Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment

Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs. Proceedings of a symposium held ... Actions required for the conservation of molluscan diversity. In Kay, E. A. (ed.) ...

Author: E.V. Balian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402082592

Category: Science

Page: 640

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This book offers a comprehensive study of species- and genus-level diversity and chorology of the global freshwater fauna to date. It gives a state of the art assessment of the diversity and distribution of Metazoa in the continental waters of the world.
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The Mollusks

The Mollusks

The conservation biology of Molluscs. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission 9: 1-81. Killeen, I. J., M. B. Seddon, and A. M. Holmes, eds.

Author: Charles F. Sturm

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129304

Category: Science

Page: 445

View: 306

Mollusks have been important to humans since our earliest days. Initially, when humans were primarily interested in what they could eat or use, mollusks were important as food, ornaments, and materials for tools. Over the centuries, as human knowledge branched out and individuals started to study the world around them, mollusks were important subjects for learning how things worked. In this volume, the editors and contributors have brought together a broad range of topics within the field of malacology. It is our expectation that these topics will be of interest and use to amateur and professional malacologists.
Categories: Science

Molluscan Conservation

Molluscan Conservation

Author: Ian J. Killeen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822033843905

Category: Conservation biology

Page: 320

View: 711

Categories: Conservation biology

The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs

The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs

Within the realm of conservation biology, conservation genetics plays an important role as they focus on inbreeding in small populations, the assessment of ...

Author: G. M. Barker

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851993188

Category: Science

Page: 558

View: 250

Gastropods on land: phylogeny, diversity and adaptive morphology; Body wall: form and function; Sensory organs and the nervous system; Radular structure and function; Structure and function of the digestive system in Stylommatophora; Food and feeding behaviour; Haemolymph: blood cell morphology and function; Structure and functioning of the reproductive system; Regulation of growth and reproduction; Spermatogenesis and oogenesis; Population and conservation genetics; Life history strategies; Behavioural ecology: on doing the right thing, in the right place at the right time; Soil biology and ecotoxicology.
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MAN and SHELLS Molluscs in the History

MAN and SHELLS Molluscs in the History

Voultsiadou, E, Koutsoubas, D & Achparaki, M (2010) Bivalve mollusc exploitation in Mediterranean ... In: Kay EA (Ed) The conservation biology of molluscs.

Author: Riccardo Cattaneo-Vietti

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781681082257

Category: Science

Page: 340

View: 850

Since the Paleolithic age to the present, molluscs - which include squids, octopuses and a variety of shellfish - have featured in different facets of our history. Yet much of this detail is either unknown or underappreciated. From the shapes and patterns in their shells, to their culinary, medicinal and scientific value and from their depictions in literature and religions, mulluscs in general, and shellfish in particular, have fascinated mankind for millennia. Man and Shells is a treatise on molluscs in our natural history. Readers will traverse through the journey by demonstrating how these organisms have accompanied humans in arts and culture, in ancient religions, the myths that surround them, their role in commerce as in dyeing and as currency as well as in aquaculture and fishing, and much more. Man and Shells helps us to appreciate these creatures that continue to have an important yet little known place in the cultural evolution of man through the ages.
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Aquatic Ecosystem Biodiversity Ecology and Conservation

Aquatic Ecosystem  Biodiversity  Ecology and Conservation

This work mainly based on the available literature on freshwater Mollusca from ... Freshw Biol 51:460–474 Kay A (1995) The conservation biology of molluscs.

Author: Mamta Rawat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788132221784

Category: Nature

Page: 333

View: 461

This book brings together the latest information on the rapid advances and developments in the field of aquatic ecology. India is very rich in terms of biological diversity due to its wide range of habitats and climatic conditions. It is home to as much as 7 per cent of the world’s animal species, although it only accounts for about 2 per cent of the total landmass. The present work on biodiversity, ecology and conservation of aquatic resources represents original research in the field of aquatic biodiversity, wetland ecology and its applications with reference to the country’s aquatic resources. There are 19 chapters, each contributed by an expert in his/her particular field and offering novel approaches to various topics in the area of aquatic ecosystems.
Categories: Nature

Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca Volume 1

Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca  Volume 1

Conservation Biology 7: 845–855. F., Herrel, A. & Parmentier, E. (2014). Sound production in Onuxodon fowleri (Carapidae) and its amplification Kelly, ...

