A neutral terminology to define ‘invasive’ species

  title={A neutral terminology to define ‘invasive’ species},
  author={Robert I. Colautti and Hugh J. MacIsaac},
  journal={Diversity and Distributions},
The use of simple terms to articulate ecological concepts can confuse ideological debates and undermine management efforts. This problem is particularly acute in studies of nonindigenous species, which alternatively have been called ‘exotic’, ‘introduced’, ‘invasive’ and ‘naturalised’, among others. Attempts to redefine commonly used terminology have proven difficult because authors are often partial to particular definitions. In an attempt to form a consensus on invasion terminology, we… 
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