Balancing impacts of range-shifting species: Invasives vs biodiversity

For many years, the conservation community has embraced the idea that improving connectivity, that is, creating corridors so species can follow their preferred climate, will benefit biodiversity, says Toni Lyn Morelli at UMass Amherst’s Climate Adaptation Science Center. But, “I also work with invasive species experts and conservationists who know that new species can be problematic.” One community says species arrivals are good, the other one says species arrivals are bad, and they aren’t talking to each other.