Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes

Ecology, behaviour and conservation of the charrs, genus Salvelinus

Editors: Magnan, P., Audet, C., Glémet, H., Legault, M., Rodríguez, M.A., Taylor, E.B. (Eds.)

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Salvelinus species are one of the most thoroughly studied groups of fishes. Many reasons explain this intense interest in charr biology. Charrs have a Holarctic distribution encompassing many Asian, North American, and European countries and occupy diverse marine and freshwater environments. Furthermore, the current distribution of charr includes areas that were directly influenced by climate and topographic change associated with the many Pleistocene glaciations. Undoubtedly, these conditions have promoted much of the tremendous morphological, ecological, and genetic variability and plasticity within Salvelinus species and they make charr very good models to study evolutionary processes 'in action'. Many charr species also exhibit demographic characteristics such as slow growth, late maturity, and life in extreme environments, that may increase their susceptibility to extinction from habitat changes and overexploitation, especially in depauperate aquatic habitats. This vulnerability makes understanding their biology of great relevance to biodiversity and conservation. Finally, charr are of great cultural, commercial, and recreational significance to many communities, and their intimate linkage with human societies has stimulated much interest in this enigmatic genus. This volume comprises a selection of papers presented at the fourth International Charr Symposium held in Trois-Rivières (Québec, Canada), from 26 June to 1 July 2000. It includes 31 papers on ecological interactions and behaviour, trophic polymorphism, movement and migration, ecophysiology and evolutionary genetics, ecological parasitology, environmental stress and conservation. These studies cannot cover all recent developments in the ecology, behaviour and conservation of Salvelinus species, but collecting them into a special volume should bring attention to current research on this important genus and stimulate further work on Salvelinus species.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Developments in the ecology, evolution, and behaviour of the charrs, genus Salvelinus: relevance for their management and conservation

    Magnan, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 9-14

  • Charrs, glaciations and seasonal ice

    Power, Geoffrey

    Pages 17-35

  • Takvatn through 20 years: long-term effects of an experimental mass removal of Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus, from a subarctic lake

    Klemetsen, Anders (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • Spatial and temporal variability in the diet of anadromous Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus, in northern Labrador

    Dempson, J. Brian (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • The relationship between spatial distribution and diet of Arctic charr, Salvelinus alpinus, in Loch Ness, U.K.

    Winfield, Ian J. (et al.)

    Pages 63-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology, behaviour and conservation of the charrs, genus Salvelinus
Editors
  • Pierre Magnan
  • Céline Audet
  • Hélène Glémet
  • Michel Legault
  • Marco A. Rodríguez
  • Eric B. Taylor
Series Title
Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1352-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1352-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0784-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6088-4
Series ISSN
0924-5316
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Reprinted from ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY OF FISHES, 64:1-3
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