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Conservation biogeography of freshwater fishes: Recent progress and future challenges

Aim: To identify key research questions and challenges that will, if addressed in a timely manner, significantly advance the field of freshwater fish biogeography and conservation. Location: Globe. Methods: By drawing on expertise from different regions of the world, we integrate an illustrative conspectus of recent scientific advancements in fish biogeography with a prospectus of needed areas of scientific inquiry to identify information gaps and priority research needs to advance the science. Results: We identified the following core challenges: (1) Testing current and forging new theories in biogeography; (2) Advancing a trait-based biogeography of freshwater fishes; (3) Quantifying extinction risk and loss of fish species in a changing environment; (4) Evaluating the magnitude and geography of extinction debt for freshwater fishes; (5) Elucidating the patterns and drivers of freshwater fish invasions; (6) Forecasting the future geography of freshwater fishes; (7) Understanding the interactive effects of multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems; (8) Quantifying new features of the biodiversity crisis: fish faunal homogenization and the emergence of novel assemblages; (9) Promoting scientific rigour in emerging freshwater fish conservation strategies and (10) Improving conservation planning strategies for freshwater fish species. Main conclusions: By reflecting on recent scientific progress in fish conservation biogeography, we have identified a set of core challenges and priorities requiring future research investment

The authors thank Dave Richardson for the invitation to participate in this special issue. Funding was gratefully provided by the USGS Lower Colorado River Aquatic GAP Program (J.D.O.), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Program (Grant No. 833834010) (J.D.O.), the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge Research Hub and the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University (M.J.K. and J.D.O.), the ANR ‘Freshwater fish diversity’ (ANR-06-BDIV-010, French Ministry of Research) (F.L. and P.A.T.), the estate of Carolyn Wierichs Kelso (K.O.W.), and the Spanish Ministry of Science (CGL 2006-11652-C02) (E.G.B.)

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Manager: Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Espanya)
Author: Olden, Julian D.
Kennard, Mark J.
Leprieur, Fabien
Tedesco, Pablo A.
Winemiller, Kirk O.
García-Berthou, Emili
Abstract: Aim: To identify key research questions and challenges that will, if addressed in a timely manner, significantly advance the field of freshwater fish biogeography and conservation. Location: Globe. Methods: By drawing on expertise from different regions of the world, we integrate an illustrative conspectus of recent scientific advancements in fish biogeography with a prospectus of needed areas of scientific inquiry to identify information gaps and priority research needs to advance the science. Results: We identified the following core challenges: (1) Testing current and forging new theories in biogeography; (2) Advancing a trait-based biogeography of freshwater fishes; (3) Quantifying extinction risk and loss of fish species in a changing environment; (4) Evaluating the magnitude and geography of extinction debt for freshwater fishes; (5) Elucidating the patterns and drivers of freshwater fish invasions; (6) Forecasting the future geography of freshwater fishes; (7) Understanding the interactive effects of multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems; (8) Quantifying new features of the biodiversity crisis: fish faunal homogenization and the emergence of novel assemblages; (9) Promoting scientific rigour in emerging freshwater fish conservation strategies and (10) Improving conservation planning strategies for freshwater fish species. Main conclusions: By reflecting on recent scientific progress in fish conservation biogeography, we have identified a set of core challenges and priorities requiring future research investment
The authors thank Dave Richardson for the invitation to participate in this special issue. Funding was gratefully provided by the USGS Lower Colorado River Aquatic GAP Program (J.D.O.), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Program (Grant No. 833834010) (J.D.O.), the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge Research Hub and the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University (M.J.K. and J.D.O.), the ANR ‘Freshwater fish diversity’ (ANR-06-BDIV-010, French Ministry of Research) (F.L. and P.A.T.), the estate of Carolyn Wierichs Kelso (K.O.W.), and the Spanish Ministry of Science (CGL 2006-11652-C02) (E.G.B.)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/297718
Language: eng
Publisher: Wiley
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: Invasions biològiques
Biological invasions
Canvis climàtics
Climatic changes
Peixos d’aigua dolça -- Conservació
Freshwater fishes -- Conservation
Peixos d’aigua dolça -- Distribució geogràfica
Freshwater fishes -- Geographical distribution
Biodiversitat
Biological diversity
Title: Conservation biogeography of freshwater fishes: Recent progress and future challenges
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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