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Identifying Vulnerable Ecosystems and Supporting Climate-Smart Strategies to Address Invasive Species Under Climate Change

Principal Investigator
Bethany Bradley

Dates

Release Date
2021
Start Date
2021-04-01
End Date
2024-03-31

Summary

Invasive species establish outside of their native range, spread, and negatively impact ecosystems and economies. As temperatures rise, many invasive plants can spread into regions that were previously too cold for their survival. For example, kudzu, ‘the vine that ate the south’, was previously limited to mid-Atlantic states, but has recently started spreading in New Jersey and is expected to become invasive farther north. While scientists know of many of the invasive species expanding into the northeastern U.S., they do not know where those species are likely to become abundant and how they will impact vulnerable native ecosystems due to climate change. There are also currently no strategies to manage emerging invasive species impacts [...]

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Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine; FWS
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine; FWS

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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