Evolution makes invading species spread even faster
Today, invasive animals and plants spread all around the globe. Predicting the dynamics of these invasions is of great ecological and socioeconomical interest. Yet studying them is fundamentally challenging ...
Genetics provides new clues about lionfish invasion
New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Grey squirrels' role as hosts of Lyme disease bacteria under the spotlight
Grey squirrels have been described as one of the 'world's worst invasive species' and have caused a decline in indigenous red squirrel populations and damaged forestry in the UK.
Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined
The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers—fish from Japanese waters—when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.
Unresolved composition of Lantana camara: Impediment to its management
A group of plant invasion ecologists from University of Delhi, India have highlighted the need to disentangle the composition of the highly variable Lantana species complex in order to facilitate management effort ...
Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species
Hot water could be the answer to stopping aquatic invasive species from "hitchhiking" around Britain on anglers' and canoeists' kit, according to a new study.
Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened
From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists ...