Anthony Ricciardi
Associate Professor, Invasion Ecology

Redpath Museum & McGill School of Environment
McGill University

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2014

  • Blackburn, T.M., F. Essl, T. Evans, P.E. Hulme, J.M. Jeschke, I. Kühn, S. Kumschick, Z. Marková, A. Mrugała, J. Pergl, P. Pyšek, W. Rabitsch, A. Ricciardi, D.M. Richardson, A. Sendek, M. Vilà, J.R.U. Wilson, M. Winter, P. Genovesi & S. Bacher. A unified classification of alien species based on the magnitude of their environmental impacts. PLoS Biology. In press.

  • Jones, L.A. and A. Ricciardi. 2014. The influence of pre-settlement and early post-settlement processes on the adult distribution and relative dominance of two invasive mussel species. Freshwater Biology 59: 1086–1100.
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  • Hassan, A. and A. Ricciardi. 2014. Are non-native species more likely to become pests? Influence of biogeographic origin on the socioeconomic impact of freshwater organisms. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. In press.
    preprint

  • Jeschke, J.M., S. Bacher, T.M. Blackburn, J.T.A. Dick, F. Essl, T. Evans, M. Gaertner, P.E. Hulme, I. Kühn, A. Mrugała, J. Pergl, P. Pyšek, W. Rabitsch, A. Ricciardi, D.M. Richardson, A. Sendek, M. Vilà, M. Winter, and S. Kumschick. 2014.  Defining the impact of non-native species. Conservation Biology. In press.

  • Barrios-O’Neill, D., J.T.A. Dick, M. Emmerson, A. Ricciardi, H. MacIsaac, and M. Alexander. 2014. Fortune favours the bold: a higher predator reduces the impact of a native but not an invasive intermediate predator. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 693–701.
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  • Caffrey, J.M., J-R Baars, J.H. Barbour, P. Boets, P. Boon, K. Davenport, J.T.A. Dick, J. Early, L. Edsman, C. Gallagher, J. Gross, P. Heinimaa, C. Horrill, S. Hudin, P.E. Hulme, S. Hynes, H.J. MacIsaac, P. McLoone, M. Millane, T.L. Moen, N. Moore, J. Newman, R. O’Conchuir, M. O’Farrell, C. O’Flynn, B. Oidtmann, T. Renals, A. Ricciardi, H. Roy, R. Shaw, O. Weyl, F. Williams and F.E. Lucy. 2014. Tackling invasive alien species in Europe: the top 20 issues. Management of Biological Invasions 5(1): 1–20.
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  • Dick, J.T.A., M.E. Alexander, J.M. Jeschke, A. Ricciardi, H. J. MacIsaac, T.B. Robinson, S. Kumschick, O.L.F. Weyl, A.M. Dunn, M.J. Hatcher, R.A. Paterson. K.D. Farnsworth, and D.M. Richardson. 2014. Advancing impact prediction and hypothesis testing in invasion ecology using a comparative functional response approach. Biological Invasions 16:735–753.
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2013

  • Richardson, D.M. and A. Ricciardi. 2013. Misleading criticisms of invasion science: a field guide. Diversity & Distributions 19: 1461–1467.
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    Recommended, Faculty of 1000 Ecology, 25 Oct 2013.

  • MacNeil, C., J.T.A. Dick, M. Alexander, J.A. Dodd, and A. Ricciardi. 2013.  Predators vs. alien: differential biotic resistance to an invasive species by two resident predators. Neobiota 19: 1–19.
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  • Paolucci, E., H.J. MacIsaac, and A. Ricciardi. 2013. Origin matters: Alien consumers inflict greater damage on prey populations than do native consumers. Diversity and Distributions 19: 988-995.
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  • Ricciardi, A., M.F. Hoopes, M.P. Marchetti, and J.L. Lockwood. 2013. Progress toward understanding the ecological impacts of non-native species. Ecological Monographs 83: 263-282.
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  • Reid, A.J., L.J. Chapman, and A. Ricciardi. 2013. Wetland edges as peak refugia from an introduced piscivore. Aquatic Conservation 23: 646–655.
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  • Dick, J.T.A., K. Gallagher, S. Avlijas, H. Clarke, S. Lewis, S. Leung, D. Minchin, J. Caffrey, M. Alexander, C. Maguire, C. Harrod, N. Reid, N. Haddaway, K. Farnsworth, M. Penk and A. Ricciardi. 2013. Ecological impacts of an invasive predator explained and predicted by comparative functional responses. Biological Invasions 15: 837–846.
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  • Ward, J.M. and A. Ricciardi. 2013. Impacts of Dreissena on benthic macroinvertebrate communities: predictable patterns revealed by invasion history. Pp. 599-610 In: Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control (T.F. Nalepa & D. Schloesser, eds.), CRC Press.
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2012

  • Kipp, R., I. Hébert, M. Lacharité and A. Ricciardi. 2012. Impacts of predation by the Eurasian round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) on molluscs in the upper St. Lawrence River. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:78-89.
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  • Kipp, R. and A. Ricciardi. 2012. Impacts of the Eurasian round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) on benthic communities in the upper St. Lawrence River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 469-486.
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  • Ricciardi, A. 2012. Invasive Species. Pp. 5547–5560 In: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (R.A.Meyers, ed.), Springer.
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  • Ricciardi, A., S. Avlijas, and J. Marty. 2012. Forecasting the ecological impacts of the Hemimysis anomala invasion in North America: lessons from other freshwater mysid introductions. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38 (Suppl. 2): 7-13.
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2011

  • Trumpickas, J., N.E. Mandrak and A. Ricciardi. 2011. Nearshore fish assemblages associated with introduced predatory fishes in lakes. Aquatic Conservation 21: 338-347.
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  • Ricciardi, A., M.E. Palmer and N.D. Yan. 2011. Should biological invasions be managed as natural disasters? BioScience 61: 312-317.
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  • Kestrup, Å.M., J.T.A. Dick and A. Ricciardi. 2011. Interactions between invasive and native crustaceans: differential functional responses of intraguild predators towards juvenile hetero-specifics. Biological Invasions 13: 731-737.
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  • Kestrup, Ǻ.M., S.H. Thomas, K. van Rensburg, A. Ricciardi and M.A. Duffy. 2011. Differential infection of exotic and native freshwater amphipods by a parasitic water mold in the St. Lawrence River. Biological Invasions 13: 769-779.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and H.J. MacIsaac. 2011. Impacts of biological invasions on freshwater ecosystems. Pp. 211-224 In: Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (D.M. Richardson, ed.), Wiley-Blackwell.
    pdf / link to Elton book publisher

  • Ricciardi, A., L. Jones, Ǻ.M. Kestrup and J.M. Ward. 2011. Expanding the propagule pressure concept to understand the impact of biological invasions. Pp. 225-235 In: Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (D.M. Richardson, ed.), Wiley-Blackwell.
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  • MacIsaac, H.J., R.A. Tedla and A. Ricciardi. 2011. Patterns and rate of growth of studies in invasion ecology.  Pp. 51-60 In: Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (D.M. Richardson, ed.), Wiley-Blackwell.
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  • Kulhanek, S.A., A. Ricciardi and B. Leung. 2011. Is invasion history a useful tool for predicting the impacts of the world's worst aquatic invasive species? Ecological Applications 21: 189-202.
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  • Kulhanek, S.A., B. Leung and A. Ricciardi. 2011. Using ecological niche-based modeling techniques to predict the establishment, abundance and relative impacts of introduced species: application to the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Ecological Applications 21: 203-213.
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  • Simberloff, D. et al. 2011. Non-natives: 141 scientists object. Nature 475: 36.
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2010

  • Kestrup, Ǻ. and A. Ricciardi. 2010. Influence of conductivity on the life histories of exotic and native amphipods in the St. Lawrence River. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 176: 249-262.
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  • Ward, J.M. and A. Ricciardi. 2010. Community-level effects of co-occurring native and exotic ecosystem engineers. Freshwater Biology 55: 1803-1817.
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  • Kipp, R., S.A. Bailey, H. MacIsaac, and A. Ricciardi. 2010. Transoceanic ships as vectors for nonindigenous freshwater bryozoans. Diversity and Distributions 16: 77-83.
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2009

  • Ricciardi, A. and D. Simberloff. 2009. Assisted colonization is not a viable conservation strategy. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24: 248-253.
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    Faculty of 1000 'Must Read'. Richard Hobbs: Faculty of 1000 Biology, 11 May 2009.
    Letters and response [or pdf of response]

  • Kestrup, Ǻ. and A. Ricciardi. 2009. Are interactions among Ponto-Caspian invaders driving amphipod species replacement in the St. Lawrence River? Journal of Great Lakes Research 35: 392-398.
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  • Kestrup, Ǻ.M. and A. Ricciardi. 2009. Environmental heterogeneity limits the local dominance of an invasive freshwater crustacean. Biological Invasions 11: 2095-2105
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  • Wilson, S.J. and A. Ricciardi. 2009. Epiphytic macroinvertebrate communities on Eurasian milfoil and native milfoils in Eastern North America. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 66: 18-30.
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2008

  • Kestrup, Ǻ.M. and A. Ricciardi. 2008. Occurrence of the Ponto-Caspian mysid shrimp Hemimysis anomala (Crustacea, Mysida) in the St. Lawrence River. Aquatic Invasions 3: 461-464.
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  • Jokela, A. and A. Ricciardi. 2008. Predicting zebra mussel fouling on native mussels from physico-chemical variables. Freshwater Biology 53: 1845-1856.
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  • Gonzalez, A., A. Lambert and A. Ricciardi. 2008. When does ecosystem engineering facilitate invasion and species replacement? Oikos 117: 1247-1257.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and R. Kipp. 2008. Predicting the number of ecologically harmful species in an aquatic system. Diversity and Distributions 14: 374-380.
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    Appendix S1
    Appendix S2

  • Ricciardi, A. and H.J. MacIsaac. 2008. The book that began invasion ecology. Nature 452: 34.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and H.J. MacIsaac. 2008. Evaluating the effectiveness of ballast water exchange policy in the Great Lakes. Ecological Applications 18: 1321-1323.
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  • Ricciardi, A. 2008. Antarctica invaded. Science 319: 409.
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2007

  • Ward, J.M. and A. Ricciardi. 2007. Impacts of Dreissena invasions on benthic macroinvertebrate communities: a meta-analysis. Diversity and Distributions 13: 155-165.
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    Appendix S1

  • Ricciardi, A. 2007. Are modern biological invasions an unprecedented form of global change? Conservation Biology 21: 329-336.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and J. Cohen. 2007. The invasiveness of an introduced species does not predict its impact. Biological Invasions 9: 309-315.
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2006

  • Ricciardi, A. 2006. How protected are coral reefs? Science 314: 757.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and J.M. Ward. 2006. Comment on "Opposing effects of native and exotic herbivores on plant invasions". Science 313: 298.
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  • Ricciardi, A. 2006. Patterns of invasion of the Laurentian Great Lakes in relation to changes in vector activity. Diversity and Distributions 12: 425-433.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and M. Mottiar. 2006. Does Darwin's naturalization hypothesis explain fish invasions? Biological Invasions 8: 1403-1407.
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2005

  • Jones, L.A. and A. Ricciardi. 2005. Influence of physicochemical factors on the distribution and biomass of invasive mussels in the St. Lawrence River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 1953-1962.
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  • Palmer, M.E. and A. Ricciardi. 2005. Community interactions affecting the relative abundance of native and invasive amphipods in the St. Lawrence River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 1111-1118.
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  • Ricciardi, A. 2005. Facilitation and synergistic interactions among introduced aquatic species. Pp. 162-178 In: Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis. (H.A. Mooney, R.N. Mack, J. McNeely, L.E. Neville, P.J. Schei and J.K. Waage, eds.), Island Press, Washington, D.C.
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  • Rixon, C.A.M., I.C. Duggan, N.M.N. Bergeron, A. Ricciardi and H.J. MacIsaac. 2005. Invasion risks posed by the aquarium trade and live fish markets on the Laurentian Great Lakes. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 1365–1381.
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2004

