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A Primer of Ecological Aquaculture

Dietmar Kültz

September 2022

ISBN: 9780198850229

304 pages
Hardback
246x189mm

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Price: £70.00

A concise primer that introduces students to the basic concepts, opportunities, and challenges of aquaculture with an emphasis on ecological considerations, providing a critical assessment of current aquaculture practices from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective.

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A concise primer that introduces students to the basic concepts, opportunities, and challenges of aquaculture with an emphasis on ecological considerations, providing a critical assessment of current aquaculture practices from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Provides an integrated discussion of the ecological, economic, and technological cornerstones of aquaculture in the form of a concise primer, making the diverse but interwoven facets of ecological aquaculture accessible to a broad readership
  • Discusses the controversial aspects of aquaculture including the use of genetic/genomic tools for stock improvement
  • Addresses current societal drivers and concerns as well as future goals of aquaculture with an emphasis on ecological sustainability
  • Includes a discussion of aquaculture practices for a diverse range of economically important species

About the Author(s)

Dietmar Kültz, Professor of Physiological Genomics, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

Dietmar Kültz is a Professor of Physiological Genomics at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, USA. His laboratory focuses on investigating the mechanisms of stress-induced evolution in fish and marine invertebrates. His research spans molecular to organism levels of biological complexity and utilizes reductionist synthetic biology, biochemical, and holistic systems level approaches to dissect causality between environmental effects on cells and organisms, physiological responses, and complex adaptive phenotypes. He teaches a molecular genetics laboratory course, an introductory aquaculture course, and a stress physiology course at UC Davis. Professor Kültz received his BSc/MS and doctoral degrees from the University of Rostock in Germany. He was a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at Oregon State University, a Fogarty Visiting Fellow at the NIH (Bethesda), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida before joining the faculty at UC Davis

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGICAL AQUACULTURE
    1:Aquaculture Terminology and Basic Concepts
    2:The Historical Origins of Aquaculture
    3:Seafood and Beyond: Key Aquaculture Objectives
    4:Aquaculture Systems as Mesocosms
    5:Integrated Multitrophic Polycultures
    6:Domestication of Aquaculture Species
    Part II: BIOLOGY AND CULTURE OF AQUATIC SPECIES
    7:Overview of Aquaculture Species Diversity
    8:Environmentally Sustainable Plant Aquaculture
    9:Aquaculture of Sponges and Cnidarians
    10:Mollusc Aquaculture
    11:Crustacean Aquaculture
    12:Ornamental Fishes
    13:Aquaculture of Freshwater Fish
    14:Anadromous Fish
    15:Catadromous Fish
    Part III: WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS
    16:Abiotic Parameters
    17:Feeds, Waste, and Stress
    18:Infectious Diseases

Reviews

"This important new volume on aquaculture presents a remarkable synthesis of all the key issues involved in the commercial culturing of freshwater and marine species. It provides a comprehensive overview of the basic biological elements of aquaculture, including new information on the use of genomic and genetic tools, and incorporates these analyses into a broader ecological, environmental, and sociological context. The emphasis on strategies for protecting water quality-a vital part of the aquaculture enterprise-is especially well-presented. The volume deserves wide readership among students and scientists who not only have interests in aquaculture, but also in sustaining robust aquatic ecosystems in freshwater and marine environments. " - George N. Somero, David and Lucile Packard Emeritus Professor of Marine Science, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, USA

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