Invasive animals and plants in Massachusetts lakes and rivers : lessons for international aquatic management /

Wong, Wai Hing,

Invasive animals and plants in Massachusetts lakes and rivers : lessons for international aquatic management / Wai Hing Wong. - Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2023. - 416 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm

Chapter 1: Introduction to Freshwater Invasive Species in Massachusetts -- Chapter 2: Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea) -- Chapter 3: Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) -- Chapter 4: Chinese Mystery Snail (Bellamya chinensis) -- Chapter 5: Northern Snakehead (Channa argus) -- Chapter 6: Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) -- Chapter 7: Curly-leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) -- Chapter 8: Eurasian Milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and Variable Milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) -- Chapter 9: Parrot-feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) -- Chapter 10: Carolina Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana) -- Chapter 11: European Naiad (Najas minor) -- Chapter 12: South American Waterweed (Egeria densa) -- Chapter 13: Swollen Bladderwort (Utricularia inflata) -- Chapter 14: Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) -- Chapter 15: Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) -- Chapter 16: European Water-Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia L.) -- Chapter 17: Yellow Floating Heart (Nymphoides peltata) -- Chapter 18: Common Reed Grass (Phragmites australis) -- Chapter 19: Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) -- Appendix I: MassDEP Equipment Decontamination Protocol -- Appendix II: A Guide for Using Hand Pulling and Benthic Barriers to Control Aquatic Invasive Species Pioneer Populations -- Appendix III: Literature Research of Chemical Control Methods on 19 Invasive Species -- Appendix IV: Laws and Statutes Pertaining to Aquatic Invasive/Nuisance Species in the New England States and New York

There is a growing demand for appropriate management of aquatic invasive species in lakes and rivers worldwide. This book covers biology, invasion ecology, sightings, and control techniques of 4 invasive animals and 15 invasive plants in Massachusetts lakes and rivers. It provides valuable information on their biological characteristics and potential expansion pathways, as well as monitoring and management, including alternative management tools using updated biological, chemical, and mechanical methods. The book also includes the regulation of invasive species management to allow resource managers, biologists, practitioners, volunteers, and students a better understanding of compliance and enforcement with environmental law. An example of successful management is highlighted for each invasive species. Invasive Animals and Plants in Massachusetts Lakes and Rivers is the first book to provide comprehensive and systematic coverage and illustrations for both freshwater invasive animals and plants. Although focussing on Massachusetts, it will provide readers with the bigger picture on multiple invasive species, from prevention, early detection, control, ecological restoration, to public education. Natural resource managers in Massachusetts and surrounding states will glean the detailed and valuable information they need to learn and use to prevent and manage freshwater invasive species in the field.

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