Current status and trends of biological invasions in the Lagoon of Venice, a hotspot of marine NIS introductions in the Mediterranean Sea

@article{Marchini2015CurrentSA,
  title={Current status and trends of biological invasions in the Lagoon of Venice, a hotspot of marine NIS introductions in the Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Agnese Marchini and Jasmine Ferrario and Adriano Sfriso and Anna Occhipinti‐Ambrogi},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={2943-2962}
}
This paper provides an updated account of the occurrence and abundance of non-indigenous species (NIS) in an area of high risk of introduction: the Lagoon of Venice (Italy). This site is a known hotspot of NIS introductions within the Mediterranean Sea, hosting all the most important vectors of introduction of marine NIS—shipping, recreational boating, shellfish culture and live seafood trade. The recent literature demonstrates that the number of NIS in Venice is continuously changing, because… 
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