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Microplastics in freshwater systems: a review of the emerging threats, identification of knowledge gaps and prioritisation of research needs.
- Dafne Eerkes-Medrano, R. Thompson, D. Aldridge
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Water research
- 15 May 2015
Plastic contamination is an increasing environmental problem in marine systems where it has spread globally to even the most remote habitats. Plastic pieces in smaller size scales, microplastics… Expand
Non-indigenous invasive bivalves as ecosystem engineers
Several non-indigenous bivalve species have been colonising aquatic ecosystems worldwide, in some cases with great ecological and economic impacts. In this paper, we focus on the ecosystem… Expand
Horizon scanning for invasive alien species with the potential to threaten biodiversity in Great Britain
Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. Horizon scanning, the systematic… Expand
The 'dirty dozen': socio-economic factors amplify the invasion potential of 12 high-risk aquatic invasive species in Great Britain and Ireland.
Summary Aquatic invasive species are a growing concern to environmental managers because of their diverse impacts on aquatic biodiversity and high eradication costs, necessitating effective… Expand
The Morphology, Growth and Reproduction of Unionidae (Bivalvia) in a Fenland Waterway
- D. Aldridge
- 1 February 1999
Synthetic ecology - a way forward for sustainable algal biofuel production?
Abstract Algal biofuel production offers great potential as a sustainable source of bioenergy without competing for arable land with food crops. However, many challenges must be overcome to enable… Expand
Predicting the ecological impacts of a new freshwater invader: functional responses and prey selectivity of the 'killer shrimp', Dikerogammarus villosus, compared to the native Gammarus pulex
SUMMARY 1. The ability to predict the likely ecological impacts of invasive species in fresh waters is a pressing research requirement. Whilst comparisons of species traits and considerations of… Expand
Priority setting for invasive species management: risk assessment of Ponto-Caspian invasive species into Great Britain.
- B. Gallardo, D. Aldridge
- Biology, Medicine
- Ecological applications : a publication of the…
- 1 March 2013
Invasive species drive important ecological and economic losses across wide geographies, with some regions supporting especially large numbers of nonnative species and consequently suffering… Expand
Invasion Science: A Horizon Scan of Emerging Challenges and Opportunities.
- A. Ricciardi, T. Blackburn, +14 authors D. Aldridge
- Biology, Medicine
- Trends in ecology & evolution
- 1 June 2017
We identified emerging scientific, technological, and sociopolitical issues likely to affect how biological invasions are studied and managed over the next two decades. Issues were ranked according… Expand
The Importance of the Human Footprint in Shaping the Global Distribution of Terrestrial, Freshwater and Marine Invaders
Human activities such as transport, trade and tourism are likely to influence the spatial distribution of non-native species and yet, Species Distribution Models (SDMs) that aim to predict the future… Expand