The Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries has been written by an international team of scientists and practitioners, to provide an overview of the biology of freshwater and marine fish species together with the science that supports fisheries management and conservation.
The first volume, subtitled Fish Biology, reviews a broad variety of topics from evolutionary relationships and global biogeography to physiology, recruitment, life histories, genetics, foraging, reproductive behaviour and community ecology. Volume two, subtitled Fisheries, builds on the material from volume one, focusing on a wide range of topics including the history of fisheries science, methods of capture, marketing, economics, major models used in stock assessments and forecasting, ecosystem impacts, marine protected areas and conservation.
Together, these books present the state of the art in our understanding of fish biology and fisheries and will serve as valuable references for undergraduates and graduates looking for a comprehensive source on a wide variety of topics in fisheries science. They will also be useful to researchers who need up–to–date reviews of topics that impinge on their fields, and decision makers who need to appreciate the scientific background for management and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.
1. Banishing Ignorance: Underpinning Fisheries with Basic Biology (P. J. B. Hart and J. D. Reynolds).
2. Phylogeny and Systematics of Fishes (A. C. Gill and R.D. Mooi).
3. Historical Biogeography of Fishes (R. D. Mooi and A. C. Gill).
4. The Physiology of Living in Water (O. Brix).
5. Environmental Factors and Rates of Development and Growth (M. Jobling).
6. Recruitment: Understanding Density–dependence in Fish Populations (R. A. Myers).
7. Life Histories of Fish (J. A. Hutchings).
8. Migration (J. Metcalfe, G. Arnold and R. McDowall).
9. Genetics of Fish Populations (R. D. Ward).
10. Behavioural Ecology of Reproduction in Fish (E. Forsgren, J. D. Reynolds and A. Berglund).
11. Fish Foraging and Habitat Choice: A Theoretical Perspective (G. G. Mittelbach).
12. Feeding Ecology of Piscivorous Fishes (F. Juanes, J. A. Buckel and F. S. Scharf).
13. Fish as Prey (J. Krause, E. M. A. Hensor and G. D. Ruxton).
14. Trophic Ecology and the Structure of Marine Food Webs (N. V.C. Polunin and J.K. Pinnegar).
15. Community Ecology of Freshwater Fishes (L. Persson).
16. Comparative Ecology of Marine Fish Communities (K. Martha M. Jones, D. G. Fitzgerald and P. F. Sale).
17. Interactions Between Fish, Parasites and Disease (I. Barber and R. Poulin).
Volume 2: Fisheries.
1. The Human Dimension Of Fisheries Science: (P. J. B. Hart And J. D. Reynolds).
2. Fish Capture Devices In Industrial And Artisanal Fisheries And Their Influence On Management (O. A. Misund, J. Kolding and P. Freon).
3. Marketing Fish (J. A. Young And J. F. Muir).
4. A History Of Fisheries And Their Science And Management (T. D. Smith).
5. Gathering Data For Resource Monitoring And Fisheries Management (D. Evans and R. Grainger).
6. Surplus Production Models (J. T. Schnute And L. Richards).
7. Dynamic Pool Models I: Interpreting The Past Using Virtual Population Analysis (J. G. Shepherd And J. G. Pope).
8. Dynamic Pool Models II: Short–Term And Long–Term Forecasts Of Catch And Biomass (J. G. Shepherd And J. G. Pope).
9. A Bumpy Old Road: Size–Based Methods In Fisheries Assessment (T. J. Pitcher).
10. Ecosystem Models (D. Pauly And V. Christensen).
11. Individual–Based Models (G. Huse, J. Giske And A. G. V. Salvanes).
12. The Economics Of Fisheries (R. Hannesson).
13. Choosing The Best Model For Fisheries Assessment (P. Sparre And P. J. B. Hart).
14. Marine Protected Areas, Fish And Fisheries (N. V. C. Polunin).
15. Exploitation And Other Threats To Fish Conservation (J. D. Reynolds, N. K. Dulvy And C. M. Roberts).
16. Ecosystem Effects Of Fishing (M. J. Kaiser And S. Jennings).
17. Recreational Fishing (I. G. Cowx)