Vadim Panov

Vadim Panov
Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC)

Ph. D.

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April 2009 - March 2013
Saint Petersburg State University
Position
  • European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Collaborative project "Building Capacity for a Black Sea Catchment Observation and Assessment System supporting Sustainable Development" (EnviroGRIDS)
January 2009 - present
REABIC
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • see www.reabic.net
February 2005 - January 2008
Zoological Instiute and St. Petersburg State University
Position
  • European Commission 6th Framework Programme, Specific Targeted Research Project "Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe" (DAISIE, Contract N SSPI-CT-2003-511202)
Education
September 1977 - September 1982
Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University
Field of study
  • Hydrobiology

Publications

Publications (78)
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Until the 2000s, faunal exchange between endemic faunas of the Caspian Sea basin and the Azov-Black Sea (aka Pontic) basin was asymmetrical, with fauna heading towards the Volga Delta and Caspian Sea from or via the Black and Azov Seas and little exchange in the opposite direction. This study is based on a hydrobiological survey of the Don River Ba...
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Program and Book of Abstracts: NEOBIOTA 2018. 10th International Conference on Biological Invasions. 3-7 September 2018, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, IRELAND. p. 92.
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The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) aims to facilitate the exploration of alien species information in Europe, and is recognized as the information system supporting European Union Member States in the implementation of the recently published Invasive Alien Species Regulation. In this paper, we present the role and activities of...
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An annotated checklist of non-native benthic macroinvertebrates and fish in 6 sub-basins (assessment units) of the Dnieper River is presented (based on a literature survey and the author’s unpublished data). In total, the checklist includes 92 non-native aquatic species (invertebrates – 57, fish – 35), primarily of Ponto-Caspian origin. This backgr...
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In a world where invasive alien species (IAS) are recognised as one of the major threats to biodiversity, leading scientists from five continents have come together to propose the concept of developing an international association for open knowledge and open data on IAS—termed " INVASIVESNET ". This new association will facilitate greater understan...
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Taking into account the continuous increase in freshwater introductions, and to support the recent European legislation on invasive alien species, the identification of priority pathways and gateways of introductions is of utmost importance to develop adequate control strategies. The aim of this paper was to analyse the main pathways and gateways o...
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of existing alien species information and to assist the implementation of European policies on biological invasions. At the core of EASIN, there is an inventory of all known alien and cryptogenic species in Europe (the EASIN Catalogue, herein published), which includes relevant information, such as taxonomic classification, pathways of introduction...
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The results of the study on spread, pathways, vectors, and ecological impact on the native fauna of alien invertebrate and fish species in the Dnieper River basin are presented. The relationship between invasive processes and basin hydrology is analyzed. It is shown that the main factor in spreading of alien species in the central part of the basin...
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The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires a status assessment of all water bodies. If that status is deteriorated, the WFD urges the identification of its potential causes in order to be able to suggest appropriate management measures. The instrument of investigative monitoring allows for such identification, provided that appropriate t...
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Among the recent non-indigenous species the gammarid amphipod Gammarus tigrinus is one of the more aggressive invaders in the Baltic Sea. Quantitative sampling of the shallow water habitats of the Gulf of Finland showed that G. tigrinus has become established in the whole coastal zone of the Gulf. Boosted Regression Trees modelling indicated that t...
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New observations are presented on the distribution of Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1837 in the Gulf of Finland and in the Archipelago Sea. P. elegans has spread and become established in the north-eastern Baltic Sea. Ovigerous females and juveniles were found, indicating that P. elegans reproduces in this area. The species was recorded, sometimes in hi...
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BioInvasions Records is a new open access peer-reviewed international journal focusing on the rapid publication of applied research on invasive species and biological invasions in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems around the world. BioInvasions Records is a continuation of the former Aquatic Invasions Records, an electronic supplement of the open...
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The invasive amphipod Chelicorophium curvispinum (G. O. Sars, 1895) (Amphipoda, Crustacea) was first recorded in Lake Ladoga in the area of Volkhov Bay in August 2009. The data on quantitative development of this species and two other alien species of amphipods (Baikal Gmelinoides fasciatus (Stebbing, 1899) and Ponto-Caspian Pontogammarus robustoid...
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Aquatic Invasions is an electronic open-access journal focusing on biological invasions in European inland and coastal waters and potential donor areas of aquatic invasive species for Europe. The journal, established in 2006 as an initiative of the European Research Network on Aquatic Invasive Species (ERNAIS), with start-up funding from the EC FP6...