Author: Winston Frank Ponder

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351115650

Category: Nature

Page: 900

View: 399

Molluscs comprise the second largest phylum of animals (after arthropods), occurring in virtually all habitats. Some are commercially important, a few are pests and some carry diseases, while many non-marine molluscs are threatened by human impacts which have resulted in more extinctions than all tetrapod vertebrates combined. This book and its companion volume provide the first comprehensive account of the Mollusca in decades. Illustrated with hundreds of colour figures, it reviews molluscan biology, genomics, anatomy, physiology, fossil history, phylogeny and classification. This volume includes general chapters drawn from extensive and diverse literature on the anatomy and physiology of their structure, movement, reproduction, feeding, digestion, excretion, respiration, nervous system and sense organs. Other chapters review the natural history (including ecology) of molluscs, their interactions with humans, and assess research on the group. Key features of both volumes: up to date treatment with an extensive bibliography; thoroughly examines the current understanding of molluscan anatomy, physiology and development; reviews fossil history and phylogenetics; overviews ecology and economic values; and summarises research activity and suggests future directions for investigation. Winston F Ponder was a Principal Research Scientist at The Australian Museum in Sydney where he is currently a Research Fellow. He has published extensively over the last 55 years on the systematics, evolution, biology and conservation of marine and freshwater molluscs, as well as supervised post graduate students and run university courses. David R. Lindberg is former Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, Director of the Museum of Paleontology, and Chair of the Berkeley Natural History Museums, all at the University of California. He has conducted research on the evolutionary history of marine organisms and their habitats on the rocky shores of the Pacific Rim for more than 40 years. The numerous elegant and interpretive illustrations were produced by Juliet Ponder.
Categories: Nature

Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology

Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology

Baker, F. C. 1923. the Use of molluscan Shells by the Cahokia mound Builders. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 16:328–334. ———. 1979.

Author: Steve Wolverton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816521135

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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This book shows how zooarchaeology can productively inform conservation science. It both introduces applied zooarchaeology to conservation biologists and offers case studies that use animal remains from archaeological and paleontological sites to provide information that has direct implications for wildlife management and conservation biology today.
Categories: Social Science

Elasmobranch Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Elasmobranch Biodiversity  Conservation and Management

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs : Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress , Edinburgh , Scotland , 1986.

Author: Sarah L. Fowler

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831706505

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 146

The Darwin Elasmobranch Biodiversity Conservation and Management project in Sabah held a three-day international seminar that included a one-day workshop in order to highlight freshwater and coastal elasmobranch conservation issues in the region and worldwide, to disseminate the result of the project to other Malaysian states and countries, and to raise awareness of the importance of considering aspects of elasmobranch biodiversity in the context of nature conservation, commercial fisheries management, and for subsistence fishing communities. These proceedings contain numerous peer-reviewed papers originally presented at the seminar, which cover a wide range of topics, with particular reference to species from freshwater and estuarine habitats. The workshop served to develop recommendations concerning the future prospects of elasmobranch fisheries, biodiversity, conservation and management. This paper records those conclusions, which highlight the importance of elasmobranchs as top marine predators and keystone species, noting that permanent damage to shark and ray populations are likely to have serious and unexpected negative consequences for commercial and subsistence yields of other important fish stocks.
Categories: Social Science

Links Between Biodiversity Conservation Livelihoods and Food Security

Links Between Biodiversity Conservation  Livelihoods and Food Security

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1986.

