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Title In the wrong place - alien marine crustaceans : distribution, biology and impacts / Bella S. Galil, Paul F. Clark, James T. Carlton, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2011
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Invading nature : Springer series in invasion ecology ; v. 6
Invading nature ; v. 6
Contents pt. 1. In the beginning -- pt. 2. Global dispersal -- pt. 3. Alien faunas by region -- pt. 4. Commercial exploitation of invasive decapods -- pt. 5. Case studies -- pt. 6. Carcinus in the wrong place
Summary In "The Wrong Place: Alien Marine Crustaceans - Distribution, Biology And Impacts" provides a unique view into the remarkable story of how shrimps, crabs, and lobsters - and their many relatives - have been distributed around the world by human activity, and the profound implications of this global reorganization of biodiversity for marine conservation biology. Many crustaceans form the base of marine food chains, and are often prominent predators and competitors acting as ecological engineers in marine ecosystems. Commencing in the 1800s global commerce began to move hundreds - perh
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Crustacea -- Geographical distribution.
Exotic marine organisms.
Introduced invertebrates.
Marine biological invasions.
Marine biological invasions -- Social aspects.
Marine biodiversity conservation.
Crustacea -- Ecology.
Form Electronic book
Author Galil, Bella.
Clark, P. F.
Carlton, James T.
ISBN 9789400705913 (electronic bk.)
9400705913 (electronic bk.)