Historical baselines in marine bioinvasions: Implications for policy and management

Type Article
Date 2018-08
Language English
Author(s) Ojaveer HennORCID1, Galil Bella S.2, Carlton James T.3, Alleway Heidi4, Goulletquer PhilippeORCID5, Lehtiniemi Maiju6, Marchini Agnese7, Miller Whitman8, Occhipinti-Ambrogi Anna7, Peharda Melita9, Ruiz Gregory M.8, Williams Susan L.10, 11, Zaiko Anastasija12, 13
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Tartu, Estonian Marine Inst, Parnu, Estonia.
2 : Tel Aviv Univ, Steinhardt Museum Nat Hist, Tel Aviv, Israel.
3 : Maritime Studies Program Williams Coll & Myst Sea, Mystic, CT USA.
4 : Univ Adelaide, Sch Biol Sci, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
5 : IFREMER, Nantes, France.
6 : Finnish Environm Inst, Marine Res Ctr, Helsinki, Finland.
7 : Univ Pavia, Dept Earth & Environm Sci, Pavia, Italy.
8 : Smithsonian Environm Res Ctr, Marine Invas Res Lab, POB 28, Edgewater, MD 21037 USA.
9 : Inst Oceanog & Fisheries, Split, Croatia.
10 : Univ Calif Davis, Bodega Marine Lab, Bodega Bay, CA USA.
11 : Univ Calif Davis, Dept Evolut & Ecol, Bodega Bay, CA USA.
12 : Cawthron Inst, Coastal & Freshwater Grp, Nelson, New Zealand.
13 : Klaipeda Univ, Marine Res Inst, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Source Plos One (1932-6203) (Public Library Science), 2018-08 , Vol. 13 , N. 8 , P. e020383 (48p.)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0202383
WOS© Times Cited 22
Abstract

The human-mediated introduction of marine non-indigenous species is a centuries- if not millennia-old phenomenon, but was only recently acknowledged as a potent driver of change in the sea. We provide a synopsis of key historical milestones for marine bioinvasions, including timelines of (a) discovery and understanding of the invasion process, focusing on transfer mechanisms and outcomes, (b) methodologies used for detection and monitoring, (c) approaches to ecological impacts research, and (d) management and policy responses. Early (until the mid-1900s) marine bioinvasions were given little attention, and in a number of cases actively and routinely facilitated. Beginning in the second half of the 20th century, several conspicuous non-indigenous species outbreaks with strong environmental, economic, and public health impacts raised widespread concerns and initiated shifts in public and scientific perceptions. These high-profile invasions led to policy documents and strategies to reduce the introduction and spread of non-indigenous species, although with significant time lags and limited success and focused on only a subset of transfer mechanisms. Integrated, multi-vector management within an ecosystem-based marine management context is urgently needed to address the complex interactions of natural and human pressures that drive invasions in marine ecosystems

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Ojaveer Henn, Galil Bella S., Carlton James T., Alleway Heidi, Goulletquer Philippe, Lehtiniemi Maiju, Marchini Agnese, Miller Whitman, Occhipinti-Ambrogi Anna, Peharda Melita, Ruiz Gregory M., Williams Susan L., Zaiko Anastasija (2018). Historical baselines in marine bioinvasions: Implications for policy and management. Plos One, 13(8), e020383 (48p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202383 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00454/56544/