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Author Reynolds, J. D. (Julian D.)
Title Management of freshwater biodiversity : crayfish as bioindicators / Julian Reynolds, Catherine Souty-Grosset ; with contributions from Keith Crandall, Alastair Richardson, and Francesca Gherardi.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Subject Crayfish -- Ecology.
Freshwater biodiversity conservation.
Indicators (Biology)
Alt Name Souty-Grosset, Catherine.
Description 1 online resource (x, 374 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of color plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Summary "Integrating research into freshwater biodiversity and the role of keystone species, this fascinating book presents freshwater crayfish as representatives of human-exacerbated threats to biodiversity and conservation. It uses examples from these and other large decapod invertebrates to explore how communities function and are controlled, alongside the implications of human demands and conflicts over limited resources, notably the severe impacts on biodiversity. The discussion is structured around three key topics - the present situation of crayfish in world freshwater ecosystems, the applications of science to conservation management and knowledge transfer for successful crayfish management. It outlines the historic exploitation of crayfish, addressing the problems caused by invasive alien forms and explaining the importance of correct identification when dealing with conservation issues. Offering a global perspective on freshwater systems, the book ultimately highlights how the conservation of such large and long-lived species will help protect ecosystem quality in the future"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : biodiversity in freshwater systems, and the key role played by crayfish -- pt. 1. The present situation of crayfish in world freshwater ecosystems. 1. Crayfish in the decapod lineage, their natural distribution and their threatened status / with Keith Crandall ; 2. Why are crayfish, among freshwater decapods, considered pivotal in freshwater ecosystems? / with Alastair Richardson ; 3. Crayfish as prime players in ecosystems : life-history strategies / with Alastair Richardson ; 4. Human-mediated threats to crayfish survival : environmental degradation, climate change and translocations / with Francesca Gherardi ; 5. Crayfish exploitation systems : harvest fisheries, aquaculture and consequences for biodiversity -- pt. 2. Applying science to conservation management. pt. 2a. Protecting freshwater biodiversity through monitoring and conserving crayfish. 6. Understanding and managing biodiversity using crayfish ; 7. Monitoring in conservation and management of indigenous crayfish populations ; pt. 2b. Management for conservation. 8. Control and management of non-indigenous crayfish / with Francesca Gherardi ; 9. Biodiversity management through the reintroduction of heritage crayfish species -- pt. 3. Knowledge transfer for successful crayfish management. 10. Effective legislation and public education for adequate conservation of crayfish and biodiversity ; 11. Management strategies to protect crayfish and biodiversity ; 12. Maintaining biological diversity and human well-being.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139206068 (electronic bk.)
1139206060 (electronic bk.)
1139031791 (electronic bk.)
9781139031790 (electronic bk.)
9780521514002
0521514002
9781139203074
OCLC # 776162404
Additional Format Print version: Reynolds, J.D. (Julian D.). Management of freshwater biodiversity. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9780521514002 (DLC) 2011031541 (OCoLC)744299754