Rapid invasion and ecological interactions of Diplosoma listerianum in the North Sea, UK.

Vance, T., Lauterbach, L., Lenz, Mark, Wahl, Martin , Sanderson, R. A. and Thomason, J. (2008) Rapid invasion and ecological interactions of Diplosoma listerianum in the North Sea, UK. Marine Biodiversity Records, 2 . e59. DOI 10.1017/S1755267209000815.

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Abstract

This paper documents the arrival of Diplosoma listerianum into a habitat with no previously known history of the species. Once established, D. listerianum exploited rapid growth rates relative to the other fouling species present, to quickly become the dominant species in a local fouling assemblage. Most resident macrofoulers were out-competed for space and overgrown, although some resistance
to overgrowth was demonstrated by the bryozoan Umbonula littoralis and the tunicate Ascidiella aspersa. In this instance, traits traditionally considered to be relevant for community resistance towards invasion, such as diversity, richness, dominant species identity and open space were not important in controlling the spread of D. listerianum

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Benthic Ecology; Diplosoma listerianum; tunicates; growth; invasive; Umbonula littoralis; overgrown
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EOE-B Experimental Ecology - Benthic Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1017/S1755267209000815
ISSN: 1755-2672
Projects: GAME, Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2009 13:02
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 09:18
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/453

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