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Bridging Research and Practice to Manage Invasive Species

Northeast CASC supported researchers and partners propose a framework designed to increase collaboration among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers in hopes of reducing negative impacts of invasive species.

Invasive Phragmites (USGS)

Read the original news story by the Northeast CASC, here.

Invasive species have ecological, economic, and societal impacts that may only intensify with global change. In a new publication, Northeast CASC researchers, including Toni Lyn Morelli and Bethany Bradley, and partners propose the concept of Translational Invasion Ecology (TIE) which pairs invasion ecology research with stakeholder needs. The researchers delineate the steps of their proposed TIE approach and describe successful examples of ongoing TIE projects from the U.S. and internationally. The TIE framework is intended to strengthen cooperation between researchers and practitioners so they may successfully coproduce high priority knowledge, tools, and practices while reducing the mismatch between research focus and stakeholder needs with the goal of improving invasive species management outcomes.

This publication is a product of the project, “Regional Effort on Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management” funded by the Northeast CASC.

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