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Article: The ecology of tropical Asian rivers and streams in relation to biodiversity conservation

TitleThe ecology of tropical Asian rivers and streams in relation to biodiversity conservation
Authors
KeywordsBenthos
Dams
Fishes
Freshwater
Pollution
Issue Date2000
PublisherAnnual Reviews. The Journal's web site is located at http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/loi/ecolsys
Citation
Annual Review Of Ecology And Systematics, 2000, v. 31, p. 239-263 How to Cite?
AbstractTropical Asian rivers support a rich but incompletely known biota, including a host of fishes, a diverse array of benthic invertebrates, and an assemblage of mammals adapted to riverine wetlands. River ecology is dominated by flow seasonality imposed by monsoonal rains with profound consequences for fishes and zoobenthos. Information on life histories, feeding, and the trophic base of production of these animals is summarized. Widespread use of allochthonous foods by fishes and zoobenthos is apparent. Migration by fishes is often associated with breeding and results in seasonal occupation of different habitats. Riverine biodiversity is threatened by habitat degradation (pollution, deforestation of drainage basins), dams and flow regulation, as well as over-harvesting. Conservation efforts in tropical Asia are constrained by a variety of factors, including lack of ecological information, but the extent of public awareness and political commitment to environmental protection are likely determinants of the future of riverine biodiversity.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73357
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dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAnnual Review Of Ecology And Systematics, 2000, v. 31, p. 239-263en_HK
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dc.description.abstractTropical Asian rivers support a rich but incompletely known biota, including a host of fishes, a diverse array of benthic invertebrates, and an assemblage of mammals adapted to riverine wetlands. River ecology is dominated by flow seasonality imposed by monsoonal rains with profound consequences for fishes and zoobenthos. Information on life histories, feeding, and the trophic base of production of these animals is summarized. Widespread use of allochthonous foods by fishes and zoobenthos is apparent. Migration by fishes is often associated with breeding and results in seasonal occupation of different habitats. Riverine biodiversity is threatened by habitat degradation (pollution, deforestation of drainage basins), dams and flow regulation, as well as over-harvesting. Conservation efforts in tropical Asia are constrained by a variety of factors, including lack of ecological information, but the extent of public awareness and political commitment to environmental protection are likely determinants of the future of riverine biodiversity.en_HK
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dc.rightsAnnual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Copyright © Annual Reviews.en_HK
dc.subjectBenthosen_HK
dc.subjectDamsen_HK
dc.subjectFishesen_HK
dc.subjectFreshwateren_HK
dc.subjectPollutionen_HK
dc.titleThe ecology of tropical Asian rivers and streams in relation to biodiversity conservationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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