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Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries: A Global Perspective, (two Volume Set)

Now available as of March 2022


Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries: A Global Perspective brings together the current state of knowledge of estuarine fish in one inclusive   work. Featuring contributions by more than fifty internationally-recognized researchers and estuarine ichthyological specialists, this landmark resource covers fish assemblages and functional groups, recruitment and production in estuaries, feeding ecology and trophic dynamics, fisheries and the conservation of estuarine fish, and much more.

The book consisting of thirteen chapters and two method appendices examines major aspects of fish and fisheries in estuaries throughout the world.      The text describes the biology of estuarine fish and their connections with estuarine and adjacent marine and freshwater ecosystems, as well as examining the ways human industrialization and global events such as climate change are impacting both native and non- native species. Other topics covered include habitat diversity, fish foraging behaviour, ecological engineering tools and models, hazards and risks to estuarine fish and fisheries, and estuarine environmental health.

Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries: A Global Perspective is an indispensable tool and reference point for fish biologists, fisheries scientists, ecologists and environmental scientists, aquatic ecologists, conservation biologists, estuarine managers and advanced   students and instructors in fish biology and fisheries programs.

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Alan K. Whitfield, Emeritus Chief Scientist, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (Alan Whitfield biography)

Kenneth W. Able, Professor Emeritus, Marine Field Station, Rutgers University, Tuckerton, New Jersey, USA

Stephen J. M. Blaber, Honorary Fellow, CSIRO Marine Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Michael Elliott, Director, International Estuarine & Coastal Specialists Ltd, Leven, UK and Professor in Estuarine & Coastal Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, UK

Photo captions: 

Left image: A typical southern African estuary, the predominantly open Mngazi system in the northern part of the Eastern Cape Province. This system is in the transition zone between the subtropical and warm-temperate biogeographic regions and is thierefore most affected by changing fish composition due to global warming (Photo: Tris Wooldridge).

Right image: Exceptional high seas entering the temporarily closed East and West Kleinemonde estuaries give some idea of the sort of changes that will result from a major sea level rise (Photo: Paul Cowley).

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