International Association
for Open Knowledge
on Invasive Alien Species
Individual Member Profile
Dr. Kevin C. K. Ma Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Zoology and Entomology
Rhodes University
South African Republic
Position in the INVASIVESNET Associate Member
Associate Editor of Aquatic Invasions, BioInvasions Records and Management of Biological Invasions
Expertise My overarching objective is to improve detection of marine invasive invertebrates (ascidians, bryozoans, etc.) by examining the probability of rare species detection at different temporal and spatial scales, patterns of recruitment, and larval distribution and settlement. I hope that my research will contribute to early detection efforts by developing strategies that (1) optimize the spatial scale for invasive species monitoring based on field experiments, (2) reduce sampling effort in space and time, and (3) increase the probability of detection by targeting where aquatic propagules are most likely to be found.
Expertise Keywords
invasion biology; marine ecology; ascidian taxonomy; larval ecology; biogeography; early detection; spatial scales
Canada; South Africa; Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; Quebec; New Brunswick; Eastern Cape
Ascidiella aspersa; Botrylloides violaceus; Botryllus schlosseri; Caprella mutica; Ciona intestinalis; Diplosoma listerianum; Membranipora membranacea; Semimytilus algosus; Mytilus galloprovincialis; Diadumene lineata
European sea squirt (dirty sea squirt); golden star tunicate; gray encrusting compound tunicate; Japanese skeleton shrimp; kelp lace bryozoan (kelp encrusting bryozoan); vase tunicate; violet tunicate; Pacific mussel (bisexual mussel); Mediterranean mussel (blue mussel); orange-striped sea anemone
Online databases
Editorial assignments Aquatic Invasions (Associate Editor); BioInvasions Records (Associate Editor); Management of Biological Invasions (Associate Editor)
Reviewing experience BioInvasions Records; Marine Ecology Progress Series; Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences
Professional societies INVASIVESNET; Québec-Océan; Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network II (CAISN)
Expert networks and working groups
Professional social networks
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