Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research

The report is intended for managers and scientists working with AIS to provide them with information on the potential effects of climate change on AIS, strategies for adapting their management to accommodate these environmental changes, and highlight further research needs and gaps. Invasive species are one of the leading causes of degraded ecological condition and ecosystem services, and climate change has the potential to interact with this stressor through multiple mechanisms. The report assesses the state of the science of climate change effects on aquatic invasive species (AIS). It then reviews state AIS plans and activities for existing capacity to incorporate climate-change considerations into management tasks and strategies; discusses implications for resource management, including informational and data needs; and recommends further research directions.

Publication Date: March 2008

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