As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.
yesterday • ~9 min
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Our study is the first to research the impact of online misinformation on biological invasions.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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The reality TV show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is under fire for using non-native insects while filming in the Welsh countryside.
Nov. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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First imported by zoos, wallabies proved to be adept escape artists that can survive in the British countryside.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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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
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Our research investigated 900 'alien' species across almost 200,000 protected areas worldwide.
June 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
June 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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