Invasion of non-native species exposed by environmental DNA

A research group, headed by Dr. MINAMOTO Toshifumi (Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University), Dr. UCHII Kimiko (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Osaka Ohtani ...

Non-native plants are 'not a threat' to floral diversity

Non-native plants are commonly listed as invasive species, presuming that they cause harm to the environment at both global and regional scales. New research by scientists at the University of York has shown that non-native ...

Busting an invasion myth of the Spanish slug

Spanish slugs (Arion lusitanicus) are one of the most common slug species in Central Europe. The animals sometimes nicknamed "killer slugs" are known to do their fair share of damage in fields and gardens. The slug was thought ...

Lack of plant diversity spurs cankerworm damage in cities

Research from North Carolina State University finds that a lack of plant diversity is a key contributor to the widespread defoliation caused by cankerworms in cities, and highlights the role that increasing diversity can ...

Bird invaders 'moving in' to UK's nature reserves

A new study by scientists at the University of York and the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has demonstrated that nature reserves and other areas specially protected for wildlife, as well as being vital for native species, ...

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