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Smarter Strategies against Invasive Mollusks

4 days ago

Though small and somewhat nondescript, quagga and zebra mussels pose a huge threat to local rivers, lakes and…
Mediterranean mussel in Australia? Sure thing ant it’s not good

5 days ago

Mytilus galloprovincialis is identified as one of the ‘100 World’s Worst Invasive Species’ and that is not a…
Study uses old friends to predict new enemies

November 15, 2019

About 450 nonnatives, plant-eating insect species live in North American forests. While most are harmless, a handful wreaks…
Evolutionary biologists track U.S. invasion of herbicide-resistant weeds

October 11, 2019

Evolutionary biologists from the University of Toronto are part of a research team that has identified how herbicide-resistant…
Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

August 23, 2019

When the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) arrived in the United States in the 1980s, it took the…
Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

June 21, 2019

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum shows that temperatures of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit kill the cocoons…
Researchers determine ideal areas and timing for biological control of invasive stink bug

June 11, 2019

Biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, would be more effective…
New model predicts impact of invasive lionfish predators

June 7, 2019

A new model is providing insight into the impact of a venomous predatory fish that has invaded more…
What Virginians need to know about spotted lanternfly and the effort to stop its spread

June 4, 2019

Entomology experts share key information for growers, foresters, homeowners, and businesses on a new VDACS-issued quarantine for spotted…
A tale of two skeeters

May 17, 2019

It’s rare that scientists see the good in the presence of an invasive species. But Washington University in…
Early intervention could be key to battling invasive species

May 3, 2019

An international team of ecologists has carried out the first global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of…
Invasive species contributed to most animal and plant extinctions

March 5, 2019

Human activity is driving numerous species to extinction. Hunting, overfishing, reduction of habitats and many other negative things…
Research Finds Grass Turf a Promising Foe in Invasive Fight

February 26, 2019

Planting grass turf in tilled agricultural soil greatly reduced the ability of new growth of the invasive shrub…
Knowing how invasive grasses compete could help preserve native grasslands, according to Stanford researchers

January 18, 2019

Rolling golden hills are an iconic landscape in California, but these golden grasses aren’t native to the Golden…
The Ants Go Marching

December 5, 2018

For many of us, it’s the heat and dryness that spark it. For others, it’s the new wetness…
Jake Walsh (right), a researcher for the Center for Limnology, and undergraduate Carly Broshat use plankton nets to collect water samples from Lake Mendota in July 2012. Photo: Bryce Richter / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Forget ‘needle in a haystack.’ Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

December 5, 2018

When the tiny and invasive spiny water flea began appearing in University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers’ nets in 2009,…
Island saved from big-headed African ant

November 7, 2018

The invasive African big-headed ant has been eradicated from Lord Howe Island, helping to protect the unique World…
Military planes helped bringing one of the worst pests to the island of Guam

October 2, 2018

Snakes on a plane – that is how some invasive species may be moving around. A terrifying prospect…
Invasive snakes ‘hitchhiking’ on planes

September 26, 2018

A team of international scientists has discovered why brown tree snakes have become one of the most successful…
Towards winning the war on feral wild rabbits

July 13, 2018

New research shows how two biological control agents have been effective in reducing the numbers of feral rabbits…
Ancient American dogs almost completely wiped out by arrival of European breeds

July 10, 2018

The arrival of Europeans to the Americas, beginning in the 15th century, all but wiped out the dogs…
Find the Killer Frog Fungus

June 19, 2018

Amphibian chytrid fungi are lethal to frogs and salamanders, and we must be able to detect its presence…
Lancaster researcher provides “alien” species to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 30, 2018

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the most famous flower and landscape garden show in the UK (and…
Invasive Seaweed Makes Fish Change Their Behavior

May 24, 2018

When it comes to finding protection and a safe feeding ground, fish rely on towering blades of seaweed,…
Using AI to help manage Canada’s invasive species

May 14, 2018

New University of Alberta research on managing aquatic invasive species in Canada combines the power of machine learning…
The global earthworm invasion

May 8, 2018

Many of us think of earthworms as helpful garden assistants, mixing soil and providing nutrients for our plants.…
Russian cuckoo invasion spells trouble for Alaskan birds, study finds

May 8, 2018

Common cuckoos and oriental cuckoos in eastern Russia appear to be expanding their breeding range into western Alaska,…
New Control Methods Can Help Protect Coral Reefs from Invasive Species

April 9, 2018

“Coral reefs are home to a significant diversity of marine life, provide valuable economic and environmental services to millions of people,…
Native invaders: a chink in the armour of ecological policy?

March 26, 2018

Invasive species are widely recognised as a major threat to the functioning of ecosystems and conservation of wildlife…
Roll up your sleeves: Invasive weeds need persistence to control

February 27, 2018

They float in the wind, get shaken off pets and wildlife, travel the world stuck to luggage or…
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