Impacts of invasive alien marine species on ecosystem services and biodiversity: a pan-European review

Katsanevakis S., Wallentinus I., Zenetos A., Leppakoski E., ÇINAR M. E. , Ozturk B. , ...Daha Fazla

AQUATIC INVASIONS, cilt.9, ss.391-423, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3391/ai.2014.9.4.01
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.391-423


A good understanding of the mechanisms and magnitude of the impact of invasive alien species on ecosystem services and biodiversity is a prerequisite for the efficient prioritisation of actions to prevent new invasions or for developing mitigation measures. In this review, we identified alien marine species that have a high impact on ecosystem services and biodiversity in European seas, classified the mechanisms of impact, commented on the methods applied for assessing the impact and the related inferential strength, and reported on gaps in available information. Furthermore, we have proposed an updated inventory of 87 marine species in Europe, representing 13 phyla, which have a documented high impact on ecosystem services or biodiversity.