The good, the bad or a bit of both? The role of exotic species in aquatic ecosystems

Start Date: 

24 Jun 2016 (All day)
NIOO-KNAW, Wageningen

Globalization and climate change facilitate the spread of exotic species into our ecosystems. We fear that exotic species will destroy our native ecosystems. However, our feelings towards exotic species are mixed, because sometimes they may play a crucial role in healing our damaged ecosystems. In the upcoming CWE symposium we unravel how exotic plants and animals impact ecosystem functioning, find out whether they coexist or compete with native species and discover their impact on native flora and fauna.