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Are all alien encounters bad?

The pages of ecological history are filled with woeful tales of destruction from non-native species -- organisms that originated elsewhere.

dateAug 30, 2011 in Ecology
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Falcons and snakes call Sydney home

An ecology survey of Sydney's inner city Monday found it is home to a variety of wildlife, including peregrine falcons and the dangerous red-bellied black snake.

dateMay 23, 2011 in Ecology
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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.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Ecology
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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, ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in Ecology
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