Scientists offer new knowledge on 're-discovered' switchgrass moth
(PhysOrg.com) -- South Dakota State University scientists and their colleagues elsewhere are adding to what is known about an insect "re-discovered" in switchgrass research plots at SDSU.
Budding research links climate change and earlier flowering plants
According to research published today by a University of Cincinnati faculty member, native plants in southwestern Ohio are flowering significantly earlier, a finding he attributes, at least in part, to global ...
Invasive species -- the biggest threat to fish in the Mediterranean basin
An international team led by the Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia has carried out the first large-scale study of the threats facing freshwater fish in the Mediterranean basin. Invasive species, along ...
Family tree could identify species vulnerable to invaders, climate change
Change has been the norm for Wisconsin's forests over the last 50 years, and the next 50 are unlikely to pass quietly.
Invasive animals threaten natives as oceans heat up
Warmer oceans promote invasive animals and threaten natives, say UC Davis marine biologists who report striking new evidence from the eastern Pacific fishing harbor of Bodega Bay, Calif.
Climate change forcing a 'move it or lose it' approach to species conservation?
What does it take to save a species in the 21st century? The specter of climate change, with predicted losses to biodiversity as high as 35 percent, has some scientists and managers considering taking their conservation strategies ...
Scientists find new invasive fresh water clam species in Lake George
(PhysOrg.com) -- The new species (Corbicula fluminea) was located in the Village of Lake George and poses a serious threat to native mussels and the Lake George ecosystem, according to Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, direct ...
Economists weigh lost trade and costs of control against economic damages
How should a country respond to a biological invader that reaches its shores via cargo shipped as international trade?
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 ...
Follow the money: Wealth, population are key drivers of invasive species
A new study of biological invasions in Europe found they were linked not so much to changes in climate or land cover, but to two dominant factors - more money and more people.
Warming could change South Australia's weed pests
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hotter temperatures and reduced rainfall in South Australia due to climate change could prompt a period of 'weed change' across the state, according to a new report from CSIRO.
Are invasives bad? Not always, researchers say
In 1988, a mysterious invader washed upon the New Jersey shore. The Asian shore crab likely arrived in ballast from commercial ships, and it found its new home to be quite agreeable. More than two decades ...
Entomologists say biocontrol of insect pest in the Galapagos Islands is a major success
The Galapagos Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin, have a unique biota now highly threatened by invasive species because of increased tourism and population growth. Indeed, alien or exotic insects today ...
NYC study: 50 native plants disappearing
(AP) -- Oriental Bittersweet was an exotic foreigner still found mostly in East Asia when the New York Botanical Garden planted its first specimen in 1897.