Author: Sue Mainka

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831706382

Category: Nature

Page: 135

View: 367

The global use of wild animals for meat is now the primary illegal activity in many protected areas, and growing human populations and a lack of livelihood options suggest that demand for wild meat is likely to continue to rise. This Occasional Paper contains the background information presented to participants at a workshop jointly organized by IUCN, FAO and TRAFFIC in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The workshop aimed to forge functional links among the various stakeholders concerned with the unsustainable use of wild fauna for food, and it contains the communiqué and a summary of the discussions related to problems and solutions.
Categories: Nature

Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife livestock Interface

Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife livestock Interface

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs : Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress , Edinburgh , Scotland , 1986.

Author: Steven A. Osofsky

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831708648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 655

During a forum held at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress in South Africa in 2003, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IUCN SSC Veterinary and Southern Africa Sustainable Use Specialist Groups (VSG and SASUSG) brought together nearly 80 experts from Africa and beyond to develop ways to tackle the immense health-related conservation and development challenges at the wildlife/domestic animal/human interface facing East and Southern Africa today, and tomorrow. This volume focuses on several themes of critical importance to the future of animal agriculture, wildlife, and, of course, people: competition over grazing and water resources, disease mitigation, local and global food security and other potential sources of conflict related to the overall challenges of land-use planning and the pervasive reality of resource constraints. This publication seeks to draw attention to the need to move towards a ?one health” perspective ? an approach that was the foundation of the discussions in Durban, and a theme pervading these thought-provoking, insightful, and practical Proceedings.
Categories: Business & Economics

Molluscs as Crop Pests

Molluscs as Crop Pests

In: Stone, C.P., Stone, D.B., Cuddihy, L.W. and Lane, M.E. (eds) Conservation Biology in Hawaii. University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources ...

Author: G. M. Barker

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851997902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 409

Mollusc species currently constitute a major threat to sustainable agriculture. This threat is associated with cultivation of new crops, intensification of agricultural production systems and the spread through human trade and travel of species adapted to these modified environments. In some crops their significance is only now becoming apparent with the decline in the importance of other pest groups which can be effectively controlled. The book focuses on: toxicology of chemicals; deployment of molluscicides in baits; specific crop situations worldwide; current pest status of mollusc species and progress towards development of solutions.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Best practice guidelines for the rehabilitation and translocation of gibbons

Best practice guidelines for the rehabilitation and translocation of gibbons

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986.

Author: International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831717203

Category: Nature

Page: 56

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Rehabilitation and translocation programmes are increasingly becoming an important component of conservation action plans for threatened species. Translocation can help address gibbon conservation issues (gibbons are recognized as one of the most threatened primate families globally) by allowing gibbons held in captivity to be rescued, rehabilitated and then returned to the wild. These guidelines for the translocation of gibbons have been developed in collaboration with stakeholders in hylobatid conservation. This process was initiated druing a workshop on gibbon rehabilitation, reintroduction and translocation, facilitated by the IUCN SSC PSG Section on Small Apes (SSA), and the result of this process is the current document, which is based on shared knowledge and experience to date. The guidelines are designed to be a practical and useful document available for all stakeholders, with the aim of equipping field projects and decision makers with the tools for scientifically sound practice in gibbon rehabilitation and translocation.
Categories: Nature

African Elephant Status Report 2002

African Elephant Status Report 2002

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs : Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress , Edinburgh , Scotland , 1986.

Author: J. J. Blanc

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831707072

Category: Nature

Page: 301

View: 816

The African elephant is the largest living land mammal, and their potential impact on their habitats raises important management issues both for protected areas and unprotected land. This Status Report, derived from data contained in the African Elephant Database, is rich in data and information on numbers, distribution and current issues, and provides continent-wide information that is vital for conservation. It will help wildlife management authorities to harmonize their policy and management decisions across regions, as well as the continent, to reduce conflict and relax the pressure on habitats.
Categories: Nature

Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide

(Out of print) The Conservation Biology of Molluscs: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Mahu ologit al Congress, Edinburgh. Scotland.

