International survey on of marine bioinvasions

📣 From Bella Galil (galil@post.tau.ac.il) et al.:
We seek to document the key drivers and issues that may impact, over the next three decades, the magnitude, study, and management of marine bioinvasions through the collective voices of scientists, managers, conservationists, and other stakeholders around the world.

Your answers to the questions in this survey will provide the key status, trend, and geospatial data to
identify the priority issues of invasions in the sea in order to produce local, regional, national and
global intensity maps of the pressures and risks we face.
The need for a fully international perspective − and for your participation in achieving this goal − on
marine bioinvasions could not be more pressing. Climate change is altering and shifting spatial and
habitat availability for marine species globally, coastal infrastructure (artificial habitat) amenable to alien species colonization is rapidly increasing world-wide, global transport of marine life continues
unabated through a growing diversity of vectors, and one of the world’s greatest interoceanic
corridors, the Arctic Ocean, is opening.

▶️The survey : www.tinyurl.com/mbi2050 . 
▶️The deadline : March 29, 2019.

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