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Fishes and Forestry: Worldwide Watershed Interactions and Management

Fishes and Forestry: Worldwide Watershed Interactions and Management

Thomas G. Northcote (Editor), G. F. Hartman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-14791-0

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

800 pages



Many species of fish occupying inland waters reside in watersheds that were or still are surrounded by forests and are dependent in major ways upon such cover. The interactions between fishes and forests are complex, multifaceted, dynamic processes involving most inland surface waters, forests, subsurface waters, geology and soils, climate and its changes, and the biotic components of the relevant ecosystems. These interactions also include the aspects of forestry tied to human development, economics, population growth and even philosophies.

Fishes and Forestry is truly a landmark publication. The editors, Professors Northcote and Hartman, have drawn together and carefully edited chapters written by 56 scientists from around the world, covering a vast wealth of information never before appearing within the covers of one book. Following an introductory chapter, this exceptional work is broadly divided into sections covering: the ecology of forests, streams, lakes and estuaries; fish biology and ecology; forestry activities and their effects on aquatic systems and fishes; 14 chapters covering examples of fish-forestry interactions from around the world and a final section covering means of effecting better fish-forestry interactions.

Fishes and Forestry is an essential purchase for all those involved in inland fisheries, forestry and their interaction, including fisheries scientists, fish biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and forestry scientists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have several copies on their shelves.



List of Contributors..

Part I: Introduction.

1. An introductory overview of fish-forestry interactions (T.G. Northcote and G.F. Hartman).

Part II: Ecology of the Systems.

2. Forest ecology (J.P. Kimmins).

3. Elements of stream ecosystem process (G.F. Hartman and R.E. Bilby).

4. Fundamentals of lake ecology relevant to fish-forestry interactions (T.G. Northcote).

5. Fundamental aspects of estuarine ecology relevant to fish-forestry interactions (T.G. Northcote and M.C. Healey).

Part III: Fish Biology and Ecology.

6. Fish life history variation and stock diversity in forested watersheds (T.G. Northcote).

7. Fish migration and passage in forested watersheds (T.G. Northcote and S.G. Hinch).

8. Aspects of fish reproduction and some implications of forestry activities (G.F. Hartman and T.E. McMahon).

9. Foraging ecology: from the fish to the forest (M. Karagosian and N.H. Ringler).

Part IV: Forestry Activities.

10. Forest harvest and transportation (P.Schies and F. Krogstad).

11. Silviculture (J.E. Barker).

12. Manufacturing Processes and their impact on effluent discharges (N. McCubbin, E.R. Hall and K.J. Hall).

Part V: Forestry Effects on Aquatic Systems and Fishes.

13. Effects of forest management activities’ on watershed processes (G.F. Hartman).

14. Effects of Forestry on the limnology and fishes of lakes (T.G. Northcote, M. Rask adn J. Leggett).

15. Effects of forestry on estuarine ecosystems supporting fishes (C.D. Levings and T.G. Northcote).

16. Environmental effects of Effluents from pulp and paper mills (K.R. Munkittrick).

Part VI: North American Fish-Forestry Interactions.

17. Fish-Forestry interactions in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, USA (J.D. Hall, C.J. Cederholm, M.L. Murphy and KV. Koski).

18. Fish-forestry interaction research in coastal British Columbia - the Carnation Creek and Queen Charlotte Islands Studies.

19. Forestry and Fish in the boreal region of Canada (R.J. Steedman, W.M. Tonn, C.A. Paszkowski and G. J. Scrimgeour).

20. Fish-forestry interactions in freshwaters of Atlantic Canada (R.A. Cunjak, R.A. Curry, D.A. Scruton and K.D. Clarke).

21. Interactions between forests and fish in the Rocky Mountains of the USA (K.D. Fausch and M.K. Young).

22. Fish-forestry interface: an overview of Mexico (A. Sanchez-Veleez and R.M. Garcia-Nunez).

Part VII: Non-north American Fish-Forestry Interactions.

23. Fishes-forestry interactions in tropical South America (C.A.R.M. Araujo-Lima, N. Higuchi and W.Barrella).

24. Europe - with special reference to Scandiniavia and the British Isles(D.T. Crisp, T. Eriksson adn A. Peter).

25. Freshwater fishes and forests in Japan (M. Inoue and F. Nakamura).

26. Fish-forest harvesting interactions in perhumid and monsoonal southeast Asia (Sundaland) (J.H,. Dick and K.Martin-Smith).

27. Regional case studied in fish-forest harvesting interactions: Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo and Cambodia (J.H. Dick and K.Martin-Smith).

28. Interactions: mangroves, fisheries and forestry management in Indonesia (D.G. Bengen and I.M. Dutton).

29. Forestry interactions - New Zealand (B.J. Hicks, G.J. Glova and M.J. Duncan).

30. Australia (W.D. Erskine and J.H. Harris).

Part VIII: Effecting Better Fish-Forestry Interactions.

31. Guidelines, Codes and Legislation (K. Moore and G. Bull).

32. Forest Management and watershed restoration: repairing past damage is part of the future (G.F. Hartman).

33. Better and broader professional, worker and public education in fish-forestry interaction (T.G. Northcote and J.D. Hall).

34. Towards a new fish-forestry interaction in the world's watersheds (T.G. Northcote and G.F. Hartman).


"A casual glance at the Preface of this truly remarkable book highlights the dedication and enthusiasm by which the two editors, Professors Northcote and Hartman, have approached the writing and organization of this 'landmark' publication. They have drawn together over 56 experts from around the world to contribute to this extensive text.
As a major reference and research text within the subject it is likely to become a classic and is certainly recommended for purchase by libraries, research establishments researchers and advanced level students who have an interest in fisheries, forestry and/or ecology."
The Bulletin, British Ecological Society, November 2004

"For most regions of the world, the scientific literature describing the linkage between fishes and forests is scattered… To fill this void, Northcote and Hartman mobilized more than four dozen fish and forest experts from around the world… Assembling such a group,…editing disparate manuscripts into a cohesive writing style, and producing a reader-friendly book is a monumental task… The editors have done these tasks very well.
In summary, this book makes a significant contribution to the science and natural resource management literature. Its worldwide perspective is an especially important feature. The editors are to be lauded for…producing a book that is well integrated, consistently written, and refreshingly comprehensive. …a first class book."
Environmental Reviews (National Research Council Canada), December 2004

The editors and authors of Fishes and Forestry have provided the first global perspective on fish–forestry interactions. This book is essential reading for any scientist, resource manager, or member of the public interested in forested landscapes.
Every university and resource training center should have copies available for the scientists and resource managers of the future.
Bioscience (Journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences), Vol 55, August 2005

"Fishes and Forestry is truly a landmark publication."
Bois et Forets des Tropiques Vol 282 (4) 2004

* includes examples from all over the world
* environmentally important subject areas
* fisheries and forests of great commercial importance
* first time these subjects have been considered together in comprehensive book