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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

LTER-Europe members contribute to new book on monitoring freshwater habitats

A new book, Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats, features chapters by authors involved in several LTER-Europe member networks, including Ricardo Díaz-Delgado and colleagues from the Spanish LTER network and Richard Chadd of the UK's Environmental Change Network. The book focuses on the need to develop clear, site-specific, conservation management goals; something rarely considered in previous publications on freshwater monitoring.

The early chapters explore the use of biological indicators for monitoring and provide practical guidance for developing and implementing efficient and reliable monitoring projects. The remainder of the book is dedicated to a series of carefully selected case studies illustrating best practice in both decision-making and application across a range of habitats and species. The Doñana site in Spain (a long-term socio-ecological research platform) is included as a case study.

Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats should provide a valuable reference for students and researchers in biological and environmental sciences, and for practitioners working in government departments, conservation organisations and ecological consultancies. It should also be an essential resource for anyone working towards fulfilling the requirements of both the Water Framework Directive and the EC Habitats Directive.

Book details

Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats:  Practical Guide and Case Studies (2010). Hurford, Clive; Schneider, Michael; Cowx, Ian (Eds.)
1st Edition., 2010, XV, 415 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4020-9277-0

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