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The Protagonists

Robert J. Edwards

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts, with a Foreword by Senator Tom Udall

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Each field has its pioneers, and the field of desert fish conservation is no exception. Efforts to conserve aquatic life in the desert have been fueled equally by the ecological understandings ... More


The Battle to Conserve Aquatic Species in Lands of Water Scarcity Continues

Jack E. Williams and David L. Propst

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Water was a critical fuel for post-World War II economic and population growth in the North American west and its appropriation for human use brought new challenges to aquatic organisms that had ... More


Ghosts of Our Making: Extinct Aquatic Species of the North American Desert Region

Jack E. Williams and Donald W. Sada

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

One of the primary priorities of conservation is to prevent extinctions. Thirty-three fishes and 23 aquatic invertebrates are recorded as recently extinct within the desert and adjacent regions of ... More


Long-Term Monitoring of a Desert Fish Assemblage in Aravaipa Creek, Arizona

Peter N. Reinthal, Heidi Blasius, and Mark Haberstich

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Since publication of Battle Against Extinction in 1991 there have been substantial changes to the natural and anthropogenic landscapes of the desert southwest. Environmental impacts have accelerated ... More


Conservation Genetics of Desert Fishes in the Genomics Age

Thomas F. Turner, Thomas E. Dowling, Trevor J. Krabbenhoft, Megan J. Osborne, and Tyler J. Pilger

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

At its core, conservation genetics aims to characterize genetic diversity in space and time, infer processes that change diversity, and use this information to prescribe actions that maintain and ... More


Southwestern Fish and Aquatic Systems: The Climate Challenge

Jonathan T. Overpeck and Scott A. Bonar

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Anthropogenic climate change is already apparent in southwest North America, with growing consequences for the region’s aquatic systems. Air and water temperatures are increasing, and there is high ... More


The Exotic Dilemma: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Recover Native Colorado River Basin Fishes

Brandon Albrecht, Ron Kegerries, Ron Rogers, and Paul Holden

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Native fishes of desert-aquatic ecosystems have been dramatically impacted by nonnative species. Over time, habitat modification and degradation set the stage for the influx of many nonnative taxa. ... More


Searching for Common Ground between Life and Extinction

Christopher W. Hoagstrom, Kevin R. Bestgen, David L. Propst, and Jack E. Williams

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Lineages of desert fishes that have persevered millions of years, through droughts exceeding any in the historical record, now collectively spiral toward extinction in the industrialized desert ... More


Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

David Propst, Jack Williams, Kevin Bestgen, and Christopher Hoagstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Our goal organizing this work was to update the landmark 1991 volume, Battle Against Extinction, and provide scientists and the public with a contemporary view of the status of aquatic ecosystems in ... More


The Devils Hole Pupfish: Science in a Time of Crises

Kevin P. Wilson, Mark B. Hausner, and Kevin C. Brown

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Devils Hole and the endemic Devils Hole pupfish Cyprinodon diabolis occur within the Ash Meadows section of the Amargosa Desert in southern Nevada. The ecosystem became a flash point in desert fish ... More


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