Freshwater ecological principles

Angela H. Arthington, Colin Finlayson, Jamie Pittock

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Five high level ecological principles common to all freshwater ecosystems are presented. Although they have different ramifications for each ecosystem type these principles are fundamental to the design and management of all freshwater Protected Areas (PAs) and the conservation of aquatic biodiversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFreshwater ecosystems in protected areas
Subtitle of host publicationconservation and management
EditorsC.M. Finlayson, A.H. Arthington, J Pittock
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315226385
ISBN (Print)9780415787147, 9780415787000
Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 2017

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    Arthington, A. H., Finlayson, C., & Pittock, J. (2017). Freshwater ecological principles. In C. M. Finlayson, A. H. Arthington, & J. Pittock (Eds.), Freshwater ecosystems in protected areas : conservation and management (pp. 34-53). Taylor & Francis.