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Identifying drivers of aquatic plant invasions to quantify their risk to food security

Funded by The Carnegie Trust.

The expansion of invasive non-native species into new regions is one of the defining features of the Anthropocene and has contributed to the loss of native biota and reductions in human well-being on a global scale . Invasion, specifically by non-native plants, has the potential to reduce food production (e.g. through competition and resource consumption) in both terrestrial (agriculture) and aquatic (aquaculture) systems, thereby increasing poverty in developing countries.

Total award value £9,984.00

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Dr Lynsey Bunnefeld
Dr Lynsey Bunnefeld

Lecturer in Ecology, Evolution and Biodi, BES

Professor Nigel Willby
Professor Nigel Willby

Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences

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