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Quagga and zebra mussels: biology, impacts, and control

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Edited by:
Thomas F. Nalepa and Don W. Schloesser

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Abstract

Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Edition provides a broad view of the zebra/quagga mussel issue, offering a historic perspective and up-to-date information on mussel research. Comprising 48 chapters, this second edition includes reviews of mussel morphology, physiology, and behavior. It details mussel distribution and spread in Europe and across North America, and examines policy and regulatory responses, management strategies, and mitigation efforts. In addition, this book provides extensive coverage of the impact of invasive mussel species on freshwater ecosystems, including effects on water clarity, phytoplankton, water quality, food web changes, and consequences to other aquatic fauna. It also reviews and offers new insights on how zebra and quagga mussels respond and adapt to varying environmental conditions. This new edition includes seven video clips that complement chapter text and, through visual documentation, provide a greater understanding of mussel behavior and distribution.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book
Title:
Quagga and zebra mussels: biology, impacts, and control
Edition:
Second
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
CRC Press
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
815 p.
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N
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N