Aquatic Invasions in the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean Seas

The Ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi and Beroe in the Ponto-Caspian and other Aquatic Invasions

  • Henri Dumont
  • Tamara A. Shiganova
  • Ulrich Niermann

Part of the Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mnemiopsis leidyi, Beroe ovata, and their interaction

    1. Tamara A. Shiganova, Henri J. Dumont, Alexander Mikaelyan, Dmitry M. Glazov, Yulia V. Bulgakova, Eteri I. Musaeva et al.
      Pages 33-70
    2. Tamara A. Shiganova, Henri J. Dumont, Arkadyi F. Sokolsky, Andrey M. Kamakin, Dariga Tinenkova, Elena K. Kurasheva
      Pages 71-111
    3. Tamara A. Shiganova, Epaminondas D. Christou, Julia V. Bulgakova, Ioanna Siokou-Frangou, Soultana Zervoudaki, Apostolos Siapatis
      Pages 113-135
    4. Melek Isinibilir, Ahmet N. Tarkan, Ahmet E. Kideys
      Pages 155-165
    5. Keith M. Bayha, G. Richard Harbison, John H. Mcdonald, PatricK M. Gaffney
      Pages 167-175
    6. Stanislav P. Volovik, Irina G. Korpakova
      Pages 177-192
    7. Ahmet E. Kideys, Galina A. Finenko, Boris E. Anninsky, Tamara A. Shiganova, Abdolghasem Roohi, Mojgan Rowshan Tabari et al.
      Pages 193-199
  3. Ponto-Caspian species invading Europe; information network

  4. Other Mediterranean Invaders

  5. Conclusions from the meeting

    1. Henri J. Dumont, Tamara A. Shiganova, Ulrich Niermann
      Pages 301-305
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About these proceedings


The present volume contains the presentations of a NATO advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled “The invasion of the Black, Mediterranean and Caspian Seas by the American Ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi Agassiz: a multidisciplinary perspective and a comparison with other aquatic invasions”, held on 24 - 26 June 2002 in Baku (Azerbaijan). The meeting was ?nanced by the NATO Division for Scienti?c and Environmental Affairs (Brussels); substantial logistic support was provided by the CEP (Caspian Environmental Program) of the GEF in Baku. The Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Seas represent three fragments of the former Tethys Sea, and are thus of great interest to understanding the evolution of the entire region where Eurasia, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula meet. While the Mediterranean is a typical marine environment, with salinity even a little above the world ocean’s, the Black Sea is a brackish meromictic lake, and the Caspian is a lake with a saline gradient extending from a freshwater basin in the North to a brackish water basin in the South. Intense ?shing activity takes place in all three seas, while maritime traf?c through the Dardanelles and Bosporus, and via the Lenin Canal (between the Don and Volga rivers) to the Caspian Sea has become greatly intensi?ed in the course of the last few decades.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henri Dumont
    • 1
  • Tamara A. Shiganova
    • 2
  • Ulrich Niermann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Animal EcologyUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Marine EcologyHeiligenhafenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1866-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2152-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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