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Microplastics in freshwater systems: a review of the emerging threats, identification of knowledge gaps and prioritisation of research needs.
Plastic contamination is an increasing environmental problem in marine systems where it has spread globally to even the most remote habitats. Plastic pieces in smaller size scales, microplasticsExpand
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Non-indigenous invasive bivalves as ecosystem engineers
Several non-indigenous bivalve species have been colonising aquatic ecosystems worldwide, in some cases with great ecological and economic impacts. In this paper, we focus on the ecosystemExpand
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Horizon scanning for invasive alien species with the potential to threaten biodiversity in Great Britain
Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. Horizon scanning, the systematicExpand
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The 'dirty dozen': socio-economic factors amplify the invasion potential of 12 high-risk aquatic invasive species in Great Britain and Ireland.
Summary Aquatic invasive species are a growing concern to environmental managers because of their diverse impacts on aquatic biodiversity and high eradication costs, necessitating effectiveExpand
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Synthetic ecology - a way forward for sustainable algal biofuel production?
Abstract Algal biofuel production offers great potential as a sustainable source of bioenergy without competing for arable land with food crops. However, many challenges must be overcome to enableExpand
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Predicting the ecological impacts of a new freshwater invader: functional responses and prey selectivity of the 'killer shrimp', Dikerogammarus villosus, compared to the native Gammarus pulex
SUMMARY 1. The ability to predict the likely ecological impacts of invasive species in fresh waters is a pressing research requirement. Whilst comparisons of species traits and considerations ofExpand
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Priority setting for invasive species management: risk assessment of Ponto-Caspian invasive species into Great Britain.
Invasive species drive important ecological and economic losses across wide geographies, with some regions supporting especially large numbers of nonnative species and consequently sufferingExpand
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Invasion Science: A Horizon Scan of Emerging Challenges and Opportunities.
We identified emerging scientific, technological, and sociopolitical issues likely to affect how biological invasions are studied and managed over the next two decades. Issues were ranked accordingExpand
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The Importance of the Human Footprint in Shaping the Global Distribution of Terrestrial, Freshwater and Marine Invaders
Human activities such as transport, trade and tourism are likely to influence the spatial distribution of non-native species and yet, Species Distribution Models (SDMs) that aim to predict the futureExpand
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