SUNY-Morrsiville Aquaculture and Aquatic Science
Bill Snyder's Annotated Bibliography
Study of Aquaculture and Aquatic Science
I often receive requests for titles of books which may be used to develop a
foundation for aquatic studies. The following are various texts which I have
found particularly useful:
Applied Biochemists. 1983. How to Identify and Control Water Weeds and Algae,
3rd edition. Applied Biochemists, Inc., Mequon, Wisconsin
Aquatic plant identification for the layman. Nice illustrations. I've
required it as a textbook for years. Sporadic availability.
Bennett, G.W. 1970. Management of Lakes and Ponds, 2nd edition. Van Nostrand
Reinhold, New York
Classic textbook on managing waters for production. Covers types of
lakes, community dynamics, and theory of fish management. Very
Bond, C.E. 1996. Biology of Fishes, 2nd edition. Saunders College
Publishing/Harcourt Brace, Orlando, Florida
College-level textbook on ichthyology. Nice chapters on ecology and
management. My favorite.
Boyd, C.E. 1990. Water Quality in Ponds for Aquaculture. Birmingham Publishing
Company, Birmingham, Alabama
Although aimed at the aquaculturist, this text provides a pretty broad-
spectrum education in water quality theory and management.
Cole, G.A. 1994. Textbook of Limnology, 4th edition. Waveland Press, Prospect
Good mid-level text on lake, river and estuarine systems. Pretty decent
coverage of community dynamics. This is the required text for my
Aquatic Ecology class since Reid and Wood is out of print.
Nielsen, L.A. and D.L. Johnson, editors. 1983. Fisheries Techniques. American
Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland
The basic techniques manual for the fisheries professional. Includes
chapters on sampling design, fish handling, and most of the basic
sampling techniques and theory.
Parker, R. 1995. Aquaculture Science. Delmar Publishers, Albany, New York
High school level text on aquacultural science. Not bad.
Piper, R.G., I.B. McElwain, L.E. Orme, J.P. McCraren, L.G. Fowler, and J.R.
Leonard. 1982. Fish Hatchery Management. United States Fish and Wildlife
Service, Washington, DC
The bible for fish culturists. Nothing on water reuse systems though.
Reid, G.K., and R.D. Wood. 1976. Ecology of Inland Waters and Estuaries, 2nd
edition. Van Nostrand, New York
Don't know why this is out of print. If you can find some copies of this,
buy them all. Steve Bero, of Liverpool High School, actually found a mint copy
of this and gave it to me. Steve, you're a prince.
Renn, C.E. 1968. A Study of Water Quality. LaMotte Chemical Products Company,
One of LaMotte's pocket-books. Gives an overview of hydrology and
water quality considerations. Not bad.
Renn, C.E. 1970. Investigating Water Problems. LaMotte Chemical Products
Company, Chestertown, Maryland
A LaMotte pocket-book on water quality. Written for the layman. Not bad.
Schreck, C.B., and P.B. Moyle, editors. 1990. Methods for Fish Biology.
American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland
A companion text to Nielsen and Johnson's Fisheries Techniques. Wonderful
chapters on ecology and on maintaining live fishes.
Wetzel, R.G. 1975. Limnology. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia
The premier text on limnology. Written for the professional. Excellent
reference for the individual who doesn't want to wade through the eight
billion volumes of Hutchinson's "Treatise on Limnology."
This list is evolving, so please bookmark this site to check for future
If you need any other information, or if I can be of any service, contact me:
Aquaculture and Aquatic Science
SUNY - Morrisville
Morrisville, New York 13408
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