Topic: Invasive Species

The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species publishes a quarterly newsletter with reports from each Great Lake State and Province. For more info call: (734) 665-9135 or

Alien Invasive Species (AIS) and Biological Pollution of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.
Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission. This White Paper focuses on the discharge of ballast water from shipping vessels coming from outside the U.S. and Canada as the single most significant source of AIS introductions to the Great Lakes. It is available online at or by calling the IJC at (313) 226-2170.

Invasive Species in a Changing World is a book that brings together leading scientists from around the world to examine the invasive species phenomenon and consider the mutual interactions between global change and invasives that are likely to occur over the next century. Edited by Harold A. Mooney and Richard J. Hobbs. Island Press, phone: (800) 828-1302.

Nature Out of Place, Biological Invasions in the Global Age by Jason Van Driesche and Roy Van Driesche. For more info, contact: Island Press, phone: (800) 828-1302.

Harmful Exotic Species of Aquatic Plants and Wild Animals in Minnesota: Annual Report for 2000. Contact Jay Rendall, MN DNR, (651) 297-1464;

Aquatic Nuisance Species Report: An update on Sea Grant Research and Outreach Project 2000. Contact Nancy Cruickshank;; Website:

Out of Place: How Aquatic Exotic Species Alter Wisconsin Waterways. Contact Ron Martin, WI DNR, (608) 266-9270;


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