Green Week: Thursday’s Items 1 and 2

Management of freshwater biodiversity: crayfish as bioindicators1: Management of freshwater biodiversity: crayfish as bioindicators.

By Julian Reynolds and Catherine Souty-Grosset.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Available from the Hamilton Library.

Dr. Julian Reynolds is a Fellow Emeritus attached to the Zoology Department, School of Natural Sciences, TCD.

Biodiversity is a buzz word right now, but there’s been little attempt so far to understand or manage it, and freshwaters are the most threatened habitat. This book presents freshwater crayfish as representatives of human-exacerbated threats to biodiversity and conservation. The discussion is structured around three key topics: the present situation of crayfish in world freshwater ecosystems; the applications of science to conservation management; and knowledge transfer for successful crayfish management. It outlines the historic exploitation of crayfish, addressing the problems caused by invasive alien forms.

Offering a global perspective on freshwater systems, the book ultimately highlights how the conservation of such large and long-lived species will help protect ecosystem quality in the future.

A living countryside?: the politics of sustainable development in rural Ireland2: A living countryside?: the politics of sustainable development in rural Ireland.

Edited by John McDonagh, Tony Varley, Sally Shortall.

Farnham : Ashgate, 2009.

Available from the Lecky Library -  on display in the Foyer of the BLU for Green Week 2012.

With contributions from Yvonne Scannell [Associate Professor, Law School] and Hilary Tovey [Fellow Emeritus, Sociology].

Part 1, [chap.] 2: A legal framework for sustainable development in rural areas of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland / Yvonne Scannell and Sharon Turner.

Part 1, [chap.] 6: Managing rural nature: regulation, translations and governance in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland / Hilary Tovey.

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