Edited by Robert M. Hughes, Dana M. Infante, Lizhu Wang, Kai Chen, and Bianca de Freitas Terra
523 pages, hardcover, glossary, index
Published September 2019
In this 21-chapter book, 68 U.S. and international authors present current knowledge about landscape–lake and landscape-stream relationships in four continents, with a focus on improved understanding and management of fish and macroinvertebrate assemblage patterns and trends.
The book includes chapters on (1) finding and interpreting pertinent non-GIS landscape data; (2) use of riverscapes for assessing and interpreting natural and anthropogenic limits on fish species; (3) landscape-lake interactions affecting fish species and lake-river resilience; (4) methods for improving landscape-aquatic survey designs and sampling methodologies; (5) landscape effects on stream habitat conditions; (6) use of hydrologic units or regions for partitioning biotic responses to landscape conditions; and (7) employing landscape variables in predictive conservation modeling.
A final chapter synthesizes the preceding chapters, summarizes major advancements in landscape-aquatic ecology, discusses key remaining research gaps, and lists major policy needs. Those advancements include identifying more meaningful spatial units, determining how hu-man pressures modify aquatic systems, resolving and measuring how factors occurring at different spatial extents interactively influence aquatic sys¬tems, and acquiring quantitative landscape and aquatic data.
This book will appeal to a wide spectrum of resource professionals ranging from academic researchers and students to natural resource managers.
Loss of Coldwater Fish Habitat in Glaciated Lakes of the Midwestern United States after a Century of Land Use and Climate Change (Peter C. Jacobson, Gretchen J. A. Hansen, Leif G. Olmanson, Kevin E. Wehrly, Catherine L. Hein, and Lucinda B. Johnson)
A Landscape-Scale Electrofishing Monitoring Program Can Evaluate Fish Responses to Climatic Conditions in the Murray–Darling River System, Australia (Wayne A. Robinson, Mark Lintermans, John H. Harris, and Fiorenzo Guarino)
Influences of Local and Landscape Characteristics, Including Past Timber Harvest Practices, on Large Wood in Streams Draining Young-Growth Southeast Alaska Catchments (Jared A. Ross, Dana M. Infante, Douglas J. Martin, Arthur R. Cooper, and Kyle Herreman)
Contemporary and Future Landscape-Based Anthropogenic Disturbances to Alaska Streams: Implications for Anadromous Fish Habitat Conservation (Arthur R. Cooper, Dana M. Infante, Jared A. Ross, Wesley M. Daniel, Kyle Herreman, Christopher C. Estes, and Gary E. Whelan)
Lotic Fish Assemblage Clusters across the Conterminous United States and Their Associations with Environmental Variables (Alan T. Herlihy, Jean C. Sifneos, Robert M. Hughes, David V. Peck, and Richard M. Mitchell)
Ensemble Modelling of Sensitive Stream Fish Species Distributions in Iran: Expanding Knowledge to Aid Species Conservation (Hossein Mostafavi, Ziya Kordjazi, Roozbeh Valavi, Hossein Shafizadeh-Moghadam, Jafar Kambouzia, and Dana M. Infante)