By H. Segers (Editor), K. Martens (Editor)
Freshwater Biodiversity is a far underestimated element of worldwide biodiversity, either in its variety and in its power to behave as types for basic study in evolutionary biology and environment experiences. Freshwater organisms additionally mirror caliber of water our bodies and will therefore be used to watch adjustments in surroundings overall healthiness. the current ebook includes a special choice of basic study papers spanning a variety of issues in aquatic biodiversity stories, and together with a primary international evaluate of particular range of freshwater animals. The ebook additionally provides a piece at the interplay among scientists and technology coverage managers. A objective opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity learn for the following decade and a number of other reactions from exceptional scientists talk about the relevance of these things from varied issues of view: basic ecology, taxonomy and systematics, wishes of constructing international locations, present-day biodiversity coverage at eu and at worldwide scales. it's believed that this sort of platform for the interplay among technology and technology coverage is an absolute necessity for the effective use of analysis budgets sooner or later.
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V. Balian2 & K. L. Ledeganckstraat 35. be) 2 Key words: freshwater, global assessment, animal species, biodiversity, species richness Abstract There is a need for monitoring the status and trends of freshwater biodiversity in order to quantify the impacts of human actions on freshwater systems and to improve freshwater biodiversity conservation. Current projects carrying assessment of freshwater biodiversity focus mainly on leading-better-known groups such as ﬁsh, or identify keystone species and/or endemic freshwater systems for conservation purposes.
Balian2 1 Institut de Recherches pour le De´veloppement, 1 rue de Marnes, 92410 Ville d’Avray, France 14 rue des Laitie`res, 94300 Vincennes, France. fr) 2 The paper from De Meester & Declerck (2005) raises current and future challenges faced by biodiversity research in freshwater habitats. ’. This question may open a debate about what kind of information is necessary for stakeholders. Meanwhile if we are talking about setting research priorities, we should more clearly identify the goals we want to reach.
However, we can also assume that the freshwater fauna in most European countries include species that have been introduced by humans, either directly or indirectly through physical connections established between river systems. The channels built during the XIXth and XXth centuries directly breached the natural barriers between adjacent watersheds. Even recently (1992), a new canal was opened between the Main-Danube Basin and Rhine River, allowing migration of species. In the absence of written information, we ignore what was the role of humans during historical times, except for the case of carp, which has been introduced everywhere for ﬁsh culture.