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About the Author
Nicole Silk is partnership development director of the Sustainable Waters Program for The Nature Conservancy at Boulder, Colorado.
Kristine Ciruna is coordinator of conservation programs for The Nature Conservancy of Canada at Victoria, British Columbia.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. The Global
-Challenge of Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation
-The Freshwater Crisis: Why Should We Care?
Chapter 2. Freshwater
-Fundamentals: Watersheds, Freshwater Ecosystems and Freshwater Biodiversity
-Watershed Form and Function
-Freshwater Ecosystems and Their Variability
Chapter 3. Focusing
-Freshwater Conservation Efforts
-What Biodiversity Should Be Conserved and Where Should It Be Conserved?
-How Can the Biodiversity Be Most Effectively Conserved?
-Integrating Regional and Conservation Area Planning
Chapter 4. Understanding
-Threats to Freshwater Biodiversity and Developing Effective Conservation Strategies
-Water Use and Management
-Surface Water Diversions
-Altered Bed and Bank Structure
-Land Use and Management
-Urbanization and Industrialization
-Overharvesting and Fisheries Management
-Invasive Alien Species
Chapter 5. Measuring
-Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation Success
-Designing a Freshwater Monitoring Program: Purposes, Priorities, and Indicators
-Designing a Freshwater Monitoring Program: Crucial Components of a Monitoring Program
-Key to Conservation Success: Monitoring within an Adaptive Management Framework
Appendix A: Ecological Characteristics of Freshwater Ecosystem Types
Appendix B: Indicators of Freshwater Ecological Integrity