We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity rivers endangered-species freshwater-biology invasive-species crustaceans
The world missed all 20 targets for stemming the tide of biodiversity loss. But there has been some progress over the last decade.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change biodiversity extinction united-nations wildlife invasive-species habitat-loss species-loss unep convention-on-biodiversity
Our research investigated 900 'alien' species across almost 200,000 protected areas worldwide.
June 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: wildlife-conservation invasive-species national-parks protected-areas conservation-biology
Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
June 3, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biology shellfish worms calcium-carbonate aquaculture food-webs ecosystems invasive-species parasites zoology scallops abalone larvae
Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: insects agriculture wildlife japan entomology pollinators asia invasive-species honeybees wild-bees
Asian giant hornets have arrived in a small portion of the United States. "We do not know how the species arrived in the United States but it is important to not overreact."
May 6, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: insects bees pollinators honey-bees invasive-species earth-and-environment
Imports of lavender and rosemary will also be restricted from today to halt a deadly plant infection.
April 20, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: invasive-species lavender xylella-fastidiosa
The decline of quokkas in Australia has been somewhat of a mystery, but resarcehers have a suspect. Invasive species, and foxes in particular.
April 7, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: climate-change extinction endangered-species invasive-species earth-and-environment predators marsupials
Coffee rust is a huge problem, but an invasive snail seems to eat its spores off leaves. Scientists say it's a potential strategy, but isn't without risks.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: agriculture food coffee latin-america ecosystems invasive-species puerto-rico featured science-and-technology earth-and-environment mollusks
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