Review of Impacts of Displaced/Introduced Fauna Associated with Inland Waters

This paper provides a review of the current state of knowledge on the impacts of displaced/introduced fauna (fish and invertebrates) based on the OECD pressure-state-response model of state of the environment reporting.

The review also reports on environmental indicators used to assess the state of Australian inland waters in relation to the impacts of displaced/introduced fauna. The two types of indicators discussed and used are direct/primary indicators and indirect/surrogate indicators. Direct indicators are those which show the physical, chemical, biological and ecological effects of introduced/displaced fauna. Indirect indicators provide information about activities or conditions which are likely to result in impacts, for example, rates of introduction of exotic/displaced fauna, and the geographic range and abundance of particular species.

The review covers seven families and 18 species of introduced fish, displaced/introduced invertebrates (particularly Crustacea and gastropod Mollusca), translocation, and diseases of introduced fish and invertebrates.

Author Arthington, A.H. and McKenzie, F.
Date null
Year 1997
Secondary title Australia: State of the Environment Technical Pape
Place published City
Publisher Department of the Environment
Institution Centre for Catchment and In-stream Research
Pages 69
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN ISBN 0 642 25280 7