A world in peril? The case for containment
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Impacts of introduced species are often highly idiosyncratic and affect biodiversity, economic interests, and human health. Although consequences of most introduced species are unknown, many are known to have drastic impacts. Ominously, introduced species sometimes remain scarce and innocuous for decades after establishing populations, then begin to spread and produce major impacts. In addition, consequential impacts of some introduced species are not recognized quickly. Finally, impacts of some introduced species are enhanced after another species is introduced. These facts suggest that even an invasion that is currently apparently harmless may nonetheless warrant concern.