Gollasch, S. (2004): Highlights of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention [ 1.110KB]
"Invasion myths" - Fact is that shipping continues since centuries and
that ballast water is in use for more than 125 years. Some thoughts, formerly entitled "Invasions Myths" (Carlton pers. comm.), arise.
Questions and answers to download [ 91KB]
Gollasch, S., Rosenthal, H., Botnen, H., Crncevic, M., Gilbert, M.,
Hamer, J., Hülsmann, N., Mauro, C., McCann, L., Minchin, D.,
Öztürk, B., Robertson, M., Sutton, C. & M. C. Villac (2003): Species
richness and invasion vectors: Sampling techniques and biases.
Biological Invasions 5, 365-377 download abstract
Gollasch, S. (Tjallingii, F. ed.) (2003): Ballast water management in
the North-East Atlantic. Report to ais decision making on ballast water
in OSPAR Biological Diversity Committee (BDC), 56 pp. [ 303KB]
Minchin, D & S. Gollasch (2003): Fouling and ships´ hulls: how changing circumstances and spawning events may result in the spread of exotic species. Biofouling 19 (Suppl.), 111-122 [ 1.033KB]
See also
Gollasch, S. (2003): Einschleppung exotischer Arten mit Schiffen
(309-312). In: Lozán, J. L., E. Rachor, K. Reise, J. Sündermann &
H. v. Westernhagen (Hrsg.). Warnsignale aus Nordsee und Wattenmeer - Eine aktuelle Umweltbilanz. 448 pp. GEO, Hamburg. [ 44KB]
Gollasch, S. (2002): The importance of ship hull fouling as a vector of species introductions into the North Sea. Biofouling 18(2),
105-121 [ 892KB]
See also
Panov, V., Gollasch, S. Leppäkoski, E & S. Olenin (2002): International Cooperation in Aquatic Invasive Species Research, Information Exchange and Management in Europe. Aquatic Invaders 13(4), 1-5 [ 88KB]
Leppäkoski, E., Gollasch, S. & Olenin, S. (eds.) (2002): Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe: Distribution, Impacts and Management. Announcement of new book bublished by KLUWER Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 583 pp. [ 30KB]
The following abstracts of book contributions (co-)authored by
Gollasch are available:
  Invaders in Europe []
  Invaders in the Baltic Sea []
  Invaders in the North Sea []
  Coscinodiscus wailesii []
  Invasion vectors []
  Life in ballast tanks []
  Ballast water treatment []
  Databases of invaders []
  Hazard analysis []
  Futher book information and additional files to download are available at
Bij de Vaate, A., Jazdzewski, K., Ketelaars, H.A.M. , Gollasch, S. &
G. van der Velde (2002): Geographical patterns in range extension
of Ponto-Caspian macroinvertebrate species in Europe. Can. J. Fish. Aq. Sci. 59: 1159-1174. [ 1.260KB]
Copyright with NRC Research Press
Leppäkoski, E, Gollasch, S., Gruszka P., Ojaveer, H. Olenin, S. &
V. Panov (2002): The Baltic - a sea of invaders. Can. J. Fish. Aq. Sci. 59: 1175-1188. [ 168KB]
Copyright with NRC Research Press
Rosenthal, H. & Gollasch, S. (eds.) (2000): Final Report of EU-funded
study: Introductions with ships, 89 pp. [ 524KB]
Gollasch, S. (1999): The Asian decapod Hemigrapsus penicillatus
(de Haan, 1833) (Decapoda, Grapsidae) introduced in European
waters, status quo and future perspective. Helgoländer Meeresunters.
52, 359-366 [ 322KB]
Reise, K., Gollasch, S. & W. J. Wolff (1999): Introduced marine species of the North Sea coasts. Helgoländer Meeresunters. 52, 219-234 [ 546KB]
Gollasch, S., Minchin, D., Rosenthal H. & Voigt, M. (eds.) (1999): Exotics Across the Ocean. Case histories on introduced species: their general biology, distribution, range expansion and impact. Logos Verlag, Berlin.
78 pp. ISBN 3-89722-248-5. Copyright with Logos Verlag, Berlin.
Hard copy order at
Eriocheir sinensis, Gollasch, S. (full account) [ 151KB]
Marenzelleria viridis, Daunys, D., Zettler, M. & Gollasch, S.
(full account) [ 92KB]
Neogobius melanostomus, Skora, K., Olenin, S. & Gollasch, S.
(full account) [ 220KB]
Coscinodiscus wailesii, Laing, I. (summary) [ 60KB]
Gyrodinium aureolum, Macdonald, E. (summary)
Undaria pinnatifida, Wallentinus, I. (summary) [ 40KB]
Sargassum muticum, Wallentinus, I. (summary) [ 29KB]
Ensis directus, Voigt, M. (summary) [ 320KB]
Dreissena polymorpha, Olenin, S., Orlova, M. & Minchin, D.
(summary) [ 35KB]
Crepidula fornicata, Minchin, D. (summary) [ 44KB]
Balanus improvisus, Leppäkoski, E. (summary) [ 37KB]
Leppäkoski, E. & Gollasch S. (eds.) (1999): Initial risk assessment of
alien species in Nordic coastal waters, 244 pp. Project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
  Book cover [ 270KB]
pages 1 - 4 [ 29KB]
pages 5 - 244 [ 1.138KB]
For hard copy orders, please contact
Gollasch, S. (1997): Background report on biological invasions and ballast water treatment prepared for the International Maritime Organization (IMO), 188 pp. [ 635KB]
Faubel, A & S. Gollasch (1996): Cryptostylochus hullensis n. sp. (Polycladida, Acotylea, Plathelminthes): a possible case of
transoceanic dispersal on a ships hull. Helgoländer Meeresunters.,
50(4), 533-537 [ 1.255KB]
Gollasch, S. & K. Riemann-Zürneck (1996): Transoceanic dispersal of benthic macrofauna: Haliplanella luciae (Verrill, 1898) (Anthozoa, Actinaria) found on a ships hull in a shipyard dock in Hamburg harbour, Germany. Helgoländer Meeresunters., 50(2), 253-258 [ 174KB]
Lenz, J., Andres, H.-G., Gollasch, S. & Dammer, M. (1996): Final Report of German Ballast Water Ship Sampling Programme, 279 pp. Full report in German, with brief English summary (from page 223). [ 861KB]