Invasive Species, Climate Change and Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Addressing Multiple Drivers of Global Change

This report focuses on the primary linkages between invasive species and climate change, as well as the secondary
and tertiary interactions of their corresponding impacts. Climate change impacts are likely to increase opportunities for invasive species because of their adaptability to disturbance and to a broader range of biogeographic conditions and environmental controls. Case studies of specific invasive species are provided, along with related guidance on the best ways to integrate invasive species prevention and management into the consideration of climate change responses across a range of sectors. The case studies and recommendations focus on coastal protection and integrity, fisheries and marine ecosystems, freshwater services and availability, agriculture, livestock and food security, and human and wildlife health.

This report is targeted at policy-makers, particularly those responsible for developing climate mitigation and adaption strategies that address issues like conservation, ecosystem services, agriculture and sustainable livelihoods. The recommendations are intended to provide guidance on the best ways to integrate invasive species prevention and management into the consideration of climate change responses across a range of sectors.

Publication Date: September 2010

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Stanley W. Burgiel
  • Adrianna A. Muir

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