Reciprocal Caulerpa Invasion: Mediterranean native Caulerpa ollivieri in the Bahamas supported by human nitrogen enrichment

@inproceedings{Lapointe2005ReciprocalCI,
  title={Reciprocal Caulerpa Invasion: Mediterranean native Caulerpa ollivieri in the Bahamas supported by human nitrogen enrichment},
  author={Brian E. Lapointe and Peter J. Barile and Michael J. Wynne and Charles S. Yentsch},
  year={2005}
}
The genus Caulerpa is known for its invasion of tropical, subtropical, and temperate coastal waters. Whereas the role of humans as vectors for the introduction of Caulerpa has been well documented, other anthropogenic factors that may mediate the success of an invasion are poorly understood. We provide evidence that a recent invasion of Caulerpa ollivieri into shallow Bahamian seagrass meadows is facilitated by anthropogenic nitrogen enrichment from sewage. Considering the accelerating nitrogen… CONTINUE READING
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