Stephen T. Ross Ph. D.'s Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes PDF

By Stephen T. Ross Ph. D.

The North American freshwater fish fauna is the main diversified and carefully researched temperate fish fauna on the planet. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes is the single textbook to supply complex undergraduate and graduate scholars and researchers with an up to date and built-in view of the ecological and evolutionary options, rules, and strategies occupied with the formation and upkeep of this fauna.

Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes offers readers with a wide figuring out of why particular species and assemblages ensue specifically areas. also, the textual content explores how contributors and species engage with one another and with their environments, how such interactions were altered by means of anthropogenic affects, and the relative good fortune of efforts to revive broken ecosystems.

This ebook is designed to be used in classes relating to aquatic and fish ecology, fish biology, ichthyology, and comparable complicated ecology and conservation classes, and is split into 5 sections for ease of use. bankruptcy summaries, supplemental studying lists, on-line resources, large figures, and colour images are incorporated to steer readers throughout the fabric and facilitate scholar learning.

Part 1: Faunal origins, evolution, and diversity

Presents a wide picture—both spatially and temporally—of the derivation of the fauna, together with international and local geological and climatological procedures and their results on North American fishes.

Part 2: Formation, upkeep, and patience of neighborhood populations and assemblages

Focuses on how neighborhood fish populations and assemblages are shaped and the way they persist, or now not, via time.

Part three: shape and function

Deals with the connection of physique shape and lifestyles historical past styles as they're regarding ecological services.

Part four: Interactions between contributors and species

Discusses the varied interactions between participants and species via verbal exchange, pageant, predation, mutualism, and facilitation.

Part five: concerns in conservation

Focuses on numerous fundamental conservation matters equivalent to move adjustments and the expanding biotic homogenization of faunas.

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