The 2020 Edition of “A Road Map for Invasive Species Research in BC” (the Road Map) is now available online. The Road Map is an ever-evolving guide created by ISCBC in collaboration with invasive species researchers and practitioners through financial support from the Province of British Columbia.
The Road Map shares current knowledge and identifies research needs with funders and other invasive species experts across the province, as well as fostering collaboration to prevent and mitigate negative environmental, economic, cultural and social impacts from invasive species.
The Road Map lays out six research themes with corresponding research priorities and indicators of success, identified as key to determining future needs and priorities for invasive species research relevant to BC. The research themes include:
- Management Tools
- Best Management Practices
- Ecological Restoration
- Pathways of Invasion and Vectors of Spread
- Biology and Ecology of Invasive Species
- Social and Economic Impacts of Invasive Species
The Road Map will continue to be reviewed and updated based on input from future Invasive Species Research Conferences.