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EU must take urgent action on invasive species
The EU must take urgent action to halt the spread of invasive species that are threatening native plants and animals across Europe, according to a scientist from Queen's University Belfast. View News Article (2014-04-17)

Scientists Identify New Potential Biocontrol for Skunk Vine
A new beetle that could be used to control the invasive weed skunk vine has been identified by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators. View News Article (2010-07-14)

Waterloo creates cutting-edge tool to help predict impact of invasive species
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have published results of a powerful new tool that could give ecologists new ways of tackling problems posed by deadly invasive species like Asian carp and Zebra mussels. View News Article (2015-03-19)

Climate change will speed spread of invasive fish to northern Europe
Spanish and French researchers have evaluated the spread of the invasive mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki, which is native to the United States and lives in Mediterranean rivers in Spain and France. View News Article (2010-04-30)

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)

Long-term effects of common pesticides on aquatic species
New research indicates that commonly-used insecticide mixtures continue to impact aquatic invertebrate species over multiple weeks, even when the chemicals are no longer detectable in water. View News Article (2015-11-17)

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)

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