Latest Invasive species Stories
North Carolina State University researchers have found that a subset of fungus-farming ambrosia beetles may be in the early stages of a global epidemic threatening a number of economically important trees, including avocados, poplars and oaks.
America get ready: a new delicacy may be coming to a table near you.
Revised rules will help prevent future infestations of non-native invasive insects, diseases, and plants ARLINGTON, Va., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
This week the scientific journal Ecology Letters has published a synthesis of the ecological impacts of invasive plants worldwide.
Hundreds of species across Europe are under threat of extinction in a 'crisis of biodiversity', according to European Union Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik.
Amphibian declines around the world have forced many species to the brink of extinction, are much more complex than realized and have multiple causes that are still not fully understood, researchers conclude in a new report.
A new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that people, governments, and institutions that shape the way people interact may be just as important for determining environmental conditions as the environmental processes themselves.
The phrase "invasive plant species" typically evokes negative images such as broad swaths of kudzu smothered trees along the highway or purple loosestrife taking over wetlands and clogging waterwaysâ€”and as such, invasive plants are largely viewed as major threats to native biodiversity.
Weed scientists representing scientific societies from across the nation are protesting a decision to â€˜zero outâ€™ funding for an Army Corps of Engineers research program that helps to protect our nation's waterways and water supply from invasive weeds. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 Today the Weed Science Society of America(WSSA) announced it has joined nearly a dozen national and regional weed management associations in expressing strong support for continued funding of...
New strategy helps ships screen for unwanted passengers.
The Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas), is the native oyster of the Pacific coast of Korea, Japan and China. It has been introduced to North America, especially in Puget Sound, Washington, and to the Australian states of Tasmania and South Australia. It is an important commercial harvest in all of these places, as well as New Zealand where the Pacific oyster has replaced the native rock oyster, Crassostrea glomerata, as the main commercial species. The Pacific oyster is an invasive species...
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