Jun 09

Ecology Biased Against Non-Native Species? June 8,2011

The authors of the Nature comments section note that assumptions that “introduced species” offer only deleterious impacts are misguided and “that human-induced impacts, such as climate change, nitrogen eutrophication, urbanization and land use change are making the native-versus-alien species dichotomy in conservation increasingly meaningless.”Often called aliens, hitchhikers or invasives, non-native species could just as easily be coined “abductees” whose transport links to activities by humans, some scientists say.