Invasions Special Issue:
Proceedings of the 2nd International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference,
2-4, 2007, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Published 16 January 2009
from the International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference-II
Species in U.S. Coastal Waters.
Prepared for the PEW
Commission by James Carlton 2001. PEW_Carlton2001.pdf
document covering marine bioinvasions, their significance, dispersal
and control management, and recommendations for action.
Roots of Aquatic Invasions.
Jenny A. Ericson. www.fisheries.org. May 2005. F3005p30-33Ericson.pdf
have a negative impact on economies , but at the same time the
rapid expansion of global economies have increased the spread
of nonindigenous species.
to build MIS awareness for students and
the general public
1. Aquatic Introduced Species in Massachusetts - developed
by Jason Baker, Office of Coastal Zone Management.
may be used as an introduction to marine introduced species
education as long as credit acknowlegement is made.
2. Invasive Tracers CIS MISMO - developed by Dave Delaney
and Dr. Anthony Ricciardi, McGill University. CISMISMO.ppt
may be shown or copied as long as credit acknowledgement is
3. Maine’s Marine Invasion - developed by Tracy
Hart, Univ. of Maine, Maine Extension Team. for viewing only.
be changed or copied without permission.
Aquatic Invasive Species: The Need for Comprehesive Federal
2005 HC-8, Dr. James T. Carlton, Williams College and Williams-Mystic,
The Maritime Studies Program. Carlton_NAISA_ppt.pdf
the Pathways to Spreading Non-indigenous Species
Around the World
VECTORS OF INVASIONS By Alien Species by
James Carlton and Gregory Ruiz.
VectorofInvasionsCarlton-Ruiz.pdf - "a brief abstract
of selected key issues in the understanding and analysis of
alien species vectors, derived in part from a book in preparation
on Invasion Pathways, multiauthored under the Global Invasive
Species Programme (GISP), and based upon a symposium held at
the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in November 1999
in Edgewater, Maryland USA. Also a summary of a slide presentation
given at the Best Management Practices for Preventing and Controlling
Invasive Alien Species in Cape Town, South Africa in February
2000 is provided."
Invasive Species : Vectors and Management Strategies
Book edited by G. Ruiz and J. Carlton. 2003. Island Press.
Ballast Water Informational Resouces
Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan http://www.mass.gov/czm/invasivemanagementplan.htm
Species in Massachusetts
United States FEDERAL Response
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act http://www.anstaskforce.gov/nanpca.htm
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
A list of Federal agencies that have an interest in prevention,
control and eradication of invasive species
Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act
was passed on November
29, 1990, and subsequently amended by the National Invasive
Species Act of 1996. For a summary of the NISA, http://www.nemw.org/nisa_summary.htm
The purposes of the Nonindigenous
Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act are:
1) to prevent unintentional introduction and dispersal of nonindigenous
species into waters of the United States through ballast water management
and other requirements;
2) to coordinate federally conducted, funded or authorized research,
prevention control, information dissemination and other activities
regarding the zebra mussel and other aquatic nuisance species;
3) to develop and carry out environmentally sound control methods
to prevent, monitor and control unintentional introductions of nonindigenous
species from pathways other than ballast water exchange;
4) to understand and minimize economic and ecological impacts of nonindigenous
aquatic nuisance species that become established, including the zebra
5) to establish a program of research and technology development and
assistance to States in the management and removal of zebra mussels.
Invaders in the Northeast: Rapid Assessment Survey of
Non-native and Native Marine Species of Floating Dock Communities
reports the findings of a rapid assessment survey used to identify
native, introduced, and cryptogenic species in fouling communities
on floating docks and associated structures along the Northeastern
U.S. coast from Portland, Maine through New York City and Staten
Environmental Research Center http://www.serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions
INVASIONS RESEARCH LAB is a national and international center
for research on biological invasions in coastal marine ecosystems.