Genomic data is missing for many highly invasive species, restricting our preparedness for escalating incursion rates
Biological invasions drive environmental change, potentially threatening native biodiversity, human health, and global economies. Population genomics is an increasingly popular tool in invasion biology, improving accuracy and providing new insights into the genetic factors that underpin invasion success compared to research based on a small number of genetic loci. We examine the extent to which population genomic resources, including reference genomes, have been used or are available for invasive species research.
Matheson, P., & McGaughran, A. (2022). Genomic data is missing for many highly invasive species, restricting our preparedness for escalating incursion rates. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 13987.