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Trout and Salmon: Ecology, Conservation and Rehabilitation

Trout and Salmon: Ecology, Conservation and Rehabilitation

Trevor Crisp

ISBN: 978-0-470-99977-6

Jan 2008

224 pages

Description

This important book contains a great wealth of practical information on trout and salmon, species of fish that are of huge scientific and commercial interest.

The introductory chapters of Trout and Salmon cover the biology and environmental variables of importance when considering these species. Further chapters encompass current information on the ecology of salmon and trout, with particular emphasis on the definition and quantification, where possible, of their environmental requirements and limitations. Comprehensive coverage of the impacts of human activities on trout and salmon is included, together with important aspects of relevance when considering issues of species conservation and habitat restoration.

The book concentrates on the two species of the genus Salmo with many references and comparisons with the genus Oncorhynchus. Conclusions drawn within the book apply to both genera and as such the book will have relevance for both Europe and North America as well as other areas where these genera occur.

Trevor Crisp has written a book that will be of great interest and use to fish biologists and fisheries scientists, to aquatic biologists, conservationists, ecologists and environmental scientists. The book will be particularly valuable for those working in government environment agencies and fish and wildlife departments and to all those involved in the management of these important species, their fisheries and habitats.

Introduction.

Acknowledgements.

Taxonomy, Distribution and Importance.

Life Cycles and General Biology.

Water Quantity and Quality and the Quality of Gravel.

Environmental Requirements and Limitations.

Human Influence.

Assessment, Conservation, Improvement and Rehabilitation of Salmonid Habitat.

What Next?.

Appendix A: Mean instantaneous rate of mortality or loss.

Appendix B: Mean instantaneous rate of growth (in weight).

Glossary.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

* Covers the trout (Salmo trutta) and salmon (S. salar)
* Includes and evaluates up-to-date quantitative research results
* Includes clear explanations of relevant aspects of water quality, gravel composition and population dynamics
* Relates the science to the practical issues of human impact on salmonids and their habitat
* Considers the general philosophy underlying practical conservation, rehabilitation and improvement programmes