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The dynamics of zebra mussel (dreissena polymorpha) populations in Lough Key, Co. Roscommon, 1998-2003
Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), the zebra mussel, arrived in Ireland in the early 1990s. The species established itself in the lower Shannon River and was discovered in Lough Key (upper Shannon River catchment) in April ...
History of Dreissena research and the ICAIS gateway to aquatic invasions research
Research on the ecology and impacts of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) has developed in parallel with the long history of their spread across Europe and to North America. There is less scientific knowledge however ...
Aquatic invasive alien species : top issues for their management
In November 2014, the European Union (Member Organization) (EU) published a new Regulation to address invasive alien species (IAS) and protect biodiversity. This Regulation entered into force across the EU in January ...
Predictions for the spread, population density and impacts of Corbicula fluminea in Ireland
In 2010, the Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea, was found for the first time in Ireland. The species is considered to be one of the most aggressive freshwater invaders causing strong economic and ecological impacts. This ...
History of the Zebra Mussel/ICAIS Conference series
The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS) (http://www.icais.org) has evolved over the last two decades into a broad comprehensive international forum for the dissemination, outreach and review ...
Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are effective sentinels of water quality irrespective of their size
Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are recognised biomonitors in determining the presence and viability of the human waterborne pathogens Cryptosporidium parvum, C. hominis, Giardia intestinalis and microsporidia in ...
Open-access journal Aquatic Invasions: an important part of the developing European information and early warning system on invasive alien species
(Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre - REABIC, 2011)
Aquatic Invasions is considered as an example of an effective information sharing tool, currently helping to increase prompt reporting of records of new invasive species threatening European biodiversity.