A Hitchhiker's guide to Mediterranean marina travel for alien species

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Title: A Hitchhiker's guide to Mediterranean marina travel for alien species
Authors: Ulman, Aylin | Ferrario, Jasmine | Forcada, Aitor | Arvanitidis, Christos | Occhipinti-Ambrogi, Anna | Marchinia, Agnese
Research Group/s: Biología Marina
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada
Keywords: Abiotic factors | Biofouling | Non-indigenous species | Recreational boating | Suez Canal | Vectors
Knowledge Area: Estadística e Investigación Operativa
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Environmental Management. 2019, 241: 328-339. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.011
Abstract: The seas are currently inundated with many stressors such as overharvesting, eutrophication and pollution, physical alteration of natural habitats, climate change and invasive species which, combined, are negatively affecting both ecosystem structure and function (US National Research Council, 1995; Worm et al., 2006; Jackson, 2008). While many stressors, such as overfishing, have left much of the Mediterranean Sea barren (Guidetti et al., 2014), new species are constantly finding their way into the basin, and some of their preferred habitats are teeming with this ‘foreign’ life. While few of these new migrants have favourable effects on the economy, most are perceived negatively and are often considered as a form of biological pollution (Olenin et al., 2007).
Sponsor: This work was funded by a PhD Scholarship awarded to Aylin Ulman from the MARES- Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Fellowship Program in Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation. MARES is a Joint Doctorate programme selected under Erasmus Mundus coordinated by Ghent University (FPA 2011-0016). A COST Action #1209 grant was provided to Aylin Ulman to visit the University of Alicante, Spain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/91596
ISSN: 0301-4797 (Print) | 1095-8630 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.011
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.011
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