Report of the Workshop entitled “Towards a European observatory of the invasive calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus” (WKEUROBUS)
The workshop entitled “Towards an EURopean OBservatory of the invasive calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinUS” (WKEUROBUS) was held in January 2018. The workshop aimed at establishing a network of European scientists and institutions working on the different aspects related to the biology and ecology of Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913. This species, native to the Indo-Pacific region, is well known for its invasive ability, as evidenced along the USA Pacific coasts.
Since 2007, P. marinus has established in several European sites and has spread at an unexpectedly fast pace over the last ten years. The high invasive potential of P. marinus is supported by specific biological, ecological and behavioural traits, including wide temperature and salinity tolerance, swimming plasticity, tolerance to stressful conditions and presence of different ecophenotypes.
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