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The following Sea Grant documents are arranged by the originating Sea Grant Program responsible for the research. Click on the NSGL document number (following the title) to view the full-text digital version of the publication. The originating Sea Grant program can be identified by the institution code in the document number.

California | Florida | Illinois | Lake Champlain | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Michigan |Minnesota | Mississippi-Alabama | MIT
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California Sea Grant

Agency coordination: resolving water quality and invasive species policy conflicts. CASG-WR-06-009

Ballast Exchange: newsletter of the West Coast Ballast Outreach Project (Volume 6, Spring/Summer 2006). CASG-N-06-09a

Ballast Exchange: newsletter of the West Coast Ballast Outreach Project (Volume 9, Spring/Summer 2008). CASG-N-08-09a

Crossing boundaries: Managing invasive species and water quality risks for coastal boat hulls in California and Baja California. CASG-T-12-001

Don't plant a pest! Give them an inch and they'll take an acre...suggested alternatives for invasive aquatic plants in California. CASG-G-10-003

Environmental policy conflicts on the horizon: vessel antifouling paints, coastal water quality, and invasive species.CASG-T-06-007

Invasive plant ecosystem engineer facilitates community and
trophic level alteration for brackish marsh invertebrates. CASG-R-14-009

Least wanted aquatic invaders for Elkhorn Slough and the Monterey Bay area. CUIMR-H-02-001

Managing hull-borne invasive species and coastal water quality for California and Baja California boats kept in saltwater. CASG-T-06-004

Rock the boat! Balancing invasive species, antifouling and water quality for boats kept in saltwater. CASG-T-07-003

"Stop aquatic invaders on our coast!"/ Detenga el transporte de especies invasoras acuaticas en nestras costas! (poster) CASG-G-06-003

Stop the spread of dwarf eelgrass. CASG-G-09-003

Understanding the Invasion Ecology of Exotic Crayfish in California. CASG-G-07-012

Florida Sea Grant

A primer on invasive species in coastal and marine waters. FLSGP-G-05-001

Controlling invasives: Sea Grant research provides insight into lionfish removal efforts. FLSGP-G-16-012

Invasive lionfish: A guide to control and management. FLSGP-H-12-003

Invasive species of Florida's coastal waters: the Asian green mussel (Perna viridis). FLSGP-G-09-001

Resource use overlap in a native grouper and invasive lionfish. FLSGP-Y-16-008

The management and feed ecology of the invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Puerto Rico. FLSGP-Y-16-004

Illinois Sea Grant

Aquatic invasive species: biological pollution. ILIN-G-10-001

Aquatic Invasive Species: be a hero transport zero website. ILIN-I-13-003

Aquatic Invasive Species curriculum and guidance on how to develop and Aquatic Invasive Species community stewardship project (curriculum on Flashdrive). ILIN-E-12-001

Beauty contained: Preventing invasive species from escaping water gardens ILIN-V-15-001

Bighead and silver carp WATCH card. ILIN-G-03-004

Biological control of purple loosestrife 4-H leader's guide. ILIN-E-01-004

Clean boats crew: guidelines for the Illinois and Indiana Aquatic Invasive Species Volunteer Outreach Program. ILIN-H-14-001

The Great Lakes invasion (curriculum guide). ILIN-E-03-002

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Impacts: going all out on the AIS front. ILIN-G-04-005

Invasive aquatic plants: what every plant enthusiast needs to know. ILIN-G-01-001

Recognize invasive plants. ILIN-E-16-002

Rusty crayfish WATCH card. ILIN-G-03-001

Stop ballast water invasions. ILIN-G-02-001

Lake Champlain Sea Grant

The Lake Champlain Basin aquatic invasive species guide. LCSG-H-11-001

Louisiana Sea Grant

Be on the look out...invasive species on the move in Louisiana. LSU-G-02-009

Benefits to commercial fishery from controlling an invasive species via monetary incentives: Louisiana case study. LSU-WR-09-007

Giant salvinia: the green monster (revised). LSU-G-00-006

Feasibility of Champlain Canal aquatic nuisance species barrier options. LCSG-T-05-001

Zebra mussels: help prevent Lake Champlain's nuisance from spreading to other lakes. LCSG-G-02-001

Maine Sea Grant

Rapid Response Plan for Management and Control of the Chinese Mitten Crab, Northeast United States and Atlantic Canada. MEU-H-16-001

Maryland Sea Grant

Aquatic invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay: Phragmites (common reed). MDU-G-13-005

Aquatic invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay: zebra mussels. MDU-G-13-008

Invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: a workshop to develop regional invasive species management strategies final report. MDU-W-02-001

West Virginia invasive species strategic plan and voluntary guidelines, 2014. MDU-H-14-001

Michigan Sea Grant

An impact assessment of Great Lakes aquatic nonindigenous species. MICHU-T-14-002

An overview of the management of established nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes. MICHU-T-16-001

Aquatic invasive species in Michigan. MICHU-I-07-001

Aquatic nuisance species: plants website. MICHU-I-04-001

Clean boats, clean waters. MICHU-G-06-006

Clean Boats Clean Waters Program: Aquatic Invasive Species Volunteer Program Handbook. MICHU-H-11-002

Crayfishes of Michigan. MICHU-H-17-001

Fisheries extension enhancement: aquatic invasive species. MICHU-I-05-003

Holy carp! Another invasive carp threatens to invade U.S. MICHU-G-16-050

Improving Public Outreach and Education Programs to Minimize the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS): 2015 Michigan AIS and Boating Survey Final Report. MICHU-S-15-002

Invasive Species Week: Non-native plants, animals a serious threat to global, local biodiversity. MICHU-G-16-016

Join the Hydrilla hunt! Hydrilla hunt I.D. card. MICHU-G-04-005

Michigan passes ballast water laws. MASGC-G-05-006

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Quagga mussel. MICHU-G-16-023

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Round goby. MICHU-G-16-025

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Spiny waterflea. MICHU-G-16-024

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Water chestnut. MICHU-G-16-013

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Water hyacinth. MICHU-G-16-015

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Yellow floating heart. MICHU-G-16-014

New concerns emerge as zebra mussel spreads. MICHU-G-92-003

Prescription for Great Lakes ecosystem protection and restoration (avoiding the tipping point of irreversible changes). MICHU-I-05-009

Quagga mussels. MICHU-G-06-003

Using acoustic cameras to track native and invasive migratory species. MICHU-G-16-021

Zebra mussels. MICHU-G-06-004

Minnesota Sea Grant

2010 Minnesota-Wisconsin Invasive Species Conference proceedings. MINNU-W-10-003

AIS-HACCP: aquatic invasive species-hazard analysis and critical control point: a preventative system to control the spread of invasive species training curriculum. MINNU-E-04-001.

Aquatic invasive species: an educator's information and materials guide. MINNU-H-03-002

Assessing the effectiveness of aquatic invasive species outreach influencing boater behavior in five states. MINNU-Y-10-002

Didymo watch card. MINNU-G-16-012

European frogbit WATCH card. MINNU-G-03-004

Potentially invasive water garden plants: learn to recognize commonly used invasive species (water garden invasive plants large poster). MINNU-G-06-006

Round goby watch (wallet size card). MINNU-G-02-002

Rusty crayfish: a nasty invader. MINNU-G-99-001

Mississippi-Alabama Sea

Aquatic nuisance species in Alabama. MASGC-G-98-005

Aquatic nuisance species in the Gulf of Mexico: a guide for future action by the Gulf of Mexico Regional Panel and the Gulf states. MASGC-H-03-001

The existing U.S. legal regime to prevent the hull transport of aquatic invasive species (a white paper). MASGC-T-05-005

The spotted jellyfish: alien invader. MASGC-G-00-002

MIT Sea Grant

Ballast water exchange: exploring the feasibility of alternate ballast water exchange zones in the North, MIT-W-03-002

Early Strategies of Invasive Seaweeds: Invasion of Dasysiphonia. MIT-Y-15-002

Marine bioinvasions: proceedings of the first national conference. MIT-W-99-004

Marine Introduced species Q113: Are threats from invasive species increasing in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays? MIT-BR-10-001

