Alaskans are "Pulling Together"
Dennis R. Lassuy
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When we hear about "invaders,"
we often imagine the danger these
interlopers pose is obvious and immediate.
However, newly introduced species
may not become invasive for decades
after they arrive. In 1993, biologist W.R.
Courtenay warned that "every introduction
must be viewed as a potential
biological "time bomb" waiting to explode
at some future time." That same year, a
national review of invasive species risks
and management approaches (OTA 1993)
added that "rapid response is essential."
Endangered Species Bulletin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Documents/ESB_invasives.pdf, 200 KB