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Study Shows Invasive Plants More Likely To Be Replaced By Other 'Invasives'
2013-11-20 14:16:55

Among the most impressive ecological findings of the past 25 years is the ability of invasive plants to radically change ecosystem function.

Researchers Show Invasive Sparrows Immune Cells Sharpen As They Spread
2013-11-20 13:39:25

Scientists unlock mysteries of invasive species by studying English sparrows which have spread to Kenya.

Invasive Plant Thrives Because It Adapts Quickly To Local Climates
2013-10-17 14:25:07

University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely rapidly, flowering about three weeks earlier as it has spread to northern Ontario.

European Shrimp Win Predatory Battles With An American Invader
2013-10-11 12:24:02

A shrimp from America has been invading Europe's rivers and lakes for several decades, but something seems to be preventing this colonist from becoming numerous and problematic, like so many other invaders - such as the Californian grey squirrel and American crayfish.

Human Life Span Linked To Endangered Species
2013-10-10 08:59:22

A new study reveals that as human life expectancy increases, so does the number of endangered and invasive bird and mammal species.

Story Of Ancient Invasive Species North America
2013-08-22 11:59:50

A new study tells the story of an invasion and domination that took place around 450 million years ago in North America.

Invasive Ladybugs Use Biological Warfare On Native Species
2013-05-17 14:49:56

German researchers have uncovered another cautionary tale about the importation of a species that quickly becomes an invasive threat. Introduced to Europe and North America for the purpose of controlling pesky greenhouse aphids, the Asian lady beetle escaped into the ecosystem and quickly dominated the local ladybug population.

2013-05-06 11:32:51

Globalization, with its ever increasing demand for cargo transport, has inadvertently opened the flood gates for a new, silent invasion.

Marsh Crabs Show Ecological Benefits Of Invasive Species
2013-04-04 10:17:30

In the marsh system around Cape Cod researchers have found that an invasive species of crab is helping to restore balance to a distressed ecosystem.


Latest Invasive species Reference Libraries

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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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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.