Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

"Invasive species in inland waters of Europe and North America: distribution and impacts" 30th Congress of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 2007.

Abstract

These proceedings contain 20 papers that cover: invasive species in aquatic ecosystems (issue of global concern); economically viable strategy for prevention of invasive species introduction (case study of Otsego Lake, New York, USA); changes due to invasion of Myriophyllum sibiricum in a shallow lake in Aland, South West Finland; effects of recent zebra mussel invasion on water chemistry and phytoplankton production in a small Irish lake; increased chlorophyll a, phytoplankton abundance and cyanobacteria occurrence following invasion of Green Bay, Lake Michigan by dreissenid mussels; the potential link between lake productivity and the invasive zooplankton Cercopagis pengoi in Owasco Lake, New York; distribution and impacts of warm water invasive fish in Lake Tahoe, USA; the water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (an invasive plant in the Guadiana River Basin, Spain); the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) in the River Thames, London, England; effect of osmotic shock as a management strategy to reduce transfers of non-indigenous species among low-salinity ports by ships; Barbronia weberi, an Asian leech species new to Italy; first record of the invasive North American gastropod Ferrissia fragilis from the Pripyat River basin, Belarus; first report of endosymbionts in Dreissena polymorpha from Sweden; first record of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in the Guadiana River Basin, southwestern Iberian Peninsula; expansion of Sinanodonta woodiana in the Czech Republic; Dikerogammarus villosus enters Vistula, the biggest river in the Baltic basin; recent establishment of the invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid, Hemimysis anomala, in the Hungarian part of the Danube River; the virile crayfish, Orconectes virilis, identified in the UK; first record of Orconectes juvenilis in eastern France (update to the species identity of a recently introduced orconectid crayfish); additional records of eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki for the River Ebro basin, Spain.