Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Climate change and infectious fish diseases.

Book cover for Climate change and infectious fish diseases.


This book contains topics on the role of climatic factors on the epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, prevention and control of fish diseases. The 25 chapters that are divided into three main parts that discuss freshwater ecosystems and biological sequestrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide; microbial diseases (viral, bacterial and fungal infections) and parasitic diseases (protozoan and metaz...

Chapter 2 (Page no: 19)

Tropical freshwater ecosystems, biota and anthropogenic activities with reference to South-East Asia.

This chapter focuses on changes due to anthropogenic activities, invasive fish species and changes in biodiversity in freshwater lakes and rivers in South East Asia. SE Asia's fresh waters are expected to be under increasing pressure from the region's rapidly growing human population. This will likely be exacerbated by the synergy between various anthropogenic impacts. For example, the projected effects of global climate change are likely to drive the intensification of habitat modification, exacerbate influx of pollutants and aggravate risks of biological invasions, among others. In some cases, anthropogenic impacts on fresh waters may even trigger feedback mechanisms in which the causes and consequences are mutually reinforcing. Despite this, the importance of freshwater resources means that human exploitation of inland waters cannot be avoided entirely. More realistically, mitigative measures should instead focus on preserving or incorporating natural elements in freshwater ecosystems. Given sufficient motivation, trade-offs between human and biodiversity needs can be optimized for greater long-term sustainability.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin. Author(s): Kerckhove, D. T. de, Chu, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 44) Biological sequestrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide with strategies to enhance storage of the gas. Author(s): Namitha Nayak, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Rhabdovirosis (viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus). Author(s): Stepien, C. A., Leaman, D. W., Niner, M. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Nodavirosis (Striped jack nervous necrosis virus). Author(s): Zainathan, S. C., Nurshuhada Ariff
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 102) Aquatic birnavirosis (infectious pancreatic necrosis virus). Author(s): Dopazo, C. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 124) Herpesvirosis (koi herpesvirus). Author(s): Soliman, H., El-Matbouli, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 142) Orthomyxovirosis (tilapia lake virus). Author(s): Surachetpong, W., Sirikanchana, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 157) Iridovirosis. Author(s): Chou HsinYiu, Kondo, H., Qin QiWei
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 182) Vibriosis. Author(s): Amaro, C., Fouz, B., Sanjuán, E., Romalde, J. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 211) Aeromoniosis (Aeromonas salmonicida). Author(s): Crumlish, M., Austin, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 235) Edwardsiellosis. Author(s): Griffin, M. J., Soto, E., Wise, D. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 265) Fish mycobacteriosis. Author(s): Whipps, C. M., Gauthier, D. T., Kent, M. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 280) Piscirickettsiosis (Piscirickettsia salmonis). Author(s): Smith, P. A., Mardones, F. O.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 291) Epizootic ulcerative syndrome (Aphanomyces invadans). Author(s): Dibyendu Kamilya, John, K. R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 303) Amoebiosis (Neoparamoeba perurans). Author(s): Sokołowska, J., Nowak, B. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 319) Scuticociliatosis. Author(s): Lamas, J., Leiro, J. M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 349) Ichthyophthiriosis (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis). Author(s): Jørgensen, L. von G., Buchmann, K.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 363) Microsporidiosis (Loma salmonae). Author(s): Speare, D. J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 381) Myxoboliosis (Myxobolus cerebralis). Author(s): Alexander, J. D., Bartholomew, J. L.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 404) Gyrodactylosis (Gyrodactylus salaris). Author(s): Mo, T. A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 423) Eubothriosis. Author(s): MacKenzie, K.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 434) Diplostomiasis (Diplostomum spathaceum and related species). Author(s): Karvonen, A., Marcogliese, D. J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 457) Anisakiosis (Anisakis simplex s.l.). Author(s): Levsen, A., Cipriani, P., Bao, M., Giulietti, L., Mattiucci, S.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 471) Lepeophtheirosis (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). Author(s): Fast, M. D., Dalvin, S.