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Climate change opens new avenue for spread of invasive plants
Plants that range northward because of climate change may be better at defending themselves against local enemies than native plants. View News Article (2008-11-20)

Will Europe at last unite to combat thousands of alien invaders?
Europe's borders have been breached by thousands of plants and animal species from other parts of the world: from the American mink to the New Zealand flatworm. The invaders feed on, hybridise with, parasitise and out-compete native species. View News Article (2009-04-06)

Mountain plants unable to withstand invasion
An international research team has studied the distribution of plant species in mountainous environments. The study shows that mountain plant communities are not particularly resistant to invasion by exotic species. The scientists also warn that these may become more aggressive as global warming gets a grip. View News Article (2010-01-22)

75 percent of Spanish zoos at risk of exotic animals escaping
Lions, bears, monkeys, crocodiles, parrots and iguanas may seem inoffensive at first glance when they're behind bars in zoos. View News Article (2010-11-24)

Wildlife corridors sometimes help invasive species spread, UF research finds
When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all. View News Article (2014-08-07)

Cold War offered odd benefit -- it limited species invasions
A recent study about movement of bird species during the Cold War outlines one of the perils facing an expanding global economy - along with international trade comes the potential for a significant increase in invasive species that can disrupt ecosystems. View News Article (2010-01-08)

Notre Dame researchers demonstrate new DNA detection technique
A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel DNA detection method that could prove suitable for many real-world applications.  View News Article (2011-12-19)

Previously, the Fast Revascularisation during Instability in Coronary Artery Disease (FRISC) II investigators showed that the drug dalteparin lowered the risk of death, myocardial infarction, and need for revascularisation in patients with unstable coronary artery disease. The question was raised, however, of whether myocardial infarction was a useful endpoint to measure, since its impact might... View News Article (2000-06-28)

Invasive species -- the biggest threat to fish in the Mediterranean basin
An international team led by the Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia has carried out the first large-scale study of the threats facing freshwater fish in the Mediterranean basin. View News Article (2010-11-11)

Alien plants attack using 'resource conservation' as weapon, researchers say
One of the most serious and least understood threats to the world's ecosystems is the problem of invasive species-exotic plants, animals and other organisms that are brought into habitats and subsequently spread at a rapid rate, often replacing native species and reducing biodiversity. View News Article (2007-05-02)

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