The invasiveness of an introduced species does not predict its impact

  title={The invasiveness of an introduced species does not predict its impact},
  author={Anthony P. Ricciardi and Jill R. Cohen},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
Inconsistent use of terminology plagues the study and management of biological invasions. The term “invasive” has been used to describe inter alia (1) any introduced non-indigenous species; (2) introduced species that spread rapidly in a new region; and (3) introduced species that have harmful environmental impacts, particularly on native species. The second definition in various forms is more commonly used by ecologists, while the third definition is pervasive in policy papers and legislation… CONTINUE READING
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