1st Edition

Biology and Management of Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels in the Western United States

Edited By Wai Hing Wong, Shawn L. Gerstenberger Copyright 2015
    566 Pages
    by CRC Press

    566 Pages 198 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biology and Management of Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels in the Western United States is a synthesis of the biology and management of invasive mussels from scientists and managers working on invasive quagga and zebra mussels in the western United States. Invasive dreissenid mussels have spread throughout southwestern United States at unprecedented speeds, and present a unique threat to native ecosystems. This book documents the efforts, both successful and unsuccessful, of individuals and agencies after dreissenid mussels invaded the West.

    Although the book is designed specifically for scientists and managers fighting invasive mussels in western waterbodies, it offers an opportunity for scientists and lake managers worldwide to compare successful strategies relevant to their unique situation. It includes guidance documents and protocols related to early detection, prevention, regulation, monitoring, and control of these invasive pests in the West. It compares quagga and zebra mussels in the western United States with those mussels colonizing the Great Lakes and European waters.

    Biology and Monitoring. Growth of Quagga Mussels in Lake Mead: Are They Growing at Different Rates in Different Basins?. Quagga Mussel Monitoring for the Central Arizona Project. Feeding Rate of Invasive Quagga Mussels in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona. Modeling Carrying Capacity of Quagga Mussels in the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead, Nevada. Research on Quagga Mussel Viability. Monitoring and Control of Quagga Mussels in Sweetwater Reservoir, California. Quagga Mussel Veligers in Lake Mead from 2007 to 2011. Lessons Learned in Early Detection of Dreissenid Mussels. Monitoring and Early Detection of Zebra Mussels in the Water Bodies of Northeastern Texas. Reproduction of Invasive Quagga Mussels in Lake Mead. Efficacy of Disinfection of Infested Boats and Ships with Elevated pH Solutions. Invasion of Quagga Mussels (Dreissenid rostriformis bugensis) in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona. Coatings for Mussel Control –Three Years of Laboratory and Field Testing. Spawning of Quagga Mussels and Growth of Veligers Under Laboratory Conditions. Impacts of Invasive Mussels on Aquaculture in the Southwest. Impact of Quagga Mussels on the Lake Mead Ecosystem. Management and Prevention. Prevention Invasive Mussels: A Hands-on Professional Development Course. A Proactive Approach to the Prevention of Aquatic Invasive Species {AIS) through Outreach and Watercraft Inspections. Controlling Invasive Species Pathways with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Planning. The History of Western Management Actions on Invasive Mussels. Zebra Mussel Management in Texas. The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program, Successes and Lessons Learned. Boat Decontamination with Hot Water Spray: Field Validation. The First Step in An Integrated Approach to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species and Pests. Applied Management Control to Interrupt Population Establishment. A Retrospective: Protecting California's Economic Interests and Environmental Resources, 2007-2012. State Management Prevention Techniques for Dreissenid Mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species. What Do We Do Now- The Lake County Rapid Response Plan? Fire Operations and Their Struggle with Invasive Mussels and Other AIS. Oxidant Testing on Quagga Mussel Veliger Control. Defining Aquatic Invasive Species of Concern in the Arid Southwestern U.S.: Implications for Management and Control. Preventing Quagga Mussel Colonization with Low Concentrations of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate.


    Wai Hing Wong, Shawn L. Gerstenberger

    "This book is an excellent contribution to the literature of both the science and management of dreissenid mussels. It superbly documents the history and management of quagga and zebra mussels in our Western States. Anyone working with the policy and management of these organisms in the United States, should have this on their shelf."
    —Willard N. Harman, State University of New York, College at Oneonta Biological Field Station, in Management of Biological Invasions