Acanthaster planci invasions : applying biosecurity practices to manage a native boom and bust coral pest in Australia

Abstract

Coral reef systems are in global decline. In Australia, much of this decline has been attributable to cyclic outbreaks (every ~17 years) of the coral-feeding crown-of-thorns seastar. While a native species, when in large enough densities the seastar acts like an invasive pest. Since 2012 the Australian government has invested significantly in a targeted… (More)

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