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Resources on the internet


Links to internet sites relevant for the subject of alien species. The list is still under development, additions are welcome.


Updated: 06-05-2011




  • Aliens in Belarus (AIB) - Aquatic alien species in the Republic of Belarus

  • Belgian Forum on Invasive Alien Species. 

  • ERNAIS - 'European Research Network on Aquatic Invasive Species'

  • GloBallast - 'Global Ballast Water Management Programme'

  • ISSG - 'Invasive Species Specialist Group' of the IUCN Species Survival Commission

  • NEOBIOTA - A German working group on alien species.

  • NEOFLORA - Invasive alien plants in Germany

  • NEOZOA - Alien macroinvertebrates in German waters

  • NOBANIS - 'Nordic-Baltic Network on Invasive Species'. Gateway to information on invasive species in the Nordic and Baltic countries



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Invasion history and success of the American blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 in European and adjacent waters. ABSTRACT

In: Galil, B.S., Clark, P.F. & Carlton, J.T. (Eds.), In the Wrong Place - Alien Marine Crustaceans: Distribution, Biology and Impacts. Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology 6: 607-624.


NOBANIS - Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet - Crassostrea gigas. [1.2 MB]

Online Database of the North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species - NOBANIS 18 pp.


The invasive water primrose Ludwigia grandiflora (Michaux) Greuter & Burdet (Spermatophyta: Onagraceae) in Germany: First record and ecological risk assessment. [1.4 MB]

Aquatic Invasions 6: 83-89.


Schwarze Liste invasiver Arten: Kriteriensystem und Schwarze Listen invasiver Fische für Deutschland und für Österreich. [6.4 MB]

BfN-Skripten 285: 185 pp.


Gebietsfremde Fische in Deutschland und Österreich und mögliche Auswirkungen des Klimawandels. [13.7 MB]

BfN-Skripten 279: 192 pp.


Risk assessment of aquatic invasive species introductions via European inland waterways. [4.5 MB]

In: Settele, J. et al. (Eds.), Atlas of Biodiversity Risk. Pensoft, Sofia: 140-143.


First record of a fertilized female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura), from the German Wadden Sea and subsequent secondary prevention measures. [1.2 MB]

Aquatic Invasions 5: 215-218.


Alien species. [0.9 MB] Wadden Sea Ecosystem 25(7): 1-28.


Assessing the risks of aquatic species invasions via European inland waterways: From concepts to environmental indicators. ABSTRACT

Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5: 110-126.


Gebietsfremde Arten in unseren Gewässern: Die Handlungsmaxime heißt Prävention.

Natur und Landschaft 83: 434-437.


Schwarze Listen invasiver Arten - ein Instrument zur Risikobewertung für die Naturschutz-Praxis. [0.5 MB]

Natur und Landschaft 83: 418-424.


Assessment of biocontamination of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in European inland waterways. [0.6 MB]

Aquatic Invasions 3: 211-230.


Invasive alien plants in marine protected areas: the Spartina anglica affair in the European Wadden Sea. ABSTRACT

Biological Invasions 10: 937-950.


Aquatic alien species in Germany - Listing system and options for action. [0.4 MB]

Neobiota 7: 19-33.


The American blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun on the German North Sea coast: Status quo and further perspectives. ABSTRACT

Senckenbergiana maritima 38: 39-44.


Waterways as invasion highways - Impacts of climate change and globalization. ABSTRACT

In: Nentwig, W. (Ed.), Biological invasions. Springer Berlin, Ecological Studies Vol. 193: 59-74.


National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany. [0.5 MB]

Aquatic Invasions 1: 245-269.


NOBANIS - Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet - Spartina anglica. [0.7 MB]

Online Database of the North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species - NOBANIS 1-12.


The common cord-grass Spartina anglica: An invasive alien species in the Wadden Sea National Park. [0.2 MB]

Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 36: 333.


The Ponto-Caspian amphipod Obesogammarus obesus (Sars, 1894) arrived the Rhine River via the Main-Danube Canal. [1.1 MB]

Aquatic Invasions 1: 148-153.


Four arguments why so many alien species settle into estuaries, with special reference to the German river Elbe. ABSTRACT

Helgoland Marine Research 60: 127-134.


Alien species in the Wadden Sea - A challenge to act. [0.2 MB]

Wadden Sea Newsletter 31: 13-16.


International shipping - A risk for aquatic biodiversity in Germany. [0.6 MB]

In: Nentwig, W. et al. (Eds.), Biological Invasions - From Ecology to Control. Neobiota 6: 125-143.


Alien species - Glossary of key terms. [0.1 MB]

AeT umweltplanung Koblenz, unpubl. document for MARBEF Workshop ‘Invasive Species’: 7 pp.


Alien species in the North Sea: invasion success and climate warming. [2.3 MB]

Ocean Challenge 13 (3): 12-16.


Gebietsfremde Arten in den deutschen Gewässern - ein Risiko für die Biodiversität. [0.7 MB]

In: Senat der Bundesforschungsanstalten im Geschäftsbereich des BMVEL (Eds.), Bedrohung der biologischen Vielfalt durch invasive gebietsfremde Arten – Erfassung, Monitoring und Risikoanalyse. Schriftenreihe des BMVEL, Reihe A, Angewandte Wissenschaft 498: 40-52.


Pacific oysters in the European Wadden Sea: An irreversible impact in a highly protected ecosystem. [0.2 MB]

Aliens 17: 20-21.


