Here at AlienImpacts, we are focused on predicting the impacts of plant invasions on community diversity. But we also think that sometimes it is worth taking a step back and asking some bigger questions too. What do we mean by an invasive species? Is it realistic to try and manage all invasive species? Last year, in the build-up to COP15, María Ángeles and I wrote a blog for King’s College about some of these issues.
“We are currently facing a major biodiversity crisis – something the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), in Canada this December, intends to address. Ecologists, María Ángeles Pérez-Navarro and Joshua Brian explain why it’s so difficult to manage invasive species and how this all fits in with the global summit’s goal of living in harmony with nature.”