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By Stephen T. Ross Ph. D.

The North American freshwater fish fauna is the main various and punctiliously researched temperate fish fauna on the earth. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes is the single textbook to supply complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars and researchers with an updated and built-in view of the ecological and evolutionary ideas, rules, and techniques focused on the formation and upkeep of this fauna.

Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes presents readers with a wide knowing of why particular species and assemblages take place particularly locations. also, the textual content explores how members and species engage with one another and with their environments, how such interactions were altered via anthropogenic affects, and the relative good fortune of efforts to revive broken ecosystems.

This e-book is designed to be used in classes with regards to aquatic and fish ecology, fish biology, ichthyology, and similar complex ecology and conservation classes, and is split into 5 sections for ease of use. bankruptcy summaries, supplemental examining lists, on-line resources, vast figures, and colour images are incorporated to steer readers in the course of the fabric and facilitate pupil 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 approaches 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 background styles as they're concerning ecological features.

Part four: Interactions between participants and species

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

Part five: matters in conservation

Focuses on a number of basic conservation matters resembling circulate changes and the expanding biotic homogenization of faunas.

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