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Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Edited By:Professor Philip J. Boon and Professor John M. Baxter

Online ISSN: 1099-0755 Impact Factor: 2.988


Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems is an international journal dedicated to publishing original papers that relate specifically to the conservation of freshwater, brackish or marine habitats and encouraging work that spans these ecosystems. This journal provides a forum in which all aspects of the conservation of aquatic biological resources can be presented and discussed, enabling greater cooperation and efficiency in solving problems in aquatic resource conservation. The publication of practical studies in conservation as well as theoretical considerations of the underlying principles is encouraged. Contributions are accepted from as wide a geographical range as possible to ensure a broad representation of conservation issues in both developed and developing countries. The journal also publishes short communications, review articles and discussions.

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems serves as a focus for scientists in research institutes, universities, industry, nature conservation organizations and all levels of government as well as aquatic habitat and fishery managers and policy makers concerned with these issues.

The subjects covered include the following topics:

  • Theoretical principles underlying conservation
  • Assessment of conservation value
  • Status of endangered species, communities and habitats
  • Protected areas and species; spatial planning
  • Development of new tools and techniques for conservation
  • Creative conservation and restoration
  • Legislation, strategies and policies for conservation
  • Multidisciplinary solutions for conservation
  • Climate change and ocean acidification
  • Inter-relationship of marine and freshwater ecosystems e.g. manipulation of river flows to estuarine and coastal waters for water resource management, hydroelectric or tidal power
  • River basin management
  • Management of habitats and communities
  • Ecosystem services and economics
  • Conservation of groundwater habitats
  • Conservation genetics
  • The impact of alien invasive species on native species and habitats

This journal is published online only from 2011