News tagged with invasive species

The killer shrimp is not as bad as its reputation

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have discovered that the amphipod crustacean, which is native to the Ponto-Caspian region, is not a true predator and only plays an indirect role in the massive species ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Ecology
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Herbicides can't stop invasive plants. Can bugs?

Over the past 35 years, state and federal agencies have spent millions of dollars and dumped untold quantities of herbicides into waterways trying to control the invasive water chestnut plant, but the intruder just keeps ...

dateAug 31, 2016 in Ecology
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Fighting invasive species in michigan

Researchers from Michigan Technological University have received significant grants to tackle Eurasian Watermilfoil and Phragmites. They are developing novel strategies and community-based methods to combat the aquatic invaders.

dateAug 10, 2016 in Ecology
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How invasive plants influence an ecosystem

Acacia longifolia, a species of acacia from the Fabacean family that is native to Australia, was initially cultivated in Portugal as a means of securing sand dunes and is now spreading uncontrollably - with varying impact ...

dateJul 28, 2016 in Ecology
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