Preliminary Analysis of Population Data from Upper Midwest Rivers
Author: H. R. Akc̜akaya
Recent invasion of North American freshwater ecosystems by the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) has prompted efforts to better understand processes influencing population dynamics. Reported here is a comprehensive review and evaluation of information concerning zebra mussel populations, with emphasis on populations in the rivers of the upper midwest United States. Included are reviews of reproduction, growth, abundance, and invasion trends. Also included are discussions of population modeling approaches and recommended data collection requirements for future studies.
This two-volume set provides a one-stop resource on invasive plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms that are threatening native ecosystems, agriculture, economies, and human health in the United States. • 79 entries on animal species and 89 entries on plants, including some fungi and microorganisms • State-by-state lists of invasive animals and plants designated as noxious or invasive • Maps accompany each entry, depicting the organism's original habitat and the regions to which it has now spread • Tables on pathways of introduction and impacts of invasive plants • Hundreds of photographs of featured plants, animals, and fungi • A glossary of terms related to the biology and ecology of invasive species • Appendixes containing information on organizations and legislation related to the prevention or control of invasive species
A Bibliography of Educational Materials Available from the Nation's Sea Grant College Programs
Author: Jennifer Magee Toups
Category: Aquatic sciences
A bibliography of K-12 and general interest publications "for teachers and other individuals interested in helping students explore and understand our oceans and Great Lakes." The materials (booklists, career guides, catalogs, CD-ROMs, children's activities, curriculum series, decals, fact sheets, identification guides, models, newsletters, posters, slide/tape presentations, teaching materials, videos, and web pages) are listed with the institution or Sea Grant program that developed them.