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Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

E.J. Milner-Gulland and J. Marcus Rowcliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198530367
eISBN:
9780191713095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530367.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The overexploitation of wildlife is a key concern for conservationists worldwide. Indeed, wildlife conservation and sustainable use have recently become centrepieces in conservation and development ... More


Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Keith Brander, Louis W. Botsford, Lorenzo Ciannelli, Michael J. Fogarty, Michael Heath, Benjamin Planque, Lynne J. Shannon, and Kai Wieland

in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558025
eISBN:
9780191721939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558025.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Humans have used and had an impact on marine ecosystems throughout history. As human populations and their economic activity increased the impact intensified, but our awareness of the long‐term, ... More


Overexploitation

Carlos A. Peres

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this Chapter, Carlos A. Peres highlights the effects of human exploitation of terrestrial and aquatic biomes on biodiversity. Human exploitation of biological commodities involves resource ... More


Past and future patterns of freshwater mussel extinctions in North America during the Holocene

Wendell R. Haag

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Past human impacts on the riverine ecosystems of North America remain poorly understood. This continent is home to the world's most diverse freshwater mussel fauna, but mussels are particularly ... More


Holocene extinctions in the sea

Nicholas K. Dulvy, John K. Pinnegar, and John D. Reynolds

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Few Holocene marine species extinctions have been recorded, and these have been of range-restricted species, mainly mammals and birds, over the past 300 years. However, marine extinctions may be more ... More


Empirical Applications of International Fisheries

Trond Bjørndal and Gordon R. Munro

in The Economics and Management of World Fisheries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199576753
eISBN:
9780191745973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576753.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of world capture fisheries, pointing to the rapid growth of these fisheries from the mid-twentieth century on, followed by a leveling off. While the leveling off is ... More


Climate Change and Overexploitation

MICHAEL H. HORN and JOHN S. STEPHENS

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The complex evolutionary and biogeographic history of the California marine fish fauna has been amply demonstrated in the preceding chapters. This chapter summarizes the historical origins of the ... More


The Emergence of the Colonial South, ca. 1710–1715

Robbie Ethridge

in From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834350
eISBN:
9781469603742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899335_ethridge.12
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the Yamasee War from various angles. Most scholars agree that at its root is the Indian slave trade and the inauguration of the Atlantic trade system in the South. With ... More


Western Bluefin Tuna

D. G. Webster

in Adaptive Governance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232708
eISBN:
9780262285872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on some of the unique features of western Bluefin tuna fishing activity. This fish is in great demand on the market due to its unique features. International monitoring and ... More


The Decline of Aquaforte, 1905-1908

Anthony B. Dickinson and Chesley W. Sanger

in Norwegian Whaling in Newfoundland: The Aquaforte Station and the Ellefsen Family, 1902-1908

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973007305
eISBN:
9781786944740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007305.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the factors that led to the rapid decline of the whaling industry in Newfoundland, the disastrous 1905 whaling season, and the subsequent withdrawal from the enterprise by the ... More


Effects of Catchment Change and River-Corridor Engineering

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Every environmental flow assessment has a catchment context with a particular “human footprint.” Human transformation of the global water cycle inevitably impacts receiving aquatic ecosystems both ... More


Populations of and Threats to Rare Plants of the Herb Layer: Still More Challenges and Opportunities for Conservation Biologists

Claudia L. Jolls and Dennis F. Whigham

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The ability to understand the ecology of herbs of forests of eastern North America is hampered by declining abundances and increasing risks of extinctions, particularly for rare taxa. Major causes ... More


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