Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems

Ecological, Management, and Geographic Perspectives

  • Gil Rilov
  • Jeffrey A. Crooks

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 204)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Perspectives on Marine Invasions

  3. Invader Arrival

    1. Dan Minchin, Stephan Gollasch, Andrew N. Cohen, Chad L. Hewitt, Sergej Olenin
      Pages 109-116
    2. Chad L. Hewitt, Stephan Gollasch, Dan Minchin
      Pages 117-131
    3. Emma L. Johnston, Richard F. Piola, Graeme F. Clark
      Pages 133-151
  4. Invader Establishment

    1. Jeffrey A. Crooks, Gil Rilov
      Pages 173-175
    2. Mark E. Torchin, Kevin D. Lafferty
      Pages 203-214
    3. Suzanne V. Olyarnik, Matthew E. S. Bracken, Jarrett E. Byrnes, A. Randall Hughes, Kristin M. Hultgren, John J. Stachowicz
      Pages 215-238
  5. Invader Integration into Ecosystems

    1. James E. Byers
      Pages 245-260
    2. Jeffrey A. Crooks
      Pages 287-304
    3. Edwin D. Grosholz, Gregory M. Ruiz
      Pages 305-324
  6. Management Perspectives

  7. Geographic Perspectives

    1. Jeffrey A. Crooks, Gil Rilov
      Pages 389-391
    2. Charles L. Griffiths, Tamara B. Robinson, Angela Mead
      Pages 393-408
    3. Barbara J. Hayden, Graeme J. Inglis, David R. Schiel
      Pages 409-423
    4. Cathryn Sliwa, Sasha Migus, Felicity McEnnulty, Keith R. Hayes
      Pages 425-437
    5. Carlos Eduardo Leite Ferreira, Andrea de Oliveira Ribeiro Junqueira, Maria Célia Villac, Rubens Mendes Lopes
      Pages 459-477
    6. Paul W. Fofonoff, Gregory M. Ruiz, Anson H. Hines, Brian D. Steves, James T. Carlton
      Pages 479-506
    7. Stephan Gollasch, Deniz Haydar, Dan Minchin, Wim J. Wolff, Karsten Reise
      Pages 507-528
    8. Erkki Leppäkoski, Tamara Shiganova, Boris Alexandrov
      Pages 529-547
    9. Rikke K. Preisler, Kerstin Wasson, Wim J. Wolff, Megan C. Tyrrell
      Pages 587-617
  8. Concluding Thoughts

    1. Jeffrey A. Crooks, Gil Rilov
      Pages 621-625
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 627-641

About this book


Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.


Meeresökologie Ozean biological invasions biologische Invasionen conservation biology ecology marine bioinvasions marine ecology marine species ocean shipping

Editors and affiliations

  • Gil Rilov
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Crooks
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Southwest WetlandsInterpretive AssociationImperial BeachUSA

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