About this Research Topic
Range-expanded invasive species have been classified into two groups: Neonative and alien due to differences in processes of introduction or expansion. Neonates are defined as basic range expanding species that track human-induced environmental change and have established populations, not as a result of direct movement by human agency, intentional or unintentional, or to the creation of dispersal corridors such as canals, roads, pipelines, or tunnels. Contrary to this, alien species utilize human-induced environmental changes to expand their ranges.
Understanding and distinguishing ecological and socio-economical impacts of the alien/neonative species on novel environments and developing and using risk assessment adequate to their ecological requirements are essential for the success of management for invasive species.
The main purpose of this Research Topic is to collect high-standard papers that aim to understand all components and ecological and socio-economical impacts of alien and neonative species’ invasion. Papers can include all or a part of the different phases of the risk analysis process (risk identification, risk assessment and, impact assessment).
Keywords: Ecological Impact, Socio-economical Impact, Risk Assessment, Management Strategy, Invasive Species Approaches
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