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Main Title Biological control of aquatic nuisances : a review /
Author Schuytema, Gerald S.
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., Oreg.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/3-77-084
Stock Number PB-273 264
OCLC Number 03443788
Subjects Aquatic pests--Biological control--Bibliography ; Aquatic weeds--Control--Bibliography
Additional Subjects Aquatic weeds ; Weed control ; Reviews ; Cyanophyta ; Viruses ; Fungi ; Bacteria ; Fishes ; Snails ; Phytoplankton ; Zooplankton ; Competition ; Damage ; Ecology ; Algae ; Biomanipulation ; Biological insect control ; Eutrophication ; Water hyacinths ; Alligator weeds ; Agasicles ; Neochetina ; Predation ; Tilapia
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-084 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/28/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-084 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-084 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/14/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-084 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-273 264 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 90 pages ; 28 cm.
A total of 532 references on the biological control of aquatic nuisances were reviewed. Three major control approaches exist. Grazing and predation have been the most frequently utilized techniques, with emphasis on macrophyte control by fish and insects. The use of pathogens is potentially effective, with most promise in macrophyte control. Biomanipulation, the exploitation of the interrelationships among plants and their environment is a most promising technique for eutrophic systems. This approach includes increasing algal grazers while controlling zooplanktivores and exploiting the competitive and growth limiting reactions among various species. The importance of using host-specific organisms to prevent damage to desirable components of the ecosystem is emphasized.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-89).