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Alien species along the Italian coasts: an overview
We present a contribution to the knowledge of marine and brackish water alien species (infraspecific taxa included) recorded along the Italian coasts. The Italian Peninsula, with over 7,000 km ofExpand
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International arrivals: widespread bioinvasions in European Seas
The European Union lacks a comprehensive framework to address the threats posed by the introduction and spread of marine non-indigenous species (NIS). Current efforts are fragmented and sufferExpand
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‘Double trouble’: the expansion of the Suez Canal and marine bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Sea
‘‘Egypt to build new Suez canal... ‘This giant project will be the creation of a new Suez canal parallel to the current channel’ said Mohab Mamish, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, in aExpand
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The top 27 animal alien species introduced into Europe for aquaculture and related activities
Summary The information extracted from IMPASSE, DAISIE, FishBase, and FAO-DIAS inventories of alien species were used to draw a list of the 27 most utilized animal alien species for aquacultureExpand
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East is east and West is west? Management of marine bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Sea
Abstract At 726 the number of recorded multicellular non indigenous species (NIS) in the Mediterranean Sea is far higher than in other European Seas. Of these, 614 have established populations in theExpand
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Marinas may act as hubs for the spread of the pseudo-indigenous bryozoan Amathia verticillata (Delle Chiaje, 1822) and its associates
The spaghetti bryozoan Amathia verticillata , formerly known as Zoobotryon verticillatum , was first described in 1822 from Naples, Italy, although this species was already present in 1807 at Cadiz,Expand
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A massive update of non-indigenous species records in Mediterranean marinas
The Mediterranean Sea is home to over 2/3 of the world’s charter boat traffic and hosts an estimated 1.5 million recreational boats. Studies elsewhere have demonstrated marinas as important hubs forExpand
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Alien amphipods in a sea of troubles: cryptogenic species, unresolved taxonomy and overlooked introductions
The large amount of information available on marine alien species distribution can be synthesized into inventories. These are essential tools for management: they allow for the identification of mostExpand
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Functional structure of marine benthic assemblages using Biological Traits Analysis (BTA): A study along the Emilia-Romagna coastline (Italy, North-West Adriatic Sea)
Abstract The functional diversity index has shown that the functional diversity of the macrobenthic community increased along a spatial gradient of distance from the Po river delta (Emilia-RomagnaExpand
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A biological trait approach to assess the functional composition of subtidal benthic communities in an estuarine ecosystem
Within transitional/estuarine environments ‘ecosystem functioning’ has been mostly investigated with “traditional” taxonomic analysis, based on the taxonomic composition of benthic invertebrateExpand
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