Invasive species aren’t always the ‘boogeyman,’ biologists say

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From wild rabbits to zebra musselsAsian carp to kudzu, many invasive species have caused harm to the ecosystems where they’re introduced. 

Although sometimes they arrive accidentally, often they are brought in to “fix” another problem. The red fox, for example, was released in Australia to deal with the wild rabbits which earlier settlers had brought with them to remind them of home.

But not all of these non-native species have negative impacts, a new review article suggests. Most research focuses on the negative effects instead of considering a more balanced approach.

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