News tagged with invasive species

Not at home on the range

A new study on parasites that infect a marine snail suggests that though hosts might expand their geographical range, the parasites don't always follow.

Jul 09, 2014
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Invasion of the monogamous fish

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of St Andrews have made a shock discovery; that restricting a normally multiply mating fish to monogamous mating does not impair their colonisation ability. Their ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Earthworm invasion: calling all citizen scientists

Interloping earthworms are wiggling and nibbling their way through northern soils, wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. It's an invasion that can be slowed only with help from citizen scientists and other ...

Jun 24, 2014
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High-CO2 world threatens seabed life

Environmental change is transforming many parts of the north-east Atlantic seabed, and according to a newly-published paper this will almost certainly get worse in the coming decades.

Jun 20, 2014
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Busting an invasion myth of the Spanish slug

Spanish slugs (Arion lusitanicus) are one of the most common slug species in Central Europe. The animals sometimes nicknamed "killer slugs" are known to do their fair share of damage in fields and gardens. ...

Jun 18, 2014
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