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White Paper on Nonindigenous Marine Species effects to Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Health

Campbell, M.L., Clark, G., Dafforn, K., Devany, M., Hewitt, C.L., McDonald, J. and Piola, R. (2014) White Paper on Nonindigenous Marine Species effects to Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Health. National Marine Science Plan .

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Abstract

Australian coastal, shelf and slope systems are uniquely biodiverse with current estimates suggesting that ~22% of global marine biodiversity resides in these habitats [1]. Consequently Australia’s commitment to biodiversity conservation and maintaining ecosystem health is clearly demonstrated through national legislation and policy and international treaty obligations. The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) clearly outlines the legal framework for protection of species and the environment as well as maintenance of ecosystem health in the face of development...

Item Type: Others
Publisher: Australian Marine Science Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/64752
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