T. Vincent's scientific contributions

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... The goal of the present study was to present the results of a long-term monitoring survey of the marine macroflora of a major European harbor complex of the French coasts of the Channel: the ports of Le Havre and Antifer. The study of the benthos of this harbor complex has been undertaken very regularly since the late 1970s using SCUBA diving, a well-suited method for detecting and tracking marine NIS, with the participation of non-scientist volunteers (Breton and Dupont, 1978;Vincent, 1978Vincent, , 1999Vincent, , 2001Breton, 1981aBreton, , 1981bBreton, , 2005Breton, , 2014Breton, , 2017Breton et al., 1995Vincent, 1999, 2002;Vincent and Breton, 1999;Vincent and Noël, 2002;Breton and d'Hondt, 2005;Le Duff et al., 2008;Ruellet and Breton, 2012;Pezy et al., 2017). The aims of this study, which combines information from literature and field monitoring, were (i) to provide a new example of citizen science applied to environmental management and NIS monitoring; (ii) to establish the inventory of the macroalgal flora of the harbor complex; (iii) to identify the NIS and the cryptogenic species; (iv) to investigate both the possible origins and primary vectors of introduction of each NIS in Europe; (v) to identify the possible vectors of introduction in the ports of Le Havre and Antifer, (vi) to discuss the risk of new introductions of exotic macroalgae via maritime traffic; and (vii) to assess the importance of this European harbor complex as a potential hotspot for the primary introduction of exotic macroalgae. ...