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Guide for detecting and monitoring introduced marine species

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Moreira da Rocha, R and Primo, C, Guide for detecting and monitoring introduced marine species, Metodos para el estudio de la biodiversidad en ecosistemas marinos tropicales de Iberoamerica para la adaptacion al cambio climatico, Instituto de Oceanologia, AC Hernandez-Nanuy, PM Alcolado (ed), La Habana, Cuba, pp. 249-258. ISBN 978-959-298-031-0 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]


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Abstract

Until the middle of the Twentieth century, the main concern of ecologists was to understand and explain the natural world, ignoring anthropogenic habitats, ecosystems and influences. Human interference was seen as noise that would only confound the main goal. But, around 40 years ago, ecologists began to examine urban ecosystems, fragmented and degraded landscapes, polluted regions and the global effects of human activities began to dominate the discussion. Subsequently, introduced species (species that have been intentionally or accidentally introduced in a region by anthropogenic vectors) began to be perceived as one of the major human impacts on ecosystems. At the same time, commerce became globalized during these last 50 years and transportation of species escalated at even greater rates (Carlton & Geller 1993). Now, introduced species are generally understood as one of the most prejudicial aspects of global change (Vitousek et al., 1996; Bright, 1999; Occhipinti-Ambrogi & Savini, 2003) and that introduced species should be considered as biological pollution (Elliott, 2003; Olenin et al., 2011).

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:biodiversity, introduced species, climate change
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Conservation and Biodiversity
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Primo, C (Dr Carmen Primo Perez)
ID Code:100604
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2015-05-21
Last Modified:2016-03-24
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