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Plenary Session
Ocean Stewardship – a Future of Collaboration
Dr. Larry Robinson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator of NOAA

A-1 – Western Dreissenids
Interbasin Transfer of Zebra Mussels from Lake Texoma, Oklahoma to the Trinity River Basin in Texas
Everett Laney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Quagga/Zebra Mussels in California: A 2010 Update from the California Department of Fish and Game
Susan Ellis, California Department of Fish and Game

Prioritizing Zebra and Quagga Mussel Monitoring in the Columbia River Basin
Timothy Counihan and Amy Puls, United States Geological Survey; Steve Wells and Mark Sytsma, Portland State University, Center for Lakes and Reservoirs

The Continuing Saga of Quagga Mussels in Southern Nevada
Peggy Roefer, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Quagga Mussel Recruitment: Is Southern California Really Paradise for this Invader?
Carolynn Culver, California Sea Grant Extension Program; Daniel Daft, City of San Diego

B-1 – Ecological and Ecosystem Impacts
The Big Picture: Using Macroecology to Understand the Impacts of Freshwater Invasions
Anthony Ricciardi, McGill University

Effects of Climate Change on Native and Exotic Freshwater Mollusks in Riverine Ecosystems
Rob Leuven, Laura Verbrugge, Mark Huijbregts, Aafke Schipper and Gerard van der Velde, Radboud University Nijmegen; Abraham bij de Vaate, Waterfauna Hydrobiologisch Adviesbureau

Using Long-Term Monitoring to Investigate the Changes in Species Composition in the Harbour of Ghent (Belgium)
Pieter Boets, Koen Lock and Peter Goethals, Ghent University

Examining Ecological and Ecosystem-Level Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species in Lake Michigan
Using an Ecosystem Productive Model, LM-Eco

David Miller and Russell Kreis, Jr., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Xiangsheng Xia and Wilson Melendez, CSC

Exotic Invertebrates Alter Benthic Community in Lake Erie
Lyubov Burlakova and Alexander Karatayev and Christopher M. Pennuto, Buffalo State College

C-1 – Education, Outreach and Scientific Data Exchange
Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Start With Behavior
Douglas Jensen, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program

Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States
Stephen Phillips and Bill Zook, Pacific States, Marine Fisheries Commission

Watercraft Inspections Using Scent Detection Dogs: An Evaluation of the Efficacy of California Department of Fish and Game’s Canines to Detect Dreissenid Mussels
Martha Volkoff and Lynette Shimek, California Department of Fish and Game

Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Through Lake Stewardship Programs on Lake George, Lake Champlain, and in the Adirondacks
Meg Modley, Lake Champlain Basin Program; Emily Debolt, Lake George Association; Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Watershed Institute

Enhancements to the Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS)
Rochelle Sturtevant, Great Lakes Sea Grant Network at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory; David F. Reid, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (Retired)

D-1 – Asian Carp
Asian Carps Range Expansion Toward the Great Lakes: Can it be Stopped, What are We Doing and What Can be Done?
Phil Moy, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Capture Efficiency of Asian Carp in the LaGrange Pool of the Illinois River Using Traditional Gear
Greg Sass and John H. Chick, Illinois Natural History Survey

Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring of the Asian Carp (Hypopthalmichthys molitrix and H. nobilis)
in the Chicago Area Waterway linking the Mississippi River and the Laurentian Great Lakes

W. Lindsay Chadderton, The Nature Conservancy, Christopher L. Jerde, Andrew R. Mahon and David M. Lodge, University of Notre Dame

The Potential for Asian Carp Eggs and Larvae to Move in Tow Vessel Ballast and Barge Void Spaces
Phil Moy, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

The Effects of Visual and Acoustic Deterrents to Prevent the Upstream Movement of Asian Carps
Greg Sass and Blake C. Ruebush, Illinois Natural History Survey

A-2 – Western Dreissenids
Quagga-Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters (QZAP)
Susan Mangin, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Tom McMahon, Arizona Game and Fish Department and Emily Austin, National Park Service

Quagga Mussel Monitoring for the Central Arizona Project
Albert Graves and T. Dewey, Central Arizona Project; Renata Claudi and Carolina Taraborelli, RNT Consulting, Canada

New Instrument to Detect and Identify Invasive Dreissenid Veligers Using a Continuous Imaging Particle Analyzer (Flowcam XP)
Kent Petersen, Harry Nelson, Matthew Duplisea and Benjamin Spaulding, Fluid Imaging Technologies