Author: C. R. Veitch

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831706825

Category: Science

Page: 414

View: 205

This collection of 52 papers and 21 abstracts focuses on sharing available knowledge to combat the threat of invasive alien species. Turning the tide of biological invasion by eradicating invasive species can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity conservation. As more eradications are attempted worldwide, it is increasingly important that lessons are learned from each and every one of these attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful. This publication is intended to share with a wider audience the insights and practical experience gained.
Categories: Science

Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca Volume 1

Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca  Volume 1

This book and its companion volume provide the first comprehensive account of the Mollusca in decades.

Author: Winston Frank Ponder

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351115643

Category: Nature

Page: 900

View: 612

Molluscs comprise the second largest phylum of animals (after arthropods), occurring in virtually all habitats. Some are commercially important, a few are pests and some carry diseases, while many non-marine molluscs are threatened by human impacts which have resulted in more extinctions than all tetrapod vertebrates combined. This book and its companion volume provide the first comprehensive account of the Mollusca in decades. Illustrated with hundreds of colour figures, it reviews molluscan biology, genomics, anatomy, physiology, fossil history, phylogeny and classification. This volume includes general chapters drawn from extensive and diverse literature on the anatomy and physiology of their structure, movement, reproduction, feeding, digestion, excretion, respiration, nervous system and sense organs. Other chapters review the natural history (including ecology) of molluscs, their interactions with humans, and assess research on the group. Key features of both volumes: up to date treatment with an extensive bibliography; thoroughly examines the current understanding of molluscan anatomy, physiology and development; reviews fossil history and phylogenetics; overviews ecology and economic values; and summarises research activity and suggests future directions for investigation. Winston F Ponder was a Principal Research Scientist at The Australian Museum in Sydney where he is currently a Research Fellow. He has published extensively over the last 55 years on the systematics, evolution, biology and conservation of marine and freshwater molluscs, as well as supervised post graduate students and run university courses. David R. Lindberg is former Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, Director of the Museum of Paleontology, and Chair of the Berkeley Natural History Museums, all at the University of California. He has conducted research on the evolutionary history of marine organisms and their habitats on the rocky shores of the Pacific Rim for more than 40 years. The numerous elegant and interpretive illustrations were produced by Juliet Ponder.
Categories: Nature

Sharks and Their Relatives

Sharks and Their Relatives

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs : Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress , Edinburgh , Scotland , 1986.

Author: Merry Camhi

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 283170460X

Category: Nature

Page: 39

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Sharks and their relatives, the rays and chimaeras, are the diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that have evolved over 400 million years. Historically considered of low economic value to large-scale fisheries, today many of these fishes have become the target of directed commercial and recreational fisheries around the world, and they are increasingly taken in the by-catch of fisheries targeting other species. This report emphasizes the widely-acknowledged need to improve shark fishery monitoring, expand biological research and take management action. It serves as an introduction to the ecology, status and conservation of the sharks and their relatives for a general audience. Shark fisheries can only be managed sustainably, and shark populations remain viable, with the introduction of new conservation and management initiatives.
Categories: Nature

Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Mitigation of Conflict Between Humans and Great Apes

Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Mitigation of Conflict Between Humans and Great Apes

The Conservation Biology of Molluscs: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986.

Author:

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831711331

Category: Animals and civilization

Page: 40

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Executive summary: One of the challenges facing great ape conservation is the rising level of interaction between humans and great apes, and the resulting conflicts that emerge. As human populations continue to grow and human development makes deeper incursions into forest habitats, such conflicts will become more widespread and prevalent in the natural ranges of great apes, especially considering that the majority of great apes live outside protected areas. It is essential that we develop a comprehensive understanding of existing and potential conflict situations, and their current or future impacts on both great apes and humans. This will require the integration of quantitative and qualitative data on multiple aspects of human and great ape behaviour and ecology, along with a good understanding of local people's perceptions of the situation. Such knowledge can then be used to develop effective, locally-adapted, management strategies to prevent or mitigate human-great ape conflicts, whilst respecting both conservation objectives and socio-cultural-economic contexts. These guidelines outline a sequence of logical steps that should be considered prior to any form of human-great ape conflict intervention, and propose possible counter-measures to be used in the management of human-great ape conflicts.
Categories: Animals and civilization