Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

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Edited By: Professor Philip J. Boon and Professor John M. Baxter

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 22/80 (Water Resources); 38/100 (Marine & Freshwater Biology); 96/210 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1099-0755


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  1. Research Articles

    1. Use of encounter data to model spatio-temporal distribution patterns of endangered smalltooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata, in the western Atlantic

      John D. Waters, Rui Coelho, Joana Fernandez-Carvalho, Amy A. Timmers, Tonya Wiley, Jason C. Seitz, Matthew T. Mcdavitt, George H. Burgess and Gregg R. Poulakis

      Article first published online: 24 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2461

    2. The demise of Darwin's fishes: evidence of fishing down and illegal shark finning in the Galápagos Islands

      Laurenne Schiller, Juan José Alava, Jack Grove, Günther Reck and Daniel Pauly

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2458

    3. Genetic diversity of the pan-European freshwater mussel Anodonta anatina (Bivalvia: Unionoida) based on CO1: new phylogenetic insights and implications for conservation

      Elsa Froufe, Carina Sobral, Amílcar Teixeira, Ronaldo Sousa, Simone Varandas, David C. Aldridge and Manuel Lopes-Lima

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2456

    4. Reducing the impact of blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) dredging on the ecosystem in shallow water soft bottom areas

      Rikke Petri Frandsen, Ole Ritzau Eigaard, Louise Kjeldgaard Poulsen, Ditte Tørring, Bjarne Stage, Dennis Lisbjerg and Per Dolmer

      Article first published online: 2 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2455

    5. Assessment of genetic structure, habitat suitability and effectiveness of reserves for future conservation planning of the Euphrates soft-shelled turtle Rafetus euphraticus (Daudin, 1802)

      Flora Ihlow, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Ertan Taşkavak, Timo Hartmann, Claudia Etzbauer and Dennis Rödder

      Article first published online: 2 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2454

    6. Weak effects of habitat type on susceptibility to invasive freshwater species: an Italian case study

      Angela Boggero, Alberto Basset, Martina Austoni, Enrico Barbone, Luca Bartolozzi, Isabella Bertani, Alessandro Campanaro, Antonella Cattaneo, Fabio Cianferoni, Giuseppe Corriero, Ambrosius Martin Dörr, A. Concetta Elia, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Lyudmila Kamburska, Gianandrea La Porta, Sara Lauceri, Alessandro Ludovisi, Elda Gaino, Enzo Goretti, Massimo Lorenzoni, Marina Manca, Aldo Marchetto, Giuseppe Morabito, Francesco Nonnis Marzano, Alessandro Oggioni, Cataldo Pierri, Nicoletta Riccardi, Giampaolo Rossetti, Nicola Ungaro, Pietro Volta, Silvia Zaupa and Diego Fontaneto

      Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2450

    7. Coastal wetlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia: providing the inventory and condition information needed for their effective management and conservation

      Paul I. Boon, Tim Allen, Geoff Carr, Doug Frood, Chris Harty, Andrew Mcmahon, Steve Mathews, Neville Rosengren, Steve Sinclair, Matt White and Jeff Yugovic

      Article first published online: 28 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2442

    8. Effects of 17/0 circle hooks and bait on fish catches in a Southern Atlantic swordfish longline fishery

      Sérgio Amorim, Miguel N. Santos, Rui Coelho and Joana Fernandez-Carvalho

      Article first published online: 27 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2443

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      Reinventing residual reserves in the sea: are we favouring ease of establishment over need for protection?

      Rodolphe Devillers, Robert L. Pressey, Alana Grech, John N. Kittinger, Graham J. Edgar, Trevor Ward and Reg Watson

      Article first published online: 25 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2445

    10. Experimental evidence for species-specific response to turbidity in imperilled fishes

      Suzanne M. Gray, F. Matthias E. Bieber, laura H. Mcdonnell, lauren J. Chapman and Nicholas E. Mandrak

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2436

  2. Review Articles

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      Distribution, structure and function of Nordic eelgrass (Zostera marina) ecosystems: implications for coastal management and conservation

