Latest Invasive species Stories
Scientists from the Queen Mary, University of London, claim that almost 100 non-native freshwater species have successfully invaded the River Thames, making it one of the world’s most highly invaded freshwater systems.
Human activities and disturbances can put a significant amount of stress on local environments and a new research review has shown that the functional diversity in arid, desert environments can be affected by the hand of man.
Alien species have invaded! A national park that is. Park officials have closed Crater Lake to scuba divers due to invasive species.
Invasive species are responsible for the loss of natural resources and biodiversity, damages to infrastructure, and an uptick in infectious diseases. However, not all invasive species cause damage or pose a threat.
New research shows climate change could be impacting the populations of New England butterflies, decimating traditionally northern species and expanding the habitat of typically southern butterflies.
Hawaiian researchers can now add fish to the phrase “the best laid-plans of mice and men, often go awry," as John Steinbeck once translated from a famous Robert Burns’ poem.
The appearance and ecology of Atlantic coral reef habitats could be altered by yellow brittle star
University of Florida researchers curating a 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python, the largest found in Florida, discovered 87 eggs in the snake, also a state record.
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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