Table of Contents

Part I. Faunal Origins, Evolution, and Diversity: 1. Introduction; 2. Origin and derivation of the North American freshwater fish fauna; 3. Reshaping North American fish faunas.
Part II. Formation, Maintenance, and Persistence of Local Populations and Assemblages: 4. Responses of populations and assemblages to biotic and physical factors; 5. The formation and maintenance of populations and assemblages; 6. Persistence of fish assemblages in space and time.
Part III. Form and Function: 7. Morphology and functional ecology of the fins and axial skeleton; 8. Form and function in the feeding of fishes; 9. Life history and reproductive ecology.
Part IV. Interactions Among Individuals and Species: 10. Communication among individuals; 11. Interactions in resource acquisition I : Niches, competition, and trophic position; 12. Interactions in resource acquisition II : Predation, avoiding predation, and predator effects on ecosystems; 13. Getting along.
Part V. Issues in Conservation: 14. Streams large and small; 15. Ponds, lakes, and impoundments. The North American freshwater fish fauna is the most diverse and thoroughly researched temperate fish fauna in the world. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes is the only textbook to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and integrated view of the ecological and evolutionary concepts, principles, and processes involved in the formation and maintenance of this fauna. Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes provides readers with a broad understanding of why specific species and assemblages occur in particular places. Addi