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Ongoing economic globalization has resulted in accelerated rates of introductions of invasive alien species (IAS) in Europe and worldwide with deleterious consequences to biological diversity (Genovesi and Shine 2004; DAISIE 2009). The serious challenges posed by mass human-mediated introductions of invasive alien species induced the strengthening...
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Recent comprehensive data provided through the DAISIE project (www.europe-aliens.org) have facilitated the development of the first pan-European assessment of the impacts of alien plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments on ecosystem services. There are 1094 species with documented ecological impact...
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Climate change and biological invasions are key processes affecting global biodiversity, yet their effects have usually been considered separately. Here, we emphasise that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce. Based on a review of climate-mediated biological invasio...
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The Baikalian amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus, a successful invader in Eurasia, colonized the coastal zone of Lake Ladoga (northeastern Europe) in late 1990s. In the summers of 2000 and 2005 the density and biomass of benthic communities associated with macrophyte beds (Phragmites australis) and role of the invader in fish diet were studied. Due to...
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The European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires a good chemical and ecological status of European surface waters by 2015. Integrated, risk-based management of river basins is presumed to be an appropriate approach to achieve that goal. The approach of focusing on distinct hazardous substances in surface waters together with investment i...
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Over the past century, the potential for aquatic species to expand their ranges in Europe has been enhanced both as a result of the construction of new canals and because of increased international trade. A complex network of inland waterways now connects some previously isolated catchments in southern (Caspian, Azov, Black, Mediterranean seas) and...
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It seems axiomatic that rivers, lakes, freshwater marshes, and other inland wetlands have an infinite value to humankind. They contribute for 20% (about US$6.6 trillion) to the estimated annual global value of the entire biosphere (Costanza et al. 1997). High-quality water has also become a strategic factor that allows for the viability and develop...
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Serious challenges posed by massive human-mediated introductions of invasive alien species, such as Zebra Mussel and Quagga Mussel resulted in the strengthening of international cooperation in research, information exchange and management of invasive alien species, specifically in frameworks of different international group activities related to aq...
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Introductions of alien species, regardless of their actual or potential impacts, can be considered as a biocontamination of the ecosystem. A simple method to assess biocontamination is described and tested on benthic macroinvertebrate communities from European inland waterways. This method includes calculations of abundance contamination and richne...
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1. Pathways describe the processes that result in the introduction of alien species from one location to another. A framework is proposed to facilitate the comparative analysis of invasion pathways by a wide range of taxa in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Comparisons with a range of data helped identify existing gaps in current knowledge...
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The invasion of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, into North American waters has resulted in profound ecological disturbances and large monetary losses. This study examined the invasion history and patterns of genetic diversity among endemic and invading populations of zebra mussels using DNA sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidas...
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European network of inland waterways facilitates the transfer of invasive alien species (IAS) across European inland waters and coastal ecosystems, which requires appropriate risk assessment-based management options to address risks posed by human-mediated introductions of these species. During the development of methods to assess the risks of IAS...
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We review the patterns of recent range expansions and the biology of the invasive Ponto-Caspian predatory onychopod cladocerans: Cercopagis pengoi, Evadne anonyx, Podonevadne trigona, Cornigerius maeoticus and Cornigerius bicornis. Recent invasions of C. pengoi, E. anonyx and C. maeoticus into the Baltic Sea can be attributed to the climate change,...
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Although the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis (H. Milne-Edwards, 1853) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Varunidae) invaded the Baltic Sea about 80years ago, published information on its present distribution and abundance in this region is lacking. We provide here information on its Baltic-wide distribution and long-term population dynamics. The species...
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Inland waterways have provided opportunities for the spread of aquatic non-indigenous species (NIS) for many centuries (reviewed in Ketelaars 2004, Galil and Minchin 2006, Galil et al. 2007). Canals connecting different river basins have allowed for range extensions of many species, either by active movement and/or by ship transport. Over the past...
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The earliest civilizations flourished on the banks of navigable rivers. Indeed, their first monumental hydrological construction projects were concerned with irrigation and transport: around 2200 b.c., the first navigable canal, the Shatt-el-hai, linking the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia, was excavated; in the 6th century b.c., a canal...
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The invasion of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, into North American waters has resulted in profound ecological disturbances and large monetary losses. This study examined the invasion history and patterns of genetic diversity among endemic and invading populations of zebra mussels using DNA sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidas...
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The Ponto-Caspian predatory cladoceran Evadne anonyx G.O. Sars, 1897 was first recorded in the eastern Gulf of Finland in the zooplankton samples collected during summer 2000. Most likely, E. anonyx invaded the gulf in the late 1990s from the Caspian Sea via the Volga-Baltic waterway through the transport of ballast water of ships. Between 2000 and...
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Aquatic Invasions is a new on-line journal focusing on biological invasions of the inland and coastal waters of geographic Europe. The journal will form an important tool for the rapid exchange of information pertaining to aquatic invasive species, providing an opportunity for timely publication of first records of biological invaders and hence pro...
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A special survey has been conducted to record the distribution of Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis in the eastern Gulf of Finland basin (Baltic Sea). An illustrated questionnaire/registration form was distributed among the commercial fishermen. The survey indicated a significant increase in the abundance of adult crabs in 2003 migrating down...
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The Ponto-Caspian predatory cladoceran Cornigerius maeoticus maeoticus (Pengo, 1879) (Polyphemidae family) was first encountered in the Baltic Sea at two stations in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland in August and September 2003. Most likely, this alien species was brought to the Baltic Sea from the Ponto-Caspian basin via the Volga-Baltic wa...
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Review of existing literature shows an important role of diapause in dispersal of aquatic invertebrates. There is evidence that among aquatic invertebrates, the role of diapause in dispersal can be important in crustaceans, specifically for species that produce resting eggs. Analysis of dispersal vectors of diapausing species revealed the increasin...
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The zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), has invaded the Neva Estuary (eastern Gulf of Finland) by mid 1980s. In order to assess the current status of the zebra mussel population in the area, the distribution, density and size-frequency structure of D. polymorpha were studied in the littoral zone of the Resort District of St. Petersburg in...
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In the early 1970s, the Baikalian amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus (Stebbing) was intentionally introduced into several lakes in the Gulf of Finland basin in order to enhance fish production. By 1996, G.fasciatus successfully colonized the littoral zone of Lake Ladoga and, via the Neva River, invaded the Neva Bay, the freshwater part of the Neva Estu...
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Open information systems are considered to be essential elements of dissemination of information on invasive alien species, and are powerful management tools. A review of available online information resources, relevant for the Ponto-Caspian Region, has revealed that they are not sufficient to serve the region. Development of the regional, Ponto-Ca...
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In recent time, some amphipod species, including the Baikalian amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus (Stebbing), have expanded their range in Europe. In the 1990s, G. faciatus were successfully naturalized in Ladoga and Beloe lakes directly connected with Lake Onega. In the summer of 2001, the Baikalian amphipod G. fasciatus was found for the first time i...
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Long-term hydrobiological research has shown that the functioning of the ecosystem of the Neva Estuary, one of the largest Baltic estuaries, has changed greatly since the beginning of the 20th century. Ineffective local water management in St. Petersburg during thelast twenty years has stimulated the development of a natural "biological plug" in th...
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There are about 100 nonindigenous species recorded in the Baltic Sea. Invasive species have resulted in major changes in nearshore ecosystems, especially in coastal lagoons and inlets that can be identified as "centres of xenodiversity". Fewer than 70 of these species have established reproducing populations. Dominant invasion vectors include unint...
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Heavy nutrient and organic matter loading, resulting in enhanced primary produc- tivity, is currently recognised as the most serious environmental problem for the Neva Estuary and adjacent parts of the eastern Gulf of Finland. The introduction of alien species is an emerging issue for the Neva Estuary and should seriously be taken into account, con...
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During the 1960s and 1970s the Baikalian amphipod Gmelinoides fasciatus (Stebbing) was inten-tionally introduced into more than 20 lakes and reservoirs outside its native range in Siberia and European Russia, in order to enhance fish production. Abilities of Gmelinoides to spread within the basins and to compete with native amphipods were neglected...
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contained six to eight eggs in its brood pouch. The media used in experiments were prepared by diluting seawater (32 ppt) with freshwater from the Neva River. The salinity was determined with an ATAGO S-10 refractometer to an accuracy of 0.5 ppt. The main cations in marine water were determined by flame photometry. The total mineral content in mari...
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Structural transformations and modifications in the aquatic ecosystems’ functioning are usually related to human activity. Invasions or introductions of nonindigenous species of aquatic animals and plants to new habitats often cause these ecosystem alterations. During recent decades, some alien species have been rapidly and successfully invading ne...