Aquatic Invasive Species
Photo Credit: Susan Zaleski
The increasing presence of aquatic invasive species in native assemblages poses a worldwide threat to coastal ecosystems, and coastal regions are among the most heavily invaded of all marine habitats. It is critical to establish national and international partnerships to research, monitor and investigate potential pathways and develop policies and tools to prevent the introduction and spread of non-native aquatic species. Equally important to research is the development and dissemination of effective outreach and education methods, resources and technical assistance to reduce the sale and potential spread of marine invasive species. Sea Grant helps to create and distribute resource materials to educate and prevent the introduction of non-native invasive organisms.
Research & Outreach Projects
- Feeding Interactions with Native Consumers on Non-Indigenous Seaweeds (Murray, Smith)
- Caulerpa Species ID Key
- A Regional Approach to Predicting and Managing Aquatic Invasive Species Pathways (PDF)
- A New Home for an Old Friend, Responsible Aquarium Stewardship (Book)
- A New Home for an Old Friend, Responsible Aquarium Stewardship (Curriculum)
- Don't Release a Pest (DVD)
- Invaders from Around the World (DVD)
- Invaders from Around the World (En español) (MOV)
- Watershed Invasive Species Workshop WISE - Southern California presentations 5-18-12
- Navarro, 2009.
- Williams and Smith, 2007.
- Cox and Murray, 2006.
- More publications...
Funding OpportunitiesClick here to learn about funding opportunities through USC Sea Grant.
For More Informationseagrant@usc.edu
National Focus AreaHealthy Coastal Ecosystems