Tropical Asian Streams

Zoobenthos, Ecology and Conservation


David Dudgeon

ISBN : 978-962-209-469-7

Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Studies

January 1999

844 pages, 6.5″ x 9.5″

  • HK$320.00

This book deals with the ecology of rivers and streams in the Oriental Region, and describes the composition of their unique fauna - especially the diverse array of animals which live on and among the bottom sediments. Dichotomous keys are provided as an aid to the identification of these animals, and the book is illustrated by over 100 pages of line drawings and maps. Special emphasis is given to the impact of human activities on streams and rivers, and the book concludes with a discussion of conservation and management options for these endangered habitats.

Professor David Dudgeon is at the Department of Ecology & Biodiversity at The University of Hong Kong where he researches the ecology and conservation of tropical freshwaters.