This section of the website provides information on crayfish projects in the UK as well as crayfish research. Currently there are number of crayfish project occurring in the UK including practical conservation to conserve threatened populations, to academic research projects looking at a range of crayfish species and issues. Presented here are summary details of some of these projects, these have been split into UK geographical areas, this information is being provided with an aim to facilitate understanding, collaboration and best practice. Click on the project title to get a more detailed project proforma. If you want to add a crayfish project to this page please click here for a form, please complete and send to email@example.com. In regard to research see below for information on crayfish conference proceedings and journals. A reference list of crayfish related papers compiled for the Species Survival: Securing White-clawed crayfish in a changing environment conference can be downloaded here.
UK crayfish conference proceedings
There are been a number of the crayfish conferences in the UK and some of these conferences have produced proceedings, some of which are available online, see links and references below:
2010 Species Survival: Securing White-clawed crayfish in a changing environment. Proceedings of a conference held in Bristol in November 2010.
2009 Crayfish Conservation in the British Isles. Proceedings of a conference held in Leeds in March 2009.
2002 Management and conservation of crayfish. Proceedings of a conference held in Nottingham on 7 November 2002.
2000 Proceedings of the Crayfish Conference. Proceedings of a conferenceheld on 26th/27th April 2000 in Leeds.
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (KMAE) is an international open access (free) journal that publishes articles, short communications, reviews, opinion papers, comments and replies that contribute to a scientific understanding of freshwater ecosystems and the impact of human activities upon these systems. It has also published papers from 8 European crayfish conferences on crayfish since 2000. Relevant volumes are: 356 (2000), 361(2001) 367(2002) 370-371(2003) 372-373(2004) 376-377(2005) 380-381(2006) 394-395(2009). See link in journal title.
Another source of papers on crayfish is Freshwater Crayfish - this journal covers all topics on crayfish e.g.taxonomy, genetics, physiology, diseases, behaviour, ecology, conservation management and aquaculture. See link in journal title.
Other academic journals publishing papers on crayfish research include: Conservation Evidence which is an online journal, Aquatic Conservation, Biological Invasions, Hydrobiologia, Freshwater Biology, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.