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Sylvaine will be working under Prof. Hugh Possingham's supervistion to conduct part of per postdoctoral research project, Planning a network of Marine Protected Areas for the Mediterranean Sea - 'NETMED'. Sylvaine’s research interests include: marine spatial planning and prioritization of conservation actions in data poor areas; marine community ecology including the impacts of invasive species on native communities; and cumulative human impacts on food webs.

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Biological invasions are considered as one of the five most important direct drivers of biodiversity loss. Alien species may become invasive and displace native species, cause the loss of native genotypes, modify habitats, change community structure, affect food-web properties and ecosystem processes, impede the provision of ecosystem services, impact human health, and cause substanial economic losses. While incorporation of actions to mitigate invasive species have been proposed in terrestrial conservation planning, this not the case for the marine realm. Currently the Mediterranean Sea is the most impacted sea int he world hosting more than 900 alien species. The predominant pathway is the Canal of Suez which acts as a corridor for the movement of thermophilic species of Indo-Pacific ori ...
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