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When plants become space invaders

Declines in native biodiversity can open opportunities for imported species to not only grab a foothold in a new territory, but also to evolve into invasive pests.

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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How DNA is helping us fight back against pest invasions

They are the original globe trekkers. From spiders bunking along with humanity's spread into south-eastern Asia, to sea squirts hopping on military craft returning after the Korean War, invasive species have enveloped the globe. ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Variability helps mammals to become invasive

From the time humans began discovering and conquering new continents, they also started transporting animals and plants around the world and releasing them in locations where they never occurred before. Most ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Ecology
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