The Potential Conservation Value of Non‐Native Species

  title={The Potential Conservation Value of Non‐Native Species},
  author={Martin A. Schlaepfer and Dov F. Sax and Julian D. Olden},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract:  Non‐native species can cause the loss of biological diversity (i.e., genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity) and threaten the well‐being of humans when they become invasive. In some cases, however, they can also provide conservation benefits. We examined the ways in which non‐native species currently contribute to conservation objectives. These include, for example, providing habitat or food resources to rare species, serving as functional substitutes for extinct taxa, and… 
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