Nieves García, Annabelle Cuttelod, Dania Abdul Malak. Figure 4.10 Distribution of extirpated freshwater mollusc of northern Africa (RE and EX). Figure 4.11 Main Threats to freshwater molluscs in northern Africa. of the community.
Author: Nieves García
This assessment is the first overview of the conservation status of 877 northern African freshwater species belonging to five taxonomic groupsfish, molluscs, dragonflies and damselflies, freshwater crabs and aquatic plantsin accordance with the IUCN regional Red List guidelines. Species at risk of regional extinction are mapped and conservation measures are proposed to reduce the probability of future declines.
North East Africa (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia) Brown, D.S. 1965. Freshwater gastropod Mollusca from Ethiopia. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology, 12:37–94. Brown, D.S., Fison, T., Southgate, V.R. & Wright, C.A. 1984.
Author: David S Brown
Publisher: CRC Press
The first half of this book is primarily a systematic survey of the snails, beginning with glossaries, keys for identification to genera and a checklist of species. This is followed by a synopsis of species, with brief notes on ecology, distribution and parasites. Relationships are then described between snails and schistosomes and with other paras
Mollusca: Gastropoda. Pp. 131– 167 in The Fossil Record (M.J. Benton, ed.). Chapman and Hall, London. Van Damme, D. 1984. The freshwater molluscs of Northern Africa: Distribution, biogeography and paleoecology.
Systematics, ecology and evolution of the fossil freshwater molluscs of the Lake Rudolf Basin (Ethiopia, Kenya). Ph. D. thesis, Ghent University, 310 pp (in Dutch). Van Damme, D., 1984. The Freshwater Mollusca of Northern Africa: ...
Author: Henri J. Dumont
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
What have we learnt about the Nile since the mid-1970s, the moment when Julian Rzóska decided that the time had come to publish a comprehensive volume about the biology, and the geological and cultural history of that great river? And what changes have meanwhile occurred in the basin? The human popu- tion has more than doubled, especially in Egypt, but also in East Africa. Locally, industrial development has taken place, and the Aswan High Dam was clearly not the last major infrastructure work that was carried out. More dams have been built, and some water diversions, like the Toshka lakes, have created new expanses of water in the middle of the Sahara desert. What are the effects of all this on the ec- ogy and economy of the Basin? That is what the present book sets out to explore, 33 years after the publi- tion of “The Nile: Biology of an Ancient River”. Thirty-seven authors have taken up the challenge, and have written the “new” book. They come from 13 different countries, and 15 among them represent the largest Nilotic states (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya). Julian Rzóska died in 1984, and most of the - authors of his book have now either disappeared or retired from research. Only Jack Talling and Samir Ghabbour were still available to participate again.
That work was ably synthesized by Brown (1994) on a Pan-African scale in his Freshwater Snails ofAfrica and Their Medical ... 2009b), with the proportion of threatened species second only to northern Africa, an area heavily impacted by ...
Author: E. G. E. Brooks
One of the main reasons cited for inadequate representation of biodiversity in the development processes is a lack of readily available information on inland water taxa. In response to this need for basic for information on species, the IUCN Species Programme conducted a regional assessment of the status and distribution of 2,261 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs and selected families of aquatic plants from throughout central Africa. This study is based on the collation and analysis of existing information, and the knowledge of regional experts.
North America1 South America Europe2 Africa Asia Australia4 World Bivalves 344 509 1725 37 1000 Gastropods 601 40007 Prosobranchs 439 133 2503 156 Pulmonates 162 30 913 c.67 ... Global diversity of freshwater molluscs 1 Bogan (1998).
Author: H. Segers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity of freshwater animals. The book also presents a section on the interaction between scientists and science policy managers. A target opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity research for the next decade and several reactions from distinguished scientists discuss the relevance of these items from different points of view: fundamental ecology, taxonomy and systematics, needs of developing countries, present-day biodiversity policy at European and at global scales. It is believed that such a platform for the interaction between science and science policy is an absolute necessity for the efficient use of research budgets in the future.
Faunal history of some freshwater invertebrates of the northern Levant (Mollusca, Crustacea). In: Proceedings of the symposium ... Freshwater molluscs of Africa: diversity, distribution, and conservation. In: W.R.T. Darwall, K.G. Smith, ...
Author: Kevin G. Smith
The Eastern Mediterranean region supports just over 4.4% of the global human population yet contains only 1.1% of its renewable water resources, which are under constant threat from the impacts of unsustainable water withdrawal, dam development and climate change. This IUCN report and accompanying dataset represents a major advance in the provision of information to help incorporate biodiversity needs into water development planning processes within an Integrated River Basin Management framework. This volume includes species information compiled for each river and lake sub-basin and incorporates information from the assessment conducted by IUCN's Global Species Programme, in collaboration with its partners, of the status and distribution of all described species of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, and plants from across the Eastern Mediterranean with existing information for species of freshwater dependent amphibians, birds, crustaceans, and mammals. This work represents the most comprehensive assessment yet of freshwater biodiversity at the species level for this part of the world.
These notes were assembled in the early 80's and updated for publication in 1998 , with the aid of the most recent general review of the freshwater molluscs of North Africa ( Van Damme 1984 ) . Beit Allam Nazlet Khater 2 From the upper ...
Author: P. M. Vermeersch
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Category: Social Science
This book is an edited publication of several excavation campaigns in Egypt, oriented towards the understanding of the chert extraction techniques employed by Middle and early Upper Palaeolithic humans in the lower desert of the Egyptian Nile Valley between Tahta and Qena.
This in many ways remarkable book is in the first place a guide to the freshwater molluscs of northern Africa with keys , short descriptions and drawings of most species . It has the great merit of analyzing and resystematizing both ...