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Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 137–138 | Cite as

Nicholas V. C. Polunin (ed): Review of “Aquatic ecosystems: trends and global prospects”

Cambridge University Press, New York, 482 pp, 2008, ISBN 978-0-521-83327-1
  • Tyler E. Van Fleet
  • Elizabeth Austin
  • Katherine E. Kauffman
  • Juliet Lamb
  • Morgan Lindemayer
  • Sarah Spencer
  • Francis Juanes
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Casting an impressively wide net, this new textbook gathers information on the threats now facing aquatic ecosystems across the globe. Editor Nicholas V. C. Polunin and 104 contributing authors evaluate the current impacts of global climate change and human population growth on aquatic ecosystems, with a goal of elucidating their likely influences on the future of these ecosystems to the year 2025. The book is organized into 21 chapters that address particular ecosystems and also includes a general introduction and synthesis. This review is the work of graduate and advanced undergraduate students in a university course entitled Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation.

The book achieves a truly global perspective with authors who originate from a diversity of nations. Together they compile a comprehensive overview of threats to Earth’s aquatic systems. Of primary concern across all ecosystems are pollution, flow modification, water diversion, invasive species introductions, land-use changes,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tyler E. Van Fleet
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Austin
    • 1
  • Katherine E. Kauffman
    • 1
  • Juliet Lamb
    • 1
  • Morgan Lindemayer
    • 1
  • Sarah Spencer
    • 1
  • Francis Juanes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Natural Resources ConservationUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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