Black Bass Diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation
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Michael D. Tringali, James M. Long, Timothy W. Birdsong, and Micheal S. Allen, editors.
685 pages, hardcover
Published by the American Fisheries Society, March 2015
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The book’s 47 chapters cover the biological, ecological, genetic, and management concerns of endemic basses within the genus Micropterus.
The opening chapters profile the nine recognized species of Micropterus, and describe their unique conservation needs. Later chapters are dedicated to fishery topics and the influences of human dimensions. New findings pertaining to life history, movement, habitat use, and disease are presented. Large-scale habitat restoration initiatives are described and their positive impacts evaluated. The negative impacts of introduced basses are detailed, with multiple case studies of hybrid introgression. Novel evolutionary lineages such as Bartram’s Bass and the newly discovered Choctaw Bass are introduced, and their taxonomic status considered. All chapters emphasize conservation needs for vulnerable populations within their native habitats.
Contains full-color plates of each species. This work will be useful to fishery scientists, biologists, managers, culturists, students, and interested public such as anglers and conservationists.
Foreward: Black Bass Diversity: Bringing Rare Species into Conservation Focus (James M. Long, Brandon L. Barthel, Wesley F. Porak, Micheal S. Allen, Timothy W. Birdsong, Joe E. Slaughter, IV, and Michael D. Tringali)
FISH POPULATIONS, FISHERIES, AND HUMAN DIMENSIONS
Fishing Warmwater Streams with Limited Public Access: Angling Behavior, Economic Impact, and the Role of Guadalupe Bass in a Twenty-Four-County Region of Texas (Zachary A. Thomas, Thomas L. Arsuffi, and Stephan J. Magnelia)
Year-Class Production of Black Bass Before and After Opening of a Spring Catch-and-Release Season in New York: Case Studies from Three Lakes (James R. Jackson, Donald W. Einhouse, Anthony J. VanDeValk, and Thomas E. Brooking)
Largemouth Bass Management in Wisconsin: Intraspecific and Interspecific Implications of Abundance Increases (Jonathan F. Hansen, Greg G. Sass, Jereme W. Gaeta, Gretchen A. Hansen, Daniel A. Isermann, John Lyons, and M. Jake Vander Zanden)
Fisheries-Induced Evolution in Largemouth Bass: Linking Vulnerability to Angling, Parental Care, and Fitness (David P. Philipp, Julie E. Claussen, Jeffrey B. Koppelman, Jeffrey A. Stein, Steven J. Cooke, Cory D. Suski, David H. Wahl, David A. H. Sutter, and Robert Arlinghaus)
BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND LIFE HISTORY
Largemouth Bass in Coastal Estuaries: A Comprehensive Study from the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Alabama (Dennis R. DeVries, Russell A. Wright, David C. Glover, Troy M. Farmer, Michael R. Lowe, Alicia J. Norris, and Adam C. Peer)
The Effects of Disease-Related Mortality of Young-of-Year Smallmouth Bass on Population Characteristics in the Susquehanna River Basin, Pennsylvania and Potential Implications to Conservation of Black Bass Diversity (Geoffrey D. Smith, Vicki S. Blazer, Heather L. Walsh, Luke R. Iwanowicz, Clifford Starliper, and Adam J. Sperry)
SPECIES PLATES: Nine full-page color plates by Joseph R. Tomelleri
HABITAT MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION
Native Black Bass Initiative: Implementing Watershed-Scale Approaches to Conservation of Endemic Black Bass and Other Native Fishes in the Southern United States (Timothy W. Birdsong, Micheal S. Allen, Julie E. Claussen, Gary P. Garrett, Timothy B. Grabowski, Jessica Graham, Fred Harris, Andrew Hartzog, Dean Hendrickson, Richard A. Krause, Jean K. Leitner, James M. Long, Christopher K. Metcalf, David P. Philipp, Wesley F. Porak, Scott Robinson, Steven M. Sammons, Stephanie Shaw, Joe E. Slaughter, IV, and Michael D. Tringali)
Effects of Large-Scale Habitat Enhancement Strategies on Florida Bass Fisheries (Jason R. Dotson, Kimberly I. Bonvechio, Brandon C. Thompson, William E. Johnson, Nicholas A. Trippel, J. Beacham Furse, Steven Gornak, C. Kevin McDaniel, William F. Pouder, and Erin H. Leone)
Distribution and Amount of Hybridization between Shoal Bass and the Invasive Spotted Bass in the Lower Flint River, Georgia (Alicia C. Alvarez, Douglas Peterson, Andrew T. Taylor, Michael D. Tringali, and Brandon L. Barthel)
Conservation Status of Shoal Bass in the Chipola River, Florida: The Threat of Hybridization with Native and Nonnative Congeners (Michael D. Tringali, Patrick A. Strickland, Richard A. Krause, Seifu Seyoum, Brandon L. Barthel, Alicia C. Alvarez, and Cecilia Puchulutegui)
The Development of a Genetic Conservation Program for the Florida Bass in Its Native Range (Wesley F. Porak, Brandon L. Barthel, Richard B. Stout, Michael D. Tringali, Michael Matthews, William F. Pouder, and David P. Philipp)
Evolutionary Genetic Diversification, Demography, and Conservation of Bartram’s Bass (Kenneth J. Oswald, Jean K. Leitner, Daniel Rankin, D. Hugh Barwick, Byron J. Freeman, Thomas Greig, Max Bangs, and Joseph M. Quattro)
Range-Wide Genetic Evaluation of the Suwannee Bass Reveals Divergent Lineages and Evidence of Small Founding Populations (Brandon L. Barthel, Wesley F. Porak, Michael D. Tringali, and David P. Philipp)