Characteristics of global port phytoplankton and implications for current ballast water regulations

We evaluated how ballast water regulations align with natural phytoplankton communities using data from 31 global shipping ports.

Metabarcoding Reveals Temporal Patterns of Community Composition and Realized Thermal Niches of Thalassiosira Spp. (Bacillariophyceae) from the Narragansett Bay Long-Term Plankton Time Series

Diatoms generate nearly half of marine primary production and are comprised of a diverse array of species that are often morphologically cryptic or difficult to identify using light microscopy. Here, species composition and realized thermal niches of …

Synthetic lipids as a biocide candidate for disinfection of ballast water

The objective of this study is to propose the use of specific synthetic lipid as an active substance (biocide) in the control of harmful aquatic microorganisms, such as pathogens and non-indigenous species, transported in ships’ ballast water. The …