Proceedings of the 5th International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference. MIT-W-14-002

National Sea Grant Law Center

Assessing the viability of zebra and quagga mussels: legal and enforcement challenges. NYSGI-R-13-005

Compilation of Aquatic Invasive Species Laws and Regulations in the Western States Relevant to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination (WID) Programs. NSGLC-H-15-002

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boats: model legislative provisions and guidance to promote reciprocity among state watercraft inspections and decontamination programs. NYSGI-R-14-002

Preventing the spread of zebra and quagga mussels: the role of the Lacey Act. NSGLC-R-13-003

Privacy issues surrounding the tracking and sharing of boat movement information as part of invasive species prevention programs. NSGLC-R-13-006

New Hampshire Sea Grant

The deadliest catch: population density and characteristic study of the invasive green crab ("Carcinus maenas"). NHU-T-10-001

The effects of zebra and quagga mussels ("Dreissena" spp.) on survival, growth, and condition of burrowing mayflies ("Hexagenia" spp.) in western Lake Erie. NHU-G-93-001

Marine invasive species in the Gulf of Maine. NHU-T-03-001

'Oyster thief:' tracking the origins of invasive "Codium fragile" spp. "Tomentosoides" populations in the Northwest Atlantic using molecular biology tools. NHU-T-04-003

Rapid response plan for management and control of the Chinese mitten crab: Northeast United States and Atlantic Canada. NHU-H-16-001

Stop the zebra mussel: northern New England zebra mussel watch. NHU-G-93-001

New Jersey Sea Grant

The Jersey Shoreline (Volume 26, Number 2, Fall 2009). NJMSC-O-09-003

"Phragmites australis:" a sheep in wolf's clothing? Proceedings from the technical forum & workshop. NJMSC-W-02-001

New York Sea Grant

Aquatic Invaders (Volume 18, Number 2-4, April-December 2007): the digest of National Aquatic Nuisance Species Clearinghouse. NYSGI-N-07-06b

Economic impacts of zebra mussels on drinking water treatment and electric power generation facilities. NYSGI-R-07-011

Invasive herring in the Great Lakes. NYSGI-H-15-001

North Carolina Sea Grant

Earth Day is every day: spreading the news about invasive species. NCU-WR-10-002

Organizing a zebra mussel task force: a blueprint for success. NCU-G-96-002

Ohio Sea Grant

Aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes. OHSU-G-15-001

Boaters--slow the spread of zebra mussels, and protect your boat too. OHSU-G-92-003

Climate change & invaders: Sources of uncertainty in managing the Great Lakes region (webinar). OHSU-W-12-003

The impact of zebra mussels on the dynamics of heavy metals. OHSU-T-01-002

Science behind aquatic invasive plants (webinar). OHSU-W-13-016

Zebra mussels in the Great Lakes: the invasion and its implications. OHSU-G-91-001

Zebra mussel migration to inland lakes and reservoirs: a guide for lake managers. OHSU-G-94-002

Zebra mussel control costs in surface water using facilities. OHSU-S-99-002

Oregon Sea Grant

Aquatic invaders: Sea Grant/AZA Project explains pathyways to zoo and aquarium audiences. ORESU-R-10-029

Cost-efficient management of aquatic invasive species: application to New Zealand mudsnails in the Pacific Northwest. ORESU-Y-13-006

The economics of invasive species. ORESU-G-09-001

Exploring the perspectives and behaviors of teachers on invasive species: (master's thesis). ORESU-Y-10-001

GardenSmart Oregon: a guide to non-invasive plants. ORESU-H-08-004

Invasive species 101: explore invasive species projects from the classroom (website). ORESU-I-11-006

Invasive tunicates in the Pacific Northwest. ORESU-H-13-001

Japanese tsunami marine debris: key aquatic invasive species watch. ORESU-G-13-002

Menace to the West: Aquatic Invasions! A curriculum for learning and action on aquatic invasive species. ORESU-I-17-001

