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Philippines to fight invading species

Like some bad science-fiction movie, Philippine fishermen are encountering strange alien creatures: tough, speckled fish with sharp spines that tear and rip their nets.

Mar 09, 2011 not rated yet 0

Tolerant species more upwardly mobile

Only a few invasive plant species succeed in mountain regions. A team including ETH ecologists have now explained, with a rule that applies all over the world, why some exotics are more successful than others ...

Feb 09, 2011 not rated yet 0

Overseas lab seeks US weed control 'recruits'

The search is on for insects, mites, microbes or nematodes that could be used in a biologically based approach to controlling silverleaf nightshade, an invasive weed from the Americas that has spread to southern Europe, Africa, ...

Nov 24, 2010 not rated yet 0

Developing alternatives to invasive shrubs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Connecticut's largest group of ornamental plant growers recently took a big step towards curtailing the spread of invasive plants in the state. In June, the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape ...

Sep 08, 2010 not rated yet 0

Dogs outdo humans at detecting rare noxious weed

(PhysOrg.com) -- A field test in Montana pitted dog against human in an effort to identify and eradicate spotted knapweed. This weed threatens the survival of native species and can bring about both economic and ecosystem ...

Jun 23, 2010 not rated yet 0