News tagged with invasive species

Invasive plants can boost blue carbon storage

When invasive species enter the picture, things are rarely black and white. A new paper has revealed that some plant invaders could help fight climate change by making it easier for ecosystems to store "blue carbon"—the ...

dateOct 01, 2018 in Environment
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New invasive bryozoan arrives in Alaskan waters

Alaska has a near-pristine marine ecosystem—it has fewer invasive species in its waters than almost any other state in the U.S. But that could be changing. With help from local volunteers, biologists at the Smithsonian ...

dateSep 27, 2018 in Ecology
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Invasive pines fueled 2017 fires in South Africa

The replacement of natural fynbos vegetation with pine plantations in the southern Cape, and the subsequent invasion of surrounding land by invasive pine trees, significantly increased the severity of the 2017 Knysna wildfires. ...

dateSep 07, 2018 in Environment
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