The Fly River Papua New Guinea

The Fly River  Papua New Guinea
Author: Barrie R. Bolton
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2009-01-09
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0080558836

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In 1984 the OK Tedi Mining Company Limited began mining copper and gold mineralization from Mt. Fubilan, which is located at the headwaters of the OK Tedi. Subsequent mining in the region followed in 1990. Since this time there has been intense monitoring of the environment undertaken by those in the field in order to better understand the possible impact of mining. This book assembles and summarizes research spanning two decades undertaken by leading experts with firsthand experience. Much of this research is contained in internal company reports, giving the reader rare insight and firsthand knowledge. * documents physical and biologic change in a large tropical river system brought about largely by mining in an otherwise pristine environment. * this book brings together a broad rand of disciplines to provide a comprehensive overview of change in a complex and dynamical tropical river system based largely on previously unpublished company reports. * the book provides examples of state-of-the-art strategies and methodologies for monitoring environmental impact in a large river system.

Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change

Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change
Author: Johann D. Bell,Johanna E. Johnson,Alistair J. Hobday
Publsiher: Pacific Community
Total Pages: 941
Release: 2011-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789820004719

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Author: Peter G. C. Campbell,Peter V. Hodson,Pamela M. Welbourn,David A. Wright
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2022-05-19
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781108834698

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The sources, distribution, toxicity and management of environmental contaminants, from molecular interactions to ecological effects.

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
Author: John F. Craig
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2016-01-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781118394403

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Inland fisheries are vital for the livelihoods and food resources of humans worldwide but their importance is underestimated, probably because large numbers of small, local operators are involved. Freshwater Fisheries Ecology defines what we have globally, what we are going to lose and mitigate for, and what, given the right tools, we can save. To estimate potential production, the dynamics of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes and estuaries) need to be understood. These dynamics are diverse, as are the earths freshwater fisheries resources (from boreal to tropical regions), and these influence how fisheries are both utilized and abused. Three main types of fisheries are illustrated within the book: artisanal, commercial and recreational, and the tools which have evolved for fisheries governance and management, including assessment methods, are described. The book also covers in detail fisheries development, providing information on improving fisheries through environmental and habitat evaluation, enhancement and rehabilitation, aquaculture, genetically modified fishes and sustainability. The book thoroughly reviews the negative impacts on fisheries including excessive harvesting, climate change, toxicology, impoundments, barriers and abstractions, non-native species and eutrophication. Finally, key areas of future research are outlined. Freshwater Fisheries Ecology is truly a landmark publication, containing contributions from over 100 leading experts and supported by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles. The global approach makes this book essential reading for fish biologists, fisheries scientists and ecologists and upper level students in these disciplines. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological and fisheries sciences are studied and taught should have multiple copies of this hugely valuable resource. About the Editor John Craig is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Fish Biology and has an enormous range of expertise and a wealth of knowledge of freshwater fishes and their ecology, having studied them around the globe, including in Asia, North America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. His particular interests have been in population dynamics and life history strategies. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and the Royal Society of Biology.

Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River Coastal Interfaces

Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River Coastal Interfaces
Author: Thomas Bianchi,Mead Allison,Wei-Jun Cai
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 673
Release: 2014
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781107022577

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A comprehensive, state-of-the-art synthesis of biogeochemical dynamics and the impact of human alterations at major river-coastal interfaces for advanced students and researchers.

Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries

Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries
Author: Alan K. Whitfield,Kenneth W. Able,Stephen J. M. Blaber,Michael Elliott
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1595
Release: 2022-02-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781119705352

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Das zweibändige Werk Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries: A Global Perspective enthält eine Darstellung des aktuellen Wissensstandes über Fische in Ästuaren. In Beiträgen von mehr als fünfzig international anerkannten Forschern und Experten für Ichthyologie in Ästuaren präsentiert dieses wegweisende Übersichtswerk die Themen Fischbestände und funktionelle Gruppen, Rekrutierung und Produktion in Ästuaren, Ernährungsökologie und trophische Dynamik, Erhaltung von Fischen in Ästuaren und viele mehr. In dreizehn ausführlichen Kapiteln werden die wichtigsten Aspekte zu Fischen und Fischerei in Ästuaren rund um die Welt beschrieben. Es wird die Biologie der Fische in Ästuargewässern und ihre Verbindung zu den dortigen Ökosystemen betrachtet, und es wird analysiert, wie sich die menschengemachte Industrialisierung und globale Ereignisse wie der Klimawandel auf einheimische und andere Arten auswirken. Weitere Themen sind die Vielfalt der Lebensräume, das Verhalten von Fischen bei der Nahrungssuche, Instrumente und Modelle der Umwelttechnik, Gefahren und Risiken für Fische und Fischerei in Ästuaren sowie die Gesundheit der Umwelt in Ästuaren. Dieses maßgebliche Referenzwerk enthält detaillierte Informationen über die Biologie und Ökologie von Fischen und Fischerei in Ästuaren und bietet außerdem: * Eine Betrachtung aktueller Ansätze und künftiger Forschungsrichtungen, die darauf abzielen, ein Gleichgewicht zwischen der Nutzung und der Erhaltung von Fischen in Ästuaren zu erreichen * Eine Erörterung der Umweltqualitätsziele sowie der nachhaltigen Fischerei und Bewirtschaftung der Ästuare * Eine Untersuchung, wie sich die zunehmende Nutzung von Ressourcen wie Nahrung, Raum und Wasser durch den Menschen auf die Fischerei in den Ästuaren auswirkt * Zahlreiche internationale Fallstudien zum Fischereimanagement, zu bedrohten Arten, zur Sanierung von Ästuaren, zur Fortpflanzung und Ontogenese und weiteren Themen * Eine Darstellung der Studien- und Probenahmeverfahren, der Feldausrüstung sowie der Verarbeitung, Analyse und Interpretation der Daten Das Werk Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries: A Global Perspective ist ein unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel und eine Referenzquelle für Fischbiologen, Fischereiwissenschaftler, Ökologen und Umweltwissenschaftler, Gewässerökologen, Naturschutzbiologen sowie Studierende der höheren Semester und Dozenten im Bereich Fischbiologie und Fischerei.

Mining and Communities

Mining and Communities
Author: Rita Armstrong,Caroline Baillie,Wendy Cumming-Potvin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2022-05-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783031021145

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Mining has been entangled with the development of communities in all continents since the beginning of large-scale resource extraction. It has brought great wealth and prosperity, as well as great misery and environmental destruction. Today, there is a greater awareness of the urgent need for engineers to meet the challenge of extracting declining mineral resources more efficiently, with positive and equitable social impact and minimal environmental impact. Many engineering disciplines—from software to civil engineering—play a role in the life of a mine, from its inception and planning to its operation and final closure. The companies that employ these engineers are expected to uphold human rights, address community needs, and be socially responsible. While many believe it is possible for mines to make a profit and achieve these goals simultaneously, others believe that these are contradictory aims. This book narrates the social experience of mining in two very different settings—Papua New Guinea and Western Australia—to illustrate how political, economic, and cultural contexts can complicate the simple idea of "community engagement." Table of Contents: Preface / Mining in History / The Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea / Mining and Society in Western Australia / Acting on Knowledge / References / Author Biographies

Ecosystem Services Biodiversity and Water Quality in Transitional Ecosystems

Ecosystem Services  Biodiversity and Water Quality in Transitional Ecosystems
Author: Michele Mistri,Alice Newton,Angel Pérez-Ruzafa,Sofia Reizopoulou
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2023-04-03
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9782832519547

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