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2010-11-05 15:37:04

Clement Loo, a University of Cincinnati doctoral student in the philosophy program, was one of the featured researchers at the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association Nov. 4-6 in Montreal, Quebec. The association promotes research, teaching and free discussion of issues in the philosophy of science. Loo presented research themed around a Nov. 4 session on biology, evolution and selection. His paper was titled, "Invasive Species and Evaluating the Relative Significance of the...

2010-10-24 08:09:24

Mongolian rangelands and climate change, fire-prone landscapes, and invasive Spartina grasses in San Francisco Bay are among topics How do humans and their environment interact, and how can we develop an understanding of these processes to adapt to a planet undergoing far-reaching climate and other environmental changes? To answer these and related questions, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 14 grants to scientists, engineers and educators across the country to study coupled...

2010-08-30 08:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) will be showcasing Zequanox,(TM) its natural solution for the control of invasive mussels, at the International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS) in San Diego, California, August 29 to September 2, 2010. The conference is attended by participants from 30 countries, representing academia, industry, government agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders involved in the issues of aquatic invasive species, and seeking...

2010-08-09 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's ongoing efforts to control destructive forest pests and invasive vegetation in state forests and parks received an infusion of needed funds - and a strong vote of confidence -- through the recent approval of more than $350,000 in federal grants, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today. Five USDA Forest Service grants totaling $353,500 are earmarked for DCNR's bureaus of forestry and state parks...

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2010-07-14 07:40:00

Genetic analysis of Guam's cycads shows promising genetic diversity Cycads, "living fossil" descendents of the first plants that colonized land and reproduced with seeds, are rapidly going extinct because of invasive pests and habitat loss, especially those species endemic to islands. But new research on Cycas micronesica published recently as the cover article in Molecular Ecology calls into question the characterization of these plants as relicts (leftovers of formerly abundant organisms),...

2010-07-13 18:25:04

A new beetle that could be used to control the invasive weed skunk vine has been identified by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators. The insect, named Himalusa thailandensis, was found in Thailand by entomologists Bob Pemberton (now retired), with the ARS Invasive Plants Research Laboratory (IPRL) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Tony Wright, with the ARS Australian Biological Control Laboratory (ABCL) in Brisbane, Australia; and Amporn Winotai, a cooperator with the...

2010-06-16 22:18:21

In an effort to assess ties between birds' feeding habits and the spread of nonnative invasive plants, researchers provided ornithologists from four U.S. states with questionnaires on daily bird-plant encounters. The 1,143 unique interactions reported by the birders laid the groundwork for a study on the role of native birds in the seed dispersal of invasive plants throughout the U.S. Clare Aslan and Marcel Rejmánek of the University of California, Davis mailed questionnaires to more...

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2010-06-16 10:54:53

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. Wealth and population density, along with an increase in international trade and commerce, were the forces most strongly associated with invasive species that can disrupt ecosystems and cause severe ecological or agricultural damage, scientists said. An international group of 26 researchers reported the new findings...

2010-06-08 12:32:01

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. Wealth and population density, along with an increase in international trade and commerce, were the forces most strongly associated with invasive species that can disrupt ecosystems and cause severe ecological or agricultural damage, scientists said. An international group of 26 researchers reported the new...

2010-05-25 09:28:30

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered animal populations may often be under a much larger threat from parasites than previously recognized. It is widely believed that the absence of parasites in species which 'invade' ecosystems gives these 'invaders' an advantage in their new homes (the 'enemy release hypothesis'). But now, researchers from Queen's have discovered quite the opposite, with the presence of parasites in these invasive species actually increasing the damage...


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2008-04-30 23:09:30

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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