Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management by Erkki LeppäkoskiInvasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management by Erkki Leppäkoski

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management

byErkki LeppäkoskiEditorStephan Gollasch, Sergej Olenin

Paperback | December 7, 2010

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The global scale of alien species invasions is becoming increasingly evident at the beginning of the new millennium. This book is the first attempt to provide an overall picture of aquatic species invasions in Europe. Its geographical scope stretches from Irish waters in the west to the Volga River and the Caspian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the south up to the Arctic coast of Europe. Not all parts of the continent could be covered equally, as in some countries species invasions are not yet studied. The book represents the array of all major European aquatic systems in the broadest geographical and ecological scope possible, from fully saline seas, semi-enclosed brackish water bodies and coastal lagoons to freshwater lakes, major river systems and waterways. The key objectives include the present status and impacts on economy and environment caused by non-native aquatic species in European waters. Altogether more than 100 scientists from 24 countries have joined together to synthesize the available information on bio-invasions.Please note that lengthy species lists submitted for publication and additional information were put on the Internet (, as the electronic version of these tables benefits from computer assisted search data.
Title:Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:584 pagesPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048161118

ISBN - 13:9789048161119


Table of Contents

Introduction. Alien Species in European Waters; Leppäkoski, et al. Bioinvasion Ecology: Assessing Invasion Impact and Scale; Carlton. Who is Who Among Nonindigenous Species. Protists - A Dominant Component of the Ballast-Transported Biota; Hülsmann, Galil. Introduced Marine Algae and Vascular Plants in European Aquatic Environments; Wallentinus. Coscinodiscus wailesii - A Nuisance Diatom in European Waters; Laing, Gollasch. The Comb Jelly Mneniopsis leidyi in the Black Sea; Kideys. The Predatory Water Flea Cercopagis pengoi in the Baltic Sea: Invasion History, Distribution and Implications to Ecosystem Dynamics; Telesh, Ojaveer. History and Success of an Invasion into the Baltic Sea: The Polychaete Marenzelleria cf. viridis, Development and Strategies; Zettler, et al. Alien Crayfish in Europe: Negative and Positive Impacts and Interactions with Native Crayfish; Westman. Invasion History, Biology and Impacts of the Baikalian Amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus; Panov, Berezina. Ponto-Caspian Amphipods and Mysids in the Inland Waters of Lithuania: History of Introduction, Current Distribution and Relations With Native Malacostracans; Arbaciauskas. Teredo navalis - The Cryptogenic Shipworm; Hoppe. Introduction and Acclimatisation of the Pacific Carpet Clam, Tapes philippinarum, to Italian Waters; Breber. Dreissena (D.) polymorpha: Evolutionary Origin and Biological Peculiarities as Prerequisites of Invasion Success; Orlova. Zebra Mussel: Impacts and Spread; Minchin, et al. Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtshaticus) and Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in the Barents Sea; Petryashov, et al. Alien Freshwater Fishes of Europe; Lehtonen. Introduced Semiaquatic Birds and Mammals in Europe; Nummi. Genetics on Invasive Species; Müller, Griebeler. Vectors. Vectors &endash; How Exotics Get Around; Minchin, Gollasch. Oyster Imports as a Vector for the Introduction of Alien Species into Northern and Western Europe Coastal Waters; Wolff, Reise. Exotics for Stocking and Aquaculture, Making Correct Decisions; Minchin, Rosenthal. Life in Ballast Tanks; Gollasch, et al. Ballast Tanks Sediments; Hamer. Regional Overviews. Biological Invasions in the White Sea; Berger, Naumov. Introduced Marine Organisms in Norwegian Waters, Including Svalbard; Hopkins. The Baltic Sea &endash; a Field Laboratory for Invasion Biology; Leppäkoski, et al. Introduced Marine Species of the North Sea Coasts; Reise, et al. Exotics of Coastal and Inland Waters of Ireland and Britain; Minchin, Eno. Open Atlantic Coast of Europe &endash; A Century of Introduced Species; Goulletquer, et al. Review of Non-native Marine Plants in the Mediterranean Sea; R. Siguan. Current Status of Aquatic Introductions in Italy; O. Ambrogi. A Sea Change &endash; Exotics in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea; Galil, Zenetos. The Marmara Sea, A Link Between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; Ozturk. The Black Sea &endash; A Recipient, Donor and Transit Area for Alien Species; Gomoiu, et al. Invaders in the Caspian Sea; Aladin, et al. Invasions by Alien Species in Inland Freshwater Bodies in Western Europe: The Rhine Delta; van der Velde, et al. Biological Invasions into German Waters: An Evaluation of the Importance of Different Human-mediated Vectors for Nonindigenous Macrozoobenthic Species; Nehring. Invasive Ponto-Caspian Species in Waters of the Vistula and Oder Basins and the Southern Baltic Sea; Jazdzewski, Konopacka. The Caspian-Volga-Baltic Invasion Corridor; Slynko, et al. Impacts. Ecological Impact of Ponto-Caspian Invaders in the Baltic Sea, European Inland Waters and the Great Lakes: an Inter-ecosystem Comparison; Ojaveer, et al. Fast Turnover in Dominance of Exotic Species in the Rhine River Determines Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: An Affair Between Amphipods and Mussels; Haas, et al. Impacts of Zebra Mussels on Aquatic Communities and their Role as Ecosystem Engineers; Karatayev, et al. Risk Assessment. Hazard Analysis of Aquatic Species Invasions; Gollasch. Risk Assessment of Marine Biological Invasions; Hewitt, Hayes. Risk Based Methodology to Assess Invasive Aquatic Species in Ballast Water; Haugom, et al. Nature Conservation Implications of Marine Biological Invasions; Eno, Hamer. Treatment Measures. Preventive Treatment and Control Techniques for Ballast Water; Taylor, et al. The Biological Efficacy of Open Ocean Exchange &endash; Implications for Ballast Water Management; Galil, Hülsmann. Filtration as a Ballast Water Treatment Measure; Cangelosi. Databases. Databases on Aquatic Alien Species: North and Mediterranean Seas and Non-European Initiatives; Gollasch. Internet Database on Alien Species in the Baltic Sea; Olenin, et al. Epilogue. Toward Understanding Patterns of Coastal Marine Invasions: A Prospectus; Ruiz, Hewitt. References.

Editorial Reviews

"This book gives an excellent up-to-date review of aquatic species invasions in Europe. The editors have done an excellent job in collecting all these contributions, which give a nice overview of our knowledge of the introduced species in European waters. It is the standard work for invasions in European waters up to the year 2000. This book is well produced, reasonably priced and is highly recommended!" (Aquatic Ecology, 37 (2003)