Keith Crandall Published in Journal of Crustacean Biology

September 19, 2018

Dr Keith Crandall, Director of the Computational Biology Institute and Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, co-authored an article, "Invasion by non-indigenous freshwater decapods of Malta and Siciliy, central Mediterranean Sea," published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology on September 14th. It is important to monitor and document the spread of non-indigenous species to freshwater ecosystems, as such information can be critical to preserving habitats and species. This article documents the spread of the red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii, a highly invasive non-indigenous species, in Malta and south Sicily. The study provides recommendations on the adoption of control measures by the competent national authorities with respect to these non-indigenous species.