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The Center for Research on Aquatic Bioinvasions (CRAB) provides research and consulting services to federal, state and local agencies to support the prevention and management of biological invasions in aquatic ecosystems. Evolving from a program established at the San Francisco Estuary Institute in the 1990s, CRAB’s program areas include:

  • Ballast Water
    • Characterizing the transport of organisms by ballast water
    • Assessing ballast water treatment
    • Policy and regulatory development
  • Zebra & Quagga Mussels
    • Environmental requirements and potential distribution
    • Vector assessment and management
    • Detection, monitoring and response plans
  • Risk Assessment and Vector Management
    • Profiling bioinvaders
    • Vector diagnosis and assessments
    • Detection of non-native species
    • Rapid Assessment Surveys
    • Developing and managing eradication efforts
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • The San Francisco Bay/Delta Estuary
    • Management of the world’s most invaded estuary