Bridging divides: Maritime canals as invasion corridors

Stephan Gollasch, Bella S. Galil, Andrew N. Cohen

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Abstract

Maritime canals dissolve natural barriers to the dispersal of marine organisms, thus providing novel opportunities for natural dispersal, as well as for shipping-mediated transport. The introduction of alien species has proved to be one of the most profound and damaging of anthropogenic deeds - with both ecological and economic costs. This book is the first to assess the impacts of the world's three principal maritime canals - the Kiel, the Panama, the Suez - as invasion corridors for alien biota. These three canals differ in their hydrological regimes, the types of biotas they connect, and in their permeability to invasions.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages316
Volume83
ISBN (Print)1402050461, 9781402050466
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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