International concern about the consequences of human-induced global environmental changes has prompted a renewed focus on reducing ecological effects of biological invasions, climate change, and nutrient pollution. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the relative magnitude of invasion plus another environmental change on native organisms relative to invasion or environmental change effects alone. The good news is that the bad news isn't quite as bad as we thought, and that tangible local-scale invasive species management is beneficial even with other environmental changes.
About the Speaker
Jenica Allen is a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst and an affiliated researcher with the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network.