Latest Invasive species Stories
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.
A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion.
Invasive species such as kudzu, privet and garlic mustard can devastate ecosystems, and, until now, scientists had little reason to believe that native plants could mount a successful defense.
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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