Ecology of Aquatic Management

Paperback | June 20, 2013

byChris Frid, Mike Dobson

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Marine and freshwater systems are being placed under pressure like never before. A bigger and more demanding human population has meant increased utilisation of aquatic systems and, as such, the need for sustainable solutions to allow the development and conservation of these systems hasbecome an international priority. In order to understand the limits of exploitation, an understanding is needed of the ecological principles that constrain levels of productivity and the systems' responses to exploitation pressure.This timely book explores current exploitation practices, and the ecological basis and consequences of that exploitation. From a consideration of the ecological effects of the extraction of non-living resources, including energy and water itself, it progresses to the biology and ecology of aquaticorganisms, and how these underpin the harvesting for aquatic resources. A discussion of the ecological consequences for the system of its use as a means of transport and as a repository for wastes follows, along with the increasing importance of aquatic systems for human recreational pursuits.Finally, effective management strategies for natural hazards, the provision of ecological goods and services, and restoration of aquatic systems are considered, as well as the importance of ecological science in exploitation management. The role of science in providing an understanding of the effects of human intervention in aquatic systems is emphasised throughout, along with a consideration of the role of ecology in the sustainable management of the consequences of human activity.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre to accompany Ecology of Aquatic Management features:For students:* Library of web links, giving students quick access to a range of additional resources* Topical updates - surveys of key developments in the fieldFor lecturers:* Figures

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Marine and freshwater systems are being placed under pressure like never before. A bigger and more demanding human population has meant increased utilisation of aquatic systems and, as such, the need for sustainable solutions to allow the development and conservation of these systems hasbecome an international priority. In order to und...

Chris Frid is Professor of marine Biology at the University of Liverpool and Head of the School of Environmental Science. He was responsible for development of the University of Liverpool's undergraduate degree in Marine Biology and has been jointly responsible for the development of the MSc in Marine Planning and Management. He teache...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199693293

ISBN - 13:9780199693290

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1. How do humans impact aquatic systems?2. The dynamics of aquatic systemsPart One: Water as a resource3. Human use of water4. Exploiting the physical properties of the aquatic environmentPart Two: Aquatic biota as resources5. Biological basis for harvesting living organisms6. Harvesting for economic gain7. Aquaculture and RanchingPart Three: Aquatic environments as resources8. Waste disposal in the aquatic environment9. Extracting mineral resources from the aquatic environment10. Exploiting the general aquatic environment for recreationPart Four: Aquatic environmental management11. Responding to natural hazards12. Ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecological goods and services13. Restoration and recovery of aquatic systems14. Aquatic management tools and approaches