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Kids' wildlife preferences differ from island to mainland
When asked to name their favorite wildlife, Bahamian children chose feral cats, dogs and pigs - invasive species that can be more damaging in an island environment. (2017-03-29)
Predicting future outcomes in the natural world
When pesticides and intentional fires fail to eradicate an invasive plant species, declaring biological war may be the best option. (2017-06-26)
Trade in invasive plants is blossoming
Every day, hundreds of different plant species -- many of them listed as invasive -- are traded online worldwide on auction platforms. (2015-10-03)
Marine invasive species benefiting from rising carbon dioxide levels
Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new report. (2015-11-06)
Study finds wide variation in use of minimally invasive surgery in US hospitals
A study published on the bmj.com today finds wide variation in the use of minimally invasive surgery at hospitals across the United States, despite better outcomes with minimally invasive surgery compared with traditional open surgery for many common procedures. (2014-07-08)
Invading species can extinguish native plants despite recent reports
Ecologists at the University of Toronto and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich have found that, given time, invading exotic plants will likely eliminate native plants growing in the wild despite recent reports to the contrary. (2013-01-15)
Invasive plant protects Australian lizards from invasive toad: Study
An invasive plant may have saved an iconic Australian lizard species from death at the hands of toxic cane toads, according to research published in the March issue of the American Naturalist. (2012-02-22)
Predators vs. alien: European shrimps win predatory battles with an American invader
British and Canadian ecologists have discovered that native European shrimps resist the invasion of lakes and rivers by an American shrimp, by killing and eating the colonists. (2013-10-11)
Adaptability to local climate helps invasive species thrive
The ability of invasive plants to rapidly adapt to local climates -- and potentially to climate change -- may be a key factor in how quickly they spread. (2013-10-17)
Mountain plants unable to withstand invasion
An international research team has studied the distribution of plant species in mountainous environments. (2010-01-21)
Once A Bully, Always A Bully, Invasive Non-Native Plants Tend To Be Aggressive Wherever They Find Themselves
In the aftermath of a hurricane, invasive non-native plants were the most successful in recolonizing a tropical hardwood forest in southern Florida. (1998-11-12)
Deep sea animals stowaway on submarines and reach new territory
Marine scientists studying life around deep-sea vents have discovered that some hardy species can survive the extreme change in pressure that occurs when a research submersible rises to the surface. (2012-05-24)
Invasive parasite destroying fish species
Researchers have discovered that a parasite carried by an invasive species of minnow is responsible for the dramatic declines and localized extinctions of a different minnow species in Europe during the past 40 years. (2005-06-22)
Black rat does not bother Mediterranean seabirds
Human activities have meant invasive species have been able to populate parts of the world to which they are not native and alter biodiversity there over thousands of years. (2009-10-02)
New dominant ant species discovered in Ethiopia shows potential for global invasion
A team of scientists conducting a recent biodiversity survey in the ancient church forests of Ethiopia made an unexpected discovery -- a rather infamous ant species (Lepisiota canescens) displaying signs of supercolony formation. (2016-11-22)
Regulation recommendations so that biofuel plants don't become weeds
In the United States, only species listed on state or federal noxious weed lists are regulated, and those lists are often biased toward species that affect agricultural crops. (2013-03-26)
Harlequin ladybirds escape enemies while native species succumb
The astonishing success of the alien invasive harlequin ladybird in Britain has given a team of scientists a unique opportunity to investigate a key ecological theory, the Enemy Release Hypothesis. (2013-12-04)
Midge keeps invasive mosquito in check, aiding native mosquitoes
The larvae of a tiny fly can influence the fate of native and invasive mosquitoes, with implications for human health. (2009-06-04)
All species are not created equal when assessing the impacts of species loss on ecosystems
In the June Ecology Letters, Smith and Knapp show with an extinction scenario, in which rare and uncommon plant species were removed but most common or dominant species were always present, no decline in aboveground plant growth of a native grassland community was observed. (2003-05-22)
Genetics provides new clues about lionfish invasion
New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new study led by the US Geological Survey. (2015-04-23)
New detection method for Goby invasion
Conventional methods of stock monitoring are unsuitable for certain fish species. (2016-01-27)
Follow the money: Wealth, population are key drivers of invasive species
A new study of biological invasions in Europe found they were linked not so much to changes in climate or land cover, but to two dominant factors -- more money and more people. (2010-06-07)
Blood is thicker than water for the common reed -- At least that's what the soil tells us
Northeastern University Professor Jennifer Bowen and University of Rhode Island Professor Laura Meyerson published a paper in Nature Communications on the native and invasive species of common reed Phragmites australis. (2017-09-05)
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. (2009-04-02)
US Forest Service and 2 universities team up to develop new ecosystems for Hawaiian forests
In collaboration with Stanford University and the University of Hawaii, Hilo, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station's Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry will begin research next spring on developing (2010-11-23)
DNA tracking tool tips the scales for distinguishing invasive fish
Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a particular body of water, scientists can now use DNA fragments suspended in water to catalog invasive or native species. (2017-07-17)
Queen's researchers reveal parasitic threat to animals and the environment
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered animal populations may often be under a much larger threat from parasites than previously recognized. (2010-05-25)
OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska
Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. (2016-12-15)
Looking beyond conventional networks can lead to better predictions
New research from a team of University of Notre Dame researchers led by Nitesh Chawla, Frank M. (2016-05-20)
Climate change's impact on invasive plants in Western US may create restoration opportunities
A new study has found that global climate change may lead to the retreat of some invasive plant species in the western United States, which could create unprecedented ecological restoration opportunities across millions of acres throughout America. (2009-01-27)
Little fire ant control is a big job
The little fire ant infestation on the island of Guam is spreading. (2014-09-09)
Biological invasions threaten developing countries
Invasions from alien species such as Japanese knotweed and grey squirrels threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world's poorest nations, new University of Exeter research shows. (2016-08-23)
'Trojan fish': Invasive rabbitfish spread invasive species
For some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. (2017-05-17)
Global plant diversity hinges on local battles against invasive species
In Missouri forests, dense thickets of invasive honeysuckle decrease the light available to other plants, hog the attention of pollinators and offer nutrient-stingy berries to migrating birds. (2013-01-23)
City life key to harlequin ladybird invasion
A new paper published in the Journal of Biogeography today concludes that the harlequin ladybird, an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habitats. (2014-10-12)
Symbiotic fungi promote invasion into diverse plant communities (Rudgers et al.)
The biodiversity of a community can affect its functional properties, including productiveness or ability to resist invasion by exotic species. (2003-12-10)
Tramp ant caught globetrotting under false name
An enigmatic invasive ant of unknown origin was recently revealed by an international team of scientists to actually be a commonly known species from Asia. (2015-12-14)
Study shows invasive species in waterways on rise due to climate change
One of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and the leisure and tourism industries is set to increase with climate change according to new research by Queen's University Belfast. (2014-03-26)
Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals
Reconsider relocating aquarium fish into your backyard pond. Restrain yourself from ordering exotic pets off the Internet, no matter how interesting they might look in the pictures. (2005-04-18)
Tiny fighters in sediments determine success of invasive marine plants
Armies of microbes that are invisible to the naked eye battle it out to determine whether exotic marine plants successfully invade new territory and replace native species, UNSW Sydney-led research shows. (2017-09-14)
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