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Climate-driven impacts of exotic species on marine ecosystems

New publication by Scott Bennett, Julia Santana-Garcon, Núria Marbà et al.


Temperature is fundamental to the physiological and ecological performance of marine organisms, but its role in modulating the magnitude of ecological impacts by exotic species remains unresolved. Here, we examine the relationship between thermal regimes in the range of origin of marine exotic species and sites of measured impact, after human-induced introduction. We compare this relationship with the magnitude of impact exerted by exotic species on native ecosystems.