Aquatic Biodiversity II: The Diversity of Aquatic Ecosystems by H. Segers (Editor), K. Martens (Editor)

By H. Segers (Editor), K. Martens (Editor)

Freshwater Biodiversity is a miles underestimated section of international biodiversity, either in its range and in its strength to behave as types for basic learn in evolutionary biology and atmosphere stories. Freshwater organisms additionally mirror caliber of water our bodies and will hence be used to observe adjustments in atmosphere health and wellbeing. the current booklet contains a special selection of fundamental examine papers spanning a variety of subject matters in aquatic biodiversity reviews, and together with a primary international overview of particular range of freshwater animals. The booklet additionally provides a bit at the interplay among scientists and technology coverage managers. A objective opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity learn for the following decade and several other reactions from exclusive scientists speak about the relevance of this stuff from diverse issues of view: basic ecology, taxonomy and systematics, wishes of constructing nations, present-day biodiversity coverage at ecu and at international scales. it truly is believed that this type of platform for the interplay among technology and technology coverage is an absolute necessity for the effective use of study budgets sooner or later.

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1007/s10750-004-5522-7 Review Paper An assessment of animal species diversity in continental waters C. V. Balian2 & K. L. Ledeganckstraat 35. be) 2 Key words: freshwater, global assessment, animal species, biodiversity, species richness Abstract There is a need for monitoring the status and trends of freshwater biodiversity in order to quantify the impacts of human actions on freshwater systems and to improve freshwater biodiversity conservation. Current projects carrying assessment of freshwater biodiversity focus mainly on leading-better-known groups such as fish, or identify keystone species and/or endemic freshwater systems for conservation purposes.

V. Balian2 & K. L. Ledeganckstraat 35. be) 2 Key words: freshwater, global assessment, animal species, biodiversity, species richness Abstract There is a need for monitoring the status and trends of freshwater biodiversity in order to quantify the impacts of human actions on freshwater systems and to improve freshwater biodiversity conservation. Current projects carrying assessment of freshwater biodiversity focus mainly on leading-better-known groups such as fish, or identify keystone species and/or endemic freshwater systems for conservation purposes.

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