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Climate-tracking species are not invasive

Applying an invasive framework to native species that are shifting their ranges in response to climate change adopts an adversarial, local and static paradigm that is often at odds with protecting global biodiversity.

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Fig. 1: Invasive and climate-tracking species differ in geographic origins, which influences their expected effect on new ecosystems.


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Urban, M.C. Climate-tracking species are not invasive. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 382–384 (2020).

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