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Author Gollasch, Stephan.

Title Bridging divides : maritime canals as invasion corridors / by Stephan Gollasch, Bella S. Galil and Andrew N. Cohen
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 315 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Monographiae biologicae ; v. 83
Monographiae biologicae ; v. 83
Contents Overall introduction / Dan Minchin [and others] -- The Kiel Canal : the world's busiest man-made waterway and biological invasions / Stephan Gollasch & Harald Rosenthal -- The Panama Canal. Cutting a canal through Central America / Andrew N. Cohen. Shipping patterns associated with the Panama Canal : effects on biotic exchange? / Gregory M. Ruiz [and others]. Species introductions and the Panama Canal / Andrew N. Cohen -- The Suez Canal : the marine caravan -- the Suez Canal and the Erythrean invasion / Bella S. Galil -- Epilogue : canals, invasion corridors and introductions / Chad Hewitt [and others]
Summary Maritime canals dissolve natural barriers to the dispersal of marine organisms, thus providing novel opportunities for natural dispersal, as well as for shipping-mediated transport. This book assesses the impacts of the world's three principal maritime canals - the Kiel, the Panama, the Suez - as invasion corridors for alien biota
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biogeography.
Biological invasions.
Canals -- Environmental aspects.
Isolating mechanisms.
Form Electronic book
Author Cohen, Andrew N.
Galil, Bella.
LC no. 2007464898
ISBN 1402050461
140205047X (electronic bk.)
9781402050473 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Maritime canals as invasion corridors