The effects of climate change and biological invasions are amongst the biggest threats for the conservation of almost all terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Knowledge on the impacts is essential to understand and predict the response and potential resilience of marine organisms.
What factors determine alien invasibility in a new system?
The characteristics of the alien species?
The characteristics of the native habitat were it establishes?
Considering the general trend of current climate change:
Will climate change promote the expansion and impacts of invasive species?
Will habitats affected by climate change be less resilient to the impacts of invasives?
Knowledge of the synergistic effects of global warming and biological invasions is a daunting and complex task, but crucial to anticipate successful management and conservation actions.