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Marine biosecurity issues in the World Oceans: Global activities and Australian directions

Hewitt, C.L. (2003) Marine biosecurity issues in the World Oceans: Global activities and Australian directions. Ocean Yearbook Online, 17 (1). pp. 193-212.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1163/221160003X00104
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Abstract

The extent to which humans have altered, perhaps irreversibly, the biologi- cal and physical features of the environment has become one of the focal topics of the late 20th century.' A pervasive theme that runs throughout this discussion is the lasting impact humans have had through the intentional and accidental introductions of species into new environments.2 Biological introductions occur when species are transported beyond their natural ranges by the agencies of human activities. Mechanistically, these introductions differ little from the natural range expansions of species into new envi- ronments and communities except in spatial and temporal

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Brill
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/64618
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