The potential conservation value of non-native species.

  title={The potential conservation value of non-native species.},
  author={M. A. Schlaepfer and D. Sax and J. Olden},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={25 3},
  • M. A. Schlaepfer, D. Sax, J. Olden
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
  • 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 providing… CONTINUE READING
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