Genetic perspectives on marine biological invasions

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Geller, J. B., Darling, J. A., & Carlton, J. T. (2010). Genetic perspectives on marine biological invasions. Annual Review of Marine Science, 2(1), 367-393. doi:10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163745
TitleGenetic perspectives on marine biological invasions
AuthorsJ. Geller, J. Darling, J. Carlton
AbstractThe extent to which the geographic distributions of marine organisms have been reshaped by human activities remains underappreciated, and so does, consequently, the impact of invasive species on marine ecosystems. The application of molecular genetic data in fields such as population genetics, phylogeography, and evolutionary biology have improved our ability to make inferences regarding invasion histories. Genetic methods have helped to resolve longstanding questions regarding the cryptogenic status of marine species, facilitated recognition of cryptic marine biodiversity, and provided means to determine the sources of introduced marine populations and to begin to recover the patterns of anthropogenic reshuffling of the ocean's biota. These approaches stand to aid materially in the development of effective management strategies and sustainable science-based policies. Continued advancements in the statistical analysis of genetic data promise to overcome some existing limitations of current approaches. Still other limitations will be best addressed by concerted collaborative and multidisciplinary efforts that recognize the important synergy between understanding the extent of biological invasions and coming to a more complete picture of both modern-day and historical marine biogeography. © 2010 by Annual Reviews.
JournalAnnual Review of Marine Science
Start page367
End page393
Subjectsanthropogenic effect, biological invasion, crypsis, evolutionary biology, genetic resource, geographical distribution, invasive species, marine ecosystem, molecular analysis, phylogeography, population genetics, animal, article, environmental monitoring, heredity, human activities, introduced species, sea, Animals, Genetic Phenomena, Oceans and Seas
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