Many species of fish occupying inland waters reside in watersheds that were or still are surrounded by forests and are dependent in major ways upon such cover. The interactions between fishes and forests are complex, multifaceted, dynamic processes involving most inland surface waters, forests, subsurface waters, geology and soils, climate and its changes, and the biotic components of the relevant ecosystems. These interactions also include the aspects of forestry tied to human development, economics, population growth and even philosophies.
Fishes and Forestry is truly a landmark publication. The editors, Professors Northcote and Hartman, have drawn together and carefully edited chapters written by 56 scientists from around the world, covering a vast wealth of information never before appearing within the covers of one book. Following an introductory chapter, this exceptional work is broadly divided into sections covering: the ecology of forests, streams, lakes and estuaries; fish biology and ecology; forestry activities and their effects on aquatic systems and fishes; 14 chapters covering examples of fish–forestry interactions from around the world and a final section covering means of effecting better fish–forestry interactions.
Fishes and Forestry is an essential purchase for all those involved in inland fisheries, forestry and their interaction, including fisheries scientists, fish biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and forestry scientists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have several copies on their shelves.
List of Contributors..
Part I: Introduction.
1. An introductory overview of fish–forestry interactions (T.G. Northcote and G.F. Hartman).
Part II: Ecology of the Systems.
2. Forest ecology (J.P. Kimmins).
3. Elements of stream ecosystem process (G.F. Hartman and R.E. Bilby).
4. Fundamentals of lake ecology relevant to fish–forestry interactions (T.G. Northcote).
5. Fundamental aspects of estuarine ecology relevant to fish–forestry interactions (T.G. Northcote and M.C. Healey).
Part III: Fish Biology and Ecology.
6. Fish life history variation and stock diversity in forested watersheds (T.G. Northcote).
7. Fish migration and passage in forested watersheds (T.G. Northcote and S.G. Hinch).
8. Aspects of fish reproduction and some implications of forestry activities (G.F. Hartman and T.E. McMahon).
9. Foraging ecology: from the fish to the forest (M. Karagosian and N.H. Ringler).
Part IV: Forestry Activities.
10. Forest harvest and transportation (P.Schies and F. Krogstad).
11. Silviculture (J.E. Barker).
12. Manufacturing Processes and their impact on effluent discharges (N. McCubbin, E.R. Hall and K.J. Hall).
Part V: Forestry Effects on Aquatic Systems and Fishes.
13. Effects of forest management activities on watershed processes (G.F. Hartman).
14. Effects of Forestry on the limnology and fishes of lakes (T.G. Northcote, M. Rask adn J. Leggett).
15. Effects of forestry on estuarine ecosystems supporting fishes (C.D. Levings and T.G. Northcote).
16. Environmental effects of Effluents from pulp and paper mills (K.R. Munkittrick).
Part VI: North American Fish–Forestry Interactions.
17. Fish–Forestry interactions in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, USA (J.D. Hall, C.J. Cederholm, M.L. Murphy and KV. Koski).
18. Fish–forestry interaction research in coastal British Columbia – the Carnation Creek and Queen Charlotte Islands Studies.
19. Forestry and Fish in the boreal region of Canada (R.J. Steedman, W.M. Tonn, C.A. Paszkowski and G. J. Scrimgeour).
20. Fish–forestry interactions in freshwaters of Atlantic Canada (R.A. Cunjak, R.A. Curry, D.A. Scruton and K.D. Clarke).
21. Interactions between forests and fish in the Rocky Mountains of the USA (K.D. Fausch and M.K. Young).
22. Fish–forestry interface: an overview of Mexico (A. Sanchez–Veleez and R.M. Garcia–Nunez).
Part VII: Non–north American Fish–Forestry Interactions.
23. Fishes–forestry interactions in tropical South America (C.A.R.M. Araujo–Lima, N. Higuchi and W.Barrella).
24. Europe – with special reference to Scandiniavia and the British Isles(D.T. Crisp, T. Eriksson adn A. Peter).
25. Freshwater fishes and forests in Japan (M. Inoue and F. Nakamura).
26. Fish–forest harvesting interactions in perhumid and monsoonal southeast Asia (Sundaland) (J.H,. Dick and K.Martin–Smith).
27. Regional case studied in fish–forest harvesting interactions: Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo and Cambodia (J.H. Dick and K.Martin–Smith).
28. Interactions: mangroves, fisheries and forestry management in Indonesia (D.G. Bengen and I.M. Dutton).
29. Forestry interactions – New Zealand (B.J. Hicks, G.J. Glova and M.J. Duncan).
30. Australia (W.D. Erskine and J.H. Harris).
Part VIII: Effecting Better Fish–Forestry Interactions.
31. Guidelines, Codes and Legislation (K. Moore and G. Bull).
32. Forest Management and watershed restoration: repairing past damage is part of the future (G.F. Hartman).
33. Better and broader professional, worker and public education in fish–forestry interaction (T.G. Northcote and J.D. Hall).
34. Towards a new fish–forestry interaction in the world′s watersheds (T.G. Northcote and G.F. Hartman).