Invasive ticks are spreading without any males

All the adult Asian longhorned ticks found in the United States so far have been female. Here's why.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~5 min

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Don’t panic about Asian giant hornets

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."

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~4 min

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Blame foxes for decline of the ‘world’s happiest animal’

The decline of quokkas in Australia has been somewhat of a mystery, but resarcehers have a suspect. Invasive species, and foxes in particular.

Vanderbilt U. • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~4 min

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Can snails save coffee from fungus? It’s a risky idea

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.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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2 ways to deal with invasive species without toxic stuff

New strategies for controlling invasive species, including quagga and zebra mussels, aren't toxic and take local ecosystems into consideration.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Dec. 31, 2019 ~9 min

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Tool predicts which nonnative insects will go rogue

Scientists often don't know which nonnative insect will emerge as the next harmful invader. A new strategy uses evolutionary history to find out.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~6 min

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Robotic fish predator strikes fear into invasive species

Robotic fish may help control one of the world's most problematic invasive species by mimicking their natural predators.

Karl Greenberg-NYU • futurity
Sept. 16, 2019 ~5 min

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Invasive mosquitoes use ‘time-capsule’ eggs to move north

Asian tiger mosquitoes are pushing their geographical limits by laying eggs that don't hatch right away.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 26, 2019 ~6 min

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Can ‘trap, neuter, return’ really control cats? Maybe

Trap, neuter, return programs for free-roaming cats are controversial. New research says they can reduce populations and suffering, but only at scale.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Aug. 16, 2019 ~5 min

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Invasive pests kill enough trees to hamper carbon storage

Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, they cut the carbon storage of forests by the equivalent of emissions from 5 million cars.

Brian Wallheimer-Purdue • futurity
Aug. 15, 2019 ~4 min

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