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Integrating Climate Change Into Invasive Species Management: a Risk Assessment Survey Analysis to Identify Species of Concern
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  • Nicole Read,
  • Annette Evans,
  • Carrie Brown-Lima,
  • Rachel Gregg,
  • Deah Lieurance,
  • R Chelsea Nagy,
  • Lindsey Thurman,
  • Toni Lyn Morelli
Nicole Read
Duke University

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Annette Evans
USGS Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Carrie Brown-Lima
New York Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University, USGS Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Rachel Gregg
Environmental Science Associates
Deah Lieurance
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, The Pennsylvania State University
R Chelsea Nagy
Earth Lab and ESIIL, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado
Lindsey Thurman
USGS Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
Toni Lyn Morelli
USGS Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center


Climate change is expected to influence the frequency and severity of biological invasions in a variety of ways, including creating novel introduction pathways, decreasing the resilience of native habitats, inducing range shifts and expansions, and altering phenologies. As such, it is important to gain a better understanding of how invasive species managers incorporate climate change in their management strategies and identify the invasive species that are expected to pose the greatest threat under climate change. To address these questions, the Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Network surveyed invasive species researchers and managers across four regions of the continental U.S. (the Northeast, Southeast, North Central, and Northwest) to determine the invasive species of greatest concern. This analysis will identify and compare the invasive species most frequently reported by researchers and managers for each region and describe their ecologies.
04 Jan 2024Submitted to ESS Open Archive
08 Jan 2024Published in ESS Open Archive