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Responses to the aquatic invasive alien species in a changing climate


Aquatic invasive alien species

Developing optimum responses to the aquatic invasive alien species in a changing climate

Biological invasions and ongoing climate change are accelerating ecosystem degradation, with enormous impacts on human well-being. Invasive alien species (IAS) have a detrimental impact on health, the economy, and safety and a profound negative effect on the functioning of ecosystems

Through a three-day workshop in June 2023 the project will:

  • Establish a baseline knowledge summary of aquatic IAS
  • Discuss how projected climate change will influence the IAS landscape and the potential for trait-based modeling
  • Evaluate management actions to minimize IAS introduction and potential methods for elimination/mitigation of established aquatic IAS
  • Assess existing early warning systems and the transferability of terrestrial approaches to aquatic systems
  • Assess and summarize the implementation challenges for decision-makers, EPAs, municipalities, and regional networks.

SDU researchers

  • Jamileh Javidpour, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science.
  • Owen Jones, Associate Professor ,Department of Biology, Faculty of Science.
  • Brooks Alexandra Kaiser, Professor, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.