ISBN-10:
0521848857
ISBN-13:
9780521848855
Pub. Date:
05/31/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Assessing the Conservation Value of Freshwaters: An International Perspective

Assessing the Conservation Value of Freshwaters: An International Perspective

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ISBN-13: 9780521848855
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2009
Series: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Philip J. Boon is a Policy and Advice Director at the Scottish Natural Heritage. He is founder and Chief Editor of the journal Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

Catherine M. Pringle is a Research Professor in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. She serves as Chair of the Conservation Ecology Graduate Program at UGA and has been a recipient of their Creative Research Medal.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Philip J. Boon and Catherine M. Pringle; 2. Background, philosophy and context Philip J. Boon and Catherine M. Pringle; 3. Freshwater conservation in action: contrasting approaches in the US and UK Catherine Pringle and David Withrington; 4. So much to do, so little time: identifying priorities for freshwater biodiversity conservation in the United States and Britain Jonathan Higgins and Catherine Duigan; 5. Responding to environmental threats within the UK and North America Christopher A. Frissell and Colin W. Bean; 6. Evaluating restoration potential T. E. L. Langford and C. A. Frissell; 7. Methods for assessing the conservation value of rivers Philip J. Boon and Mary Freeman; 8. Methods for assessing the conservation value of lakes Laurie Duker and Margaret Palmer; 9. System aqua - a Swedish system for assessing nature conservation values of freshwaters Eva Willén; 10. Evaluating Australian freshwaters for nature conservation Jon Nevill and Andrew Boulton; 11. Evaluating freshwaters in South Africa Jay O'Keeffe and Christa Thirion; 12. Evaluating freshwaters in developing countries Robin Abell and Mark Bryer; 13. Conclusions Catherine M. Pringle and Philip J. Boon.

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