On the lookout for invasive tunicates: Identification guide for early detection and response (2015 rev). ORESU-H-15-001

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boats: model legislative provisions and guidance to promote reciprocity state watercraft inspection and decontamination programs. ORESU-T-14-001

Stone Soup: invasive species cartooning teacher lesson plan. ORESU-E-13-005

Zebra and quagga mussels (teacher guide to species-specific activities). ORESU-E-11-018

Pennsylvania Sea Grant

Aquatic invaders of the Delaware Estuary Symposium proceedings. PENN-W-03-003

Aquatic invasive species of Pennsylvania (poster). PENN-G-04-004

Asian carp (fact sheet). PENN-G-03-005

Asian carp: characteristics and invasion history (poster). PENN-G-02-012

Clean boating tips (fact sheet). PENN-G-03-001

Great Lakes aquatic invasive species and climate change K-12 curriculum. PENN-E-14-001

Mid-Atlantic field guide to aquatic invasive species. PENN-H-16-001

Pennsylvania Invasive Mussel Monitoring Guide. PENN-H-12-001

Pennsylvania's field guide to aquatic invasive species (second edition). PENN-H-15-001

Rapid Response Plan and Procedures for Responding to Aquatic Invasive Species in Pennsylvania. PENN-H-14-002

Resident Canada goose (poster) PENN-G-02-013

Responding to a new aquatic invasive plant in Presque Isle Bay: a mock rapid response exercise. PENN-W-15-001

Rudd (fact sheet). PENN-G-03-004

Setting the Road Map: a workshop for developing Pennsylvania's invasive species management plan. PENN-W-05-001

Tips for Teachers: Clean Your Gear! Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species in Pennsylvania. PENN-E-16-001

Zebra mussels. PENN-G-03-008

Zebra mussel and quagga mussel: "Dreissena polymorhpa" & "Dreissena rostriformis bugensis". PENN-G-07-004

Puerto Rico Sea Grant

The management and feeding ecology of the invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Puerto Rico PRU-Y-16-001

Rhode Island Sea Grant

Likelihood of invasion of the aquatic exotic zebra mussel, "Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas)," into Rhode Island freshwater systems: 1995 assessment of boating activity at potential zebra mussel habitats for monitored areas in Rhode Island. RIU-T-95-002

Zebra Mussel: an unwelcome visitor. RIU-G-93-001

Southern California Sea Grant

Don't release a pest: freezing is best! (DVD). SCU-V-07-001

Washington Sea Grant

Alien vs. predator: effects of native predator on two invasive oyster drills and oysters in Washington State. WASHU-Y-10-004

Aquatic invasive species: a guide to least-wanted aquatic organisms of the Pacific Northwest. WASHU-H-00-001

Control strategies for Japanese oyster drill and implications for restoration and management of Olympia oyster (Ostrea conchaphila) in Liberty Bay, Washington. WASHU-WR-07-001

European green crab early detection and monitoring (Final report). WASHU-S-16-003

European green crab identification guide. WASHU-H-03-003

Impacts of invasive drills on Olympia oysters in Puget Sound: implications for restoration. WASHU-WR-06-001

Sea star (Winter 2008). WASHU-N-08-04a

Washington Sea Grant Crab Team: defending Puget Sound against invasive European green crab. WASHU-G-16-005

Where in the world? (Exotic Aquatics on the Move flash cards). WASHU-E-03-001


International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference: Program and Brief Abstracts. WHOI-W-05-001

Proceedings of the 5th International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference. WHOI-W-14-001

Wisconsin Sea Grant Consortium

Aquatic Exotics in Wisconsin (website presentation). WISCU-I-06-001

Climate impacts on landlocked sea lamprey: implications for host-parasite interactions and invasive species management. WISCU-R-14-004

Do invasive quagga mussels alter CO2 dynamics in the Laurentian Great Lakes? WISCU-R-16-015

Tim Campbell: slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species (online video). WISCU-V-12-006

Other helpful links:

USDA National Invasive Species Information Center:

National Invasive Species Council: Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health