Southeast Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (SE RISCC) Management Network

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. 

Why Southeast RISCC?

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. 

Southeast RISCC Goals & Research

Our goal is to improve invasive species management in the face of climate change. To achieve this goal, we must:

  • Identify information needs for invasive species management
  • Develop a strategy to address these needs via information sharing and research


Management Priorities and Research Priorities surveys have now been completed. Stay tuned for the results. 

Recent Webinars

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SE RISCC Webinar Series - Third Thursday @ 1pm EST

Webinar series has ended for the Summer 2023. Stay tuned for the upcoming Autumn schedule!

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