Chapter 11. Origins and Maintenance of Freshwater Fish Biodiversity in the Wet Tropics Region

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member3 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor4
  1. Brad Pusey1,†,
  2. Mark Kennard1,‡ and
  3. Angela Arthington2,§

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch11

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Pusey, B., Kennard, M. and Arthington, A. (2008) Origins and Maintenance of Freshwater Fish Biodiversity in the Wet Tropics Region, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  3. §

    The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • Origins And Maintenance Of Freshwater Fish Biodiversity;
  • Australian Wet Tropics bioregion streams and rivers;
  • freshwater fish biogeography;
  • threats to freshwater fishes of Wet Tropics region;
  • spatial patterns within Wet Tropics region;
  • fish assemblages in streams and rivers of Wet Tropics region;
  • fish density - frequently higher in SEQ streams;
  • recent and contemporary environmental drivers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Freshwater fish biodiversity

  • Freshwater fish biogeography

  • Spatial patterns within the Wet Tropics region

  • Recent and contemporary environmental drivers

  • Summary

  • References