Special Issue "Management and Control of Invasive Crayfish (Crustacea)"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Piero G. Giulianini

Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Department of Life Science, Trieste, Italy
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Interests: crustacean; insect and fish ecophysiology (growth, reproduction and stress responses); alien species

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Non-indigenous crayfish species (NICS) are on the rise due to the synergistic effects of climate change and habitat degradation. Their impacts on biodiversity, loss of ecosystem services, human health and economy have been described in recent years. A North American species is reported among the 100 worst invasive species (DASIE) and among the nine with the worst impact on more than four threatened species in Europe (GENOVESI et al. 2015). At the present time, the management of NICS has become a worldwide priority and it is mandatory to study their biology in order to find new methods for their control as well as carefully evaluating the status of endangered indigenous crayfish species (ICS). This Special Issue provides a platform to highlight new research and significant advances in NICS control and in evaluating the status of ICS.

Prof. Piero G. Giulianini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Non-indigenous crayfish
  • Alien species
  • Management
  • Control
  • Indigenous crayfish
  • Conservation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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