Invasive species: Ocean ecosystem case studies for earth systems and environmental sciences

Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
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Abstract

Marine species are increasingly transferred from areas where they are native to areas where they are not. Some nonnative species become invasive, causing undesirable impacts to environment, economy and/or human health. Nonnative marine species can be introduced through a variety of vectors, including shipping, trade, inland corridors (such as canals), and others. Effects of invasive marine species can be dramatic and irreversible. Case studies of four nonnative marine species are given (green crab, comb jelly, lionfish and Caulerpa algae).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Invasive species: Ocean ecosystem case studies for earth systems and environmental sciences
Series title Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09207-1
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
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