Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Human activities affect marine ecosystems as a result of pollution, overfishing, the introduction of invasive species, and acidification, which all impact on the marine food web and may lead to largely unknown consequences for the biodiversity and survival of marine life forms.

News for topic: Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Global maps of species richness (left) and speciation rate (right). After Rabosky et al., 2018).
05.07.2018

A cold paradox:

Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species formation for marine fishes

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Mussels of the species Perna perna originally live in Europe, Africa and South America, but have invaded North American waters. As part of the global GAME experiment, they were examined in Brazil Photo: Felipe Ribeiro
12.06.2018

Travel Stress can Train Bioinvaders

International study identifies a new potential driver of invasion success in marine species

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Mnemiopsis leidyi. Photo: Cornelia Jaspers/GEOMAR, DTU Aqua
25.05.2018

Currents propel the spreading of invasive jellyfish

Scientists present first comprehensive inventory of Mnemiopsis leidyi in Europe

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