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Fishes in Estuaries / Edition 1

Fishes in Estuaries / Edition 1


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This landmark publication collates information and studies on the use of estuaries, and specific habitats within them, as nursery, feeding and refuge areas, and migration routes of marine and other fish, many of which are of commercial and conservation importance. The editors and authors of the book have carefully compiled a huge wealth of information from the work of 18 organizations across 11 countries, providing a unique collection of data never before brought together within the covers of one book.

Chapters within this exceptional publication cover habitat use by fishes, recruitment and production in estuaries, links between fish and other trophic levels, endangered and rare species, estuarine development and restoration, environmental quality of estuaries and the management of estuarine fishes. The book notably contains extensive chapters on field methods and data analysis.

Fishes in Estuaries is an essential tool and reference source for fisheries and environmental managers, fish biologists, environmental scientists, aquatic ecologists and conservation biologists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this book on their shelves, as should personnel employed in regulatory and consultant capacities, such as within rivers authorities, environment agencies and fish and wildlife departments.

  • Comprehensive coverage of commercially exploited species.
  • Internationally known and respected contributors.
  • Multi-contributor approach providing very detailed coverage.
  • Estuaries are a vitally important ecosystem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632057337
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Dr Mike Elliott and Krystal L. Hemingway are both based at the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull, U. K.

Table of Contents


Description Of Habitats.

Recruitment Processes Of Commercial Spp. To Estuaries And Associated Habitats.

Feeding And Trophic Interactions.

Rare And Endangered Species.

Estuarine Development/Habitat Loss.

Environmental Quality Of Estuaries.

Field Methods.

Data Analysis And Interpretation.


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This book is impressive because it is so comprehensive and yet usable... Fishes in Estuaries should be the first book to be consulted by anyone, including fishers, scientists and managers, seeking information about estuarine fishes, and should be on all their bookshelves!"
Fish and Fisheries

"It is anticipated that the findings of this book could be used to provide ecologically based guidelines for the preservation, restoration, and management of fish populations... this book would be a useful addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in estuarine fishes."

"This book provides a highly practical and valuable synthesis on fishes in esturies... It provides the reader with a good starting point to the wealth of divers information on the subject. Its logical layout means that the book is easy to dip onto to find the desired pointers. As such, it is an excellent standard text and will be widely used."
Journal of Fish Biology

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