Hosted by: Canadian Council on Invasive Species
Presented by: Carrie Brown-Lima, Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University
Invasive species and climate change are two of the most prominent forms of anthropogenic global change identified by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Invasive species have pronounced negative impacts on ecosystems and economies, and these impacts may be exacerbated by climate change. But for most invasive species and invaded ecosystems, the outcomes of this interaction remain unknown. This presentation will review the current state of knowledge about how climate change influences invasive species as well as describe the work of the Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change networks that are bringing together researchers and practitioners to address this challenge.