Aquatic invasive species: Lessons from cancer research

American Scientist
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Abstract

Aquatic invasive species are disrupting ecosystems with increasing frequency. Successful control of these invasions has been rare: Biologists and managers have few tools for fighting aquatic invaders. In contrast, the medical community has long worked to develop tools for preventing and fighting cancer. Its successes are marked by a coordinated research approach with multiple steps: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment options and rehabilitation. The authors discuss how these steps can be applied to aquatic invasive species, such as the American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), in the Northern Rocky Mountain region of the United States, to expedite tool development and implementation along with achievement of biodiversity conservation goals.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Aquatic invasive species: Lessons from cancer research
Series title American Scientist
DOI 10.1511/2012.96.234
Volume 100
Issue 3
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 9 p.
First page 234
Last page 242
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