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Ecology of Aquatic Management

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ISBN-10: 0199693293

ISBN-13: 9780199693290

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Chris Frid, Mike Dobson

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.61" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 1.496

Christopher L. J. Frid is Professor of Marine Biology and Head of the Griffith School of Environment at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. A benthic ecologist by background, his research has sought to understand how marine ecosystems function and how human impacts alter the dynamics of these systems. He has worked in the UK and throughout Europe, as well as in Ghana, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia.

Human impacts on aquatic systems
Introduction
Definitions
What do aquatic systems provide?
Ecosystem services
The need for understanding
Scientific understanding of ecological dynamics
Evidence-based management-the role of science
Summary
Further reading
The dynamics of aquatic systems
Introduction
The scale of variation in aquatic systems
Drivers of variability
Key ecological concepts
Biological diversity
Ecological functioning
Summary
Further reading
Water as a Resource
Human use of water
Introduction
Effect of abstraction
Enhancing natural water storage methods
Sustainability
Summary
Further reading
Exploiting the physical properties of the aquatic environment
Introduction
The river basin as an ecological unit
Effect of dams and barrages
Effect of channelization
Effects of boat transport
Translocation
Summary
Further reading
Aquatic Biota as Resources
Biological basis for harvesting living organisms
Introduction
Production
Energy transfer
Population growth
Maximum sustainable yield (MSY)
Fisheries models
Problems with applying theory
Unsustainable harvesting
Summary
Further reading
Harvesting for economic gain
Introduction
Fish and shell fisheries
Impacts of fisheries on ecosystems
Collecting intertidal shellfish
Other living organisms
Biodiversity
Sustainability
Summary
Further reading
Aquaculture and ranching
Introduction
The biological basis for aquaculture
Aquaculture of fish
Aquaculture of invertebrates
Plants and algae
Polyculture
Ranching
Interactions between aquaculture and the environment
Summary
Further reading
Aquatic Environments as Resources
Waste disposal in the aquatic environment
Introduction
Biodegradable wastes
Nutrients
Accumulating toxic wastes
Inert solids
Mine wastes
Heat
Noise
Acidification
Cleaning up pollution
The changing nature of pollution
Summary
Further reading
Extracting mineral resources from the aquatic environment
Introduction
Sand and gravel dredging
Peat extraction
Manganese nodules
Oil exploration and production
Salt extraction
Summary
Further reading
Exploiting the general aquatic environment for recreation
Introduction
Impact of disturbance
Recreational harvesting
Conservation, ecotourism, and habitat creation
Summary
Further reading
Aquatic Environmental Management
Responding to natural hazards
Introduction
River floods and flood control
Coastal storms
Earthquakes and volcanoes
Biological hazards
Summary
Further reading
Ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecological goods and services
Introduction
The concept of ecological services
Aquatic ecosystems and ecosystem services
The link between ecological processes and human uses
Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning
Ecological footprint
Summary
Further reading
Restoration and recovery of aquatic systems
Restoration ecology and ecological restoration
The theoretical basis of restoration
Defining targets
Recovery
Restoration schemes and scale
Summary
Further reading
Aquatic management tools and approaches
Introduction
The role of ecological science in managing the exploitation of ecological systems
The role of stakeholders in environmental management
Environmental economics
Legislation and regulation
Looking to the future-sustainability and biodiversity issues
Concluding thoughts
Summary
Further reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index