News tagged with invasive species

Drawing connections between food webs

Ecosystems today face various threats, from climate change to invasive species to encroaching civilization. If we hope to protect these systems and the species that live in them, we must understand them — an extremely ...

Apr 04, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Sea lampreys turning up the heat

(Phys.org) —Male sea lampreys may not be the best-looking creatures swimming in our lakes and streams, but they apparently have something going for them that the ladies may find irresistible.

Jun 27, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Efforts to close canal to Great Lakes

Efforts are underway to try and get the river locks on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal closed in order to stop the spread of two invasive species of fish known as the Asian carp and the Snakehead.

Aug 08, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast report

Sea lampreys fear the smell of death

A repellant for sea lampreys could be the key to better controlling one of the most destructive invasive species in the Great Lakes, says a Michigan State University researcher.

Aug 06, 2011 4.6 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast

Don't panic: The animal's guide to hitchhiking

New research suggests that hitch-hiking, once believed to be the exclusive domain of beat poets and wanderers, is in fact an activity that daring members of the animal kingdom engage in. And it may lead to a serious ecological ...

Oct 20, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast