The Resource Assessing the relationship between propagule pressure and invasion risk in ballast water, Committee on Assessing Numeric Limits for Living Organisms in Ballast Water, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Assessing the relationship between propagule pressure and invasion risk in ballast water, Committee on Assessing Numeric Limits for Living Organisms in Ballast Water, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Assessing the relationship between propagule pressure and invasion risk in ballast water
Title
Assessing the relationship between propagule pressure and invasion risk in ballast water
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Assessing Numeric Limits for Living Organisms in Ballast Water, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The human-mediated introduction of species to regions of the world they could never reach by natural means has had great impacts on the environment, the economy, and society. In the ocean, these invasions have long been mediated by the uptake and subsequent release of ballast water in ocean-going vessels. Increasing world trade and a concomitantly growing global shipping fleet composed of larger and faster vessels, combined with a series of prominent ballast-mediated invasions over the past two decades, have prompted active national and international interest in ballast water management. Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water informs the regulation of ballast water by helping the Environnmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) better understand the relationship between the concentration of living organisms in ballast water discharges and the probability of nonindigenous organisms successfully establishing populations in U.S. waters. The report evaluates the risk-release relationship in the context of differing environmental and ecological conditions, including estuarine and freshwater systems as well as the waters of the three-mile territorial sea. It recommends how various approaches can be used by regulatory agencies to best inform risk management decisions on the allowable concentrations of living organisms in discharged ballast water in order to safeguard against the establishment of new aquatic nonindigenous species, and to protect and preserve existing indigenous populations of fish, shellfish, and wildlife and other beneficial uses of the nation's waters. Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water provides valuable information that can be used by federal agencies, such as the EPA, policy makers, environmental scientists, and researchers."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NRC
Dewey number
578.6/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH91.8.B63
LC item number
N38 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Assessing the relationship between propagule pressure and invasion risk in ballast water, Committee on Assessing Numeric Limits for Living Organisms in Ballast Water, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix A Committee Biographical Information
  • Summary
  • Setting the Invasive Species Management Stage
  • Policy Context for Regulating Live Organisms in Ballast Discharge
  • Sources of Variation Influencing the Probability of Invasion and Establishment
  • Relationship between Propagule Pressureand Establishment Risk
  • Other Approaches to Setting a Ballast Water Discharge Standard
  • The Path Forward
  • Glossary
Control code
ocn748291887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 144 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309215633
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613278791
Other physical details
illustrations
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327879
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.b26669389
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748291887
  • pebcs0309215633

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