Zebra Mussel Growth and Seasonal Reproductive Cycles in San Justo Reservoir, California, USA
Tanya Veldhuizen and Jeff Janik, California Department of Water Resources

B-2 – Ecological and Ecosystem Impacts
Aquatic Invaders in Dutch Coastal Waters: A World Heritage Site at Risk?
Tom M. van der Have, Ministry Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality; Adriaan Gittenberger, GiMaRIS

Xenopus laevis in Golden Gate Park: A Field Study
Steve Felt, David Chu, Antwain Howard and Sherril Green, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine

Evaluation of International Risk Assessment Protocols for Exotic Species
Laura Verbrugge and Rob S.E.W. Leuven, Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Department of Environmental Science; Wiebe Lammers, Ministry of Nature, Agriculture and Food Safety, Plant Protection Service; Gerard van der Velde, Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Department of Animal Ecology and Ecophysiology

Aquatic Invasive Species in the Laguna Madre/Rio Bravo Ecological Region
Roberto Mendoza, Juanita Hérnandez, Verónica Segovia, Ivonne Jasso, Nelson Arreaga and Daniela Pérez,
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas

C-2 – Education, Outreach and Scientific Data Exchange
Tracking Invasive Species with a Unique Tool to Set Up and Manage a Network of Observers (BIOAPP)
Hélène Godmaire, Caroline Larivière and Valérie Lacourse, Great Lakes United,– Union Saint-Laurent Grands Lacs; Blaise Barrette, Les Productions un Monde à Part

It’s in the Bag – Managing the Potential Spread of AIS from Crane Testing Water Weights
Paul Heimowitz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Joe DiVittorio, Bureau of Reclamation; Angelo Cimini, Imes Inc.

Invading Species Watch: A Volunteer Based Monitoring Program in Ontario’s Inland Lakes
Francine MacDonald and David Copplestone, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Using Risk Perception to Determine if Didymosphenia geminata Poses a Risk to Tasmania, Australia
Marnie Campbell, Nicole Cliff and Chad Hewitt, National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability, Australian Maritime College

D-2 – Asian Carp
Bighead and Silver Carps in the Great Lakes: Understanding the Complexities and Uncertainties
Duane Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Patrick M. Kocovsky, U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center

Development of Methods to Orally Deliver Biocides to Control or Limit Invasive Aquatic Animals
Terence Hubert and M.P. Gaikowski, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Use of Pheromones to Control Invasive Asian Carp
Edward Little and Robin D. Calfee, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center

A-3 – Western Dreissenids
The Quagga Mussel: Reclamation’s Control Options for Dealing with an Invasive Species
Leonard Willett, Bureau of Reclamation

Salt River Project’s Invasive Mussel Outreach and Education Efforts in Phoenix, Arizona
Lesly Swanson, SRP Environmental Siting and Studies

Settlement and Growth of Quagga Mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in Lake Mead, USA
David Wong and Shawn Gerstenberger, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Wen Baldwin and Bryan Moore, National Park Service

Interagency Monitoring Action Plan (I-MAP): Quagga Mussels in Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Kent Turner, National Park Service, David Wong and Shawn Gerstenberger, University of Nevada Las Vegas

From Sink to Source? An Overview of Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Population Dynamics in Reservoirs of the South-Central USA
Chad Boeckman and Joseph Bidwell, Oklahoma State University; Jason Goeckler, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; Everett Laney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

C-3 – Education, Outreach and Scientific Data Exchange
Reducing the Risks of Schools, Science Curricula and Biological Science Suppliers as Potential Pathways for Spreading Aquatic Invasive Species: Turning a “Home Town” Problem into Education and Prevention Opportunities of Bi-National Scope: Phase 1 and 2
Samuel Chan, Tania Siemens, Denise Lach, Tim Miller-Morgan and Skye Root, Oregon State University; Robin Goettel and Pat Charebois, Ilinois Indiana Sea Grant; Matthias Herborg, BC Ministry of Environment; Jeff Brinsmead, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; Charles Jacoby, University of Florida; Susan Zaleski and Kevin Moua, University of Southern California Sea Grant; Rochelle Sturtevant, NOAA; Wei-Ying Wong, Connecticut College; Helen Domske, Cornell University; Jeff Adams and Julian Olden, University of Washington

Live Organisms in the Classroom: Value and Implications for Invasive Species Management
Wei Ying Wong, Connecticut College; Samuel Chan and Tania Siemens, Oregon Sea Grant; Charles Jacoby, St. Johns River Water Management District; Jeff Brinsmead, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; Matthias Herborg, British Columbia Ministry of the Environment; Tim Miller-Morgan, Denise Lach and Skye Root, Oregon State University; Kevin Moua and Susan Zaleski, University of Southern California Sea Grant; Robin G. Goettel, Patrice Charlebois; Kristin TePas and Terri Hallesy, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program

