National Invasive Species Information System
Find out how to safely dispose of C. taxifolia from your aquarium and browse other resources on invasive species, including species profiles, environmental impacts, and government responses, within the U.S. scientific community.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Fact Sheet on Caulerpa taxifolia
This fact sheet provides a straightforward description of the biology, history, and control methods of C. taxifolia.
National Invasive Species Information System on C. taxifolia
At the same Web site noted above, browse information about the killer algae.
Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
This page, sponsored by the World Conservation Union, is dedicated to increasing awareness of invasive alien species and to inform the public about ways to prevent, control, or eradicate them. The site includes a global invasive species database and links to information about global policy concerning this threat.
Killer Algae: The True Tale of a Biological Invasion
by Alexandre Meinesz. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
With passion and erudition backed up by a solid marshaling of the facts, Alexandre Meinesz, professor of biology at the University of Nice, chronicles the spread of C. taxifolia throughout the Mediterranean and other parts of the world. See our adaptation.
Life Out of Bounds: Bioinvasion in a Borderless World
by Chris Bright. New York: Norton, 1998.
As travel and trade expand worldwide, organisms—from plants to animals to diseases—make their way with increasing ease into habitats in which they are not naturally found, causing extensive damage to local ecosystems, economies, and even public health. With an authoritative yet accessible style, Bright tracks and explains the dangers of bioinvasion in a world in which natural borders no longer serve.
Invasive Species in a Changing World
by Harold A. Mooney and Richard J. Hobbs. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2000.
Mooney and Hobbs provide a comprehensive look at how the invasive species phenomenon interacts with other global changes, such as climate change and habitat fragmentation. The book also delves into the growing field of invasive biology.