Will climate change create conditions that let invasive species thrive? Carrie Brown-Lima, Director of the NY State Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University, will provide insight on how climate change may influence the spread of invasive plants and animals that threaten northeastern ecosystems. Special attention will be given to management implications.
Invasive species have pronounced negative impacts on ecosystems and economies, and these impacts may be exacerbated by climate change. This presentation will review the current state of knowledge about how climate change influences invasive species. Brown-Lima will also describe the work of the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change network that is bringing together researchers and practitioners to address this challenge.