Vadim E. Panov

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Climate change and biological invasions are key processes affecting global biodiversity, yet their effects have usually been considered separately. Here, we emphasise that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce. Based on a review of climate-mediated biological invasions of(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)
A good understanding of the mechanisms and magnitude of the impact of invasive alien species on ecosystem services and biodiversity is a prerequisite for the efficient prioritisation of actions to prevent new invasions or for developing mitigation measures. In this review, we identified alien marine species that have a high impact on ecosystem services and(More)
The invasion of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, into North American waters has resulted in profound ecological disturbances and large monetary losses. This study examined the invasion history and patterns of genetic diversity among endemic and invading populations of zebra mussels using DNA sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI)(More)
A comparative study of the long-term data (1982–1996) on the ecosystems' state in Neva Bay and the eastern Gulf of Finland showed spatial differences and temporal changes in the structure and functioning of the aquatic communities. Recent data revealed progressing eutrophication in the southern part of Neva Bay, viz. a pronounced increase of primary(More)
In the framework of the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN;, an inventory of marine alien species in Europe was created by critically reviewing existing information in 34 global, European, regional and national databases. In total, 1369 marine alien species have been reported in the European seas (including 110(More)
Structural transformations and modifications in the aquatic ecosystems’ functioning are usually related to human activity. Invasions or introductions of nonindigenous species of aquatic animals and plants to new habitats often cause these ecosystem alterations. During recent decades, some alien species have been rapidly and successfully invading new water(More)
In the early 1970s, the Baikalian amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus (Stebbing) was intentionally introduced into several lakes in the Gulf of Finland basin in order to enhance fish production. By 1996, G. fasciatus successfully colonized the littoral zone of Lake Ladoga and, via the Neva River, invaded the Neva Bay, the freshwater part of the Neva Estuary. In(More)
Individual growth rates of the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca (Saussure) were measured in the littoral zone of two small oligotrophic Ontario lakes and in growth experiments over a natural temperature gradient (10, 15, 20, and 238C). Field observations showed that a temperature of 208C is important for both the induction and termination of reproductive(More)
Gmelinoides fasciatus Stebb., a small amphipod from the Lake Baikal basin, was discovered in July 1988 in Lake Ladoga, the largest European lake. G. fasciatus likely invaded Lake Ladoga as a consequence of its intentional introduction, aimed at enhancing fish production, in some Karelian Isthmus lakes close to Lake Ladoga's western shore in the early(More)