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By Robert A. Francis

ISBN-10: 184971228X

ISBN-13: 9781849712286

Invasive non-native species are an enormous risk to worldwide biodiversity. frequently brought unintentionally via overseas shuttle or exchange, they invade and colonize new habitats, usually with devastating effects for the neighborhood natural world. Their environmental affects can diversity from harm to source construction (e.g. agriculture and forestry) and infrastructure (e.g. structures, highway and water supply), to human wellbeing and fitness. They for this reason may have significant monetary affects. it's a precedence to avoid their creation and unfold, in addition to to manage them. Freshwater ecosystems are rather in danger from invasions and are panorama corridors that facilitate the unfold of invasives.  This booklet studies the present kingdom of information of the main striking international invasive freshwater species or teams, according to their severity of financial effect, geographic distribution outdoor in their local diversity, quantity of study, and popularity of the ecological severity of the influence of the species via the IUCN. As good as the various very famous species, the publication additionally covers a few invasives which are rising as critical threats. Examples lined comprise quite a number aquatic and riparian vegetation, bugs, molluscs, crustacea, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, in addition to a few significant pathogens of aquatic organisms.  The publication additionally contains review chapters synthesizing the ecological impression of invasive species in clean water and summarizing functional implications for the administration of rivers and different freshwater habitats.

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For example, Johnson et al (2009) found that the combined effects of the invasive taxa Orconectes rusticus (rusty crayfish) and Bellamya (=Cipangopaludina) chinensis (Chinese mystery snails) in mesocosm experiments resulted in the extirpation of the native snail Lymnaea stagnalis (great pond snail). A ‘classic’ example of a freshwater alien invasion leading to substantial change in community composition is the introduction of Lates nilotica (Nile perch) to Lake Victoria in the 1950s. Massive rises in the population of this species in the lake in the late 1970s and early 1980s resulted in a complete change in fish community to one dominated by aliens (predominantly L.

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