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…

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Madison Arnold (Pensacola News Journal) reports on the latest news on the decline of the invasive lionfish population in Florida. According to the article, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is unsure of whether the apparent population decrease can be attributed to “a new disease, mitigation efforts, a natural ebb and flow of […]

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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…

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“Ravenous wild goats ruled this island for over a century. Now, it’s being reborn.” Michael Hingston (National Geographic, Science) writes about Redonda—an island belonging to Antigua—and its recovery process after the removal on invasive species. He writes, “The rocky island of Redonda, once stripped of its flora and fauna by invasive species, makes an astonishingly […]

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