Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Special issue: an evolutionary perspective on marine bioinvasions: evolutionary history, adaptation, and species interactions.

Abstract

This special issue contains 9 papers on the following topics: evolutionary perspective on marine invasions; evolutionary ecology of macroalgal invasions necessitates incorporating life cycle complexity; a genome-wide investigation of the worldwide invader Sargassum muticum shows high success albeit (almost) no genetic diversity; twin introductions by independent invader mussel lineages are both associated with recent admixture with a native congener; evidence of rapid adaptive trait change to local salinity in the sperm of an invasive fish; recent introductions reveal differential susceptibility to parasitism across an evolutionary mosaic; founder effects and species introductions: A host versus parasite perspective; replicated anthropogenic hybridizations reveal parallel patterns of admixture in marine mussels; and secondary contacts and genetic admixture shape colonization by an amphiatlantic epibenthic invertebrate.