualified team of aquatic ecologists whose expertise spans the ecology and management of standing and running waters in Australia sections covering groundwaters, biodiversity, temporary and ...

Author: Andrew Boulton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118568217

Category: Science

Page: 392

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As pressures on Australia’s inland waters intensify frompopulation growth, expanding resource development and climatechange, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these specialareas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wisemanagement and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes thephysical, chemical and biological features of wetlands, lakes,streams, rivers and groundwaters in Australia. It presentsthe principles of aquatic ecology linked to practical managementand conservation, and explains the causes, mechanisms, effects andmanagement of serious environmental problems such as altered waterregimes, eutrophication, salinization, acidification and sedimentation of inland waters. Key features: contributions from a diverse, highly qualified team of aquaticecologists whose expertise spans the ecology and management of standing and running waters inAustralia sections covering groundwaters, biodiversity, temporary andtropical waters, climate change, invasive species and freshwater conservation numerous Australian case-studies and guest ‘text-boxes’showing management in practice concise descriptions of ecological processes and conceptual modelsillustrated with original, high- quality diagrams and photographs Readable and logically structured, this text supports undergraduateand postgraduate courses in aquatic ecology and management. It is avaluable reference for consultants, restoration ecologists, waterresource managers, science teachers, and other professionals with an interest in theecology of surface and groundwaters.
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Australian Freshwater Ecology

Australian Freshwater Ecology

Australian freshwater ecology: processes and management.

Author: Andrew J. Boulton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1875553053

Category: Freshwater ecology

Page: 290

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Australian freshwater ecology: processes and management.
Categories: Freshwater ecology

Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes

Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes

We now turn to the history of freshwater ecology and fish and fisheries ecology, before sharpening our focus on the Australian fauna. Freshwater ecology After Lindeman, freshwater ecology continued to explore ecosystem perspectives.

Author: Paul Humphries

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643097445

Category: Nature

Page: 440

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Reviews our past and present understanding of Australian freshwater fishes.
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Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes

Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes

This edited volume reviews our past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes.

Author: Keith Walker

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643108301

Category: Science

Page: 440

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This edited volume reviews our past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes. It compares patterns and processes in Australia with those on other continents, discusses the local relevance of ecological models from the northern hemisphere and considers how best to manage our species and their habitats in the face of current and future threats. In view of these challenges, the need for redress is urgent. The chapters are written by some of our foremost researchers and managers, developing themes that underpin our knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of fish and fish habitats. For each theme, the authors formulate a synthesis of what is known, consider the need for new perspectives and identify gaps and opportunities for research, monitoring and management. The themes have an Australian context but draw upon ideas and principles developed by fish biologists in other parts of the world. The science of freshwater fish ecology in Australia has grown rapidly from its roots in natural history and taxonomy. This book offers an introduction for students, researchers and managers, one that the authors hope will carry Australian fish biology and resource management to new levels of understanding.
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The Waterbug Book

The Waterbug Book

Colour guide to invertebrates of Australian inland waters . The Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology : Albury , NSW . Ingram , B. A. , Hawking , J. H. & Shiel , R. J. ( 1997 ) . Aquatic life in freshwater ponds .

Author: John Gooderham

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643066683

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Freshwater invertebrates identification guide for both professionals and non-professionals. Contains a key to all the macroinvertebrate groups and photographs of live specimens.
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Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Where technology meets ecology: acoustic telemetry in contemporary Australian aquatic research and management. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68, 1397–402. Teal, J.M. (1957). Community metabolism in a temperate cold spring.

Author: Jocelyne Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191079122

Category: Science

Page: 480

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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.
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Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Global Change Biology 15: 808−24. ... Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios of subtidal benthic invertebrates in an estuarine mangrove ecosystem (andhra ... Australian freshwater ecology. adelaide, australia: Gleneagles Publishing.

Author: Darold P. Batzer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520278585

Category: Nature

Page: 372

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This second edition of this important and authoritative survey provides students and researchers with up-to-date and accessible information about the ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent scholars help students understand both general concepts of different wetland types as well as complex topics related to these dynamic physical environments. Careful syntheses review wetland soils, hydrology, and geomorphology; abiotic constraints for wetland plants and animals; microbial ecology and biogeochemistry; development of wetland plant communities; wetland animal ecology; and carbon dynamics and ecosystem processes. In addition, contributors document wetland regulation, policy, and assessment in the US and provide a clear roadmap for adaptive management and restoration of wetlands. New material also includes an expanded review of the consequences for wetlands in a changing global environment. Ideally suited for wetlands ecology courses, Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands, Second Edition, includes updated content, enhanced images (many in color), and innovative pedagogical elements that guide students and interested readers through the current state of our wetlands.
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Ecology of Desert Rivers

Ecology of Desert Rivers

Methanogenesis in the sediments of an Australian freshwater wetland: comparison with aerobic decay, and factors controlling methanogenesis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 18, 175–90. Bornman, T. G., Adams, J. B. and Bate, G. C. (2002).

Author: Richard Kingsford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521818254

Category: Nature

Page: 354

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Summarises current understanding of desert river ecology and its dependence on unpredictable river flows.
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Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities

Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities

Marine and Freshwater Research 64, 864–873. doi:10.1071/MF12257 Davies PE, Harris JH, Hillman TJ, Walker KF (2010) The Sustainable Rivers Audit: assessing river ecosystem health in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia.

Author: Sarah Legge

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486307739

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Monitoring is integral to all aspects of policy and management for threatened biodiversity. It is fundamental to assessing the conservation status and trends of listed species and ecological communities. Monitoring data can be used to diagnose the causes of decline, to measure management effectiveness and to report on investment. It is also a valuable public engagement tool. Yet in Australia, monitoring threatened biodiversity is not always optimally managed. Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities aims to improve the standard of monitoring for Australia's threatened biodiversity. It gathers insights from some of the most experienced managers and scientists involved with monitoring programs for threatened species and ecological communities in Australia, and evaluates current monitoring programs, establishing a baseline against which the quality of future monitoring activity can be managed. Case studies provide examples of practical pathways to improve the quality of biodiversity monitoring, and guidelines to improve future programs are proposed. This book will benefit scientists, conservation managers, policy makers and those with an interest in threatened species monitoring and management.
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Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes

Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes

Boston KG (1981) 'The introduction of Spartina townsendii (s.l.) to Australia.' Occasional Paper N.6. Melbourne State College, Melbourne. Boulton MA, Brock MA (1999) Australian Freshwater Ecology: Processes and Management.

Author: Samantha Capon

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643104525

Category: Nature

Page: 440

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Vegetation communities in Australia's riverine landscapes are ecologically, economically and culturally significant. They are also among the most threatened ecosystems on the continent and have been dramatically altered as a result of human activities and climate change. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes brings together, for the first time, the results of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted over the last few decades into the biology, ecology and management of these important plant communities in Australia. The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides context with respect to the spatial and temporal dimensions of riverine landscapes in Australia. The second section examines key groups of riverine plants, while the third section provides an overview of riverine vegetation in five major regions of Australia, including patterns, significant threats and management. The final section explores critical issues associated with the conservation and management of riverine plants and vegetation, including water management, salinity, fire and restoration. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes highlights the incredible diversity and dynamic nature of riverine vegetation across Australia, and will be an excellent reference for researchers, academics and environmental consultants.
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