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Published: 13 June 2013

352 Pages | 200 line illustrations and photographs


ISBN: 9780199693290

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Ecology of Aquatic Management

Second Edition

Christopher Frid and Michael Dobson

  • Offers a holistic overview of the exploitation and management of marine and freshwater systems from an ecological perspective.
  • Considers how ecological principles can be used to inform effective and sustainable management of the consequences of human interactions.
  • Covers a range of ecological responses in systems as a result of human activity, from fisheries to recreation.
  • Provides case studies and references to enable students to study individual topics in more depth.
  • An Online Resource Centre provides additional resources, enhancing the educational value of the book.

New to this Edition:

  • An increased number of case studies bring context to the subjects being discussed, and illuminate the methodological aspects of aquatic management.
  • A new chapter on the dynamics of aquatic systems highlights the challenges faced in monitoring systems and establishing causality.
  • Ecological restoration schemes are considered in a new chapter, which looks at some of the successes and failures of large-scale manipulation of ecosystems.
  • Coverage of certain topics, including non-native invasive species, management tools, and the valuation of ecological goods and services, has been enhanced.

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