Case history and persistence of the non-indigenous diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii in the north-east Atlantic

Edwards, M; John, AWG; Johns, DG; Reid, PC. 2001 Case history and persistence of the non-indigenous diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii in the north-east Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 81 (2). 207-211.

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Abstract/Summary

The introduction of non-indigenous marine plankton species can have a considerable ecological and economic effect on regional systems. Their presence, however, can go unnoticed until they reach nuisance status and as a consequence few case histories exist containing information on their initial appearance and their spatio-temporal patterns. Here we report on the occurrence of the non-indigenous diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii in 1977 in the English Channel, its subsequent geographical spread into European shelf seas, and its persistence as a significant member of the diatom community in the north-east Atlantic from 1977-1995.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Diatoms Introduced species Geographical distribution Population number Dominant species
Subjects: Botany
Ecology and Environment
Divisions: Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science > Other (SAHFOS)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 17 May 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 15:54
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/1145

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