New report online: “Exotic crayfish invasions, ecological impacts and management approaches” published by Onema

This report is intended for technicians and interested persons. It presents the main elements of technical meetings organized by Onema and its partners.

Exotic crayfish invasions
Exotic crayfish invasions,
Ecological impacts and
management approaches

The importance of the ecological and economic impacts induced by biological invasions is now broadly recognised. At a time when the recovery and the preservation of the good state of aquatic environments impose themselves as essential ecological and societal stakes, the issue of invasive crayfish constitutes a major concern for numerous water managers and stakeholders.

This document presents the results of the first National meetings on invasive exotic crayfish providing a description of present knowledge on invasive and native crayfish species in France, a better understanding of processes operating, the place of invasive crayfish in aquatic ecosystems and their effects on biodiversity, and lastly a presentation of management approaches investigated in the country.

Gathering nearly 120 professionals concerned by crayfish invasion – researchers, managers, administrations, professional fishermen, consultants for environment and environmental associations – these two days combining science and management objectives made it possible to establish for the first time such a broad dialogue about the subject on a national scale.

The « first meetings » were organised by the INRA, the Parc naturel régional de Brière, the CNRS, the Onema and the Forum des marais atlantiques. They took place on the 19th and 20th of June, 2013 at Saint-Lyphard, at the heart of the Brière marshes.

BOOK REVIEW : La cuenca del Río Lules. Una aproximación multidisciplinaria a su complejidad

BOOK REVIEW : La cuenca del Río Lules. Una aproximación multidisciplinaria a su complejidad.
H.R. Fernández & H.M. Barber eds. Edunt, Tucumán, Argentina, 2011, 192 p.

The Lules River is a subtropical mountain river that drains part of Tucumán Province in Argentina. This river has been studied from various points of view. This book results of an effort of about 25 researchers, faculties, and resource manager looking for an interdisciplinary approach. Chapters include descriptions of physical environment, sediments geochemistry, solubility equilibrium, hydroeconomis models, land use changes in 30 years, biological studies during 10 years,macroinvertebrates diversity, trout impact in benthos and drift, riparian forest conservation and management, social-environmental impact of population displacement. It is an interesting synthesis about a river threatened by the construction of a dam. The book is carefully printed, with black and white as well as color figures and photos.

ISI indexing for KMAE

It is with great pleasure that we announce the indexing of the journal Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems in the ISI Web of Knowledge on December 2008. From now onwards, the journal will be allocated an impact factor each year, so giving your articles published in Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems more influence on the freshwater ecosystem area.

ONEMA supports KMAE

ONEMA (Office National de l’Eau et des Milieux Aquatiques) supports KMAE (Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems).

By supporting KMAE of a high standard, ONEMA wants to encourage the international scientific community to make good use of the research conducted in this field. This scientific production will supplement the technical tools intended to provide a wider audience with information, training, assistance for expert analysis, advice, and management.

Electronic management of manuscripts for KMAE

You can now submit your manuscripts online due to the electronic tracking system: Manuscript System Management - MMS. You may submit them online and follow the course of their management (reviews, decisions…) right the way through our publication procedure using your personal identifier. The editorial office is at your disposal to answer any query on this subject.

Free access to the KMAE electronic archive

For the first time, the entire collection of back issues of Knowledge & Management of Aquatic Ecosystem – BFPP, since 1928 is available online and free of charge. This electronic archive contains all the articles in searchable PDF format and offers an essential database of scientific knowledge in freshwater ecosystem domain.

See contents