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Recent Didemnum Papers

Recent research papers on Didemnum appeared in:

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 2007, v. 342
Proceedings of the 1st International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference. Robert B. Whitlatch and Stephan G. Bullard, editors.

Introduction to the Proceedings of the 1st International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference. Pages 1-2, Robert B. Whitlatch and Stephan G. Bullard.

Invasive sea squirts: A growing global problem. Pages 3-4, Gretchen Lambert.

Variation in the ability of Didemnum sp. to invade established communities. Pages 40-53, Richard W. Osman and Robert B. Whitlatch.

Distribution and long-term temporal patterns of four invasive colonial ascidians in the Gulf of Maine. Pages 61-68, Jennifer Dijkstra, Larry G. Harris and Erica Westerman.

The colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. A: Current distribution, basic biology and potential threat to marine communities of the northeast and west coasts of North America. Pages 99-108, S.G. Bullard, G. Lambert, M.R. Carman, J. Byrnes, R.B. Whitlatch, G. Ruiz, R.J. Miller, L. Harris, P.C. Valentine, J.S. Collie, et al.

Ecological observations on the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. in a New England tide pool habitat. Pages 109-121, Page C. Valentine, Mary R. Carman, Dann S. Blackwood and Erin J. Heffron.

Recent population expansions of non-native ascidians in The Netherlands. Pages 122-126, Adriaan Gittenberger.

Phylogenetic diversity of bacteria associated with ascidians in Eel Pond (Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA). Pages 138-146, Elia Tait, Mary Carman and Stefan M. Sievert.

Benthic foraminifera associated with the invasive ascidian, Didemnum sp. A. Pages 147-153, Mary R. Carman.

Development and application of tools for incursion response: Lessons learned from the management of the fouling pest Didemnum vexillum. Pages 154-162, Ashley D.M. Coutts and Barrie M. Forrest.

Fragmentation of colonial ascidians: Differences in reattachment capability among species. Pages 166-168, Stephan G. Bullard, Betsy Sedlack, James F. Reinhardt, Carolyn Litty, Keith Gareau and Robert B. Whitlatch.

The role of colonial ascidians in altering biodiversity in marine fouling communities. Pages 169-171, Jennifer Dijkstra, Hillary Sherman and Larry G. Harris.

Effects of temperature on growth rates of colonial ascidians: A comparison of Didemnum sp. to Botryllus schlosseri and Botrylloides violaceus. Pages 172-174, Anna McCarthy, Richard W. Osman and Robert B. Whitlatch.

Water quality, nitrogen pollution, and ascidian diversity in coastal waters of southern Massachusetts, USA. Pages 175-178, Mary R. Carman, S.G. Bullard and J.P. Donnelly.

The occurrence of the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. on Georges Bank gravel habitat - Ecological observations and potential effects on groundfish and scallop fisheries. Pages 179-181, Page C. Valentine, Jeremy S. Collie, Robert N. Reid, Rebecca G. Asch, Vince G. Guida and Dann S. Blackwood

Aquatic Invasions, 2007, v. 2(1)
Rapid coastal survey for targeted alien species associated with floating pontoons in Ireland. Pages 63-70. Dan Minchin.

University of Rhode Island, Master of Science thesis, 2007
An invasisve tunicate, Didemnum sp. in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. 90 pages. Linda A. Auker.

New Zealand Marine Farming Association, Inc. report, March 2007
Treatment methods used to manage Didemnum verxillum in New Zealand. 43 pages. Aaron Pannell and Ashley D.M. Coutts. Prepared for Biosecurity New Zealand. (PDF format)

Rhode Island Naturalist, 2007, v. 14, no. 1, Summer 2007
Observations on the colonization of the invasive tunicate Didemnum sp. Pages 1-4. Linda A. Auker and Candace A. Oviatt. (PDF format)

ICES Journal of Marine Science (Advance Access, January 31, 2008)
Factors influencing the recruitment and abundance of Didemnum in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. 5 pages. Linda A. Auker and Candace A. Oviatt. (PDF format)

ICES Journal of Marine Science (Advance Access, April 8, 2008)
Development of a method to reduce the spread of the ascidian Didemnum vexillum with aquaculture transfers. 6 pages. C. M. Denny. (PDF format)

NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 78, 2008
An integrated assessment of the continued spread and potential impacts of the colonial ascidian, Didemnum sp. A, in U.S. waters. 61 pages. Bryon A. Daley and Don Scavia. (PDF format)
[Note: D. sp. A = D. vexillum]

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