Invasive Species Articles

  • Project - NYPD Harbor Unit SCUBA Team

    The NYPD Harbor Unit SCUBA Team is responsible for protecting one of the world’s most populated, most visited, and most targeted islands - New York City. Since 9/11, port security has become an even more critical concern, especially in cities as globally connected as NYC. Today, counterterrorism duties account for about 50 percent of the NYPD Harbor Unit’s work. Whether conducting ...


    By VideoRay LLC

  • Gas Monitoring in Frozen and Dried Food Storage

    There are many different approaches to food preservation for extending the lifetimes of perishable goods. From pickling, salting, canning or jellying, all of these approaches have different effects on the properties of the preserved produce and are suitable for different types of food. Two of the most widely used methods for food preservation are freezing and dried food storage. The low ...

  • Invasive Marine Species and Ballast Water Management: The Past and Future

    Understanding the microbial content of a ship’s ballast water is critical. As the guidelines laid out in the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention are widely adopted, having a keen understanding of the microbial content of a ship’s ballast water has become critical. This ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • International Maritime Organization Answers Questions About The Ballast Water Management Convention

    The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) entered into force globally on September 8, 2017. In a recent document, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) responded to frequently asked questions about the BWMC and its provisions, and what the entry into force means for international shipping. Here’s a brief summary. What is the Ballast Water Management Convention ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • How to Get Rid of Japanese Knotweed?

    Japanese Knotweed is one of the world’s most invasive plants. You can find Knotweed in your garden and often in public areas. It has been known to grow through foundations of buildings and take over landscapes. This can seriously impact the value of a property, as mortgage lenders will simply refuse if they know that Japanese Knotweed is present surrounding or on a property. ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Water Use and Reuse in Petroleum Refining

    Refineries can be like cities, and opportunities for water reuse abound, from recycling of process water to sewage Although the water requirements of oil exploration make water reuse a hot topic for the upstream petroleum industry — the exploration ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Invaded by Japanese Knotweed - Case Study

    Wolverhampton, UK Japanese Knotweed has been described by the Environment Agency as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, disruptive and invasive plant”. Client Overview Carillion is a leading British facilities management and construction services company. Their slogan is “making tomorrow a better place” which they ...

  • eDNA Article Update

    In a recent article, we described how environmental DNA (eDNA) has been used to detect the presence of aquatic species in lakes and rivers.  eDNA studies have demonstrated great potential for surveillance of rare, endangered, and invasive species by simply collecting and analyzing water samples from target habitats.  Dr. Caren ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • What’s Hiding in the Water?

    As we grow in understanding the significance different organisms have in the ecology of an environment, it helps tremendously if we knowwhich organismsinhabit that environment – whether they’re supposed to be there or not.  One method that is gaining widespread use, and relies on a simple filtration method, is the analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) from local waterways. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • 7 Species of Bees Added to Endangered List

    Introduction For the first time in history, several American bee species have been classified as endangered. There are many factors that have contributed to the decline in bee populations in recent years, with climate change being at the root of many of these issues. In order to save the dwindling number of bees, we must implement the mitigation and management plans that are in place, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Top 5 ways marine researchers are currently using Underwater Drones

    Marine researchers around the world are utilizing Deep Trekker Underwater Drones (or ROVs) in their marine projects; here are the top 5 applications being used today. In a few weeks, the world will gather in San Diego, California for the Oceanology International North America exhibition. It will bring together ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017

    What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and the environment? An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for ...


    By Ensia

  • The marine environment and ballast water management law

    This article contains a study of international and national measures dealing with the potential threat of pollution and the introduction of alien species that may come from the discharge of improperly treated ballast water. Ballast water management policy, law and coastal biosecurity strategies are considered. There are challenges to achieving the ideals of ballast water laws, as correctly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t

    Artificial intelligence, testosterone and ship tracking technology probably aren’t on many conservation organizations’ “top things to think about” lists right now. But they should be, suggests a new report in the scientific journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution. ...


    By Ensia

  • BioLargo’s “Lowest Cost - Highest Impact” Clean Water Technology Positioned To Save Maritime Operators Billions

    Beginning this year and continuing over the next 5 years, the International MaritimeOrganization and the U.S. Coast Guard are requiring an estimated 65,000 ships over 400 gross tons to be fitted with approved Ballast Water Treatment Systems, “BWTS”. ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • European ecosystem assessment — concept, data, and implementation

    This report summarises EEA contributions to Target 2 Action 5 'Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES)' for the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 (EC, 2011), the Strategy of the EU to meet the global targets of the Convention of Biodiversity (UN, 2010). Europe is becoming greener (Fuchs et al., 2014) but, at the same time, losing biodiversity. At least ...

  • UV Ballast Water Treatment Close to US Approval

    Shipowners have found it increasingly difficult to comply with ballast water treatment regulations in the US. But there’s good news on the horizon thanks to DESMI’s newest UV-based solution Ultraviolet radiation (UV), which counters microorganisms by rendering them unable to reproduce, is the preferred method for today’s ballast water treatment systems. This robust and reliable ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Evaluating non‐indigenous species management in a Bayesian networks derived relative risk framework for Padilla Bay, WA

    Many coastal regions are encountering issues with the spread of non‐indigenous species (NIS). In this study, we conducted a regional risk assessment using a Bayesian network relative risk model (BN‐RRM) to analyze multiple vectors of NIS introductions to Padilla Bay, Washington, a National Estuarine Research Reserve. We had three objectives in this study. The first objective was to determine ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How does climate stack up against other worst-case scenarios?

    Climate isn’t the only catastrophe threatening the planet, but it may be the one most in need of attention and resources. The following is excerpted from Climate Shock (2015) by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman. Published here with permission from Princeton ...


    By Ensia

  • An evaluation of the residual toxicity and chemistry of a sodium hydroxide‐based ballast water treatment system for freshwater ships

    Non‐native organisms in the ballast water (BW) of freshwater ships must be killed to prevent the spread of invasive species. The ideal BW treatment system (BWTS) would kill 100% of BW organisms with minimal residual toxicity to organisms in receiving waters. The residual toxicity and chemistry of a BWTS was evaluated: sodium hydroxide was added to elevate pH to > 11.5 to kill BW organisms, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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