Synthesis for all taxonomic groups

Sayer, CA; Carr, JA; Seehausen, Ole (2018). Synthesis for all taxonomic groups. In: Sayer, Catherine A.; Máiz-Tomé, Laura; Darwall, William R.T. (eds.) Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin: Guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods (pp. 111-129). IUCN Cambridge, UK in collaboration with IUCN Gland, Switzerland

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In this synthesis chapter, we combine information presented in the individual taxonomic chapters (Chapters 3–7) in order to consider the status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity across the Lake Victoria Basin. We present a combined analysis of all freshwater decapods, fishes, molluscs, odonates and selected aquatic plants to illustrate patterns in species richness across the basin, highlighting groups of species of particular interest. We also investigate the major threats that are impacting many freshwater species, with a detailed discussion of the overall climate change vulnerability of freshwater biodiversity. We feel that the combined information for these taxonomic groups provides a reasonable representation of the distribution and status of freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin. Finally, we highlight research and conservation actions that are recommended to improve the conservation status of many freshwater species.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Aquatic Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Seehausen, Ole

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISBN:

978-2-8317-1895-8

Publisher:

IUCN Cambridge, UK in collaboration with IUCN Gland, Switzerland

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcel Häsler

Date Deposited:

22 Feb 2019 09:56

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 20:01

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.123440

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/123440

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