“AIS in the Classroom” Pathway: How do Biological Supply Houses Factor in?
Patrice Charlebois and Kristin TePas, Illinois- Indiana Sea Grant/Illinois Natural History Survey; Samuel Chan and Tania Siemens, Oregon Sea Grant; Wei Ying Wong, Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology & Environmental Studies; Charles Jacoby, University of Florida; Jeff Brinsmead, Ministry of Natural Resources; Denise Lach, Oregon State University; Robin Goettel and Terri Hallesy, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Citizen Scientists Contribute to the First Verified Discovery of the Colonial Tunicate (Didemnum vexillum) in Oregon: Education and Management Lessons Being Learned
Samuel Chan, Sea Grant Extension, Oregon State University; Rick Boatner, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; Lorne Curran, Volunteer Scientific Diver, REEF and Oregon Coast Aquarium; Bruce Hansen, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, PNW Research Station

Enhancing Surveillance for Marine Pests in Northern Australia by Engaging Indigenous Marine Rangers
Helen Cribb, Department of Resources, Northern Territory Government, Australia

D-3 – Asian Carp
Placing Control of Asian Carps in a Spatially Explicit Context
James Garvey, Southern Illinois University

Plenary Session
Addressing Aquatic Invasive Species at the Bureau of Reclamation
Michael Gabaldon, Director of Technical Resources, Bureau of Reclamation

The Way Forward - A Strategic Plan to Preclude the Establishment of Asian Carp in the Great Lakes
Bill Bolen, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A-4 – Industrial Control Technologies
Mexel Efficiency Study – Results of Yearlong Pilot Study at American Electric Power’s DC Cook Nuclear Plant
Doug Bronicki, American Electric Power, DC Cook Nuclear Plant, Thomas Armon, H-O-H Water Technology

Developing Use Pattern for Potential Open-Water Application of Zequanox™ – A Microbial-Based Technology for Selective Control of Invasive Dreissenid Mussels
Mark Heilman, Tyler Koschnick and Brad Franklin, SePRO Corporation; Sarahann Dow and Dustin Ottman, Marrone Bio Innovations

Evaluating Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Response to Desiccation at a Central California
Water Supply Reservoir

Ned Gruenhagen and Michelle Chapman, Bureau of Reclamation

Demonstration Trials at DeCew II Generating Station at Ontario Power Generation Using Zequanox
Tony Van Oostrom, Ontario Power Generation; Kelly Peterson, ASI Group; Sarahann Dow, Marrone Bio Innovations

Surveillance, Maintenance, Instrumentation and Monitoring of Underwater Infrastructure; with Focus on Dreissenid Mussels
Robert Clarke, ASI Group Ltd.; Albert Graves, Central Arizona Project

B-4 – Molecular Techniques and Applications to AIS Monitoring and Detection
Towards “Next Generation” Molecular Detection Methods for the Surveillance and Monitoring
of Marine Pests in New Zealand

Douglas Mountfort, Cawthron Institute, Kirsty Smith, Susie Wood, Lesley Rhodes and Marek Kirs;
Graham McBride and Graeme Inglis, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research

Modeling and Estimating Uncertainty in Environmental DNA Surveillance of Invasive Asian Carps
Cameron R. Turner, Derryl J. Miller, Christopher L. Jerde, Andrew R. Mahon, Matthew A. Barnes and David M. Lodge, University of Notre Dame, Center for Aquatic Conservation; W. Lindsay Chadderton, The Nature Conservancy

Using Two Robotic Platforms Developed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
for Molecular Detection and Monitoring of Marine Invertebrate Larvae and Major Copepod Groups in situ

Julio B. J. Harvey, Roman Marin III, John P. Ryan, Nilo Alvarado, Shannon B. Johnson, Chris Preston, Christopher A. Scholin and Robert C. Vrijenhoek, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Nucleic Acid Probes for Detection and Management of Marine Pests: Applications and Capabilities,
Prospects and Limitations in a Genomic Era

Jawahar Patil, CSIRO

Unique RT-PCR test for Replicating VHS Virus with Internal Controls
Carol Stepien, Lindsey Pierce, James Willey, Erin Crawford and Douglas Leaman, University of Toledo

