An integrated assessment of the effects of plant invasions on ecosystem services
Invasive alien species (IAS) can impact biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services (ES) as well as cause considerable economic lost. Invasive plants and their interaction with habitat are known to act as drivers of change. Impacts of species are mediated by their traits (biological and ecological characteristics, environmental preferences, spatial distribution), though many of the species characteristics responsible for changes in Ecosystem Services or Disservices (EDS) are context dependent. I am interested in how invasive plant species affects ES and EDS and which sectors are benefiting and which one are those that are impacted. Identifying competing interests and identifying plants or features which are most prominent in them, will help mitigating impacts on ES.