Table of contents:

S. Parker, M. Munawar

T. Lee

An overwiew of the National Marine Conservation Areas Program in Canada and its policy
D. MCBurney

An overview of Canada‘s first National Marine Park
D. Wilkes

Aspects of the historical marine background of Fathom Five National Marine Park
P. Folkes

Native history of the upper Bruce Peninsula through archaeology
J.S. Molnar, S.E. Janusas

Geological history of Fathom Five National Marine Park over the past 15. 000 years
S.M. Blasco

Island geology and land forms
D.W. Cowell

An overview of water chemistry and contaminants in Fathom Five National Marine Park
R. McCrea, S. Painter, S. Parker

Aquatic ecosystem health of Fathom Five National Marine Park: Structural and functional assessment
M. Munawar, I.F. Munawar, R. Dermott, S.F. Munawar, W. Norwood, C. Wenghofer, D. Lynn, O.E. Johannsson, H. Niblock, S. Carou, M. Fitzpatrick, K. Gaasenbeek, T. Weisse.

Vascular plants and vegetation communities of Fathom Five National Marine Park
K.J. Robinson, S. Parker, J. Lusted

Fishes of the shallow littoral zone of Fathom Five National Marine Park
J.K. Leslie, C.A. Timmins

The role of protected areas to evaluate null species-abundance models: ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on the islands of Fathom Five National Marine Park
K. Welstead, T.D. Nudds

Spiders, flies and some other arthropods of the Fathom Five National Marine Park islands and the upper Bruce Peninsula
S.A. Marshall, C.M. Buddle, B.J. Sinclair, D.J. Buckle

Birds of Fathom Five National Marine Park
D.P. Tate

Amphibians and reptils of Fathom Five National Marine Park
D.G. Britton, K.A. Prior

Mammals of Fathom Five National Marine Park
D.N. Potter

Parks and protected areas as ecological baselines: establishment of baseline data on species-area relations from island in Georgian Bay
H.A. Hager, T.D. Nudds

The ecology of the cliffs of Fathom Five National Marine Park
D.W. Larson

The diving experience
S. McClellan


About the book:

This book is an unique collection of 18 invited contributions from various experts on specific topics. (Please see overleaf for a list of contents). It is the first time that a monograph of this type has focused on the conservation and protection of a protected area.
The diversity of topics and themes contained in this book will attract specialists, managers, environmentalists, park rangers, students, the general public and other readers since the content, although scientific in nature, is simple and interesting. Fathom Five National Marine Park is a source of beauty, inspiration and motivation. It is a place where research is able to pose questions on cultural heritage, native biodiversity and anthropogenic stress. Most importantly, it is simply a venue where a rich diversity of life, culture, and nature merge and integrate in harmony. The editors hope that this monograph will appeal to a variety of users as a source of knowledge, information and state-of-the-art technology for the assessment of Canadian as well as other protected areas across the world.