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Caulerpa taxifolia
(Caulerpaceae)

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Species description or overview

Information about Caulerpa taxifolia from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
Information about Caulerpa taxifolia is available from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (a product of IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group [ISSG]).

Caulerpa taxifolia overview
Taxonomy, description, and ecology of Caulerpa taxifolia are provided by University of Hawaii Botany Department.

Invasive algae Caulerpa taxifolia overview View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Taxonomy, images, description, ecology, impacts and distribution of Caulerpa sertularioides are provided by University of Hawaii Botany Department.

Caulerpa, Mediterranean clone species profile (USDA)
Caulerpa, Mediterranean clone (Caulerpa taxifolia) resources, including video, citation database, distribution maps, and publications, are provided by the National Invasive Species Information Center.

Caulerpa taxifolia description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Caulerpa taxifolia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Caulerpa taxifolia
Nomenclatural information about Caulerpa taxifolia is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Caulerpa taxifolia information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Caulerpa taxifolia, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Caulerpa taxifolia
Nomenclatural information about Caulerpa taxifolia is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Caulerpa taxifolia (Caulerpaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Caulerpa taxifolia as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Caulerpa taxifolia impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Caulerpa taxifolia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Control methods

Caulerpa taxifolia management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Caulerpa taxifolia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Hawaii's invasive and native marine green algae images
Images of alien algae and invasive native species paired with competing native species are provided by the University of Hawaii Botany Department.


Distribution

Caulerpa taxifolia worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Caulerpa taxifolia is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Marine green and brown algae of the Hawaiian Islands
Citation and link to purchase Isabella Abbott's volume on marine benthic green and brown algae of the Hawaiian Islands are from the HEAR bibliography site.

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

Killer algae: the true tale of a biological invasion
Meinesz, A. 1999. Killer algae: the true tale of a biological invasion. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, USA. xvi, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-226-51922-8.

Hawaiian Reef Plants
Huisman, John M., Isabella A. Abbott, and Celia M. Smith. 2007. Hawaiian Reef Plants. A publication of the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. Report no. UNIHI-SEAGRANT-BA-03-02. ISBN: 1-929054-04-1.


Full-text articles

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii
Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds.) . 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages.

Setting priorities for the biological control of weeds: what to do and how to do it
Myers, Judith H. and Jessica Ware. 2002. Setting priorities for the biological control of weeds: what to do and how to do it. pp. 62-74 in Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds). 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages. from http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/techr/129.pdf accessed 16 March 2008.


Experts

Caulerpa taxifolia contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Caulerpa taxifolia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Caulerpa taxifolia references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Caulerpa taxifolia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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