Stefan Nehring

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In one of the largest European rivers, the Elbe, from its source in the Czech Republic to the German North Sea, 31 alien macrozoobenthic species have been recorded in total. Most of these species have been introduced by shipping activities. With a total number of 21 species, many of the established aliens occur—partly exclusively—in the brackish area of the(More)
Over the past century, the potential for aquatic species to expand their ranges in Europe has been enhanced both as a result of the construction of new canals and because of increased international trade. A complex network of inland waterways now connects some previously isolated catchments in southern (Caspian, Azov, Black, Mediterranean seas) and northern(More)
This study examines the invasion history of alien fish species based on exhaustive national data sets on fish invasions of two contiguous central European countries (Germany and Austria). Fifteen alien fish species are currently established in both countries, constituting 14 and 17% of the total freshwater fish fauna of Germany and Austria, respectively. In(More)
Due to the strong ecotoxicity of the biocide tributyltin (TBT), which is in use in anti-fouling paints on ships and the negative ecological effects observed worldwide, it is planned to impose a global prohibition on the application of TBT on ships in 2003. Although substitutes are already on the market, research-efforts for novel anti-fouling technologies(More)
A well-established population of Claviceps purpurea var. spartinae R.A. Duncan & J.F. White was found on the invasive common cord-grass Spartina anglica C.E. Hubbard at two localities on the German North Sea coast. Additionally, 25 populations of S. anglica with an average air-line distance of 50 km between them along the coastline, starting from the(More)
The common cord-grass Spartina anglica, a fertile hybrid of S. maritima and S. alterniflora, was planted in the European Wadden Sea extensively during the late 1920s and 1930s to promote sediment accretion. After establishment, it colonised as a pioneer plant in the upper tidal zone, where it occurs frequently in coherent swards at the seaward front of(More)
The introduction and spread of invasive alien species is a serious threat to ecosystem structures, functions and services worldwide. At enormous cost and effort, attempts are being made to stop and reduce the ongoing appearance of alien species in ecosystems to protect the regional and native biodiversity. Still, management of invasive alien species in(More)
Alien aquatic plant species can strongly affect all types of freshwater ecosystems. Their number has more than doubled between 1980 and 2009 in Germany, and currently 27 are known and their number is still increasing. Eleven have been classified as invasive, but only four are managed yet, mainly by weed cutting. Most of the alien aquatic plant species were(More)
Die genuine BrackwasserkrabbeRhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould, 1841) wurde im 19. Jahrhundert vermutlich durch Transport im Ballastwasser oder im Aufwuchs der Schiffsaußenwand von der nordamerikanischen Ostküste nach Europa eingeschleppt. In Deutschland wurde das Neozoon zuerst im Nord-Ostsee-Kanal 1936 entdeckt. Während der letzten 20 Jahre ist eine(More)
The netted dog whelk Nassarius reticulatus (Linnaeus, 1758), considered as an extinct benthic species in German Baltic waters, was found again alive in the Mecklenburg Bight during several macrozoobenthic surveys since 1997. All data indicate that the establishment of this marine prosobranch species is connected with the more frequent intrusions of highly(More)