The following are key papers about exotic species which are recommended reading material. This is in no way a complete list of available literature on the topic, and the
GLFC is unable to provide direct links to these articles due to copyright issues.
Hall, S. R. and E. L. Mills (2000). "Exotic species in large lakes of the world." Aquatic and Ecosystem Health Management 3(1): 105-135.
MacIsaac, H. J., I. A. Grigorovich, et al. (2001). "Reassessment of species invasions concepts: The Great Lakes basin as a model." Biological Invasions 3(4): 405-416.
Mills, E. L., J. H. Leach, et al. (1993). "Exotic species in the Great Lakes: A history of biotic crises and anthropogenic introductions." Journal of Great Lakes Research 19(1): 1-54.
Pimentel, D., L. Lach, et al. (2000). "Environmental and economic costs of nonindigenous species in the United States." BioScience 50(1): 53-65.
Pimentel, D., R. Zuniga, et al. (2005). "Update on the environmental and economnic costs associated with alien-invasive species in the United States." Ecological economics 52(3): 273-288.
Ricciardi, A. (2001). "Facilitative interactions among aquatic invaders: Is an 'invasional meltdown' occurring in the Great Lakes?" Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 58: 2513-2525.
Ricciardi, A. (2006). "Patterns of invasion in the Laurentian Great Lakes in relation to changes in vector activity." Diversity and Distributions 12: 425-433.
Ricciardi, A. and J. B. Rasmussen (1999). "Extinction rates of North American freshwater fauna." Conservation Biology 13(5): 1220-1222.