Review: Invasion science: A Horizon Scan of emerging challenges and opportunities ($)

Ricciardi et al. describe the conclusions from a “horizon scanning” workshop set up “to identify emerging scientific, technological, and sociopolitical issues that are likely to affect how invasion processes and dynamics are studied and managed within the next 20 years.” Key concerns include expanding transportation networks, global environmental change, genomic modification tools (which offer both risks and potential solutions to managing invasions), the commercial use of microbes to facilitate crop production, and increased human activities in the Arctic. For each, the potential for harm and mitigation strategies are discussed. Trends Ecol. Evol. 10.1016/j.tree.2017.03.007

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