Conservation, Ecology, and Management of African Fresh Waters / Edition 1

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  • ISBN-13: 9780813025971
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544

Table of Contents

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Conservation and Management of African Aquatic Ecosystems: An Introduction 1
1 A Historical View of African Inland Waters 9
2 Deep Time Landscape Histories and the Improvement of Environmental Management in Africa 20
3 Management of Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems in Southern Africa 41
4 Aquatic Resource Management and Freshwater Ecosystems in West Africa 62
5 East African Species Introductions and Wetland Management: Sociopolitical Dimensions 79
6 Human Interactions and Water Quality in the Horn of Africa 104
7 Water Management Issues in Madagascar: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Deforestation 124
8 River Fisheries in Africa: Their Past, Present, and Future 145
9 Fishes of the African Rain Forests: Emerging and Potential Threats to a Little-Known Fauna 176
10 Incorporating Wetlands and Their Ecotones into the Conservation and Management of Freshwater Ecosystems of Africa 210
11 Deforestation in Tropical Africa: Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems 229
12 Evolutionary Footprints in Ecological Time: Fish Community Structure and Water Management in African Lakes 247
13 Implications of Eutrophication for Fish Vision, Behavioral Ecology, and Species Coexistence: A Theoretical Framework 268
14 How Issues of Genetic Diversity Affect Management of African Inland Fisheries: The Example of the Lake Victoria Region Fishery 288
15 The Aswan High Dam at Thirty: An Environmental Impact Assessment 301
16 Eutrophication in African Lakes, with Particular Reference to Phosphorus Modeling 321
17 Riparian Resource Utilization, Management, and Conservation in Southern Africa, with Special Reference to Botswana 345
18 Emergy Synthesis as a Tool for Evaluating Management Options for Freshwater Ecosystems in Africa 374
19 Ecotourism as a Sustainable Land-Use Option in African Wetlands: The Okavango Delta and Kwando Wildlife Management Areas of Botswana 403
20 Fisheries in National Parks: A Case Study of Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda 430
21 Monitoring Settlement as Part of an Integrated Model of Aquatic Ecology: The Onchocerciasis Control Programme of West Africa 444
The Conservation and Management of African Inland Waters: A Synthesis 474
List of Contributors 489
Index 493
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