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Richardson, Alastair M. M.

Works: 7 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 47 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Other, Author, Contributor, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alastair M. M Richardson
Freshwater crayfish X : papers from the 10th International Symposium of Astacology, Adelaide, Australia, 10-15 April 1994 by International Symposium of Astacology( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management of freshwater biodiversity : crayfish as bioindicators by J. D Reynolds( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating research into freshwater biodiversity and the role of keystone species, this fascinating book presents freshwater crayfish as representatives of human-exacerbated threats to biodiversity and conservation. It uses examples from these and other large decapod invertebrates to explore how communities function and are controlled, alongside the implications of human demands and conflicts over limited resources, notably the severe impacts on biodiversity. 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 and explaining the importance of correct identification when dealing with conservation issues. 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
Fauna of magnesite karst : field report and scientific assessment by Alastair M. M Richardson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown rot in inner heartwood : why large logs support characteristic saproxylic beetle assemblages of conservation concern( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"It is not clear why large diameter logs generally host saproxylic beetle assemblages that are different from those of small diameter logs. In a study in Tasmanian wet eucalypt forest, two size-classes of Eucalyptus obliqua logs (>100cm and 30-60cm diameter) were destructively sampled to assess their beetle fauna and the associations of this fauna with decomposing wood. Ninety species were collected as adults from 42 logs; at least 19 species were also collected as larvae. The two log size-classes differed in beetle assemblage composition. These differences could be explained by the observation that certain beetle species were associated with specific successional phases of decomposing wood (rotten wood types). Those that were preferentially found in brown rotted heartwood, which was common in large logs, were rare or absent in small logs. This rotten wood type seems to be a relatively stable microhabitat and accordingly, the four most strongly associated species (in the genera Cossonus, Dryophthorus, Prostomis and Pycnomerus) seem likely to have low dispersal ability. Although relatively common in this habitat, each belongs to a genus whose European counterparts have undergone drastic range reductions. Our research highlights the importance of a level of landscape planning in Tasmanian forestry, which would maintain sufficient large diameter logs in the landscape over the long term."
Freshwater crayfish 12 : proceedings of the twelfth symposium of the International Association of Astacology held on August 3 to 9 in Augsburg, Germany by International Association of Astacology( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

97 Stony Rise Road : burrowing crayfish site survey and management recommendations by N. E Doran( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.12 for Management ... to 0.97 for Freshwater ...)

Management of freshwater biodiversity : crayfish as bioindicators
Alternative Names
Richardson, Alastair

English (13)