The RISCC management networks reduce the joint effects of climate change and invasive species by synthesizing relevant science, sharing the needs and knowledge of managers, building stronger scientists-manager communities, and conducting priority research.
The Southeast is particularly important because many potential invasions are currently suppressed by cooler climates. As the climate changes, the Southeast many serve as possible source of invasion towards other RISCC regions. The diverse landscape, ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the coastal plains, provide a variety of landscape for potential invaders. The coastline, which encompasses much of the Gulf of Mexico and the US Atlantic Coast, is also a source of significant climate-related change and a point of entry for invasive species.
Average temperatures have already increased by about 2°F since 1970 and are projected to increase by 4°F to 8°F by 2100. Seeing this, SE RISCC is working to improve invasive species management in the face of climate change.
Our goal is to improve invasive species management in the face of climate change. To achieve this goal, we must:
Management Priorities and Research Priorities surveys have now been completed. Stay tuned for the results.
Webinar series has ended for the Summer 2023. Stay tuned for the upcoming Autumn schedule!
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