The ongoing challenge of tackling Himalayan balsam in the British Isles — The Invasives Blog

Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera), an invasive species native to the foothills of the Himalayas, is an extremely problematic weed in the British Isles, and one of the species CABI is working to help control in the natural environment. Imported to the British Isles for its alluring pink flowers, over the past 50 years the plant…

The ongoing challenge of tackling Himalayan balsam in the British Isles — The Invasives Blog

The LA Times reports The people who guard the gulls that nest on Mono Lake’s islets in the eastern Sierra Nevada have used dynamite, electric fences and lawsuits to protect the birds from wily coyotes and diversions of water to Los Angeles. Through it all, California gulls returned each year to rear new generations of their species […]

via Mono Lake’s California gulls must contend with invasive weeds — Natural History Wanderings

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, CABI is ensuring that efforts to combat invasive species are continuing. The CABI centre in Pakistan organized a one-day online workshop on the development of Pest Management Decision Guides (PMDGs) and Technical Briefs on the invasive pests: fall armyworm, parthenium weed, and Tuta absoluta. The workshop was conducted online…

via Using online workshops to ensure the fight against invasive species continues in Pakistan — The Invasives Blog

Image CC0 Public Domain This article was originally published by the University of Western Australia. Read the original article. New research from The University of Western Australia has shed light on why some invasive plants make a better comeback after a fire, outstripping native species in the race for resources. The findings, published today in Nature…

via Scientists uncover how invasive plants gain a head start after fire — The Invasives Blog

Dr. Haq & Dr. Ali (centre) discussing the new invasive threats and their possible biological solutions with training participants. Biological control is a key element of an integrated pest management strategy. Not only is it environmentally safe but it is also important for sustainable crop production. Among various biocontrol methods, increasing the presence of natural…

via Learning about the commercial aspects of biological control to combat pests and new invasive threats in Pakistan — The Invasives Blog