Invasive species, ecosystem services and human well-being.

@article{Pejchar2009InvasiveSE,
  title={Invasive species, ecosystem services and human well-being.},
  author={Liba Pejchar and Harold Mooney},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={497-504}
}
Although the effects of invasive alien species (IAS) on native species are well documented, the many ways in which such species impact ecosystem services are still emerging. Here we assess the costs and benefits of IAS for provisioning, regulating and cultural services, and illustrate the synergies and tradeoffs associated with these impacts using case studies that include South Africa, the Great Lakes and Hawaii. We identify services and interactions that are the least understood and propose a… CONTINUE READING