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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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|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]
|Baerwaldt, K., A. Benson, and K. Irons. 2013. State of the carp: Asian carp distribution in North America. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, Illinois, 4 pp. [Website]
|McDowell, W. G., Benson, A. J. and Byers, J. E. (2014), Climate controls the distribution of a widespread invasive species: implications for future range expansion. Freshwater Biology 59(4):847-857. doi: 10.1111/fwb.12308 [Journal Abstract]
|Huge, D.H., Schofield, P.J., Jacoby, C.A., Frazer T.K. 2014. Total mercury concentrations in lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, USA. Marine Pollution Bulletin 78: 51 - 55. [Journal Abstract]
|Benson, A.J. 2013. Chronological history of zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissenidae) in North America, 1988-2010. Pages 9-31 in Nalepa, T.F. and D.W. Schloesser (eds), Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 775 pp.