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Invasive species represent a global threat to ecosystems, human health, and the economy. A basic knowledge of invasive species biology is crucial to understand current and future impacts and implications. The purpose of this book is to provide a broad background on invasive species, and also details on specific examples through case studies.
The students in the course Aquatic Invasive Species (MAR 442) at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, have researched and reviewed scientific literature to educate readers about these issues. The class, comprised of fifteen junior and senior Marine Science, Marine Affairs, Animal Behavior, and Environmental Sciences students, selected the different topics, presented the material, wrote the chapters, and assembled the final versions into this book. This book cannot be all inclusive, but we think this book will provide an excellent broad overview of the most important aspects of Invasive Species Biology and might stimulate the reader to dive deeper into the material.
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Amidon, Shaylee A.; Birch, Colin J.; Brown, Sierra E.; Butts, Kaitlyn E.; Felix, Abbigail L.; Fuller, Samuel S.; Gao, Edwin; Lewis, Emily M.; Michaud, Alexandra; Proto, Doyle M.; Spear, Bradley N.; Wales, George H.; Welch, Hannah M.; Wiley, Conor F.; Wurth, Kristen S.; and Frederich, Markus, "Who Invited You? The Complex Story Of Aquatic Invasive Species" (2021). Marine Sciences Student Projects. 4.