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Author NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi and Beroe in the Ponto-Caspian and other Aquatic Invasions (2002 : Baku, Azerbaijan)

Title Aquatic invasions in the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean seas : the ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi and Beroe in the Ponto-Caspian and other aquatic invasions / edited by Henri Dumont, Tamara A. Shiganova, and Ulrich Niermann
Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, [2004]


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Description ix, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Series NATO science series.. 4, Earth and environmental sciences ; v. 35
NATO science series. Series IV, Earth and environmental sciences ; v. 35
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface; H.J. Dumont, T.A. Shiganova, U. Niermann. -- 1: Mnemiopsis leidyi, Beroe cf ovata, and their interaction. 1. Mnemiopsis leidyi: distribution and effect on the Black Sea ecosystem during the first years of invasion in comparison with other gelatinous blooms; U. Niermann. 2. Interactions between the invading Ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi (A. Agassiz) and Beroe cf ovata Mayer 1912, and their influence on the Pelagic Ecosystem of the Northeastern Black Sea; T.A. Shiganova, et al. 3. Population dynamics of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Caspian Sea, and effects on the Caspian ecosystem; T.A. Shiganova, et al. 4. Distribution and biology of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the northern Aegean Sea, and comparison with the indigenous Bolinopsis vitrea; T.A. Shiganova, et al. 5. Effects of Beroe cf ovata on gelatinous and other zooplankton along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast; L. Kamburska. 6. Decreased levels of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis in the Marmara Sea in 2001; M. Isinibilir, et al. 7. Preliminary investigation on the molecular systematics of the invasive ctenophore Beroe ovata; K.M. Bayha, et al. 8. Support for the position that a deliberate introduction of Beroe cf ovata to the Caspian Sea will control the local population of Mnemiopsis leidyi; S.P. Volovik, I.G. Korpakova. 9. Feeding, respiration and growth of the Ctenophore Beroe cf ovata in the conditions of low salinity of the Caspian Sea; A.E. Kideys, et al. 10. A brief ršum ̌of the status of the Mnemiopsis population in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea according to observations during the first half of 2002; F.M. Shakirova. 11. Dynamics of Mnemiopsis distribution in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea in 2001 - 2002; Z.M. Kulijev. 12. Investigation on distribution and biomass of Mnemiopsis in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea in May 2002; Y.A. Kim, et al. -- 2: Ponto-Caspian species invading Europe: information networking. 13. Range extensions of Ponto-Caspian aquatic invertebrates in Continental Europe; H.A.M. Kentelaars. 14. Living in a sea of exotics - the Baltic case; E. Leppk̃oski. 15. Internet-based information resources of aquatic alien species relevant to the Ponto-Caspian region; V.E. Panov. -- 3: Other Mediterranean Invaders. 16. Invasion of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca in the Northern Adriatic: a non-success story; A. Malej, A. Malej Jr. 17. Caulerpa taxifolia: 18 years of infestation in the Mediterranean Sea; T. Thibaut, A. Meinesz. -- 4: Conclusions from the Meeting. 18. Henri J. Dumont, Tamara A. Shiganova & Ulrich Niermann. -- Index
Summary 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. Fishing activity and maritime traffic through the Dardanelles and Bosporus, and via the Lenin Canal to the Caspian Sea, have greatly intensified. Moreover, all major European rivers are now linked by canals, meaning that ships can navigate from the mouth of the Volga to the Baltic, from the Danube to the Rhine, and from there to all other major European Rivers. Such an anastomosed system not only allows ships to pass between basins: biota follow in their wake, and thus the Black Sea and Caspian fauna and flora, long sequestered in their closed basins, are suddenly given an opportunity to "escape". On the other hand, alien invaders increasingly find their way to the three seas,as stowaways in ballast water tanks or attached to the hulls. Some of the newcomers expanded to enormous numbers in the receiving ecosystem, where they may cause great economic damage. The book provides an up-to-date overview of the situation in the Ponto-Caspian with regard to the jelly invasions that have been perturbing the local pelagic ecosystems since the early 1980s, contrasting that with biological invasions elsewhere, to try and identify general underlying principles
Analysis Aquatic invasions
Notes "Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi and Beroe in the Ponto-Caspian and other Aquatic Invasions, Baku, Azerbaijan, 24-27 June 2002"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in print
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Aquatic biology.
Environmental management.
Environmental economics.
Life sciences.
Mnemiopsis leidyi -- Ecology -- Black Sea.
Beroe ovata -- Ecology -- Black Sea.
Marine biological invasions -- Black Sea.
Mnemiopsis leidyi -- Ecology -- Caspian Sea.
Beroe ovata -- Ecology -- Caspian Sea.
Marine biological invasions -- Caspian Sea.
Mnemiopsis leidyi -- Ecology -- Mediterranean Sea.
Beroe ovata -- Ecology -- Mediterranean Sea.
Marine biological invasions -- Mediterranean Sea.
Mnemiopsis leidyi -- Ecology -- Black Sea -- Congresses.
Beroe ovata -- Ecology -- Black Sea -- Congresses.
Marine biological invasions -- Black Sea -- Congresses.
Mnemiopsis leidyi -- Ecology -- Caspian Sea -- Congresses.
Beroe ovata -- Ecology -- Caspian Sea -- Congresses.
Marine biological invasions -- Caspian Sea -- Congresses.
Mnemiopsis leidyi -- Ecology -- Mediterranean Sea -- Congresses.
Beroe ovata -- Ecology -- Mediterranean Sea -- Congresses.
Marine biological invasions -- Mediterranean Sea -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Dumont, H. J. (Henri J.)
Shiganova, Tamara A.
Niermann, Ulrich.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
LC no. 2004050070
ISBN 140201869X
1402021526 e-book