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Nato Science Series: IV:

Aquatic Invasions in the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean Seas

Editors: Dumont, Henri J., Shiganova, Tamara A., Niermann, Ulrich (Eds.)

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The present volume contains the presentations of a NATO advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled “The invasion of the Black, Mediterranean and Caspian Seas by the American Ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi Agassiz: a multidisciplinary perspective and a comparison with other aquatic invasions”, held on 24 - 26 June 2002 in Baku (Azerbaijan). The meeting was ?nanced by the NATO Division for Scienti?c and Environmental Affairs (Brussels); substantial logistic support was provided by the CEP (Caspian Environmental Program) of the GEF in Baku. The Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Seas represent three fragments of the former Tethys Sea, and are thus of great interest to understanding the evolution of the entire region where Eurasia, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula meet. While the Mediterranean is a typical marine environment, with salinity even a little above the world ocean’s, the Black Sea is a brackish meromictic lake, and the Caspian is a lake with a saline gradient extending from a freshwater basin in the North to a brackish water basin in the South. Intense ?shing activity takes place in all three seas, while maritime traf?c through the Dardanelles and Bosporus, and via the Lenin Canal (between the Don and Volga rivers) to the Caspian Sea has become greatly intensi?ed in the course of the last few decades.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Mnemiopsis leidyi: Distribution and Effect on the Black Sea Ecosystem During the First Years of Invasion in Comparison with Other Gelatinous Blooms

    Niermann, Ulrich

    Pages 3-31

  • Interactions between the invading ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi (A. Agassiz) and Beroe ovata Mayer 1912, and their influence on the Pelagic ecosystem of the Northeastern Black Sea

    Shiganova, Tamara A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-70

  • Population dynamics of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Caspian Sea, and effects on the Caspian ecosystem

    Shiganova, Tamara A. (et al.)

    Pages 71-111

  • Distribution and biology of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Northern Aegean Sea, and comparison with the indigenous Bolinopsis vitrea

    Shiganova, Tamara A. (et al.)

    Pages 113-135

  • Effects of Beroe cf ovata on gelatinous and other zooplankton along the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

    Kamburska, Lyudmilla

    Pages 137-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aquatic Invasions in the Black, Caspian, and Mediterranean Seas
Editors
  • Henri J. Dumont
  • Tamara A. Shiganova
  • Ulrich Niermann
Series Title
Nato Science Series: IV:
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2152-7
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2152-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1866-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1869-5
Series ISSN
1568-1238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 314
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