Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

Editors: Hurford, Clive, Schneider, Michael, Cowx, Ian (Eds.)

  • Highlights the need for clear conservation management goals, rarely considered in previous publications on freshwater monitoring, though fisheries are more familiar with the concept
  • Promotes the concept of integrated monitoring of biological conservation interest and water quality
  • Uses the results of field trials to draw attention to the shortcomings inherent in many existing monitoring projects
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The predicted changes to global weather patterns and increases in the human population will put unprecedented pressure on European freshwater habitats and the species that depend on them.  Our success in conserving the ecological value of these habitats will depend greatly on carefully planned conservation management integrated with efficient and reliable monitoring.   

Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats focuses on the need to develop clear, site-specific, conservation management goals; something rarely considered in previous publications on freshwater monitoring. The early chapters explore the use of biological indicators for monitoring and provide practical guidance for developing and implementing efficient and reliable monitoring projects. The remainder of the book is dedicated to a series of carefully selected case studies illustrating best practice in both decision-making and application across a range of habitats and species.

This timely book will provide a valuable reference for students and researchers in biological and environmental sciences, and for practitioners working in government departments, conservation organisations and ecological consultancies. It will be an essential resource for anyone working towards fulfilling the requirements of both the Water Framework Directive and the EC Habitats Directive.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats: An Introduction

    Hurford, Clive

    Pages 3-13

  • Options for Planning Management

    Rowell, Terry A.

    Pages 15-21

  • The Water Framework Directive and the Habitats and Birds Directives

    Uttley, Chris

    Pages 23-29

  • Freshwater Mammals as Indicators of Habitat Condition

    Schneider, Michael

    Pages 33-44

  • Waterbirds as Bioindicators of Environmental Conditions

    Amat, Juan A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-52

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9278-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9277-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide and Case Studies
Editors
  • Clive Hurford
  • Michael Schneider
  • Ian Cowx
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9278-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9278-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9277-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 415
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