Feature Story - August 2014
Meet Visiting Scientist Flavio Da Costa Fernandes, an Enthusiastic Student and Teacher
Dr. Fernandes is an accomplished oceanographer and marine biologist from Brazil working for the Brazilian Navy's Admiral Paulo Moreira Marine Research Institute. He came to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center as a visiting scientist for six months to learn about our ballast water program in hopes of building a similar program in Brazil. Using our ballast water data and similar data from Brazil he hopes to discover possible routes of invasion that will lead to better invasive species management both here and in Brazil. Full Story
Ashton, G.V., I.C. Davidson, and G.M. Ruiz. 2014. Transient small boats as a long-distance coastal vector for dispersal of biofouling organisms. Estuaries and Coasts, DOI: 10.1007/s12237-014-9782-9.
Miller, A.W. and G.M. Ruiz. 2014. Arctic shipping and marine invaders. Nature Climate Change, 4(6): 413-416.
Ojaveer, H., et.al. 2014. Ten recommendations for advancing the assessment and management of non-indigenous species in marine ecosystems. Marine Policy, 44: 160-165. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.08.019
Ros, M., G.V. Ashton, M.B. Lacerda, J.T. Carlton, M. Vázquez-Luis, J.M. Guerra-García, and G.M. Ruiz. 2014. The Panama Canal and the transoceanic dispersal of marine invertebrates: Evaluation of the introduced amphipod Paracaprella pusilla Mayer, 1890 in the Pacific Ocean. Marine Environmental Research, doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.07.001
Zabin, C.J., G.V. Ashton, C.W. Brown, I.C. Davidson, M.D. Sytsma, and G.M. Ruiz. 2014.Small boats provide connectivity for nonindigenous marine species between a highly invaded international port and nearby coastal harbors. Management of Biological Invasions. 5(2):97-112
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