Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries: 2 Volume Set / Edition 1

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Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries: 2 Volume Set / Edition 1

Recent decades have witnessed strong declines in fish stocks aroundthe globe, amid growing concerns about the impact of fisheries onmarine and freshwater biodiversity. Fisheries biologists andmanagers are therefore increasingly asking about aspects ofecology, behaviour, evolution and biodiversity that weretraditionally studied by people working in very separate fields.This has highlighted the need to work more closely together, inorder to help ensure future success both in management andconservation.

The Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries has beenwritten by an international team of scientists and practitioners,to provide an overview of the biology of freshwater and marine fishspecies together with the science that supports fisheriesmanagement and conservation.

The first volume, subtitled Fish Biology, reviews a broadvariety of topics from evolutionary relationships and globalbiogeography to physiology, recruitment, life histories, genetics,foraging, reproductive behaviour and community ecology. Volume two,subtitled Fisheries, builds on the material from volume one,focusing on a wide range of topics including the history offisheries science, methods of capture, marketing, economics, majormodels used in stock assessments and forecasting, ecosystemimpacts, marine protected areas and conservation.

Together, these books present the state of the art in ourunderstanding of fish biology and fisheries and will serve asvaluable references for undergraduates and graduates looking for acomprehensive source on a wide variety of topics in fisheriesscience. They will also be useful to researchers who needup-to-date reviews of topics that impinge on their fields, anddecision makers who need to appreciate the scientific backgroundfor management and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

To order the 2 volume set, go to the box in the top right handcorner. Alternatively to order volume I, go to:http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0632054123 or toorder volume II, go to:http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=063206482X.

  • Provides a unique overview of the study of fish biology andecology, and the assessment and management of fish populations andecosystems.

  • The first volume concentrates on aspects of fish biology andecology, both at the individual and population levels, whilst thesecond volume addresses the assessment and management of fishpopulations and ecosystems.
  • Written by an international team of expert scientists andpractitioners.
  • An invaluable reference tool for students, researchers andpractitioners working in the fields of fish biology andfisheries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632064830
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/18/2002
Pages: 856
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Paul J.B. Hart is a Reader in the Department of Biology,University of Leicester UK. His research focuses on the role oftrophic ecology and competition in fish speciation and on themanagement of commercial marine fisheries. His publications includea co-authored textbook Fisheries Ecology (1982) and he hasco-edited The Impact of Species Changes in African Lakes(1995) and Reinventing Fisheries Management (1998). He isco-editor of the review journal, Fish and Fisheries(Blackwell Science) and he is a past President of the FisheriesSociety of the British Isles.

John D. Reynolds is a Professor of Evolutionary Ecologyat the University of East Anglia, UK. His research examines theevolution of reproductive behaviour and life histories, with anemphasis on conservation of marine and freshwater fishes. He hasco-authored a textbook, Marine Fisheries Ecology (2001), hasco-edited Conservation of Exploited Species (2001) and isco-editor of the journal, Animal Conservation. He wasawarded the FSBI medal of the Fisheries Society of the BritishIsles in 2000.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Fish Biology.

1. Banishing Ignorance: Underpinning Fisheries with BasicBiology (P. J. B. Hart and J. D. Reynolds).

2. Phylogeny and Systematics of Fishes (A. C. Gill and R.D.Mooi).

3. Historical Biogeography of Fishes (R. D. Mooi and A. C.Gill).

4. The Physiology of Living in Water (O. Brix).

5. Environmental Factors and Rates of Development and Growth (M.Jobling).

6. Recruitment: Understanding Density-dependence in FishPopulations (R. A. Myers).

7. Life Histories of Fish (J. A. Hutchings).

8. Migration (J. Metcalfe, G. Arnold and R. McDowall).

9. Genetics of Fish Populations (R. D. Ward).

10. Behavioural Ecology of Reproduction in Fish (E. Forsgren, J.D. Reynolds and A. Berglund).

11. Fish Foraging and Habitat Choice: A Theoretical Perspective(G. G. Mittelbach).

12. Feeding Ecology of Piscivorous Fishes (F. Juanes, J. A.Buckel and F. S. Scharf).

13. Fish as Prey (J. Krause, E. M. A. Hensor and G. D.Ruxton).

14. Trophic Ecology and the Structure of Marine Food Webs (N.V.C. Polunin and J.K. Pinnegar).

15. Community Ecology of Freshwater Fishes (L. Persson).

16. Comparative Ecology of Marine Fish Communities (K. Martha M.Jones, D. G. Fitzgerald and P. F. Sale).

17. Interactions Between Fish, Parasites and Disease (I. Barberand R. Poulin).

Volume 2: Fisheries.

1. The Human Dimension Of Fisheries Science: (P. J. B. Hart AndJ. D. Reynolds).

2. Fish Capture Devices In Industrial And Artisanal FisheriesAnd Their Influence On Management (O. A. Misund, J. Kolding and P.Freon).

3. Marketing Fish (J. A. Young And J. F. Muir).

4. A History Of Fisheries And Their Science And Management (T.D. Smith).

5. Gathering Data For Resource Monitoring And FisheriesManagement (D. Evans and R. Grainger).

6. Surplus Production Models (J. T. Schnute And L.Richards).

7. Dynamic Pool Models I: Interpreting The Past Using VirtualPopulation Analysis (J. G. Shepherd And J. G. Pope).

8. Dynamic Pool Models II: Short-Term And Long-Term Forecasts OfCatch And Biomass (J. G. Shepherd And J. G. Pope).

9. A Bumpy Old Road: Size-Based Methods In Fisheries Assessment(T. J. Pitcher).

10. Ecosystem Models (D. Pauly And V. Christensen).

11. Individual-Based Models (G. Huse, J. Giske And A. G. V.Salvanes).

12. The Economics Of Fisheries (R. Hannesson).

13. Choosing The Best Model For Fisheries Assessment (P. SparreAnd P. J. B. Hart).

14. Marine Protected Areas, Fish And Fisheries (N. V. C.Polunin).

15. Exploitation And Other Threats To Fish Conservation (J. D.Reynolds, N. K. Dulvy And C. M. Roberts).

16. Ecosystem Effects Of Fishing (M. J. Kaiser And S.Jennings).

17. Recreational Fishing (I. G. Cowx)

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