As artificial structures continue to replace natural habitats along the world's coastlines, understanding their ecology is increasingly important for managing the impacts of human activities on marine biodiversity. Important aspects of this approach include understanding what species are already present in a given area, what vectors and pathways are likely to impact their distribution, and how assemblage structure changes over space and time. This thesis evaluates patterns of distribution, recruitment and impact of non-indigenous and invasive species on coastal infrastructure and in estuarine ecosystems in Western Australia, and offers a management tool for a prevalent invasive ascidian.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||5 Jul 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|