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This timely book explores current exploitation practices, and the ecological basis and consequences of that exploitation. From a consideration of the ecological effects of the extraction of non-living resources, including energy and water itself, it progresses to the biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, and how these underpin the harvesting for aquatic resources. A discussion of the ecological consequences for the system of its use as a means of transport and as a repository for wastes follows, along with the increasing importance of aquatic systems for human recreational pursuits. Finally, effective management strategies for natural hazards, the provision of ecological goods and services, and restoration of aquatic systems are considered, as well as the importance of ecological science in exploitation management.
The role of science in providing an understanding of the effects of human intervention in aquatic systems is emphasized throughout, along with a consideration of the role of ecology in the sustainable management of the consequences of human activity.
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Table of Contents
1. How do humans impact aquatic systems?
2. The dynamics of aquatic systems
Part One: Water as a resource
3. Human use of water
4. Exploiting the physical properties of the aquatic environment
Part Two: Aquatic biota as resources
5. Biological basis for harvesting living organisms
6. Harvesting for economic gain
7. Aquaculture and Ranching
Part Three: Aquatic environments as resources
8. Waste disposal in the aquatic environment
9. Extracting mineral resources from the aquatic environment
10. Exploiting the general aquatic environment for recreation
Part Four: Aquatic environmental management
11. Responding to natural hazards
12. Ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecological goods and services
13. Restoration and recovery of aquatic systems
14. Aquatic management tools and approaches