© 2015

Lampreys: Biology, Conservation and Control

Volume 1

  • Margaret F. Docker

Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Margaret F. Docker, John B. Hume, Benjamin J. Clemens
    Pages 1-34
  3. Ian C. Potter, Howard S. Gill, Claude B. Renaud, Dalal Haoucher
    Pages 35-73
  4. Heather A. Dawson, Bernardo R. Quintella, Pedro R. Almeida, Andrew J. Treble, Jeffrey C. Jolley
    Pages 75-137
  5. Richard G. Manzon, John H. Youson, John A. Holmes
    Pages 139-214
  6. Mary L. Moser, Pedro R. Almeida, Paul S. Kemp, Peter W. Sorensen
    Pages 215-263
  7. Nicholas S. Johnson, Tyler J. Buchinger, Weiming Li
    Pages 265-303
  8. Peter S. Maitland, Claude B. Renaud, Bernardo R. Quintella, David A. Close, Margaret F. Docker
    Pages 375-428
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 429-438

About this book


The book provides the most comprehensive review of lamprey biology since Hardisty and Potter’s five-volume “The Biology of Lampreys” published more than 30 years ago. Published in two volumes, it includes contributions from international lamprey experts, reviewing and providing new insights into the evolution, general biology, and management of lampreys worldwide.  This first volume offers up-to-date chapters on the systematics, general biology, conservation status, and conservation needs of lampreys.  It will serve as an important reference for researchers working on any aspect of lamprey biology and fishery managers whose mandate is to control or conserve lamprey populations.


Lamprey conservation Lamprey spawning behavior Lamprey systematics Larval lamprey habitat Metamorphosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret F. Docker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

Bibliographic information


“The current book provides a welcome update on many of the topics covered in Hardisty and Potter’s older series, and includes greater coverage of the control of invasive sea lampreys in the Laurentian Great Lakes and the conservation of native lamprey around the world. … This is an essential book for anyone interested in the biology, conservation, and management of lampreys. … this new publication provides a welcome synthesis of recent research on lampreys and efforts to conserve and control them.” (Thomas M. Neeson, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 91 (3), September, 2016)