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The Global Decline of Nonmarine Mollusks
An overview of global nonmarine molluscan biodiversity and conservation status is provided, including several case studies documenting the diversity and global decline of nonmarinemollusks.
The identity, distribution, and impacts of non-native apple snails in the continental United States
Clarifying species identifications permits a more accurate assessment of introduction histories and distributions, and provides a very different picture of the tempo and pattern of invasions than was inferred when the three species with channeled sutures were considered one.
Out of South America: multiple origins of non‐native apple snails in Asia
Parsimony networks and mismatch distributions indicate that the non‐native ranges of the two most widespread species, P. canaliculata and P. insularum, probably result from multiple introductions, which may explain the success and rapid spread of these two species.
Evolution of Mirror Images by Sexually Asymmetric Mating Behavior in Hermaphroditic Snails
Sexual asymmetry is the key to understanding the accelerated chiral evolution in high‐spired pulmonates and positive frequency‐dependent selection is relaxed, and reversal alleles persist longer in populations of tall‐shelled species.
Comparing apples with apples: clarifying the identities of two highly invasive Neotropical Ampullariidae (Caenogastropoda)
The taxonomy is clarified, the morphological and genetic distinctiveness of the two species are described, and their biogeographic ranges are re-evaluate.
Invertebrate Invasions on Pacific Islands and the Replacement of Unique Native Faunas: A Synthesis of the Land and Freshwater Snails*Contribution no. 2001-001 of Bishop Museum's Pacific Biological
  • R. Cowie
  • Environmental Science
    Biological Invasions
  • 1 June 2001
The once immense diversity of native Pacific island land snail species, with high single island or archipelago endemism, is declining dramatically. The native/endemic species are being replaced by a
Diverse Gastropod Hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the Rat Lungworm, Globally and with a Focus on the Hawaiian Islands
Knowing the intermediate host range of Angiostrongylus cantonensis and the range of parasite loads will permit more focused efforts to detect, monitor and control the most important hosts, thereby improving disease prevention in Hawaii as well as globally.
Termite (Isoptera) control in agriculture and forestry by non-chemical methods: a review.
Non-chemical control of termites in agriculture and forestry is attracting renewed interest following increasing restrictions on the use of persistent organochlorine (cyclodiene) insecticides.