Dispersal and emerging ecological impacts of Ponto-Caspian species in the Laurentian Great Lakes.

@article{Vanderploeg2002DispersalAE,
  title={Dispersal and emerging ecological impacts of Ponto-Caspian species in the Laurentian Great Lakes.},
  author={H. Vanderploeg and T. Nalepa and D. Jude and E. Mills and K. Holeck and J. R. Liebig and I. A. Grigorovich and H. Ojaveer},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={59},
  pages={1209-1228}
}
  • H. Vanderploeg, T. Nalepa, +5 authors H. Ojaveer
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • We describe, explain, and "predict" dispersal and ecosystem impacts of six Ponto-Caspian endemic species that recently invaded the Great Lakes via ballast water. The zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, and quagga mussel, Dreissena bugensis, continue to colonize hard and soft substrates of the Great Lakes and are changing ecosystem function through mechanisms of ecosystem engineering (increased water clarity and reef building), fouling native mussels, high particle filtration rate with selective… CONTINUE READING
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