Aquatic Invasive Species Research





Quagga and Zebra Mussels













2000 – 2006

1985 – 1999

Aquatic Plants

Freshwater Fish

Aquatic Invertebrates

Asian Clams

Veligers of the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in the Columbia River Basin: Broadscale distribution, abundance, and ecological associations (Hassett et al. 2017)

New Zealand Mud Snails

Efficacy of commercially available quaternary ammonium compounds for controlling New Zealand mudsnails Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Stout et al. 2016)
Does water chemistry limit the distribution of New Zealand mud snails in Redwood National Park? (Vasquez et al. 2016)


Ballast Water

Volume and contents of residual water in recreational watercraft ballast systems (Campbell et al. 2016)
An assessment of the efficacy of chemical descalers for managing non-indigenous marine species within vessel internal seawater systems and niche areas (Bracken et al. 2016)
Workgroup to Evaluate Actions that Reduce the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species from Vessels Placed in Lakes that are Owned or Managed by the State (December 2015)
Density Matters: Review of Approaches to Setting Organism-Based Ballast Water Discharge Standards (Lee, Reusser, Frazier and Ruiz, 2010)
Issue Paper: Ballast Water Issue Paper (Management Technologies Shore Based Treatment, Hull Fouling and NOBOBs, Regulations, Legislation) (Phillips 2006)
Proceedings: Workshop on Alternate Ballast Water Exchange Areas: Physical and Biological Oceanographic Considerations (June 20-22, 2006)
Report: Workshop Report on Testing of Ballast Water Treatment Systems: General Guidelines and Step-wise Strategy Toward Shipboard Testing (June 14-16 2005, Portland, Oregon)
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species in United States Estuary: A Case Study of the Biological Invasions of the San Francisco Bay and Delta (Cohen and Carlton 1995)
Inventory of Available Controls for ANS of Concern Chicago Area Waterway System (GLMRIS 2012)


Issue Paper: Environmental Impacts of Marine Aquaculture, Sea Lice, Escapement and Recent Federal Actions (Phillips 2009)
Issue Paper:
Marine Aquaculture #2
(Phillips 2006)
Issue Paper: Environmental Impacts of Marine Aquaculture (Phillips 2005)
Issue Paper: Marine Aquaculture (Phillips 2005)

Marine invertebrates


Invasive Tunicates - The Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (2014)

Chinese Mitten Crab

Report: U.S. Atlantic — Chinese Mitten Crab Update (May 2010)
Report: Mitten Crab (Eriocheir spp.) Recruitment: Factors that Influence Larval Supply and Return to Settlement Sites (Hanson and Sytsma 2005)
Report: The Potential For Mitten Crab Colonization of Estuaries on the West Coast of North America (Hanson and Sytsma 2005)

Green Crab

Break-even analysis for a green crab fishery in PEI, Canada (3/18/16)
Distribution and Biological Characteristics of European Green Crab, Carcinus maenas, in British Columbia, 2006 – 2013 (Gillespie et al, 2015)
An invasive species facilitates the recovery of salt marsh ecosystems on Cape Cod (Bertness and Coverdale 2013)
Australian National Control Plan for the European green shore crab Carcinus maenas (2008)
Modeling the impacts of the European green crab on commercial shellfisheries (Grosholz et al. 2011)
Status of the European Green Crab, Carcinus maenas, in British Columbia – 2006 (Gillespie et al., 2007).
Global Invader: The European Green Crab (Behrens Yamada 2001) (for purchase, $15)
Recent Biological Invasion May Hasten Invasional Meltdown by Accelerating Historical Introductions (Grosholz 1995)

Aquarium Trade


Regulations and Policy

Outreach and Education

Equipment Manuals

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species (Bureau of Reclamation 2012)