News tagged with invasive species

Hidden crop pest threat to poorer nations revealed

The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to research led by the ...

Feb 10, 2014
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War on lionfish shows first promise of success

It may take a legion of scuba divers armed with nets and spears, but a new study confirms for the first time that controlling lionfish populations in the western Atlantic Ocean can pave the way for a recovery ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Researchers revise Darwin's thinking on invasive species

For more than a century and a half, researchers interested in invasive species have looked to Charles Darwin and what has come to be called his "naturalization conundrum." If an invader is closely related to species in a ...

Dec 02, 2013
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How waste wood works for forests

At first glance, they may look lush and green, but many of the nation's forests also are chock-full of brush—often, invasive species and disease-transmitting biomass—just waiting for a spark. "One of ...

Nov 21, 2013
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Invasive sparrows immune cells sharpen as they spread

When invasive species move into new areas, they often lose their natural enemies, including the microbes that make them sick. But new research from evolutionary biologists at the University of South Florida ...

Nov 20, 2013
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As crop indicators, weeds spread in warmer world

(Phys.org) —Weeds, those unwanted, unloved and annoying invasive plants that farmers and gardeners hate amid their plantings, are expanding to northern latitudes, thanks to rising temperatures.

Nov 08, 2013
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Study challenges prevailing view of invasive species

(Phys.org) —Zebra mussels. Asian carp. Kudzu. Chances are you recognize these names as belonging to invasive species—plants or animals that are relocated from their native habitat to a foreign land, only ...

Oct 25, 2013
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