A risk assessment of biological invasions in the inland waterways of Europe: the Northern Invasion Corridor case study

  • Vadim E. Panov
  • Yury Yu. Dgebuadze
  • Tamara A. Shiganova
  • Andrew A. Filippov
  • Dan Minchin
Part of the Invading Nature - Springer Series In Invasion Ecology book series (INNA, volume 2)

Inland waterways have provided opportunities for the spread of aquatic non-indigenous species (NIS) for many centuries (reviewed in Ketelaars 2004, Galil and Minchin 2006, Galil et al. 2007). Canals connecting different river basins have allowed for range extensions of many species, either by active movement and/or by ship transport. Over the past century, the potential for species to expand their range has been enhanced due to increasing trade and the construction of canals. The waterways occur at low altitudes and presently the main European corridor routes consist of an interlinked network of 30 main canals with more than 100 branches, and more than 350 ports exist in low-altitude Europe.

Keywords

Migration Europe Shipping Propa Resis 

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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vadim E. Panov
    • 1
  • Yury Yu. Dgebuadze
    • 2
  • Tamara A. Shiganova
    • 3
  • Andrew A. Filippov
    • 1
  • Dan Minchin
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Biology and Soil ScienceSt. Petersburg State UniversityRussia
  2. 2.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of ScienceRussia
  3. 3.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of ScienceRussia
  4. 4.Marine Organism InvestigationsKillaloeIreland

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