Invasion costs, impacts, and human agency: response to Sagoff 2020

Ross N. Cuthbert*, Sven Bacher, Tim M. Blackburn, Elizabeta Briski, Christophe Diagne, Jaimie T.A. Dick, Franz Essl, Piero Genovesi, Phillip J. Haubrock, Guillaume Latombe, Bernd Lenzner, Yves Meinard, Aníbal Pauchard, Petr Pyšek, Anthony Ricciardi, David M. Richardson, James C. Russell, Daniel Simberloff, Franck Courchamp

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Article impact statement: In an era of profound biodiversity crisis, invasion costs, invader impacts, and human agency should not be dismissed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1579-1582
Number of pages4
JournalConservation Biology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
R.C. is funded through a Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. S.B. is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grants 31003A_179491 and 31BD30_184114) and the Belmont Forum?BiodivERsA International joint call project InvasiBES (PCI2018?092939). F.C., F.E., G.L., and B.L. are funded by the BiodivERsA AlienScenario project. F.C. and C.D. are also funded by the AXA Research Fund Chair for Invasion Biology. A.P. is supported by CONICYT PIA AFB-170008. P.P. is supported by EXPRO grant 19?28807X (Czech Science Foundation) and long-term research development project RVO 67985939 (Czech Academy of Sciences). D.R. acknowledges funding from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (grant 18576/03). J.R. is funded by a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. Open access funding enabled and organized by Projekt DEAL.

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© 2020 The Authors. Conservation Biology published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Society for Conservation Biology

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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