The 5 Biggest Myths About Invasive Species

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Are Aliens Always Evil?

Are aliens always evil? In the context of early-1900s science fiction, perhaps. But we're not referring to little green men; we're talking about earthly species outside their native habitats.

According to Dr. Ken Thompson, a widely published ecologist based out of the University of Sheffield, it's often assumed that alien invaders are nothing but trouble, killing off helpless natives, reducing overall biodiversity, and destroying ecosystems. But on closer analysis, stock assertions like these tend not to be entirely true.

In Thompson's book Where Do Camels Belong: Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad, which is set to be published in the U.S. on September 9th, he skillfully delivers much-needed nuance on alien species and challenges us to question common knowledge.

Here are five pervasive myths about invasive species.

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