Ecological studies in tropical fish communities

R.H. Lowe-McConnell

Tropical fish present some of the best examples of how new species evolve and how complex ecological communities are maintained. Their study has generated important new ideas on the roles of ecology and behaviour in the evolution of species and communities. This book brings together for the first time the results of widely scattered research on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas, research that has been stimulated by the splendid opportunities to observe the behaviour of fish in their natural habitats in the clear warm waters. The book opens with an overview of the ecology of tropical freshwater and marine environments and their associated fish faunas, and then presents a number of freshwater studies drawn from the African, South American, Asian and New Guinea tropics. Special consideration is given to the new man-made lakes which have provided large-scale experiments on the change of riverine fish communities to lacustrine ones, and to the great lakes of East Africa for examples of recent species evolution.

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part I: Introduction: 1. Introduction
  • Part II. Freshwater Studies: 2. The African fish fauna
  • 3. Man-made lakes
  • 4. Lacustrine fish communities in the Great lakes of eastern Africa
  • 5. Speciation: the African Great lakes as laboratories of evolution
  • 6. The Neotropical fish fauna
  • 7. Far Eastern freshwater fish faunas and their distributions
  • Part III. Marine Fish Studies: 8. Underwater observations: coral reef fishes
  • 9. Demersal fish studies
  • 10. Pelagic fishes
  • Part IV. Syntheses: 11. Responses of fishes to conditions in tropical waters
  • 12. Trophic interrelationships
  • 13. Diversity: its maintenance and evolution
  • 14. The exploitation and conservation of tropical fish stocks
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 Ecological studies in tropical fish communities
著作者等 Lowe-McConnell, R. H.
Lowe-McConnell Rosemary Helen
書名別名 Fish communities
シリーズ名 Cambridge tropical biology series
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 xii, 382 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521280648
NCID BA01462399
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス