Biological invasions are well recognized a leading threat to the structure and function of ecosystems. Our research aims to advance the science, management and policy of invasive species with the goal of providing information on ecological impacts, elucidating introduction pathways and weighing the costs and benefits of considering prevention versus mitigation strategies for existing or potential invaders.

Recent lab publications in this area include:

Pool, T.K., Strecker, A.L., and J.D. Olden. 2013. Identifying preservation and restoration priority areas for desert fishes in an increasingly invaded world. Environmental Management 51: 631-641. PDF

Kuehne, L.M., Olden, J.D., and J.J. Duda. 2012. Costs of living for juvenile Chinook salmon in an increasingly warming and invaded world. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 1621-1630. PDF

Carey, M.P., Sanderson, B.L., Barnas, K.A. and J.D. Olden. 2012. Native invaders create novel challenges for science, management, society and policy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 373-381. PDF

Lawrence, D.J., Olden, J.D., and C.E. Torgersen. 2012. Spatiotemporal patterns and habitat associations of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) invading salmon-rearing habitat. Freshwater Biology 57: 1929-1946. PDF