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Marine Invasives: Resources and Tools


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A global review of marine invasive species: where they are, how they are being introduced, and which ones are most harmful.
Jennifer L Molnar, Rebecca L Gamboa, Carmen Revenga, Mark D Spalding. 2008.  Assessing the global threat of invasive species to marine biodiversity.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.  Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 485-492. Full Report | Supplemental Materials

The global database contains information on over 330 marine invasive species, including non-native distributions by marine ecoregion, invasion pathways, and ecological impact and other threat scores.   
•    Click here to download the database - posted 18 February 2008 (zipped MS Access file, <1 MB)
•    Click here to download a table of the number of invasive species by ecoregion (MS Excel file, 50 kB)

Non-native species occurrences were recorded using Marine Ecoregions of the World (MEOW), a biogeographic classification of the world's coastal ecosystems (Spalding et al. 2007, BioScience).
•    Click here to download a quick reference guide to the MEOW, including indexed maps (as referenced in the database) (pdf, 250 kB)
•    Click here to access the MEOW GIS shapefile (.zip file)

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