New Zealand’s efforts to protect its coastlines from marine pests is pioneering and scientists worldwide are continuing to build on the field of research and understanding. Here are some sources.
Projects and organisations
- The Marine Biosecurity Toolbox is a research programme developing tools and technologies that will assist in managing biosecurity risks
- Marine Biosecurity Portal contains collated national data and research relating to the management of marine pests in New Zealand
- Bionet.nz contains information about marine biosecurity programmes in New Zealand
- The GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project is a global initiative bringing together key partners to respond to this global environmental challenge
- International and local research is regularly added to Google Scholar
Studies related to vessels as vectors for marine pests include:
- Regulating Vessel Biofouling to Support New Zealand’s Marine Biosecurity System – A Blue Print for Evidence-Based Decision Making
- Stakeholder views on reducing the risk of marine pest spread by recreational boat operators.
- Ballast Water Invasions
- The Role of Vessel Biofouling in the Translocation of Marine Pathogens: Management Considerations and Challenges
Studies on marine pests in local regions:
Studies on the impacts of marine pests:
- Forecasting the economic impacts of two biofouling invaders on aquaculture production of greenlipped mussels Perna canaliculus in New Zealand
- The introduced fanworm, Sabella spallanzanii, alters soft sediment macrofauna and bacterial communities.
- Invasive ecosystem engineers threaten benthic nitrogen cycling by altering native infaunal and biofouling communities.
- Spatially variable effects of a marine pest on ecosystem function
- Effects of invasive species on native marine ecosystems
- Ecology of biofouling & impacts on mussel aquaculture
- Forecasting the economic impacts of two biofouling invaders on aquaculture
- Charybdis japonica impact from a caging study