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How invasive species threaten bats
A new review is the first to describe the scope of threats to bats by invasive species. (2017-08-30)
Invasive plant outcompeted by its native ancestors
Invasive plants are believed to double-profit from loss of natural enemies and subsequent evolution of less chemically defended but more competitive genotypes, which take over their new habitats. (2004-03-18)
Fighting crimes against biodiversity
Invasive species which have the potential to destroy biodiversity and influence global change could be tracked and controlled in the same way as wanted criminals, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London. (2012-02-09)
Threatened or invasive? Species' fates identified
A new ecological study led by a University of Adelaide researcher should help identify species prone to extinction under environmental change, and species that are likely to become a pest. (2008-06-12)
NASA research to aid federal invasive species council efforts
NASA recently accepted an invitation to join the National Invasive Species Council (NISC). (2005-02-02)
Research shows the impact of invasive plants can linger long after eradication
A new study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows the impact of weedy invaders can linger for years. (2017-05-18)
New EPA grant will help develop early detection technology for high-risk invasive species
The University of Notre Dame has received a $599,931 Environmental Protection Agency grant under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to develop technologies for the early detection of invasive species using environmental DNA. (2012-10-03)
Mobile app makes ID of harmful plants, insects in Texas a snap
A free mobile app from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center helps ID harmful organisms in Texas. (2014-08-28)
River Thames invaded with foreign species
The second longest river in the UK, the River Thames, contains 96 non-native species, making it one of the most highly invaded freshwater systems in the world. (2012-10-08)
Biocontrol research on Brazilian peppertree in Florida discovers new cryptic species
A species of moth from Brazil that was being considered for biocontrol of the Brazilian peppertree in Florida was sent to a USDA-Agricultural Research Service research entomologist for identification. (2013-02-06)
Invasive plants: Arming to defend and win
Presentations will focus on technological and partnership strategies to eradicate and control nonnative invasive plants in the Southeastern United States. (2005-04-29)
Expert talks on invasive species Wednesday in D.C.
Susan Williams, UC Davis professor of environmental science and director of Bodega Marine Laboratory, will address leaders of major environmental non-government agencies on Wednesday (Dec. (2002-12-10)
'Dirty dozen' invasive species threaten UK
Parts of the UK are at greater risk of invasion by non-native aquatic species than previously thought, according to new research. (2013-05-01)
European fire ant impacts forest ecosystems by helping alien plants spread
An invasive ant species that has become increasingly abundant in eastern North America not only takes over yards and delivers a nasty sting, it's helping the spread of an invasive plant species. (2014-12-23)
Examining the Lacey Act
Andrea Fowler, David Lodge, and Jennifer Hsia (University of Notre Dame) examined the efficacy of the Lacey Act in their research communication, (2007-09-10)
Relationship between invasive plants, fire subject of new report
A new general technical report published by the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station explores the dynamics between fire and invasive plants by summarizing completed and ongoing research conducted as part of the Joint Fire Science Program. (2007-12-07)
Global ISU study: Invasive species widespread, but not more than at home range
Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being bad for a new ecosystem when they are introduced. (2011-03-01)
Study: Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows. (2014-12-11)
UC doctoral student presents research at international conference
Clement Loo presents research at the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. (2010-11-04)
Researchers revise Darwin's thinking on invasive species
Rebutting Charles Darwin, researchers writing in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences say the relatedness of native and introduced species is not as important as the details of how they go about doing their business. (2013-12-02)
Keeping invasive species out of the Great Lakes
A new report from the National Research Council, (2008-07-14)
Non-native plants are 'not a threat' to floral diversity
Non-native plants are commonly listed as invasive species, presuming that they cause harm to the environment at both global and regional scales. (2015-03-23)
Eradicating invasive species sometimes threatens endangered ones
What should resource managers do when the eradication of an invasive species threatens an endangered one? (2014-05-30)
Are invasive plants a problem in Europe? Controversial views among invasion biologists
The apparent expert consensus that the spread of new species (invasion) is a serious environmental problem does not necessarily reflect the thinking of researchers in the field. (2014-02-03)
Invasive 'Rasberry Crazy Ant' in Texas now identified species
The Rasberry Crazy Ant is an invasive ant that was first noticed infesting areas around Houston, Texas, 10 years ago, but its species identity has only been established in a paper published Sept. (2012-09-19)
Scientist names top 5 invasive plants threatening Southern forests in 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station Ecologist Jim Miller, Ph.D., one of the foremost authorities on nonnative plants in the South, today identified the invasive plant species he believes pose the biggest threats to southern forest ecosystems in 2009. (2009-01-12)
When eradicating invasive species threatens endangered species recovery
Efforts to eradicate invasive species increasingly occur side by side with programs focused on recovery of endangered ones. (2014-05-29)
Bioinvasion ecology: 'Biological Invasions in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems'
New book presents a clear and accessible understanding of biological invasions, its impacts, patterns and mechanisms in both aquatic and terrestrial systems. (2016-03-21)
Mapping invasive alien species of Union concern
The first ever Baseline Distribution of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern has been published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. (2017-07-13)
Invasive species as junk food for predators
The one upshot to the appearance of an invasive species --that it might provide native predators with additional food --comes with some caveats. (2015-10-14)
Home and away: How do invasive plant species dominate native species?
Invasive plant species present a serious environmental, economic and social problem worldwide as their abundance can lead to lost native biodiversity and ecosystem functions, such as nutrient cycling. (2011-02-01)
Invasive alien plant control assessed for the Kruger National Park in South Africa
Along with urban and agricultural encroachment and pollution mitigation, managing invasive alien species is a key intervention needed to protect biodiversity. (2017-06-06)
NOAA awards $2.5 million for research on invasive species in the Great Lakes
NOAA has awarded $2.5 million to the University of Notre Dame and its partners to predict the next wave of invasive species likely to enter the Great Lakes and to identify cost-effective countermeasures. (2010-08-02)
Climate change opens new avenue for spread of invasive plants
A team of researchers from the Netherlands and the University of Florida has found that plants that range beyond their normal distribution because of warming climates may have advantages over native plants. (2008-11-19)
UBC researchers weed out ineffective biocontrol agents
Biocontrol programs use an invasive plant's natural enemies (insects and pathogens) to reduce its population. (2013-04-18)
Entomological Society of America releases statement on the dangers of invasive species
The Entomological Society of America has issued a statement about the dangers of invasive species and the potential threats they pose to US national interests by undermining food security, trade agreements, forest health, ecosystem services, environmental quality, and public health and recreation. (2016-04-28)
UT Arlington zebra mussels expert to receive national recognition
UT Arlington biology professor emeritus Robert McMahon, widely known for his research of invasive zebra mussels, will receive the National Invasive Species Council's Lifetime Achievement Award Feb. (2015-02-17)
Invasive species use landmarking to find love in a hopeless place
Tiny populations of invasive species such as Asian carp start their domination of new ecosystems by hanging out at local landmarks, according to a new study published in the journal Theoretical Ecology this week. (2015-03-13)
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. (2015-11-16)
Waging war on invasive plant species: Effects of invasives persist even after removal
Invasive species cost an estimated $1.4 trillion annually in their environmental and economic impacts worldwide and are second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity. (2011-08-09)
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