Biological Invasions in Alaska’s Coastal Marine Ecosystems: Establishing a Baseline

This report synthesizes the results of biological surveys conducted at several sites including sites in Prince William Sound. The report looks at Alaska in the context of the entire United States. Results indicate that Alaska has a low level of invasions compared to other sites; however, there is no evidence to suggest that Alaska has a low susceptibility to invasions. The authors urge precautionary and proactive management strategies to limit the transfer of organisms by various vectors, including ships.

Categories: NIS
Tags: compendium
Author: Brian Steves, Gregory M. Ruiz, Kristen Larson, Linda McCann, Paul Fofonoff & Anson H. Hines, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Tami Huber
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