Accelerating invasion rate in a highly invaded estuary

@article{Cohen1998AcceleratingIR,
  title={Accelerating invasion rate in a highly invaded estuary},
  author={Cohen and Carlton},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 5350},
  pages={
          555-8
        }
}
  • CohenCarlton
  • Published 23 January 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
Biological invasions are a major global environmental and economic problem. Analysis of the San Francisco Bay and Delta ecosystem revealed a large number of exotic species that dominate many habitats in terms of number of species, number of individuals and biomass, and a high and accelerating rate of invasion. These factors suggest that this may be the most invaded estuary in the world. Possible causes include a large number and variety of transport vectors, a depauperate native biota, and… 

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