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Conference Papers Year : 2022

Tales of the Desolation Islands

Abstract

French southern archipelago of Kerguelen is one of the most remote places of the world. As biogeography would have it, these islands host a remarkable yet reduced biodiversity, long sheltered from human activities by distance. But as the "desolation" tag hints, the islands also harbour a rich history of failed ventures by people from many countries, which have left marks on the islands and their natural wealth. Part of these marks are the numerous willingly or non-willingly introduced taxa. Some of them thrived, often at the expanse of the native species. The introduction of salmonid species led to various outcomes, since among 8 introduced taxa, 5 remain, and one of them is currently invading the whole archipelago.

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hal-03790733 , version 1 (28-09-2022)

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Jacques Labonne. Tales of the Desolation Islands. NoWPaS 2022, Mar 2022, Saint Etienne de Baigorry, France. ⟨hal-03790733⟩
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