Scientists’ Warning on Invasive Alien Species

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the long-term direct and indirect impacts of invasive alien species. Here is an excerpt from the abstract:

“Biological invasions are a global consequence of an increasingly connected world and the rise in human population size. The numbers of invasive alien species – the subset of alien species that spread widely in areas where they are not native, affecting the environment or human livelihoods – are increasing. Synergies with other global changes are exacerbating current invasions and facilitating new ones, thereby escalating the extent and impacts of invaders.”

This article was published in Biological Reviews in 2020. The authors of this article are Pyšek, P., et al. Here is a link to a pdf file:

Scientists’ Warning on Invasive Alien Species

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