International Association
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on Invasive Alien Species
September 2020 issue of Aquatic Invasions is online!

This issue of Aquatic Invasions features research on aquatic invasions in Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.

 New frontiers! Here is the first comprehensive review of the distribution and invasion status of non-native molluscs in man-made reservoirs in Brazil.

 Also from Brazil, the first piece of evidence for the dispersal of fish species, Leporinus tigrinus, through hydroelectric dams in the Upper Paraná River Basin, even in the absence of fishways.

 Vulnerable frogs! Are mosquito fish (Gambosia holbrooki) responsible for the local collapse in the reproduction and adult populations of Xenopus laevis in Chile?

 Sampling along the coast provides evidence that bivalve Atlantic rangia (Rangia cuneata) is now established in Normandy, France.

 French scientists confirm the exotic status of baitworm, Marphysa victori, in an invasion hotspot in Arcachon Bay (France). Also, take a look at the beautiful and artistic watercolour drawings!

 Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in Texas thrive in warm water basins where rapid growth rates and early maturity greatly reduce the window of opportunity for management.

 How do cyanobacteria and other algae respond to the presence of zebra mussels under eutrophic conditions? Experiments can tell us more!

 Is Corbicula fluminea invasive? No evidence for negative ecological impacts of C. fluminea on the benthic macroinvertebrate community in a New Hampshire river, USA.

 Food for thought… snail species, Bithynia tentaculata and Potamopyrgus antipodarum, have similar shell-crushing resistance but differ in soft tissue mass, making P. antipodarum less nutritious for fish.

 Killer shrimp go into hiding when predatory fish are present, but the role of predation on invasion dynamics remains difficult to predict.

 What explains the invasion success of Shimofuri goby (Tridentiger bifasciatus) in Chinese lakes? Life history traits, plasticity and high tolerance to water temperature and salinity differences.

 Please visit our website and download Volume 15, Issue 3 of Aquatic Invasions – it's Open Access!


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