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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Online ISSN: 1099-0755


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  1. Research Articles

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      Fish invading deserts: non-native species in arid Moroccan rivers

      Miguel Clavero, Javier Esquivias, Abdeljebbar Qninba, María Riesco, Javier Calzada, Filipe Ribeiro, Néstor Fernández and Miguel Delibes

      Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2487

    2. A caution for conservation stocking as an approach for recovering Atlantic eels

      Joshua A. Stacey, Thomas C. Pratt, Guy Verreault and Michael G. Fox

      Article first published online: 5 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2498

    3. Fragmentation and drying ratchet down Great Plains stream fish diversity

      Joshuah S. Perkin, Keith B. Gido, Katie H. Costigan, Melinda D. Daniels and Eric R. Johnson

      Article first published online: 4 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2501

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      Coral reef organisms as bioregion indicators off Halmahera, Moluccas, Indonesia

      Adriaan Gittenberger, Stefano G. A. Draisma, Ucu Yanu Arbi, Victor Langenberg, Paul L. A. Erftemeijer, Yosephine Tuti and Bert W. Hoeksema

      Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2495

    2. Relative importance of chinook salmon abundance on resident killer whale population growth and viability

      L. Antonio Vélez-Espino, John K.B. Ford, H. Andres Araujo, Graeme Ellis, Charles K. Parken and Rishi Sharma

      Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2494

    3. Tori-lines with weighted branch lines reduce seabird bycatch in eastern South Pacific longline fishery

      Noriyosi Sato, Nobuhiro Katsumata, Kosuke Yokota, Takayoshi Uehara, Ippei Fusejima and Hiroshi Minami

      Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2492

    4. The conservation status of decapod crustaceans in the Western Ghats of India: an exceptional region of freshwater biodiversity

      Rajeev Raghavan, Neelesh Dahanukar, Siby Philip, Priyanka Iyer, Brawin Kumar, Bexel Daniel and Sanjay Molur

      Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2490

  4. Review Articles

    1. The native South American crayfishes (Crustacea, Parastacidae): state of knowledge and conservation status

      Mauricio Pereira Almerão, Erich Rudolph, Catherine Souty-Grosset, Keith Crandall, Ludwig Buckup, Julien Amouret, Ana Verdi, Sandro Santos and Paula Beatriz De Araujo

      Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2488

  5. Research Articles

    1. Understanding fishing-induced extinctions in the Amazon

      Leandro Castello, Caroline Chaves Arantes, David Gibbs Mcgrath, Donald James Stewart and Fabio Sarmento De Sousa

      Article first published online: 13 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2491

    2. Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, established in Scotland

      I. Philip Smith, Claire Guy and David Donnan

      Article first published online: 31 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2483

    3. Egg drift and hatching success in European river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis: is egg deposition in gravel vital to spawning success?

      Sergio Silva, Angela Gooderham, Michael Forty, Brian Morland and Martyn C. Lucas

      Article first published online: 10 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2486

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    1. Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) predation upon Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) eggs

      John D. S. Findlay, William D. Riley and Martyn C. Lucas

      Article first published online: 1 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2480

    2. Cetacean occurrence, habitat preferences and potential for cetacean–fishery interactions in Iberian Atlantic waters: results from cooperative research involving local stakeholders

      Sabine Goetz, Fiona L. Read, Marisa Ferreira, Julio Martínez Portela, Maria Begoña Santos, José Vingada, Ursula Siebert, Ana Marçalo, Jorge Santos, Hélder Araújo, Silvia Monteiro, Mara Caldas, Marcos Riera and Graham J. Pierce

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2481

    3. Bycatch mortality can cause extirpation in four freshwater turtle species

      Jonathan D. Midwood, Nicholas A. Cairns, Lauren J. Stoot, Steven J. Cooke and Gabriel Blouin-Demers

      Article first published online: 18 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2475

    4. Site fidelity, survival and conservation options for the threatened flapper skate (Dipturus cf. intermedia)

      Francis Neat, Cecilia Pinto, Ian Burrett, Lewis Cowie, Justin Travis, James Thorburn, Fiona Gibb and Peter J. Wright

      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2472

    5. Habitat suitability, coverage by protected areas and population connectivity for the Siamese crocodile Crocodylus siamensis Schneider, 1801

      Flora Ihlow, René Bonke, Timo Hartmann, Peter Geissler, Natascha Behler and Dennis Rödder

      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2473

    6. Suppression of invasive topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva by native pike Esox lucius in ponds

      Pieter Lemmens, Joachim Mergeay, Tom Vanhove, Luc De Meester and Steven A. J. Declerck

      Article first published online: 12 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2479

    7. Spatial patterns of lacustrine fish assemblages in a catchment of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley

      Caroline S. Andrews, L. E. Miranda, Daniel B. Goetz and Robert Kröger

      Article first published online: 11 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2468

    8. Effects of land-use change on a diverse pleurocerid snail assemblage

      Lori Tolley-Jordan, Alexander D. Huryn and Arthur E. Bogan

      Article first published online: 3 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2474

    9. Sawfish exploitation and status in Bangladesh

      Md Anwar Hossain, Benjamin S. Thompson, Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury, Samiul Mohsanin, Zubair H. Fahad, Heather J. Koldewey and Md Anwarul Islam

      Article first published online: 24 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2466

    10. Annual survival probabilities of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles indicate high anthropogenic impact on Mediterranean populations

      Paolo Casale, Daniela Freggi, Giovanni Furii, Carola Vallini, Pasquale Salvemini, Michele Deflorio, Giovanni Totaro, Stefano Raimondi, Caterina Fortuna and Brendan J. Godley

      Article first published online: 20 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2467

    11. Scleractinian coral communities of the inner Seychelles 10 years after the 1998 mortality event

      Alasdair Harris, Shaun Wilson, Nicholas Graham and Charles Sheppard

      Article first published online: 9 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2464

    12. Genetic diversity of two Philippine native freshwater goby species (Perciformes: Gobiidae): implications for conservation

      Goli Ardestani, Diana Rose O. Rogelio, Roberto C. Reyes and Rita P. Laude

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2462

    13. Incidental catch of marine turtles by Spanish bottom trawlers in the western Mediterranean

      Francesc Domènech, Irene Álvarez de Quevedo, Manuel Merchán, Ohiana Revuelta, Gabriela Vélez-Rubio, Sebastián Bitón, Luis Cardona and Jesús Tomás

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2463

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

    25. 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

    26. 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

    27. 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

    28. 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

    29. 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

    30. 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

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