Invasive Alien Species: Animals including Fishes and their Pests

Vijayan, K K and Rao, G Syda (2009) Invasive Alien Species: Animals including Fishes and their Pests. Souvenir: International Day for Biological Diversity. pp. 26-38.


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Alien species cause major environmental and economic problems worldwide and India is not an exception. Many native species are threatened by competition and predation from the invaders, resulting in the ecosystem modification and loss of biodiversity. Quantification of the ecosystem damage and loss to biodiversity due to alien species invasion is complex due to the interaction of many biotic and abiotic factors. Because of human population growth and human activities related to trade and tourism, the present time is witnessing increased risks associated with aIien species introductions. This damage is further aggravated by climate change, pollution, habitat loss and human-induced disturbance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Invasive Alien Species; Pests
Subjects: Marine Biology > Biology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 07:02
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:42

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