Fish are an important part of a region's biological diversity and a human resource throughout the world. They are valuable for food and/or as a sporting asset. The human interest in fish has inevitably led to the widespread practice of introducing various species to waters outside their normal range. This unique book describes when, where, why, how, and by whom the alien inland fishes now living in a wild state throughout the world were introduced. It also exploreshow they subsequently became naturalized and what, if any, effects they have had in their new environment.
Includes a comprehensive index useful for cross-referencing
Explains the multiplicity of technical terms in a complete glossary
Provides country listings with naturalized fish species
Explores the benefits and drawbacks of species displacement in their new ecosystems
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Christopher Lever has had a lifelong interest in natural history, and first began to specialize in the study of naturalized animals nearly 40 years ago. He has written books and numerous articles and papers, as well as broadcasting on radio and television.An ardent conservationist, he is chairman, council member or trustee of many nature conservation organizations and, appropriately, is a member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Species Survival Commission's Re-introduction Specialist Group.Review:
This book represents a valuable contribution to the area of fish biology considering in depth the historical, biological and economical aspects of fish introductions.
--BULLETIN OF BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (??)
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Book Description Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0124447457