Events

Talk: Marine Invaders – Hitch-hiking Across the World’s Oceans


Date : 20 Oct 2017
Time : 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Location : NSS Office

Address: 510 Geylang Road, #02-05, The Sunflower, Singapore 389466

Open to the Public

Invasive species have transformed marine habitats around the world. They have displaced native species, changed the community structure and food webs, and affected maritime economy and human health. While the impacts may seem local, the drivers of biological invasion are increasingly global. Once an alien species becomes established in an area, it is impossible to eliminate it. Prevention remains the best solution. With the high marine biodiversity in Southeast Asia, we have observed few invasions. However, the risks are rapidly increasing with the urbanisation and pollution of the coastal zone. As a global transhipment hub, Singapore faces a high risk of bio-invasions. Join Dr Serena Teo as she discusses these issues. 

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