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Darwin Had It Right All Along About Invasive Species
2014-10-06 03:25:14

Dov Sax of Brown University and Jason Fridley of Syracuse University aren't proposing a novel idea to explain species invasiveness. In fact, Charles Darwin articulated it first. What's new about Sax and Fridley's "Evolutionary Imbalance Hypothesis" (EIH) is that they've tested it using quantifiable evidence and report in Global Ecology and Biogeography that the EIH works well.

2011-09-29 10:18:28

Species' ability to overcome adversity goes beyond Darwin's survival of the fittest.

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2009-05-26 07:18:02

Scientists debate if, when and how to relocate plants, animals and insects whose habitats have been damaged by climate change.


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