Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research

The goal of this work is to identify invasive species management activities that may be affected by global change and suggest adaptive strategies.


Invasive species are one of the primary threats to ecosystems and biodiversity. They can degrade ecosystem services and cause economic damages ranging from lost revenue to large expenditures for their monitoring, eradication and control. How global change, including climate variability and change and land use change, may affect invasive species establishment and expansion is poorly understood.