Delayed legacy of invasive species
Discovery: Some frogs eliminate foreign objects via their bladders
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 ...
'Family' matters when predicting ecosystems' reaction to global change, study finds
Humans are rapidly changing the look and function of earth's ecosystems, from the increase of greenhouse gases to the unintentional and harmful spread of plants and animals to new environments. A major challenge ...
Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils
Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.
Less than $200 million would conserve Atlantic Forest in Brazil, researchers find
Brazil could conserve its valuable Atlantic Forest by investing just 0.01 per cent of its annual GDP, according to a new study.
Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predator
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that ...
Climate change accelerates hybridization between native and invasive species of trout
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate.
Excessive deer populations hurt native plant biodiversity
(Phys.org) —Too much garlic mustard in your neighborhood forest? Actually, the problem may be too many deer.
Insect and plant communities display surprising endurance against heat
(Phys.org) —A study that transplanted a selection of Australian native plant species to a warmer climate has discovered that although changing environmental conditions impacts individual insect species, ...
Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought
The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in biodiversity. Yet, according to a new study involving 147 cities worldwide, surprisingly high numbers of ...
Researchers find native male praying mantises falling prey to invading females
Impacts of plant invasions become less robust over time
Among the most impressive ecological findings of the past 25 years is the ability of invasive plants to radically change ecosystem function. Yet few if any studies have examined whether ecosystem impacts ...
Adaptability to local climate helps invasive species thrive
University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely ...