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Galveston Bay Invasive Species Risk Assessment Project

The Galveston Bay Estuary Program funded a risk assessment of invasive species of the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed in 2004-2005. The project team consisted of staff from the Houston Advanced Research Center and the Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

The Galveston Bay Invasive Species Risk Assessment Project accumulated and assessed existing information describing the identity, characteristics, and impacts of exotic species invading natural ecosystems in the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed.

A risk assessment was conducted to identify current and potential invasive species posing the greatest risk to the ecology and human uses of the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed. Species were also ranked according to their ability to be prevented or controlled and the status of resources available for the management of invasive species.

Please click on the links below to view the final report and associated files.

Click on the links below to download and review the Final Report in PDF format:

Final Report Galveston Bay Invasive Species Risk Assessment Project (350KB)
Appendix A Original 296 Invasive Species Identified by the Galveston Bay Risk Assessment Project (142KB)
Appendix B Annotated Bibliography (1.23MB)
Appendix C Sample Survey Form (101KB)
Appendix D Risk Assessment Work Groups (69KB)
Appendix E Collection of Invasive Species Summaries (Zip 6.56MB)
Appendix F Overall Ecological Risk Rankings (113KB)
Appendix G Species Rankings According to Individual Ecological Risk Criterion (156KB)
Appendix H List of Species Targeted for Prevention and Control (97.8KB)
Appendix I List of Species not Ranked by the Galveston Bay Risk Assessment (136KB)

 

 

 
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