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Can chlorination of ballast water reduce biological invasions?

Yaping Lin; Aibin Zhan; Marco R. Hernandez; Esteban Marcelo Paolucci; Hugh J. MacIsaac; Elizabeta Briski;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2020
  • Publisher: Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Abstract
Ballast water has been identified as a leading vector for introduction of non-indigenous species. Recently, the International Maritime Organization implemented management standards—D-2—where all large, commercial ships trading internationally are required to adopt an approved treatment system using technologies such as ultraviolet radiation or chlorination. However, current management regulations are based only on the total abundance of viable taxa transported (i.e. total propagule pressure), largely ignoring species richness (i.e. colonization pressure). To determine the efficacy of chlorine treatment in reducing invasion risks and changes in transported biolog...
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Fields of Science and Technology classification: 01 natural sciences0106 biological sciences010603 evolutionary biology010604 marine biology & hydrobiology
free text keywords: BALLAST WATER TREATMENT, CHLORINE, COLONIZATION PRESSURE, INVASIVE SPECIES, NON-INDIGENOUS SPECIES, RELATIVE PROPAGULE PRESSURE, ZOOPLANKTON, Biología Marina, Limnología, Ciencias Biológicas, CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS, Ecology, Global biodiversity, Propagule pressure, Ecology, Abundance (ecology), Environmental science, Biodiversity, Relative species abundance, Species richness, Zooplankton, Invasive species
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  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
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