Freshwater Ecology Research Group
Freshwaters of New Zealand
Guide to the freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand
Stream Habitat Assessment Protocols for wadeable rivers and streams of New Zealand
The Natural History of Canterbury
Guide to the Aquatic Insects of New Zealand. 4th Edition
Protocols for sampling macroinvertebrates in wadeable streams
Metal Contaminants in New Zealand: Sources, treatments and effects on ecology and human health
New Zealand Stream Invertebrates: Ecology and Implications for Management
Edited by Jon Harding, Paul Mosley, Charles Pearson, & Brian Sorrell.
Freshwaters of New Zealand has been written by a team of eighty scientists and managers. It provides an up-to-date survey and synthesis of our knowledge of the streams, rivers, wetlands and lakes of New Zealand. There is a strong emphasis on our distinctive environment, science and management, but this is always underpinned by knowledge developed internationally. The 46 chapters cover a range of information, concepts and theories, arranged in five sections: the hydrological cycle, running water systems, lakes and wetlands, subsurface waters, and applications and issues in water management. The book is designed for students, managers, and scientists, working in a wide range of disciplines, who require an introduction to the field of freshwater science and management, and an entry point into the wider literature.
A long white cloud, snow and glaciers, tranquil lakes – part of
the image that attracts thousands of tourists to New Zealand, and encourages
many into careers as water managers and scientists. But there is far more
to the freshwaters of New Zealand than these. Our knowledge of fresh water,
aquatic biota and ecosystems has advanced rapidly in recent years. In
addition to the “icons”– the salmon fisheries of the
South Island, the blue duck of our mountain rivers – less well known
life forms are receiving increasing attention, such as the animals that
live in groundwater, often deep below the surface. To classic concepts
such as the hydrological cycle and the river continuum, scientists are
adding new hypotheses and theories, new management tools are being developed,
and improved methods to facilitate community involvement are being applied.
M.A. Chapman, M.H. Lewis and M.J. Winterbourn
Jon Harding, Joanne Clapcott, John Quinn, John Hayes, Mike Joy, Richard Storey, Hamish Greig, Joe Hay, Trevor James, Mary Beech, Rachael Ozane, Adrian Meredith, Ian Boothroyd
This self-contained guide provides a set of practical, cost-effective and standardised protocols for the assessment of physical habitat in New Zealand waterways.
It is intended that the information provided will allow practitioners to measure the current state of stream habitat using accurate and specific variables that allow for the identification of spatial and temporal trends in habitat condition. Often when you visit a stream or river for the first time your impression of that stream is based on the visual clues about its surrounding landscape and how the stream looks. These visual impressions are in effect an assessment of the physical condition of the stream. Although we may not think of it in that context, what we are doing is picking up cues about the condition of riparian zone, the presence of human engineering structures, the current and recent of flow conditions and the morphology of the stream bed.
Historically, much of the focus of stream assessments
have been on measuring water quality and collecting
ecological information about algae, invertebrate and
fish communities. Frequently, less emphasis has been
placed on collecting hydrological, riparian or stream
morphology data. Increasing pressures to extract
water from our streams and rivers has meant that
understanding the relationship between flow levels and
stream communities have become more important.
Similarly, greater demands for stream restoration
and effective riparian management have occurred as
our understanding of the importance of riparian and
habitat conditions in maintaining the structure and
function of healthy streams has increased. As a result,
there has been an increasing need for better and more
consistent tools to characterize and quantify stream
habitat. These protocols are an attempt to fulfill that
|Edited by Michael Winterbourn, George Knox, Colin Burrows and Islay Marsden
The third edition of "The Natural History of Canterbury" provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of knowledge of the flora, fauna and environment of the region with a broad audience in mind. It will be a valuable resource for natural scientists, students, environmental managers and interested lay people, not just in Canterbury but throughout New Zealand.
Timely and thought-provoking chapters deal with ecological restoration, conservation issues and environmental management. All chapters are exhaustively referenced to provide the reader with an entry to the primary literature. Extensive use is made of colour images, not only to enhance the visual appeal of the book but to enable the reader to visualise many of the remarkable plants, animals and landscapes found in Canterbury.View contents pages
Publisher: Canterbury University Press
Order online at http://www.cup.canterbury.ac.nz/catalogue/natural_history.shtml Price $NZ190.00.
Michael J. Winterbourn, Katharine L. D. Gregson and Craig H. Dolphin
The fourth edition of this excellent identification guide to aquatic insects in New Zealand has been updated with the latest information, making it an essential resource as the demand for river surveys and water quality studies continues to grow.
Since the third edition was published five years ago, there have been great advances in our knowledge of New Zealand's aquatic insects. This edition includes information from several new publications about the systematics of New Zealand aquatic insects. More than 80 new titles have been added to the reference list and cited in the text; this serves both to document taxonomic changes and to guide the reader to the expanding literature on the aquatic insects of NZ.
The book provides keys to enable insects to be identified to the family or genus level. Notes on distributioon, habitat, and problems likely to be encountered with identification are included, along with full references, g;lossary of terms, and an index of taxa, common names, and general subjects.
Stark, J. D.; Boothroyd, I. K. G; Harding, J. S.; Maxted, J. R.; Scarsbrook, M. R. 2001
Protocols for sampling macroinvertebrates in wadeable streams (PDF 1.5MB)
Edited by Kevin Collier & Michael Winterbourn
Publisher: Limnological Society of New Zealand