This book is a synthesis of twenty years of work under the Loire Grandeur Nature Plan. It describes the current body of knowledge on the functioning of the fluvial-estuary Loire River system, the effects of human activities and efforts made to maintain a lasting balance.
Fishing from the shore has always been part of maritime culture but the history of its practices and the evolution of its various techniques have not been widely disseminated. This book aims to remedy that deficit. The author explains how man, down through the ages, has engaged in what used to be a subsistence activity and today is a leisure sport. This journey through time shows the creative genius of man and the countless methods he has devised to exploit available resources.
This book focuses on innovation in the agri-food system and the new paradigm drawn by bioeconomic approaches and principles. It draws on contributions presented during the 29th EURAGRI annual conference held in Luxemburg (September 2015) as well as on other workshops organised as part of EURAGRI. EURAGRI works as a platform of exchange and discussion on topics of common interest pertaining to the organisation, orientation and outlook of agri-food research in Europe in connection with global changes.
This work, unrivalled in the French-language, provides readers with an overview of the entire marine plankton ecosystem. It explains how the pelagic environment works, the methods used to study plankton, its biology, the biodiversity and ecology of plankton and addresses how human activity is interfering with marine plankton. Physical, chemical and biological processes are explained with concrete examples supported by figures. The book’s many original illustrations facilitate comprehension.
Based on a specific experience relating to an artisanal fishery study in Senegal, the author shows that the role of statistics must sometimes go beyond that for which it was initially intended. When findings clash with reality at the conclusion of a research programme, it could be that there is no clear relationship with the initial question(s) posed. That is when statisticians must get involved.
Faced with advancing technology and their entitlement to exploit this living resource, farmers and fishermen are questioning their very livelihood and how to change it. This book examines elements contributing to the reasons to take action: debates on renewable resources, decisions regarding their profession and its transmission to new generations, new division of labor.
This book takes us through fresh water line fishing techniques from antiquity to 1930, year marking the beginning of the new era of innovative material which gradually replaced the ancestral know-how to better adapt to the individual behavior each fish species. It brilliantly takes us on a country stroll skilfully combining ecology, biodiversity, history and literature.
This book explores all aspects of man’s relations with rivers, from the legal status of water courses to the notion of “good ecological state”, via their animal population, the exploitation of their resources, the aquatic landscapes, the policies of large river cities and the imaginary world of running water. Of the view that the environment serves humanity, not the reverse, the author also wonders about the relevance of the concept of ecological “restoration”.
How is climate change going to influence our day-to-day life? More alcoholic wines, greener dishes with less protein, creepy crawlies on the menu, more farmed fish in our trolleys, new tourist destinations, revolutionary transport, a changing landscape and a thermometer that goes off the scale, especially in the cities. Our day-to-day life should be very different in 2050! Written in a simple style that everyone can follow, without doom and gloom or denial, this book may well surprise you.
The cockle is a major sentinel species in the operation of coastal ecosystems. This book addresses the state of knowledge on the deposits, reproduction cycle, health issues, regulatory provisions, stock control and the resulting operating possibilities. It is targeting scientists, ecologists and managers. Fishermen, naturalists and marine biology students will also find it a source of useful information.