Einnischung exotischer und wärmeliebender Arten. [0.7 MB]

In: Lozán, J.L., Rachor, E., Reise, K., Sündermann, J. & Westernhagen, H.v. (Eds.), Warnsignale aus Nordsee und Wattenmeer - Eine aktuelle Umweltbilanz. Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, Hamburg: 169-171.


Estuaries: The habitat for alien macroinvertebrates in German coastal waters. [0.8 MB]

Aliens 15: 14-15.


Biological invasions into German waters: an evaluation of the importance of different human-mediated vectors for nonindigenous macrozoobenthic species. ABSTRACT

In: Leppäkoski, E., S. Gollasch & S. Olenin (Eds.), Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe - Distribution, Impacts and Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht: 373-383.


After the TBT era: Alternative anti-fouling paints and their ecological risks. ABSTRACT

Senckenbergiana maritima 31: 341-351.


Ästuare: Das Habitat für eingeschleppte Makroinvertebraten. [0.3 MB]

Schriftenreihe des Nationalparks Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer, Sonderheft Wattenmeermonitoring 2000: 12-17.


Das BfG-Ästuarmonitoring Makrozoobenthos in Eider, Elbe, Ems, Jade und Weser.

Jahresbericht 2000 der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde, Koblenz: 93-95


Antifouling oder Bioinvasion: Das TBT-Dilemma. ABSTRACT

wasserwirtschaft wassertechnik 2/2001: 45-48.


Estuaries as a habitat: On the status of introduced macroinvertebrates on the German North and Baltic Sea coast. [0.3 MB]

In: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Ed.), Assessment and Management of Alien Species that threaten Ecosystems, Habitats and Species. CBD Technical Series no. 1: 55-57.


Neozoen im Makrozoobenthos der deutschen Ostseeküste.

Lauterbornia 39: 117-126.


Neozoen im Makrozoobenthos der Brackgewässer an der deutschen Nordseeküste. [0.5 MB]

Lauterbornia 39: 73-116.


Zur Bestandssituation von Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould, 1841) in deutschen Gewässern: die sukzessive Ausbreitung eines amerikanischen Neozoons (Crustacea: Decapoda: Panopeidae). ABSTRACT

Senckenbergiana maritima 30: 115-122.


Öko-Problem TBT-Alternativen.

Hansa 9/2000: 271-274.


Ballastwasser und seine ökologischen Auswirkungen.

Schiff & Hafen 5/2000: 17-20.


Biodiversität und Naturschutz in aquatischen Systemen - zum Status eingeschleppter Tierarten. ABSTRACT

Wasser & Boden 52 (1/2): 23-26.


Zur Rolle der Seeschifffahrt bei der Einschleppung fremder Tierarten (Makrozoobenthos) in deutsche Gewässer.

In: Gesellschaft für angewandten Umweltschutz und Sicherheit im Seeverkehr (Hrsg.), Umweltaspekte der Seeschifffahrt. GAUSS Forum, Bremen: 101-110.


Estuaries and brackish waters. [0.4 MB]

In: De Jong, F., Bakker, J.F., van Berkel, C.J.M., Dankers, N.M.J.A., Dahl, K., Gätje, C., Marencic, H. & Potel, P. (Eds.), Wadden Sea Quality Status Report. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat Wilhelmshaven, Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 9: 175-186.


Oyster beds and Sabellaria reefs. [0.4 MB]

In: De Jong, F., Bakker, J.F., van Berkel, C.J.M., Dankers, N.M.J.A., Dahl, K., Gätje, C., Marencic, H. & Potel, P. (Eds.), Wadden Sea Quality Status Report. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat Wilhelmshaven, Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 9: 146-147.


Biocoenotic signals in the pelagial of the Wadden Sea: The possible biological effects of climate change. ABSTRACT

Senckenbergiana maritima 29, Suppl.: 101-106.


Introduced macrozoobenthic species at the German North Sea coast - A review.

Wadden Sea Newsletter 1999-1: 10-13.


Neozoa (Makrozoobenthos) an der deutschen Nordseeküste - Eine Übersicht.

Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde, Koblenz, Bericht BfG-1200: 131 pp.


Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould 1841) (Crustacea: Decapoda) - ein amerikanisches Neozoon im Elbeästuar. [0.2 MB]

Lauterbornia 35: 49-51.


Non-indigenous phytoplankton species in the North Sea: supposed region of origin and possible transport vector. ABSTRACT

Archive of Fisheries and Marine Research 46: 181-194.


Establishment of thermophilic phytoplankton species in the North Sea - biological indicators of climatic changes? ABSTRACT

ICES Journal of Marine Science 55: 818-823.


'Natural' processes in the Wadden Sea - challenging the concept of 'an intact ecosystem'. [0.5 MB]

Ocean Challenge 8 (1): 27-29.


Dinoflagellate resting cysts in recent sediments of the Western Baltic as indicators for the occurrence of "non-indigenous" species in the water column.  [1.5 MB]

In: Andrushaitis, A. (Ed.), Proc. 13th BMB Symposium Riga/Jurmala 1993. Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Latvia, Riga: 79-85.


First living Alexandrium minutum resting cysts in Western Baltic.  [0.4 MB]

Harmful Algae News, UNESCO IOC Newsl. 9: 1-2.


Scrippsiella spp. resting cysts from the German Bight (North Sea): A tool for more complete check-lists of dinoflagellates. ABSTRACT

Netherlands Journal of Sea Research 33: 57-63.


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