Invasive species cost us billions of dollars each year and pose a grave threat to native fauna and flora. New research proposes a framework to develop a global network for invasion science to stop the threat from invasive species.
Published in the journal Biological Invasion, the research addresses fundamental gaps in our understanding of invasive species. Which species invade? Which habitats are invaded? As the paper points out: “While the pace and scale of global change continues to escalate, strategic and collaborative global networks offer a powerful approach to inform responses to the threats posed by biological invasions.”
The research was led by the Environment Institute’s Dr Jasmin Packer, featuring researchers from 20 institutions across the globe.