Invasive Species and Climate Change: Addressing the Intersecting Drivers of Ecosystem Transformation
ELI's Invasive Species Seminars convene interdisciplinary experts to discuss emerging policy issues related to the introduction into and spread of invasive species within the United States. Our goal is to help lawyers, policymakers, land managers, and other stakeholders halt the invasion by highlighting new and effective models and opportunities for invasive species prevention. All seminars are archived online for future viewing at the links below.
Clean, Drain, and Dry! Building Consensus to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species via Recreational Boats
New Tools for Responsible Shipping in the Great Lakes: Using Financial Responsibility Policies to Prevent Ballast-Borne Biological Pollution
This white paper identifying financial responsibility tools that could be used to protect the Great Lakes economy and environment from biological pollution introduced in ballast water. The white paper introduces the legal framework governing ballast water discharge, discusses liability for discharge of untreated ballast water, and illustrates how financial responsibility mechanisms can be applied to address the potential liabilities and environmental damage arising from ballast water discharge.
This ELI-authored EPA report considers the interactions of climate change and aquatic invasive species (AIS). It analyzes the existing scientific literature on the effects climate change will have on AIS and considers provisions for adaptation to changing conditions in existing state AIS management plans. Based on this analysis, ELI offers five recommendations for states to maintain and improve state AIS management programs and activities in a changing climate.