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CST RESEARCH INSIGHTS: Biological Invasions – Implications for biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being

Author(s): Dr Ross Shackleton
Link to CST author(s): Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs
Publication: CST Research Insights
Year: 2019
Full reference: Shackleton, R. and Biggs, R. 2019. Biological Invasions – Implications for biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. Centre for Complex Systems in Transition.
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Summary

Invasive species are recognised as one of the key drivers of human-induced global degradation. In fact, internationally, biological invasions result in economic losses of US$1.4 trillion per year. These costs arise as invasive alien species induce numerous negative impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being.