Are salinity tolerances of non-native macroinvertebrates in France an indicator of potential for their translocation in a new area?

Piscart, C, Kefford, B and Beisel, J 2011, 'Are salinity tolerances of non-native macroinvertebrates in France an indicator of potential for their translocation in a new area?', Limnologica, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 107-112.


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Title Are salinity tolerances of non-native macroinvertebrates in France an indicator of potential for their translocation in a new area?
Author(s) Piscart, C
Kefford, B
Beisel, J
Year 2011
Journal name Limnologica
Volume number 41
Issue number 2
Start page 107
End page 112
Total pages 6
Publisher Urban und Fischer Verlag
Abstract Because ofitsgeographicandeconomicposition,theWesternpartofEuropeandFranceisproneto biological invasions.Amongtheaquaticspeciesnon-nativetoFrance,ahighproportionofthesespecies are consideredtobesalt-tolerant.Toverifythisassumption,wecomparedthesalinitytoleranceof18 native andnon-nativespeciesinFranceinordertodeterminewhethertheintroducednon-nativespecies are moresalt-tolerantthanthenativeones.Contrarytoourexpectations,ourstudyshowsthatbothnative and non-nativemacroinvertebratespeciesfromthesametaxonomicgroupwhichhadoriginatedfrom within Eurasiahadverysimilarsalinitytolerance.Ourresultsshowthatspeciesoriginatefromoutside Eurasia (introducedbytheballastordrinkingwateronships)weremoresalttolerantthannativefrom France andnon-nativespeciesoriginatedfromEurasia.Thus,derivationoftheacutetestofthesalinity tolerance innativerangesmaygivegoodindicationsoftheirpotentialabilitytosurviveduringthe translocation byshippingfromtheareaoforigintoanotherarea.Ourapproachdoesprovideempirical evidence forpotentialofnon-nativespeciestosurvivetranslocationinsalinewaterusingstandard,quick and inexpensiveprotocols.
Subject Environmental Impact Assessment
Keyword(s) Saltwater
Invasion
Crustacea
Gastropoda
Western Europe
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.limno.2010.09.002
Copyright notice © 2010ElsevierGmbH.
ISSN 0075-9511
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