‘Regime shifts’ — a useful concept on which to base discussions about impacts of biological invasions?
A novel typology of social-ecological regime shifts, applied with respect to different case studies of landscapes dominated by non-native acacias.

‘Regime shifts’ — a useful concept on which to base discussions about impacts of biological invasions?

What happens when you take a concept developed to describe elements of ecology and apply it to complex social-ecological phenomena involving politics, economics, culture, and more?

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A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species

As conflict of interests around alien species can prevent the success of management actions, an international team of researchers and managers, including C·I·B researchers, have recently developed a 12-step framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species.

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A novel system for ranking and comparing the impacts of invasive species

As many invasive non-native (or alien) species pose a global threat to human well-being and livelihoods, an international team of researchers, including C·I·B researchers and associates, have recently developed a new transparent ranking system for plants and animals...

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Novel and disrupted trophic links following invasion in freshwater ecosystems
Mesocosms at Queen Mary University of London, UK (Photo by J Grey)

Novel and disrupted trophic links following invasion in freshwater ecosystems

Freshwater ecosystems are under threat from many stressors, including climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and the invasion of non-native species. These stressors can have direct impacts on individuals (e.g. survival, reproduction), populations (e.g. range, abundance) and communities (e.g. biodiversity, richness).

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Global insect invasions are difficult to predict from distribution models alone

Non-native invasive insects have major impacts on ecosystem function, agricultural production and human health. To make better predictions of where such species may establish and invade, species distribution models (SDMs) are widely used tools to predict potential distributions and invasion extents across new geographical areas.

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