Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology

In the Wrong Place - Alien Marine Crustaceans: Distribution, Biology and Impacts

Editors: Galil, Bella S., Clark, Paul F., Carlton, James T. (Eds.)

  • Offers a global, comprehensive review of alien marine crustaceans
  • Highlights the pervasiveness, importance and impacts of alien crustacea across the world
  • Examines the commercial exploitation of invasive decapods
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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 – perhaps thousands – of species of marine crustaceans across oceans and between continents, both intentionally and unintentionally.  This book tells the story of these invasions from Arctic waters to tropical shores, highlighting not only the importance and impact of all prominent crustacean invasions in the world's oceans, but also the commercial exploitation of invasive crabs and shrimps. Topics explored for the first time in one volume include the historical roots of man's impact on crustacean biogeography, the global dispersal of crabs, barnacle invasions, insights into the potential scale of tropical invasions, the history of the world's most widely cultured shrimp, the invasive history and management of red king crabs in Norway, Chinese mitten crabs in England, and American blue crabs in Europe, the evolutionary ecology of green crabs, and many other subjects as well, touching upon all ocean shores.

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From the reviews:

“This book is a welcome … summary of just the introduced marine crustaceans, with the number and diversity of alien species listed here likely to surprise most professional marine biologists. The chapters cover a mix of topics with different approaches, some dealing entirely with the economic or ecological effects of a single species and others concentrating on a particular geographic region. … A valuable addition to the literature on introduced species. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (G. C. Jensen, Choice, Vol. 49 (6), February, 2012)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • The Global Dispersal of Marine and Estuarine Crustaceans

    Carlton, James T.

    Pages 3-23

  • Human-Mediated Spread of Alien Crabs

    Brockerhoff, Annette (et al.)

    Pages 27-106

  • The Global Spread of the Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis

    Bentley, Matt G.

    Pages 107-127

  • The Japanese Skeleton Shrimp Caprella mutica (Crustacea, Amphipoda): A Global Invader of Coastal Waters

    Boos, Karin (et al.)

    Pages 129-156

  • Barnacle Invasions: Introduced, Cryptogenic, and Range Expanding Cirripedia of North and South America

    Carlton, James T. (et al.)

    Pages 159-213

Buy this book

eBook $299.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0591-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $379.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0590-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In the Wrong Place - Alien Marine Crustaceans: Distribution, Biology and Impacts
Editors
  • Bella S. Galil
  • Paul F. Clark
  • James T. Carlton
Series Title
Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0591-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0591-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0590-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 716
Topics