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Bridging Divides: Maritime Canals as Invasion Corridors Stephan Gollasch

Bridging Divides: Maritime Canals as Invasion Corridors

Stephan Gollasch

Published November 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781402050466
Hardcover
316 pages
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Maritime canals dissolve natural barriers to the dispersal of marine organisms, providing novel opportunities for natural dispersal, as well as for shipping-mediated transport. This book is the first to assess the impacts of the worlds threeMoreMaritime canals dissolve natural barriers to the dispersal of marine organisms, providing novel opportunities for natural dispersal, as well as for shipping-mediated transport. This book is the first to assess the impacts of the worlds three principal maritime canals - the Kiel, the Panama, the Suez - as invasion corridors for alien biota. These three canals differ in their hydrological regimes, the types of biotas they connect, and in their permeability to invasions.