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Resolving the issues of translocated species in freshwater invasions.

Tarkan, A. S., Kurtul, I., Blonska, D., Britton, J R. and Haubrock, P. J., 2024. Resolving the issues of translocated species in freshwater invasions. Neobiota, 93, 177-186.

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DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.93.122837


Biological invasions, driven by human-mediated species movements, pose significant threats to global ecosystems and economies. The classification of non-native species is a complex issue intertwining ecological considerations and ethical concerns. The need for nuanced and less ambiguous terminology is emphasised, considering biogeographic, evolutionary, and ecological principles. In-country translocations of native species into ecosystems in which they do not naturally occur, are often overlooked and are the least regulated among species movements, despite being increasingly common in conservation. Our case studies, spanning various ecosystems and taxa, illustrate the diverse impacts of translocations on native species and ecosystems. The challenges associated with translocated species underscore the urgency for robust risk management strategies and rigorous monitoring. A comprehensive and adaptable management framework that considers translocated species for evidence-based management decisions is critical for navigating the complexities of translocations effectively, ensuring the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biological invasions; conservation; invasive species management; translocations
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:40082
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Jun 2024 07:42
Last Modified:26 Jun 2024 07:42


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