Nonindigenous Fresh Water Organisms: Vectors, Biology, and Impacts

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Nonindigenous Fresh Water Organisms focuses on this infringement in No rth American aquatic ecosystems. The 31 chapters measure the devastati ng ecological, and sometimes economic, impact caused by the encroachme nt of immigrant species. The book includes case studies such as the Ze bra mussel, which arrived in the Laurentian Great Lakes via the ballas t of a foreign ship. There is a section for each pathway of introduct ion, which includes a chapter devoted to its North American history an d an analysis of the ...

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Overview

Nonindigenous Fresh Water Organisms focuses on this infringement in No rth American aquatic ecosystems. The 31 chapters measure the devastati ng ecological, and sometimes economic, impact caused by the encroachme nt of immigrant species. The book includes case studies such as the Ze bra mussel, which arrived in the Laurentian Great Lakes via the ballas t of a foreign ship. There is a section for each pathway of introduct ion, which includes a chapter devoted to its North American history an d an analysis of the potential harm caused by further intrusion. The f inal portion of the book is devoted to a prediction methodology for th e success or failure of an introduction. The chapter on risk assessmen t is especially useful for the planning of a voluntary introduction.

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Nearly 50 North American scientists, working in universities, professional laboratories, and for government agencies, have contributed papers documenting various aspects of nonindigenous aquatic organisms, including their biology, and the ecologic and sometimes economic impact of their introduction. The book is organized by primary pathway of introduction, such as intentional introductions, aquarium and water garden trade, climate changes, or canals and diversions. Case studies of the screw snail, zebra muscle, and American bullfrog are included among other more general studies of methods of introduction and models of the invasion process. A concluding section includes three chapters discussing why some introductions succeed and others fail. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566704496
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Documenting Over a Century of Aquatic Introductions in the U.S. 1
Ch. 2 Annotated Checklist of Introduced Invasive Fishes in Mexico, with Examples of Some Recent Introductions 33
Sect. I Intentional Introductions
Ch. 3 Intentional Introductions: Are the Incalculable Risks Worth It? 57
Ch. 4 Intentional Introductions of Nonindigenous Freshwater Organisms in North America 61
Ch. 5 Summary of Fishes Intentionally Introduced in North America 99
Ch. 6 Impacts of Intentional Fish Introductions in Mexican Freshwater Systems 113
Sect. II Aquarium and Watergarden Trade
Ch. 7 Aquariums and Water Gardens as Vectors of Introduction 127
Ch. 8 Summary of North American Fish Introductions through the Aquarium/Horticultural Trade 129
Ch. 9 Mollusc Introductions through Aquarium Trade 135
Ch. 10 Description, Biology and Ecological Impact of the Screw Snail, Thiara Tuberculata (Muller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Thiaridae) in Mexico 151
Sect. III Bait
Ch. 11 Baitfish Trade as a Vector of Aquatic Introductions 163
Ch. 12 Ecological Impacts of Introductions Associated with the Use of Live Bait 181
Sect. IV Ballast Water Vector
Ch. 13 The Role of Ships as a Vector of Introduction for Nonindigenous Freshwater Organisms, with Focus on the Great Lakes 203
Ch. 14 Summary of North American Fish Introductions through the Ballast Water Vector 215
Ch. 15 Ballast Water Introductions of Mollusca 219
Ch. 16 Impacts of the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) on Water Quality: A Case Study in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron 255
Ch. 17 A Microbiological, Chemical, and Physical Survey of Ballast Water on Ships in the Great Lakes 273
Sect. V Aquaculture Vector
Ch. 18 The Blue Revolution and Sustainability: At a Crossroads 283
Ch. 19 The American Bullfrog in British Columbia: The Frog Who Came to Dinner 289
Ch. 20 Summary of North American Introductions of Fish through the Aquaculture Vector and Related Human Activities 297
Ch. 21 Introductions of Molluses through the Import for Live Food 305
Ch. 22 Invasive Characteristics of the Freshwater Bivalve, Corbicula fluminea 315
Sect. VI Canals and Diversions
Ch. 23 The Role of Canals in the Spread of Nonindigenous Species in North America 347
Ch. 24 The Garrison Diversion and the Interbasin Biota Transfer Issue: Case Study 381
Ch. 25 Summary of Fish Introductions through Canals and Diversions 393
Sect. VII Climate Change as a Vector of Range Expansion
Ch. 26 Climate Change and the Future Distribution of Aquatic Organisms in North America 399
Ch. 27 Invasive Habits of Fishes, Global Warming, and Resulting Range Extensions 401
Sect. VIII Why Some Introductions Succeed While Others Fail
Ch. 28 Modeling the Invasion Process 411
Ch. 29 Success and Failure of Nonindigenous Aquatic Species in Stream Systems: Case Studies from California and Hawaii 415
Ch. 30 Risk Analysis of Species Introductions: Insights from Qualitative Modeling 431
Appendix I 449
Index 455
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