Threats to Biosecurity from Invasive Species

At the 2012 National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security, the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) provided a forum for discussing the potential threats that invasive species presents to “biosecurity” in the United States and across the globe.

Several National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) members framed possible solutions to a variety of problems created by invasive species and pathogens, including the spread of invasives from climate change, zoonotic diseases associated with animal trade, gaps in federal policy, and more.

NCSE has compiled the results from this and other breakout sessions. To view the full policy recommendations from the breakout session titled “Biosecurity in a Changing Climate–How the United States Must Adapt to New Threats of Human and Animal Pathogens and Invasive Species,” click the link below.