Table of Contents

  1. Aim
  2. Question
  3. Location
  4. Methods
  1. Results
  1. Main conclusions
  2. References

1. Aim

Global trade is a key driver of human-mediated dispersal of species across biogeographical barriers, resulting in biological invasions and contributing to acceleration of species spread worldwide (Ruiz et al., 2000). In aquatic and coastal systems, many of these non-native species are dispersed by cargo ships (Wonham, Carlton, Ruiz, & Smith, 2000) that may serve as vectors of large and/or consistent releases of unwanted organisms.