EPA Science Inventory

Linking science and policy to prevent the spread of invasive species from the ballast water discharge of ships

Citation:

FRAZIER, M. R., A. W. Miller, AND G. Ruiz. Linking science and policy to prevent the spread of invasive species from the ballast water discharge of ships. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS. Ecological Society of America, Ithaca, NY, 23(2):287-288, (2013).

Description:

Huamn activites are causing the global redistribution of species at a historically unprecedented rates. In marine environments, a major vector of nonindigenous species introduction is commercial shipping, including the ballast water of ocean going vessels. The introduction of nonindigenous species is recognized as one of the major environmental stressors of aquatic ecosystems.

Purpose/Objective:

introduction to series of papers

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 03/01/2013
Completion Date: 03/01/2013
Record Last Revised: 05/02/2013
Record Created: 09/22/2011
Record Released: 09/22/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 238363

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION

PACIFIC COASTAL ECOLOGY BRANCH