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Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Nonindigenous species are ranked second only to habitat loss in the factors that threaten native biodiversity, however the geographic distribution of many of these organisms is poorly understood. As new taxa are introduced and the range of those previously established continues to increase, precise tracking of their status and distribution is imperative for decision making and resource management.
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|Scyphers, S.B., S.P. Powers, J.L. Akins, J.M. Drymon, C.W. Martin, Z.H. Schobernd, P.J. Schofield, R.L. Shipp and T.S. Switzer. 2014. The role of citizens in detecting and responding to a rapid marine invasion. Conservation Letters DOI: 10.1111/conl.12127 [Journal Abstract]
|Hunter, M. E., & Nico, L. G. (2014). Genetic analysis of invasive Asian Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) in the Mississippi River Basin: evidence for multiple introductions. Biological Invasions, 1-16. [Journal Abstract]
|Pimiento, C., Nifong, J. C., Hunter, M. E., Monaco, E., & Silliman, B. R. (2013). Habitat use patterns of the invasive red lionfish Pterois volitans: a comparison between mangrove and reef systems in San Salvador, Bahamas. Marine Ecology. [Journal Abstract]
|Schofield, P.J., Akins, Lad, Gregoire-Lucente, D.R., and Pawlitz, R.J., 2014, Invasive lionfish use a diversity of habitats in Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3032, 2 p.
|Fuller, P.L., D.M. Knott, P.R. Kingsley-Smith, J.A. Morris, C.A. Buckel, M.E. Hunter and L.D. Hartman. 2014. Invasion of Asian tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798, in the western north Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Aquatic Invasions 9(1): 59-70. [Journal Abstract]
|S.E. Pittman, K.M. Hart, M.S. Cherkiss, R.W. Snow, I. Fujisaki, B.J. Smith, F.J. Mazzotti, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Homing of invasive Burmese pythons in South Florida: evidence for map and compass senses in snakes. Biol Lett 2014 10: 20140040. [USGS Press Release]
|Cole, R. A., Choudhury, A., Nico, L. G., Griffin, K. M. 2014. Gnathostoma spinigerum in live Asian swamp eels (Monopterus spp.) from food markets and wild populations, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(4):634-642. [USGS Press Release]