C-4 – Shipping: Testing Treatment Systems and Management Practices
Evaluation of Ballast Water Treatment Systems: Programmatic Overview of U.S. Coast Guard Research
and Development Efforts

Richard A. Everett, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Standards Division

U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center Ballast Water Research Program: Parsing the Problem
Penny Herring, Gail Roderick and Marion Lewandowski, U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center

A Statistical Treatment of Ballast Water Discharge Sampling for the Evaluation of Treatment Efficacy
and the Implications for Regulatory Purposes

Edward Lemieux, Kevin Burns and Lisa Drake, Naval Research Laboratory

Ballast Water Discharge Sampling: Approximating Zooplankton Retention Efficiencies Using Microbeads
Lisa Drake, Mia Steinberg, Stephanie Robbins and Scott Riley, Science Applications International Corporation; Tim Wier, EXCET, Inc.; Wayne Hyland, Azimuth Technical Consultants; Edward Lemieux, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Quantifying Viability in Protists Discharged in Ballast Water Using Two Fluorescent Vital Stains
Mia Steinberg, Scott Riley, Stephanie Robbins, Edward Lemieux and Lisa Drake, Naval Research Laboratory;
Bruce Nelson, Battenkill Technologies

D-4 – Policy and Programs
Early Detection of Invasive Alien Aquatic Species in the St. Lawrence River and Estuary through a Commercial Fisherman Network: A Three-year Experiment Evaluation
Guy Verreault, Genevieve Bourget, Anne-Marie Pelletier, Réhaume Courtois and Anouk Simard, Ministere des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, Quebec

From Paper to Practice: Launching the World’s Most Stringent Ballast Water Standards
Nicole Dobroski, Christopher Scianni, Lynn Takata and Maurya Falkner, California State Lands Commission

(Re)thinking Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Impact Assessment
Alisha Dahlstrom, Marnie Campbell and Chad Hewitt, University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College

Rapid Response Planning for Aquatic Invasive Species in the Lake Champlain Basin
Meg Modley, Lake Champlain Basin Program

Bi-National, Economic Considerations in Co-Managing Invasive Species and Water Quality for California and Baja California Coastal Boats
Leigh Johnson, University of California and Linda Fernandez, University of California, Riverside

A-5 – Industrial Control Technologies
pH and Calcium – Natural Limits in Zebra Mussel Spread
Frances E. Lucy, Institute of Technology, Sligo; Sergey Mastitsky, University of Heidelberg, Department of Bioinformatics; Renata Claudi, RNT Consulting

Adjustment of pH as Method of Control for Dreissenid Mussels
Albert Graves, Central Arizona Project; Renata Claudi, Robert Prescott and Carolina Taraborelli, RNT Consulting

Novel Approaches for Management of Invasive Quagga Mussels in a Large Water Supply System
Ricardo De Leon, William Taylor, Paul Rochelle, Sun Liang, Anthea Lee, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Macrofouling Control of Invasive Species: A Critical Evaluation of Current Methods, Efficacy and Shortcomings
Sanjeevi Rajagopal and Gerard van der Velde, Radboud University Nijmegen; Vayalam Venugopalan, BARC Facilities; Henk Jenner, KEMA Power Generation and Sustainables

B-5 – Molecular Techniques and Applications to AIS Monitoring and Detection
Toward Practical, PCR-based Detection Methods for the Surveillance of Marine Pests from Australian Ports and Waterways
Nathan Bott, Alan McKay, Kathy Ophel-Keller and Marty Deveney, South Australian Research and Development Institute

Identification of Ballast Sediment Invertebrate Species Using Resting Eggs and Mitochondrial Markers
Hugh Maclsaac, University of Windsor, Elizabeta Briski and Melania Cristescu, University of Windsor, Sarah Bailey, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Zebra Mussels – Bioindicators for Seasonal Trends in Cryptosporidiosis
Frances E. Lucy and Declan Feeney, Institute of Technology, Sligo; Thaddeus K. Graczyk, Leena Tamang and Talia E. Abbott Chalew, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Theo de Waal, Annetta Zintl and Marzieh Ezzaty Mirhashemi, University College Dublin

Something Old and Something Mew: Tracking AIS Incursions through Space and Time Using Molecular Data from Established Populations
Sharyn Goldstien and David Schiel, University of Canterbury; Graeme Inglis, NIWA; Neil Gemmell, University of Otago

C-5 – Shipping: Testing Treatment Systems and Management Practices
Automated Analyses of Ballast Water Samples for the Enumeration of Viable Organisms
in the ≥ 50 μm Size Class

