Show simple item record Simkanin, Christina Carlton, James T. Steves, Brian Fofonoff, Paul Nelson, Jocelyn Clarke Murray, Cathryn Ruiz, Gregory M. 2019-01-30T00:29:33Z 2019-01-30T00:29:33Z 2019-01-28
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.b6np614
dc.identifier.citation Simkanin C, Carlton JT, Steves B, Fofonoff P, Nelson JC, Clarke Murray C, Ruiz GM (2019) Exploring potential establishment of marine rafting species after transoceanic long‐distance dispersal. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28(5): 588-600.
dc.description Aim On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that resulted in the largest known rafting event in recorded history. By spring 2012, marine debris began washing ashore along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada with a wide-range of Asian coastal species attached. We used this unique dataset, where the source region, date of dislodgment, and landing location are known, to assess the potential for species invasions by transoceanic rafting on marine debris. Location Northeast Pacific from 20 to 60°N Time period Current Major taxa studied Forty-eight invertebrate and algal species recorded on Japanese tsunami marine debris. Methods We developed Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) species distribution models for 48 species recorded on Japanese tsunami marine debris to predict establishment potential along the Pacific Coast from 20-60°N. Models were compared within the context of historical marine introductions from Japan to this region to validate the emergence of marine debris as a novel vector for species transfer. Results Overall, 27% (13 species) landed with debris at locations with suitable environmental conditions for establishment and survival, indicating that these species may be able to establish new populations or introduce greater genetic diversity to already established non-native populations. A further 22 species have environmental match in areas where tsunami debris likely landed, but was not extensively sampled. Nearly 100 Japanese marine species previously invaded the northeastern Pacific, demonstrating this region's environmental suitability for rafting Japanese biota. Historical invasions from Asia are highest in California and largely known from bays and harbors. Main conclusions Marine debris is a novel and growing vector for non-native species introduction. By utilizing a unique dataset of Japanese tsunami marine debris species, our predictive models show capacity for new transoceanic invasions and can focus monitoring priorities to detect successful long-distance dispersal across the world’s oceans.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.b6np614/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1111/geb.12878
dc.subject biological invasions
dc.subject introduced species
dc.subject Japanese tsunami
dc.subject long-distance dispersal
dc.subject marine debris
dc.subject marine rafting
dc.subject MaxEnt
dc.subject species distribution modelling
dc.title Data from: Exploring potential establishment of marine rafting species after transoceanic long-distance dispersal
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Simkanin, Christina
prism.publicationName Global Ecology and Biogeography
dryad.fundingEntity NSF-OCE-1266417, 1266234, 12667, and 1266406@National Science Foundation (United States)
dryad.dansTransferDate 2019-02-22T17:44:59.533+0000
dryad.dansArchiveDate 2019-02-22T19:02:08.255+0000
dryad.dashTransferDate 2019-06-29T07:23:13.708+0000
dryad.dashStoredDate 2019-07-20T11:06:59.844+0000

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Description These occurrence data were collected from (2016), Fofonoff et al. (2016), and published articles or reports garnered from the scientific literature, and were then quality assessed and cleaned for accuracy prior to use. (2016), GBIF Home Page. Available from: (accessed 13 September 2016). Fofonoff, P., Ruiz, G., Steves, B., Simkanin, C. & Carlton, J. (2016) National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System. Available at: (accessed November 1 2016).
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