Natural dispersal mechanisms and dispersal potential of the invasive ascidian Didemnum vexillum

@article{Fletcher2012NaturalDM,
  title={Natural dispersal mechanisms and dispersal potential of the invasive ascidian Didemnum vexillum},
  author={Lauren M. Fletcher and Barrie M. Forrest and James J Bell},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={627-643}
}
Over the past decade, several species of non-indigenous ascidians have had adverse effects on a range of coastal ecosystems, and associated industries like aquaculture. One such species, the colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum, poses a threat to the highly-valued New Zealand green-lipped mussel industry, and there is interest in whether and to what extent its spread can be managed at a regional scale (<100 km). An important component in the decision-making process for managing human-mediated… CONTINUE READING