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Data sharing ‘is key to mitigating cost of invasive species’

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Flinders University researcher says global database can reduce damage to Australian economy

A global database set up in 2014 has helped to clarify the economic impacts of invasive species, a Flinders University researcher has said.

Corey Bradshaw, who has contributed to the InvaCost database from its inception in 2014, said it “serves as a go-to reference and guides not only researchers but also informs policymakers and stakeholders who are interested in reducing the economic impacts of invasive species. Attempts to synthesise the costs of invasive species should be done frequently to capture the latest information.”

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