The Everglades CISMA brings together university and agency scientists to collaborate and share research on invasive plants and animals. Research is valuable at every phase of the invasion curve. For example, scientific risk assessments can help prevent invasions by identifying “risky” species for which trade made be restricted. Ongoing regional monitoring is a critical part of EDRR to detect, eradicate, or contain an invasive species. Ecological research into a species’ habitat use, physiological tolerances, impacts, and potential biocontrol can lead to more effective detection and management tools.