Assessing the global threat of invasive species to marine biodiversity

@article{Molnar2008AssessingTG,
  title={Assessing the global threat of invasive species to marine biodiversity},
  author={Jennifer L. Molnar and Rebecca L Gamboa and C. Revenga and M. Spalding},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={485-492}
}
  • Jennifer L. Molnar, Rebecca L Gamboa, +1 author M. Spalding
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Although invasive species are widely recognized as a major threat to marine biodiversity, there has been no quantitative global assessment of their impacts and routes of introduction. Here, we report initial results from the first such global assessment. Drawing from over 350 databases and other sources, we synthesized information on 329 marine invasive species, including their distribution, impacts on biodiversity, and introduction pathways. Initial analyses show that only 16% of marine… CONTINUE READING
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