Bruce Nelson, Battenkill Technologies; Mia Steinberg, Scott Riley, Stephanie Robbins, Edward J. Lemieux, Penny Herring, and Lisa A. Drake, Naval Research Laboratory

Flow-through Discharge Sampling: Design and Validation
Timothy Wier, EXCET Inc.; Lisa Drake and Edward Lemieux, Naval Research Laboratory; Jonathan Grant, Battenkill Technologies

An Automation and Control System Specification for Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Jonathan Grant, Battenkill Technologies, Inc.; Timothy Wier, Excet, Inc.; Edward Lemieux, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Intercomparison of U.S. Ballast Water Test Facilities
Lisa Drake, Science Applications International Corporation;Tim Wier, EXCET, Inc.; Jonathan Grant, Battenkill Technologies, Inc.; Edward Lemieux, Naval Research Laboratory

D-5 – Policy and Programs
Plan to Eradicate Invasive Spartina from the West Coast
Mark Sytsma, Portland State University

Lake Superior Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan
Roger Eberhardt, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Susan Greenwood, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; Amy Thomas, Battelle; Elizabeth LaPlante, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Nancy Stadler-Salt, Environment Canada

Management of Marine Pests in the Australian Context: Biofouling Policy Development
Sonia Gorgula, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Binational Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Assessment and Planning International Joint Commission Work Group Activities
Mark Burrows, International Joint Commission Great Lakes Regional Office

A-6 – Industrial Control Technologies
Assessing the Efficiency and Safety of the Antifouling MXD-100 for Control of Invasive Species Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) in Power Plants
Carlos Alberto Dias and Frederico Augusto Ribeiro da Mata, Maxclean Ambiental e Química S/A; Fabiano Alcísio e Silva, Mônica de Cássia Souza Campos and Fábio de Castro Patrício, Fundação Centro Tecnológico de Minas Geraism

The Use of Barriers in Combination with Chemical Treatment to Eradicate the Fatal Atlantic Salmon
(Salmo salar) Parasite Gyrodactylus salaris

Jarle Steinkjer, Directorate for Nature Management

Evaluation of Zequanox™ for Adult Invasive Mussel Treatment and Settlement Prevention at Davis Dam
Sarahann Dow and Carolyn Link, Marrone Bio Innovations, Frederick Nibling and Joseph Kubitschek and Leonard Willett, Bureau of Reclamation

Evaluation of Auto-Backwash Filters in an Irrigation System to Control Dreissenid Mussels
Garry Smythe, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Inc.; Gary Osminski, Huron County

Evaluation of New Coating Products for Mitigation of Zebra/Quagga Mussel Colonization
Allen Skaja and David Tordonato, Bureau of Reclamation

Mussel Eradication: A Portable Option
Dan Butts, ASI Group

Two New Coatings for Preventing Biofouling of Zebra Mussels and Algae
Erik W. Edwards, Ramanathan S. Lalgudi, Craig Bartling, and Henry Pate, Battelle Memorial Institute, Advanced Materials Applications

C-6 – Shipping: Testing Treatment Systems and Management Practices
U.S. Coast Guard Experience with Implementation of a Prototype Ballast Water Management Equipment Evaluation Program
LCDR Brian Moore and Richard Everett, United States Coast Guard

Assessment of Plankton Density in Ballast Water Samples Using a High Resolution Laser Optical Plankton Counter and FlowCAM®
Jocelyn Gerlofsma and Sarah Bailey, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Verification Trial of IMO Type Approved Ballast Water Management Systems
Peter Neimanis, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

D-6 – Policy and Programs
Prevention and Detection of Quagga Mussels (Dreissena bugensis), Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), and Other Aquatic Invasive Species at Aquaculture Facilities
Martha C. Volkoff, California Department of Fish and Game

Workshop: Using the Bureau of Reclamation Equipment Inspection and Cleaning Manual
Joseph DiVittorio, Bureau of Reclamation

Plenary Session
California’s Marine Invasive Species Program: Merging Stakeholder Involvement, Politics and Good Science
Maurya Falkner, California State Lands Commission

The National Invasive Species Council – An All Taxa Approach
Chris Dionigi, Assistant Director for Domestic Policy

A-7 – Aquatic Plants
Integrating Landscape-Level Strategies and Tools to Manage Invasive Egeria densa in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, USA
Lars Anderson, U.S. Department of Agriculture-ARS; Tyler Koschnick and Scott Shuler, SePRO Corporation; Scott Ruch, RuchLogic; Marica Carlock, California Department of Boating and Waterways; Maria J. Santos, University of California, Davis; Susan L. Ustin, Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing

New Data on the Reproductive Phenology of the Introduced Kelp Undaria pinnatifida (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales) in Port Phillip Bay (Victoria, Australia)
Carmen Primo, Marnie L. Campbell and Chad L. Hewitt, Australian Maritime College – University of Tasmania

Understanding the Lifecycle and Morphology of the Invasive Lagarosiphon major in Lough Corrib, Ireland, in Order to Develop Effective Control Practices
Michael Millane, Stephanie Evers, Joseph M. Caffrey, Helen Moran and Shireen Sayed, Central Fisheries Board

Control of Lagarosiphon major and Restoration of Indigenous Communities Using a Biodegradable
Geotextile to Exclude Light

Joseph M. Caffrey, Stephanie Evers, Michael Millane, Helen Moran and Shireen Sayed, Central Fisheries Board;
M. Butler, Western Regional Fisheries Board

Genetic Population Structure of an Invasive Aquatic Weed, Elodea canadensis, in Finland – One or Multiple Invasions?
Tea Huotari, Helena Korpelainen, Elina Leskinen, University of Helsinki; Kirsi Kostamo, Finnish Environment Institute

B-7 – Crustaceans
Habitat Use and Dispersal Capacity of the Nonindigenous Isopod Cirolana harfordi
Denise Bunting, University of Sydney, Ross Coleman, Will Figueira, University of Sydney; Sebastian Holmes, University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences, Emma Johnston, The University of New South Wales

Distribution and Habitat Preferences of the Invasive Crustacean Hemimysis anomala in the Great Lakes
Kelly Bowen, Jocelyn Gerlofsma and Marten Koop, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Tim Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

A Quick Test to Establish the Predation Capacity in Exotic and Native Gammaridean Species
Gerard van der Velde, Bart Stoffels, Jeroen Tummers and Rob Leuven, Radboud University Nijmegen; Dirk Platvoet, University of Amsterdam

Genetic Admixture Dynamics Reveal Dispersal Patterns in a Coastal Marine Invasion
John Darling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; April Blakeslee, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Joe Roman, University of Vermont; Cynthia McKenzie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Jeb Byers, University of Georgia; Jamie Pringle, University of New Hampshire

Potential Impact of Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) on Turbidity and Submerged Vegetation in Lake Zuidlaardermeer, Northern Netherlands
J.H. Wanink, R. Bijkerk and M.J.J.E. Loonen, Koeman en Bijkerk bv, Ecological Research and Consultancy;
M.L.C. Heukels and R.W. de Jong Van Hall Instituut, Department of Animal Management; Van Hall Instituut, Department of Animal Management; P.P. Schollema and H. Wanningen, Water Board Hunze en Aa’s

C-7 – Shipping: Risk, Policy and Programs
Patterns of Compliance, Geography and Management of Ballast Water in California
Lynn Takata, Chris Scianni, Nicole Dobroski and Maurya Falkner, California State Lands Commission

An Analysis of the Fouling-Related Practices of Commercial Vessels in California
Christopher Scianni, Nicole Dobroski, Lynn Takata and Maurya Falkner, California State Lands Commission

Minimizing the Spread of Marine Nonindigenous Invasive Species Through Application of Boat Hull Antifouling Strategies: To Clean or Not to Clean?
Leigh Johnson and Carolynn Culver, University of California; Henry Page and Jenifer Dugan, University of California, Santa Barbara

Elements of Marine Biofouling Risk
Chad Hewitt, Marnie Campbell and Alisha Dahlstrom, University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College; Ashley Coutts and Derek Shields, Aquenal, Joe Valentine, Hobart

National Risk Assessment of Ship-mediated ANS Introductions to Canada’s Four Coasts
Sarah Bailey, Johanna Bradie, Matthew Deneau, Nathalie Simard, Cynthia McKenzie, Kim Howland, Jennifer Martin and Terri Sutherland Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Farrah Chan, University of Windsor

A-8 – Aquatic Plants
Alien Attack – Invasion of Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb (Alligator weed) in Wular Lake of Kashmir, India
Ather Masoodi and Fareed Khan, Aligarh Muslim University, Jonathan NewmanCentre for Ecology and Hydrology

Classical Biological Control of Hygrophila: Results of Native Range Surveys
Abhishek Mukherjee, James Cuda, William Overholt, University of Florida; C.A. Ellison, CABI Europe; Matiyar Khan, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya

Caulerpa taxifolia in South Australia and Queensland: Parallel Histories
Marty Deveney, Keith Rowling, Kathryn Wiltshire and Jason Tanner, South Australian Research and Development Institute; Dana Burfeind, Griffith University, Australia; James Udy, The University of Queensland

Research and Testing of a System for Precision Littoral Zone Application of Aquatic Herbicides
Thomas McNabb and Thomas Moorhouse, Clean Lakes, Inc.; Bruce Sabol, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

B-8 – Crustaceans
Introduction of the European Common Barnacle Balanus perforatus Brugiére (Crustacea, Cirripedia)
into Korean Waters

Il-Hoi Kim, National University, Department of Biology; Jae-Sang Hong, Inha Universit,y Department of Ocean Sciences

C-8 – Shipping: Risk, Policy and Programs
Canada’s Ballast Water Program – Science, and Risk Supporting Internationally Based Regulatory Regime
Paul Topping and David Yard, Transport Canada

Fresh Water; Neglected in Shipboard Ballast Water Treatment Testing and Approval –A Potential Solution
Christopher J. Wiley, Transport Canada – Ontario Region

Establishing a Scientific Foundation for Numeric Concentration of Living Organisms in Ballast Water Discharge Limits under U.S. EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP)
Ryan Albert and Henry Lee II, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Can We Sample Ships to Assess Compliance with Ballast Water Management Standards?
Stephan Gollasch, GoConsult; Matej David, University of Ljubljana

A-9 – Marine Invaders
Marine Invasive Species in the Greater Gulf of Maine/Gulf of St. Lawrence Ecoregion – an Information Perspective
David G. Oliver, Skylark Information Systems Ltd.

Celtodoryx ciocalyptoides: The First Record of a Sponge Species Transferred from One World Ocean
into Another by Human Activity

Daniela Henkel, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Investigating the Microbiology of an Invasive Marine Oyster: Gulf of Eilat vs. the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Dror Zurel, Uri Gophna and Yehuda Benayahu, Porter School for Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

How to Kill Over 100,000 Wild Pacific Oysters in One Day: Research and Experiences from a Successful Control Exercise Over 25km of Infested Intertidal Reef in South Australia
Michael T. Sierp, Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA

B-9 – Workshop
Understanding and Describing Impacts of Aquatic Non-indigenous Species
Alisha Dahlstrom, University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College

C-9 – Shipping: Risk, Policy and Programs
Ballast Water Management Study for Halifax Class Frigates
Christopher J. Wiley, Transport Canada Marine – Ontario Region

Refinement of a Hydroxide Stabilization Process for Treatment of Ballast: Effect of Relative Headspace Volume, Ventilation Rate and Liquid Phase Mixing on pH Depression
Barnaby Watten and Philip Sibrell, U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center; Scott Smith, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center

Tales from the Crypt: Instrument Records from Inside Operating Ballast Tanks
David Reid, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (retired, Emeritus); Thomas Johengen, University of Michigan-SNRE; Tony Wang, University of Windsor; Sarah Bailey and Christopher Wiley, Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Transport Canada; Philip Jenkins, Philip T. Jenkins & Associates, Ltd.; Hugh MacIsaac, University of Windsor

On-board Ship Tests in the Great Lakes Measured the Efficiency of Basic Dosing Methods for Treating Ballast Tanks
Noah Adams, Barnaby Watten and Scott Smith,U.S. Geological Survey; Kevin Reynolds, The Glosten Associates; Phyllis Green, National Park Service

Computational Analysis of Reagent Mixing in Ballast Tanks
Wesley Wilson, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division; Barnaby Watten, U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center

A-10 – Fishes
Developmental Plasticity and Successful Fish Invasions
Vladimír Kovác, Comenius University

Do Long-time and Recently-established Populations of Topmouth Gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) Follow Different Ontogenetic Trajectories and Life-histories?
Eva Záhorská and Vladimír Ková?, Comenius University

Morphological Variability of Non-native Black Bullhead Ameiurus melas Populations in Four European Countries
Andrea Novomeská, Vladimír Kovác, and Stanislav Katina, Comenius University; Gordon Copp, Salmon and Freshwater Team, CEFAS; G. Pedicillo and M. Lorenzoni, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Ambientale

Fathead Minnow Pimephales promelas in Europe: Preliminary Results on the Environmental Biology of a Feral Population of ‘Rosy Reds’ in Northern England
Michael Godard, Robert Britton and Gordon Copp, Bournemouth University and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; Grzegorz Zie?ba, University of ?ód?

B-10 – Dreissenids
A New Mention for an Aquatic Invasive Species at the Northern Limit of its Range: Dynamics of an Asiatic Clam Population in Association with a Power Plant
Anouk Simard, Annie Paquet, Yves Robitaille and Courtois Réhaume, Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec; Charles Jutras and Pierre Blier, Université du Québec à Rimouski; André Martel, Musée canadian de la nature

Integrating an Emerging Tool into Native Freshwater Mussel Protection and Recovery Efforts
Denise A. Mayer, Michael J. Gaylo and Daniel P. Molloy, New York State Museum, Division of Research and Collections; Mark P. Gaikowski and Terrance D. Hubert, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center; Douglas B. Aloisi, James A. Luoma and Nathan L. Eckert, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Genoa National Fish Hatchery

Assessment of the Invasion of Limnoperna fortunei in the Lower Paranaiba River and its Tributaries
of the Right Bank – the Stretch Between São Simão (GO) and Paranaíba (MS)

Mônica de Cássia Souza Campos, Fabiano Alcísio e Silva and Pedro Henrique Rolin Benini, Fundação Centro Tecnológico de Minas Gerais - CEMIG

Environmental Aspects of the Invasion of L. fortunei in the Upper Parana River (Minas Gerais, Goias, Brazil)
Mônica de Cássia Souza Campos, Fundação Centro Tecnológico de Minas Gerais; Maria Edith Rolla, Helén Regina Mota and Fabiano Alcísio e Silva, Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais - CEMIG

C-10 – Shipping: Testing Treatment Systems and Management Practices
Ballast Water Treatment Systems; Current Status and Future Perspective
Marcel Veldhuis, Cato ten Hallers, Frank Fuhr, Peter Paul Stehouwer, Isabel van de Star, Cees van Slooten and Etienne Brutel, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Influences on Aquatic Micro-organisms when Qualifying Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Isabel van der Star, Frank Fuhr, Govert van Noort, Peter Paul Stehouwer and Marcel Veldhuis, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Influence of Species Composition and Organism Density of Zooplankton on Land-based Testing of Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Frank Fuhr, Isabel van der Star, Jan Finke and Marcel Veldhuis, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

The Role of Microbial Regrowth in the Remineralization of PERACLEAN® Ocean
Cees van Slooten, Peter Paul Stehouwer, Josje Snoek, Eveline Garritsen and Marcel Veldhuis, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

A-11 – Fishes
Potential Freshwater Fish Invaders to the North American Arctic
Ross Tallman and Kimberly Howland, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Food Web Changes Following Introduction of Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) into Lake Victoria
J.H. Wanink, M. Kishe-Machumu and F. Witte, University of Leiden, Institute of Biology Leiden

Status of Two North-American Ameiurus Species (Ictaluridae) in Flanders (Belgium) with Preliminary Genetic Screening of Specimens from Belgium, France and The Netherlands
Hugo Verreycken, Claude Belpaire and Koen De Gelas, Research Institute for Nature and Forest

Invasive Fishes in the Aral Sea Basin, Central Asia
Ernest Khurshut, Uzbek Academy of Sciences

B-11 – Dreissenids
Population Genetic History of the Dreissenid Mussel Invasion: Expansion Patterns Across North America
Carol Stepien, University of Toledo; Joshua Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Invasion Paradox: Why Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, Being Less Invasive, Outcompete D. polymorpha?
Alexander Karatayev, Lyubov Burlakova, Sergey Mastitsky, Buffalo State College; Dianna Padilla, Stony Brook University; Edward Mills, Cornell Biological Field Station

Using GARP to Investigate the Present and Future Distribution of Zebra Mussel in Europe
Belinda Gallardo, University of Cambridge, Department of Zoology

C-11 – Shipping: Testing Treatment Systems and Management Practices
Re-growth of Algae and Bacteria after Treatment with UV- or Chemical-based Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Peter Paul Stehouwer, Isabel van der Star, Josje Snoek, Eveline Garritsen and Marcel Veldhuis, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Identification of Potential Invasive Phytoplankton Species in Re-growth Experiments after UV-based Ballast Water Treatment
Viola Liebich, Peter Paul Stehouwer and Marcel Veldhuis, International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs

Quantifying the Likelihood of Invasion by Global Shipping
Hanno Seebensand Bernd Blasius, University of Oldenburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment

A New Technology for Killing Oceanic Harmful Organisms and Bacteria in the Course of Conveying
Ballast Water in Ships

Mindong Bai, Xiaohong Xue, Xili Yang and Nahui Zhang, Environmental Engineering Institute, Dalian Maritime University