About this Research Topic
The dynamics of biological invasions are complex and difficult to elucidate. In the new environment, the NIS interface with a new ecological system that includes a series of different biotic and abiotic parameters. Early detection and monitoring of NIS is needed to manage invasive species in the most cost-effective manner. Current management of marine biological invasions lacks adequate empirical data, standardization, and coordination.
The goals of this Research Topic are (i) to provide novel information about non-indigenous marine species biology and ecology, (ii) review, identify, and propose efficient monitoring tools, (iii) understand the effect and interactions of NIS with other human pressures such as climate change, fisheries, and pollution, and (iv) promote successful practices in eradication/control efforts. We encourage high-quality research papers on all aspects of marine biological invasions, including socioeconomic effects of NIS species including interactions with fisheries and local economies; synergetic effects; establishment success evaluation; biological and ecological aspects; monitoring programs and early detection, citizen science; policy and guideline suggestions related to the management of NIS; and eradication/control actions. Review articles on these topics are also invited.
Keywords: Mediterranean Sea, invasive species, Non-indigenous Species, Global Warming, Citizen Science
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