Yushun Chen, Duane Chapman, John Jackson, Daqing Chen, Zhongjie Li, Jack Kilgore, Quinton Phelps, and Michael Eggleton, editors
350 pages, paper
Published by the American Fisheries Society, August 2016
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The Mississippi and Yangtze (Changjiang) River Basins, the largest basins of North America and Asia, serve as the principal navigational waterways and main water sources, and play important economic, social, cultural, and ecological roles in the two continents. Maintaining healthy and productive fisheries and the integrity of aquatic ecosystems are important for achieving sustainability in both basins. The basins share many taxa, and have experienced some of the same environmental challenges to their fisheries.
This book examines fishery resources and environment of the two basins. It provides an overview of fishery resources, geology, land use, hydrology, and environment; evaluates endangered and invasive species, biodiversity, and conservation; and assesses anthropogenic stressors, floodplains, and river restorations in the two basins.
The book will benefit researchers, students, and managers in both basins and other large river basins worldwide in better managing fishery resources and environment.
Part 1 Overview of the Two Basins
Part 2 Endangered and Invasive Species, Biodiversity, and Conservation
Paddlefishes and Sturgeons of the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers: Status, Biology, and Management (Quinton E. Phelps, Kelly Baerwaldt, Daqing Chen, Hao Du, Li Shen, Chenyou Wang, Qiwei Wei, Hui Zhang, and Jan Jeffrey Hoover)
Bigheaded Carps of the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers: Biology, Status, and Management (Duane C. Chapman, Daqing Chen, Jan Jeffrey Hoover, Hao Du, Quinton E. Phelps, Li Shen, Chenyou Wang, Qiwei Wei, and Hui Zhang)
Part 3 Anthropogenic Stressors, Floodplains, and River Restorations
Agriculture in the Mississippi River Basin: Effects on Water Quality, Aquatic Biota, and Watershed Conservation (Yushun Chen, Mike Daniels, Michele Reba, Jennifer Bouldin, Chris Henry, Pearl Daniel, Sagar Shrestha, Jack Farrelly, Dennis Frame, Dennis Busch, Amber Radatz, Eric Cooley, Beatrix Haggard, James Hendrix, and Donnie Miller)