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Controlling lion's share of lionfish

(Phys.org) —Three Simon Fraser University researchers and a recent graduate have co-authored the first study to demonstrate that beating back the fearsome lionfish will rejuvenate threatened native fish ...

Jan 27, 2014 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Biodiversity can flourish on an urban planet

Mention the word biodiversity to a city dweller and images of remote natural beauty will probably come to mind – not an empty car park around the corner. Wildlife, we think, should be found in wild places, ...

Jan 23, 2014 3 / 5 (3) 0

War on lionfish shows first promise of success

It may take a legion of scuba divers armed with nets and spears, but a new study confirms for the first time that controlling lionfish populations in the western Atlantic Ocean can pave the way for a recovery ...

Jan 22, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Warm winters let trees sleep longer

In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the winter, ...

Oct 30, 2013 4 / 5 (3) 0

Scientist urges us to 'embrace new invaders'

A University of York scientist claims that invasive species such as Himalayan balsam and rhododendron should be welcomed to Britain rather than reviled. At least, they should not be hated simply because they ...

Oct 04, 2013 3.5 / 5 (4) 1

Ecological Armageddon in forest fragments

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide's Professor Corey Bradshaw has found that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously ...

Sep 26, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast