Open Access
Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst.
Number 402, 2011
Eco-Hydro 2010
SER 2010
Article Number 13
Number of page(s) 18
Section Eco-Hydro 2010
Published online 06 December 2011
  • AQEM Consortium, 2002. Manual for the application of the AQEM system, A Comprehensive Method to Assess European Streams using Benthic Macroinvertebrates, developed for the Purpose of the Water Framework Directive, Version 1.0, February 2002 (available at
  • Arbačiauskas K., 2005. The distribution and local dispersal of Ponto-Caspian Peracarida in Lithuanian fresh waters with notes on Pontogammarus robustoides population establishment, abundance, and impact. Ocean. Hydro., 34, Suppl. 1, 93–113.
  • Arbačiauskas K., 2008. Amphipods of the Nemunas River and the Curonian Lagoon, the Baltic Sea basin: where and which native freshwater amphipods persist? Acta Zool. Litua., 18, 10–16. [CrossRef]
  • Arbačiauskas K. and Gumuliauskaitė S., 2007. Invasion of the Baltic Sea basin by the Ponto-Caspian amphipod Pontogammarus robustoides and its ecological impact. In: Gherardi F. (ed.), Biological Invaders in inland waters: profiles, distribution and threats, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 463–477.
  • Arbačiauskas K., Semenchenko V., Grabowski M., Leuven R.S.E.W., Paunovic M., Son M.O., Csanyi B., Gumuliauskaitė S., Konopacka A., Nehring S., van der Velde G., Vezhnovetz V. and Panov V.E., 2008. Assessment of biocontamination of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in European inland waterways. Aquat. Invas., 3, 211–230. [CrossRef]
  • Arbačiauskas K., Višinskienė G., Smilgevičienė S. and Rakauskas V., 2011. Non-indigenous macroinvertebrate species in Lithuanian fresh waters, Part 1: Distributions, dispersal and future. Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst., 402 DOI: 10.1051/kmae/2011075.
  • Armitage P.D., Moss D., Wright J.F. and Furse M.T., 1983. The performance of a new biological quality score system based on macroinvertebrates over a wide range of unpolluted running water sites. Water Res., 17, 333–347. [CrossRef]
  • Cardoso A.C. and Free G., 2008. Incorporating invasive alien species into ecological assessment in the context of the Water Framework Directive. Aquat. Invas., 3, 361–366. [CrossRef]
  • Dahl J. and Johnson R.K., 2004. A multimetric macroinvertebrate index for detecting organic pollution of streams in southern Sweden. Arch. Hydrobiol., 160, 487–513. [CrossRef]
  • Dick J.T.A. and Platvoet D., 2000. Invading predatory crustacean Dikerogammarus villosus eliminates both native and exotic species. Proc. R. Soc. B, 267, 977–983. [CrossRef]
  • Dick J.T.A., Platvoet D. and Kelly D.W., 2002. Predatory impact of the freshwater invader Dikerogammarus villosus (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 59, 1078–1084. [CrossRef]
  • Elliott M., 2003. Biological pollutants and biological pollution – an increasing cause for concern. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 46, 275–280. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • European Commission, 2000. Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy. Official Journal of the European Communities L 327, 1–72.
  • Fink P., Kottsieper A., Heynen M. and Borcherding J., 2011. Selective zooplanktivory of an invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid and possible consequences for the zooplankton community structure of invaded habitats. Aquat. Sci., DOI 10.1007/s00027-011-0210-y.
  • Foote M., 1997. The evolution of morphological diversity. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst., 28, 129–152. [CrossRef]
  • Gabriels W., Lock K., De Pauw N. and Goethals P.L.M., 2010. Multimetric Macroinvertebrate Index Flanders (MMIF) for biological assessment of rivers and lakes in Flanders (Belgium). Limnologica, 40, 199–207. [CrossRef]
  • Gailiušis B., Jablonskis J. and Kovalenkovienė M., 2001. Lithuanian rivers: hydrography and runoff, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas, 796 p. (in Lithuanian).
  • Genovese P., 2007. Towards a European strategy to halt biological invasions in inland waters. In: Gherardi F. (ed.), Biological Invaders in inland waters: profiles, distribution and threats, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 627–637.
  • Gumuliauskaitė S. and Arbačiauskas K., 2008. The impact of the invasive Ponto-Caspian amphipod Pontogammarus robustoides on littoral communities in Lithuanian lakes. Hydrobiologia, 599, 127–134. [CrossRef]
  • Johnson P.T.J., Olden J.D., Solomon C.T. and Van der Zanden M.J., 2009. Interactions among invaders: community and ecosystem effects of multiple invasive species in an experimental aquatic system. Oecologia, 159, 161–170. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Karatayev A.Y., Burlakova L.E. and Padilla D.K., 2002. Impacts of zebra mussels on aquatic communities and their role as ecosystem engineers. In: Leppakoski E., Gollasch S. and Olenin S. (eds.), Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe, Distribution, impacts and management, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London, 433–446.
  • Kelly D.W., Bailey R.J.E., MacNeil C., Dick J.T.A. and McDonald R.A., 2006. Invasion by the amphipod Gammarus pulex alters community composition of native freshwater macroinvertebrates. Divers. Distrib., 12, 525–534. [CrossRef]
  • Krisp H. and Maier G., 2005. Consumption of macroinvertebrates by invasive and native gammarids: a comparison. J. Limnol., 64, 55–59. [CrossRef]
  • Legendre P. and Gallagher E.D., 2001. Ecologically meaningful transformations for ordination of species data. Oecologia, 129, 271–280. [CrossRef]
  • Legendre P. and Legendre L., 1998. Numerical Ecology (2nd English ed). Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 852 p.
  • Lesutienė J., Gorokhova E., Gasiūnaitė Z.R. and Razinkovas A., 2007: Isotopic evidence for zooplankton as an important food source for the mysid Paramysis lacustris in the Curonian Lagoon, the South-Eastern Baltic Sea. Estuar. Coast. Shelf. Sci., 73, 73–80. [CrossRef]
  • Leuven R.S.E.W., van der Velde G., Baijens I., Snijders J., van der Zwart C., Lenders H.J.R. and bij de Vaate A., 2009. The river Rhine: a global highway for dispersal of aquatic invasive species. Biol. Invasions, 11, 1989–2008. [CrossRef]
  • Lindqvist O.V. and Huner J.V., 1999. Life-history characteristics of crayfish: What makes some of them good colonizers? In: Gherardi F. and Holdich D.M. (eds.), Crayfish in Europe as Alien Species, How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation? A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 23–30.
  • MacNeil C. and Briffa M., 2009. Replacement of a native freshwater macroinvertebrate species by an invader; implications for biological water quality monitoring. Hydrobiologia, 635, 321–327. [CrossRef]
  • MacNeil C., Briffa M., Leuven R.S.E.W., Gell F.R. and Selman R., 2010. An appraisal of a biocontamination assessment method for freshwater macroinvertebrate assemblages; a practical way to measure a significant biological pressure? Hydrobiologia, 638, 151–159. [CrossRef]
  • Magnan P., Rodrigues M.A., Legendre P. and Lacasse S., 1994. Dietary variation in a freshwater fish species: Relative contributions of biotic interactions, abiotic factors, and spatial structure. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 51, 2856–2865. [CrossRef]
  • Molnar J.L., Gamboa R.L., Revenga C. and Spalding M.D., 2008. Assessing the global threat of invasive species to marine biodiversity. Front. Ecol. Environ., 6, 485–492 [CrossRef]
  • Panov V.E., Alexandrov B.G., Arbačiauskas K., Binimelis R., Copp G.H., Grabowski M., Lucy F., Leuven R.S.E.W., Nehring S., Paunoviæ M., Semenchenko V. and Son M.O., 2009. Assessing the risks of aquatic species invasions via European inland waterways: from concepts to environmental indicators. Integr. Environ. Assess. Manag., 5, 110–126. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Platvoet D., van der Velde G., Dick J.T.A. and Li S.Q., 2009. Flexible omnivory in Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) (Amphipoda) – amphipod pilot species project (ampis) report 5. Crustaceana, 82, 703–720. [CrossRef]
  • Ricciardi A., 2001. Facilitative interactions among aquatic invaders: is an “invasional meltdown” occurring in the Great Lakes? Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 58, 2513–2525. [CrossRef]
  • Ricciardi A., 2003. Predicting the impacts of an introduced species from its invasion history: an empirical approach applied to zebra mussel invasions. Freshw. Biol., 48, 972–981. [CrossRef]
  • Rosenberg D.M. and Resh V.H. (eds.), 1993. Freshwater biomonitoring and benthic macroinvertebrates, Chapman and Hall, New York, 488 p.
  • Sala O.E., Chapin F.S., Armesto J.J., Berlow E., Bloomfield J., Dirzo R., Huber-Sanwald E., Huenneke L.F., Jackson R.B., Kinzig A., Leemans R., Lodge D.M., Mooney H.A., Oesterheld M., Poff N.L., Sykes M.T., Walker B.H., Walker M. and Wall D.H., 2000. Global biodiversity scenarios for the year 2100. Science, 287, 1770–1774. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Spencer C.N., McClelland B.R. and Stanford J.A., 1991. Schrimp stocking, salmon collapse, and eagle displacement. Cascading interactions in the food web of a large aquatic ecosystem. BioScience, 41, 14–21. [CrossRef]
  • Van den Brink F.W.B., Van der Velde G., and Bij de Vaate A., 1993. Ecological aspects, explosive range extension and impact of a mass invader, Corophium curvispinum Sars, 1895 (Crustacea: Amphipoda), in the lower Rhine (The Netherlands). Oecologia, 93, 224–232. [CrossRef]
  • Van Riel M.C., van der Velde G., Rajagopal S., Marguillier S., Dehairs F. and de Vaate A.B., 2006. Trophic relationships in the Rhine food web during invasion and after establishment of the Ponto-Caspian invader Dikerogammarus villosus. Hydrobiologia, 565, 39–58. [CrossRef]
  • Vitousek P.M., Mooney H.A., Lubchenco J. and Melillo J.M., 1997. Human domination of earth’s ecosystems. Science, 277, 494–499. [CrossRef]
  • Westman K., 2002. Alien crayfish in Europe: negative and positive impacts and interactions with native crayfish. In: Leppakoski E., Gollasch S. and Olenin S. (eds.), Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe, Distribution, impacts and management, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London, 76–95.
  • Wright J.F., Moss D., Armitage P.D. and Furse M.T., 1984. A preliminary classification of running-water sites in Great Britain based on macro-invertebrate species and the prediction of community type using environmental data. Freshw. Biol., 14, 221–256. [CrossRef]
  • Zajac K., 2005. Threatened molluscs of Poland. Tentacle, 13, 13–15.
  • Zuur A.F., Ieno E.N. and Smith G.M., 2007. Analysing Ecological Data, Springer, 672 p.