Evolving Marine Biosecurity in the Galapagos Islands.
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Campbell, Marnie L.
Hewitt, Chad L.
Dawson, Terry P.
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Some of my co-authors and I have just returned from one of the paradises on earth and a natural history mecca – The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. We participated in (MLC, CLH) or hosted (IK, TD, KC) the 1st Tropical Island Marine Bioinvasions Workshop convened at the Charles Darwin Research Station. From a terrestrial standpoint, the Ecuadorian government’s biosecurity for the most part is intelligent (but see Gardener et al. 2010), well organised and seems to be effective, with a number of publications detailing introduced terrestrial plant (e.g., Buddenhagen 2006; Jager and Kowarik 2010) and animal (e.g., Cruz et al. 2005; Carrion et al. 2011) eradications and impacts (e.g., Schofield 1989; Itow 2003; Renteria et al. 2012; Kueffer et al. 2010), invasion risks (e.g., Gottdenker et al. 2005), and ecosystem restoration, management and conservation (e.g., Gibbs et al. 1999; Causton et al. 2006). Yet, as with so many other systems, marine biosecurity lags behind (a quick .....
JournalManagement of Biological Invasions
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14
Maturity LevelMature: Methodologies are well demonstrated for a given objective, documented and peer reviewed; methods are commonly used by more than one organization (TRL 7-9)
Best Practice TypeGuide
Spatial CoverageGalapagos Islands
Tropica East Pacific Ocean
CitationCampbell, M.L.; Keith, I.; Hewitt, C.H.; Dawson, T.P. and Collins, K. (2015) Evolving Marine Biosecurity in the Galapagos Islands. Management of Biological Invasions, 6, pp.227–230. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2015.6.3.01
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