      Christoffer Boström, Susanne Baden, Anna-Christina Bockelmann, Karsten Dromph, Stein Fredriksen, Camilla Gustafsson, Dorte Krause-Jensen, Tiia Möller, Søren Laurentius Nielsen, Birgit Olesen, Jeanine Olsen, Leif Pihl and Eli Rinde

      Article first published online: 16 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2424

  3. Research Articles

    1. Genetic structure and diversity of the endangered bath sponge Spongia lamella

      Rocío Pérez-Portela, Charlotte Noyer and Mikel A. Becerro

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2423

    2. Reef quality criteria for marine reserve selection: an example from eastern Brazil

      I. C. S. Cruz, R. K. P. Kikuchi, Z. M. A. N. Leão and T. J. Done

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2417

    3. The abundance of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the former special marine reserve of the Cres-Lošinj Archipelago, Croatia

      Grgur Pleslić, Nikolina Rako Gospić, Peter Mackelworth, Annika Wiemann, Draško Holcer and Caterina Fortuna

      Article first published online: 12 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2416

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    1. Population genetic structure of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Adriatic Sea and contiguous regions: implications for international conservation

      Stefania Gaspari, Draško Holcer, Peter Mackelworth, Caterina Fortuna, Alexandros Frantzis, Tilen Genov, Morgana Vighi, Chiara Natali, Nikolina Rako, Elisa Banchi, Guido Chelazzi and Claudio Ciofi

      Article first published online: 17 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2415

    2. Utility of rostra in the identification of Australian sawfishes (Chondrichthyes: Pristidae)

      Jeff M. Whitty, Nicole M. Phillips, Dean C. Thorburn, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Iain Field, Stirling C. Peverell and David L. Morgan

      Article first published online: 3 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2398

    3. Fish farming and its appeal to common bottlenose dolphins: modelling habitat use in a Mediterranean embayment

      Silvia Bonizzoni, Nathan B. Furey, Enrico Pirotta, Vasilis D. Valavanis, Bernd Würsig and Giovanni Bearzi

      Article first published online: 30 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2401

    4. Status and the potential for extinction of the largetooth sawfish Pristis pristis in the Atlantic Ocean

      Joana Fernandez-Carvalho, Johanna L. Imhoff, Vicente V. Faria, John K. Carlson and George H. Burgess

      Article first published online: 23 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2394

    5. Intensive fishing has not forced dietary change in the South American fur seal Arctophoca (=Arctocephalus) australis off Río de la Plata and adjoining areas

      Damián G. Vales, Fabiana Saporiti, Luis Cardona, Larissa R. De Oliveira, Roberta A. Dos Santos, Eduardo R. Secchi, Alex Aguilar and Enrique A. Crespo

      Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2397

    6. Disturbance-induced responses of VHF and satellite tagged harbour seals

      Signe M. Andersen, Jonas Teilmann, Rune Dietz, Niels M. Schmidt and Lee A. Miller

      Article first published online: 13 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2393

    7. Assessing the consequences of habitat fragmentation for two migratory salmonid fishes

      Claudia Junge, Jon Museth, Kjetil Hindar, Morten Kraabøl and L. Asbjørn Vøllestad

      Article first published online: 13 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2391

    8. Fishery benefits from behavioural modification of fishes in periodically harvested fisheries closures

      Fraser A. Januchowski-Hartley, Joshua E. Cinner and Nicholas A. J. Graham

      Article first published online: 29 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2388

    9. Local people see and care most? Severe depletion of inshore fisheries and its consequences for Māori communities in New Zealand

      Alaric Mccarthy, Chris Hepburn, Nigel Scott, Katja Schweikert, Rachel Turner and Henrik Moller

      Article first published online: 27 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2378

    10. Effectiveness of habitat classes as surrogates for biodiversity in marine reserve planning

      Kylie Dixon-Bridges, Pat Hutchings and William Gladstone

      Article first published online: 27 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2377

    11. Integrating multiple techniques to identify stock boundaries of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

      Brian C. Balmer, Randall S. Wells, Lori H. Schwacke, John H. Schwacke, Barbara Danielson, R. Clay George, Suzanne M. Lane, William A. Mclellan, D. Ann Pabst, Kate Sparks, Todd R. Speakman, Forrest I. Townsend and Eric S. Zolman

      Article first published online: 18 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2357

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