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In the Wrong Place - Alien Marine Crustaceans: Distribution, Biology and Impacts

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  • First global, comprehensive review of alien marine crustaceans

  • Highlights the pervasiveness, importance and impacts of alien crustacea across the world

  • Highlights the commercial exploitation of invasive decapods

Part of the book series: Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology (INNA, volume 6)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. In the Beginning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. IN THE BEGINING

  4. Global Dispersal

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
  5. GLOBAL DISPERSAL

    1. Human-Mediated Spread of Alien Crabs

      • Annette Brockerhoff, Colin McLay
      Pages 27-106
  6. Alien Faunas by Region

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
  7. ALIEN FAUNAS BY REGION

    1. Barnacle Invasions: Introduced, Cryptogenic, and Range Expanding Cirripedia of North and South America

      • James T. Carlton, William A. Newman, Fábio Bettini Pitombo
      Pages 159-213
    2. Marine Crustacean Invasions in North America: A Synthesis of Historical Records and Documented Impacts

      • Gregory Ruiz, Paul Fofonoff, Brian Steves, Alisha Dahlstrom
      Pages 215-250
    3. The Alien and Cryptogenic Marine Crustaceans of South Africa

      • Charles Griffiths, Tamara Robinson, Angela Mead
      Pages 269-282
    4. The Snow Crab, Chionoecetes opilio (Decapoda, Majoidea, Oregoniidae) in the Barents Sea

      • Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt, Valery Pavlov, Knut Eirik Jørstad, Eva Farestveit, Jan Sundet
      Pages 283-300
    5. Alien Malacostracan Crustaceans in the Eastern Baltic Sea: Pathways and Consequences

      • Nadezhda A. Berezina, Victor V. Petryashev, Arturas Razinkovas, Jūratė Lesutienė
      Pages 301-322
    6. Alien Crustaceans Along the Southern and Western Baltic Sea

      • Krzysztof Jażdżewski, Michał Grabowski
      Pages 323-344
    7. An Incoming Flood on a Cryptic Stage: Understanding Alien Crustacean Invasions in Southeast Asia

      • Darren C. J. Yeo, James T. Carlton, Serena L. M. Teo, Peter K. L. Ng
      Pages 403-417
    8. Alien Marine Crustaceans of Japan: A Preliminary Assessment

      • Wataru Doi, Seiichi Watanabe, James T. Carlton
      Pages 419-449

About this book

In The Wrong Place: Alien Marine Crustaceans - Distribution, Biology And Impacts provides a unique view into the remarkable story of how shrimps, crabs, and lobsters – and their many relatives – have been distributed around the world by human activity, and the profound implications of this global reorganization of biodiversity for marine conservation biology.  Many crustaceans form the base of marine food chains, and are often prominent predators and competitors acting as ecological engineers in marine ecosystems.  Commencing in the 1800s global commerce began to move hundreds – perhaps thousands – of species of marine crustaceans across oceans and between continents, both intentionally and unintentionally.  This book tells the story of these invasions from Arctic waters to tropical shores, highlighting not only the importance and impact of all prominent crustacean invasions in the world's oceans, but also the commercial exploitation of invasive crabs and shrimps. Topics explored for the first time in one volume include the historical roots of man's impact on crustacean biogeography, the global dispersal of crabs, barnacle invasions, insights into the potential scale of tropical invasions, the history of the world's most widely cultured shrimp, the invasive history and management of red king crabs in Norway, Chinese mitten crabs in England, and American blue crabs in Europe, the evolutionary ecology of green crabs, and many other subjects as well, touching upon all ocean shores.

Keywords

  • Crustacea
  • Environmental Impact
  • Marine Bioinvasions
  • marine and freshwater sciences

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is a welcome … summary of just the introduced marine crustaceans, with the number and diversity of alien species listed here likely to surprise most professional marine biologists. The chapters cover a mix of topics with different approaches, some dealing entirely with the economic or ecological effects of a single species and others concentrating on a particular geographic region. … A valuable addition to the literature on introduced species. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (G. C. Jensen, Choice, Vol. 49 (6), February, 2012)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Res., National Institute of Oceanography, Haifa, Israel

    Bella S. Galil

  • Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

    Paul F. Clark

  • , Maritime Studies Program, Williams College, Mystic, USA

    James T. Carlton

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Buying options

eBook
USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-0591-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 449.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)