State and trends of pests, introduced species, diseases and algal blooms

This assessment summary has changed in 2016

  • The new 2016 assessment summary combines ecological processes, physical & chemical processes and pests, introduced species. diseases and algal blooms
Very poor,Poor,Good,Very good

Condition in the south-east region is poor and declining

Year(s): 
2011
3
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Number of introduced species is high, possibly increasing, but their impacts and trends are unknown

Year(s): 
2011
4
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Virus diseases, parasitic infestations, fish kills

This assessment summary component has changed in 2016. 

  • The assessment title has been re-worded to support provision a comprehensive assessment for the marine environment.
  • This component was included in a different summary

A major disease outbreak has occurred, and condition in the south-east region is poor

Year(s): 
2011
4
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Blooms of algae and other species occur regularly, and condition in the south-east region is poor

Year(s): 
2011
4
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Ward T (2011). Marine environment: State and trends of pests, introduced species, diseases and algal blooms. In: Australia state of the environment 2011, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary-65-state-and-trends-pests-introduced-species-diseases-and-algal-blooms, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296