Summary: The Biology & Ecology of Fishes, 2nd Edition
James S. Diana, Ph.D., University of Michigan
This completely revised and updated 2nd Edition is essential reading for students and professionals in fisheries biology, ichthyology, fish ecology and fisheries management. Major concepts in fish ecology and biology are presented and numerous case studies help define concepts.
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"The case study approach, combined with the emphasis on exploration of concepts rather than details, make this book tremendously easy to read...target audience is upper-division or graduate students taking their first course in fish ecology, biology, or management. For these students, this book is just about perfect"
Quarterly Review of Biology, 2004
CONTENTS: 1. Introduction to Aquatic Systems 2. Balanced Energy Equation 3. Metabolism 4. Other Energy Uses, Digestion, Nutrition 5. Growth 6. Body and Gonad Growth in Nature 7. Bioenergenic Models 8. The Hutchinsonian Niche 9. Density Dependence, Independence and the Critical Period 10. Competition 11. Foraging Behavior 12. Optimal Foraging and Patch Use 13. Predation Risk and Refuges 14. Social Behavior 15. Movement and Activity of Predatory Fishes 16. Reproductive Behavior and Spawning Migrations 17. Life History Patterns and Reproductive Strategies 18. Early Life of Fishes 19. Temperature and Fish Distribution 20. Fish Communities in Temperate Lakes 21. Fish Communities in Temperate Streams 22. Tropical Rivers 23. Coral Reefs 24. Harvest from Fisheries 25. Ecological Change in the Laurentian Great Lakes 26. Conservation of Freshwater Fish ...show less