UH Manoa researchers release results of statewide survey of snail, slug invasions in Hawai'i
Hawai`i's ongoing problem with invasive species such as snails and slugs, including their serious impact on plant nurseries and other aspects of the local horticultural industry, has been investigated and documented by four University of Hawai`i at Mānoa researchers. It is the first document...
Biological invasions increasing due to freshwater impoundments, says CU-Boulder study
The growing number of dams and other impoundments is increasing the number of invasive species and the speed at which they spread, putting natural lakes at risk, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The research team combined data on water chemistry, the distribution of fi...
Experimental treatment halts hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns
...ivity. The enzyme then damages the brain blood vessels and the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a protective system designed to prevent invasions
of blood-borne materials, in particular inflammatory cells or potential contaminants, into the central nervous system.
Dr. Kuan and his colleagues ...
Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others
... fields that were studied.
Knowing this finding about nitrogen cycling with the white pine species may lead to important discoveries in how to stop invasions
of other non-native species, like the Eastern red cedar, a destructive invader in the Great Plains; green ash, hackberry, or Chinese elms, or eventual...
Will Europe at last unite to combat thousands of alien invaders?
...nd institutional coordination across Member States to tackle the problem of invasions
"Currently, responsibility for invasive species management...ority (EFSA) that rarely communicate with each other and where the topic of invasions
is only one of many areas of activity" says Philip Hulme lead author of the...
Penn biologists demonstrate that size matters... in snail shells
... century, the Gulf of Maine has experienced reductions in the size and abundance of native predators of dogwhelks, increases in ocean temperatures and invasions
of new predators, and all three factors could have played a role. Overfishing of native predators of dogwhelks, such as fish, and increases in tempera...
Highlights from the March editions of ESA journals
...te, however, that this combination treatment also favored nonnative species invasions
at some sites. In addition, a combination of prescribed burns and mechanica...heir models can be modified and used in other systems to predict biological invasions
anywhere in the world.
Ibez I., J.A. Silander Jr., A.M. Wilson, N. LaFl...
Invasions by alien plants have been mapped in European Union
... Biological invasions
are one of the major threats to biodiversity and i...aded.
The first map of the level of alien plant invasions
in European Union was published in the Wiley-Black...
"We found that the highest risk of alien plant invasions
was in agricultural and urban ecosystems. Low leve...
11,000 alien species invade Europe
...an Union that provides new knowledge on biological invasions
in Europe. Biological invasions
by alien species often result in a significant los... for documenting current invasions, predicting new invasions
and preventing future invasions. Crucial informati...
Study: Wildlife need more complex travel plans
...ematical models (sets of equations) to understand natural
systems. His analyses have shed light on environmental issues as
diverse as salt marsh grass invasions
in San Francisco Bay; climate
change and coral reefs; and marine reserves and fish populations. In
2006, Hastings received the Robert H. MacArthur Awa...