Dawn Bazely

York University

($80,000 over 1 year, awarded 2010)

Invasive species are the second most common cause of biodiversity loss, and their impact is expected to increase in a warming world.  Existing policies, strategies, and legislation tend to consider invasive species and climate change as two issues in isolation. This project will assess which invasive species are expected to benefit most from climate change. It will also look at the implications for invasive species of efforts to combat climate change through the development of alternative fuel sources, and how proposed efforts to assist threatened and rare species by physically moving them to new locations may cause more invasions.