How Good Are Bad Species?

  • Sonja KnappEmail author
  • Marten Winter
  • Andreas Zehnsdorf
  • Ingolf Kühn


Many non-native species have been introduced because they provide one or more ecosystem service. As some of these species also cause disservices, case-by-case approaches are required to assess risks vs. opportunities related to their spread.


Biological invasions Disservices Economic benefits Non-native species Trade 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Knapp
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marten Winter
    • 2
  • Andreas Zehnsdorf
    • 3
  • Ingolf Kühn
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Community EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZHalle (Saale)Germany
  2. 2.German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-LeipzigsDiv - Synthesis CentreLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (UBZ)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Department of Community EcologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZHalleGermany

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