Occurrence and assemblage composition of intertidal non-native species may be influenced by shipping patterns and artificial structures

O'Shaughnessy, KA; Hawkins, SJ; Yunnie, ALE; Hanley, ME; Lunt, Paul; Thompson, RC; Firth, LB. 2020 Occurrence and assemblage composition of intertidal non-native species may be influenced by shipping patterns and artificial structures. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 154. 111082. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111082

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Abstract/Summary

Habitatmodificationcoupledwiththespreadofnon-nativespecies(NNS)areamongthetopthreatstomarine biodiversity globally. Species are known to be transported to new locations via international shipping and secondarily spread via regional vessels and artificial structures. Rapid Assessment Surveys (RAS) combining quantitativeandsemi-quantitativemethodscomparedNNSrichnessandassemblagecompositiononintertidal naturalrockyshoresandartificialstructuresinharboursindifferentregionsalongthesouthcoastofEngland. Quantitative data showed that artificial habitats supported higher richness than natural habitats, while semiquantitativedatafoundnodifferenceinrichnessamonghabitattypes.Thisresultwasattributedtoadditional species found in rock pools during searches of complex microhabitats in natural habitats. Assemblages on artificialstructuresdifferedamongregions,withregionsandharbourswithgreaternumbersofvesselssupporting greaterrichness.ResultshighlighttheimportanceofshippingandartificialstructuresforNNSintroductionand spread.

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Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: āŽCorrespondingauthor. E-mailaddresses:kathryn.oshaughnessy@plymouth.ac.uk,oshaug3@gmail.com(K.A.O'Shaughnessy).
Additional Keywords: Invasive species Non-indigenous species Biodiversity Biological invasion Ocean sprawl Rapid Assessment Surveys
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Depositing User: S Hawkins
Date made live: 03 Jun 2020 12:41
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 12:41
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/8956

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