Latest Invasive species Stories
Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being bad for a new ecosystem when they are introduced.
Conservation and fishing groups are calling on the federal government to improve outdated laws and prevent the next invasion WASHINGTON, Feb.
Harmful invasive species that cause a multibillion-dollar annual drain on our nationâ€™s economy will be the focus of National Invasive Species Awareness Week -- scheduled for February 28-March 4, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Non-native insects and diseases can spread by traveling on wood packaging and other untreated wood ARLINGTON, Va., Feb.
As yet another invasive animal becomes established, environmental groups call on the federal government to screen the trade of imported animals and prevent the next problem invasion WASHINGTON, Feb.
A team of scientists has discovered that human-introduced, invasive species of plants can have positive ecological effects.
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.
An influx of invasive species can stop the dominant natural process of new species formation and trigger mass extinction events.
Animals and plants introduced from foreign habitats may not seem harmful and can coexist with native species for decades, according to a European study published Monday.
While Asian carp, gypsy moths and zebra mussels hog invasive-species headlines, many invisible invaders are altering ecosystems and flourishing outside of the limelight.
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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