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Fifth international conference on marine bioinvasions: Introduction

Judith A. Pederson, April M. Blakeslee
2008
3 pp.
MITSG 08-46J
$5.50 DOM / $7.50 INT
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Among the most serious environmental concerns facing the world today are global warming, habitat loss, and ecological
changes as a consequence of introduced species. Of these, the threat of introduced species has been probably the most overlooked; in particular, marine bioinvaders have been less well studied and documented than terrestrial and fresh-water invasions, in large part because marine organisms are less accessible and less visible, especially to the public. Over the past couple of decades, however, research on vectors, patterns of distribution, ecological and economic impacts, and evolutionary consequences of non-native marine species has expanded to such a degree that nearly every major conference now devotes a session to introduced species.

type: Journal, book, proceeding reprints

Parent Project

Project No.: 2009-R/RD-40
Title: Center for Coastal Resources

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