Invasive Plants Thrive with Climate Change

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For conservationists, invasive species are those non-native organisms that upset the balance of natural ecosystems.  They become a problem because they can out-compete native organisms by corralling resources (water, food, etc.).  With climate change, invasive plants may be better adapted to the temperature shifts in a given region.  New pathogens capable of attacking native species may also emerge with a warming climate.  This is another assault on our shrinking natural lands.  For a more thorough discussion on invasive species read this article from: Mother Nature Network,