  • Palmer, M.E. and A. Ricciardi. 2004. Physical factors affecting the relative abundance of native and invasive amphipods in the St. Lawrence River. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82: 1886-1893.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and F.G. Whoriskey. 2004. Exotic species replacement: Shifting dominance of dreissenid mussels in the Soulanges Canal, upper St. Lawrence River, Canada. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23: 507-514.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and S.K. Atkinson. 2004. Distinctiveness magnifies the impact of biological invaders in aquatic ecosystems. Ecology Letters 7: 781-784.
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  • Ricciardi, A. 2004. Assessing species invasions as a cause of extinction. (Letter) Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19: 619.
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  • Holeck K., E.L. Mills, H.J. MacIsaac, M. Dochoda, R.I. Colautti and A. Ricciardi. 2004. Bridging troubled waters: understanding links between biological invasions, transoceanic shipping, and other entry vectors in the Laurentian Great Lakes. BioScience 10: 919-929.
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  • Colautti, R., A. Ricciardi, I.A. Grigorovich, and H.J. MacIsaac. 2004. Is invasion success explained by the Enemy Release Hypothesis? Ecology Letters 7: 721-733.
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2003 & earlier

  • Ricciardi, A. 2003. Predicting the impacts of an introduced species from its invasion history: an empirical approach applied to zebra mussel invasions. Freshwater Biology 48: 972-981.
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  • Ojaveer, H., E. Leppakoski, S. Olenin and A. Ricciardi. 2002. Ecological impacts of Ponto-Caspian invaders in the Baltic Sea, European inland waters and the Great Lakes: an inter-ecosystem comparison.   Pp. 412-425 In: Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe: Distributions, Impacts, and Management (E. Leppäkoski, S. Olenin, and S. Gollasch, eds.), Kluwer Scientific Publishers.
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  • Ricciardi, A. 2001. Facilitative interactions among aquatic invaders: Is an "invasional meltdown" occurring in the Great Lakes? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58: 2513-2525.
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  • Johnson, L.E., A. Ricciardi and J.T. Carlton. 2001. Overland dispersal of aquatic invasive species: a risk assessment of transient recreational boating. Ecological Applications 11: 1789-1799.
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  • MacIsaac, H.J., I.A. Grigorovich and A. Ricciardi. 2001. Reassessment of species invasions concepts: The Great Lakes basin as a model. Biological Invasions 3: 405-416.
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  • Ricciardi, A., R.N. Mack, W.M. Steiner and D.Simberloff. 2000. Toward a global information system for invasive species. BioScience 50: 239-244.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and H.J. MacIsaac. 2000. Recent mass invasion of the North American Great Lakes by Ponto-Caspian species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 15: 62-65.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and J.B. Rasmussen. 1999. Extinction rates of North American freshwater fauna. Conservation Biology 13: 1220-1222.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and Bourget. 1999. Global patterns of macroinvertebrate biomass in marine intertidal communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 185: 21-35.
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  • Ricciardi, A., R.J. Neves and J. B. Rasmussen. 1998. Impending extinctions of North American freshwater mussels (Unionoida) following the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion. Journal of Animal Ecology 67: 613-619.
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  • Ricciardi, A. and J.B. Rasmussen. 1998. Predicting the identity and impact of future biological invaders: a priority for aquatic resource management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55: 1759-1765
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  • Ricciardi, A. 1998. Global range expansion of the Asian mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Mytilidae): another fouling threat to freshwater systems. Biofouling 13: 97-106.
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  • Ricciardi, A., F.G. Whoriskey, and J.B. Rasmussen. 1997. The role of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in structuring macroinvertebrate communities on hard substrata. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54: 2596-2608
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  • Ricciardi, A., F.G. Whoriskey, and J.B. Rasmussen. 1996. Impact of the Dreissena invasion on native unionid bivalves in the upper St. Lawrence River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53: 1434-1444.
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  • Ricciardi, A., F.L. Snyder, D.O. Kelch, and H.M. Reiswig. 1995. Lethal and sublethal effects of sponge overgrowth on introduced dreissenid mussels in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 2695-2703.
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  • Ricciardi, A., F.G. Whoriskey, and J.B. Rasmussen. 1995. Predicting the intensity and impact of Dreissena infestation on native unionid bivalves from Dreissena field density. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 1449-1461.
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  • Ricciardi, A., R. Serrouya, and F.G. Whoriskey. 1995. Aerial exposure tolerance of zebra and quagga mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae): implications for overland dispersal. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 470-477.
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