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Predicting the Water Requirements of River Fisheries

  • Robin L. Welcomme
  • Christophe Bene
  • Cate A. Brown
  • Angela Arthington
  • Patrick Dugan
  • Jackie M. King
  • Vasu Sugunan
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Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 190)

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Main Channel Water Requirement Environmental Flow Environ Biol Capture Fishery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin L. Welcomme
    • 1
  • Christophe Bene
    • 2
  • Cate A. Brown
    • 3
  • Angela Arthington
    • 4
  • Patrick Dugan
    • 2
  • Jackie M. King
    • 3
  • Vasu Sugunan
    • 2
  1. 1.Renewable Resources Assessment Group, Department of Environmental Science and TechnologyImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.WorldFish Center — Cairo OfficeMaadi, CairoEgypt
  3. 3.Southern Waters Ecological Research and Consulting, Zoology DepartmentUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa
  4. 4.Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Faculty of Environmental SciencesGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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