Tag Archives: invasive species

Predictions of common reed expansion into new areas

The common reed can form dense reed beds in wetland areas which often push out other plants.
The common reed can form dense reed beds in wetland areas which often push out other plant species.

ResearchBlogging.org A new study maps the spread of the potentially damaging common reed along the southern coast of Finland.  Continue reading Predictions of common reed expansion into new areas

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Risky business? Using biological control methods to eradicate a marine pest species

Can the New Zealand sea  urchin be used as a biocontrol agent of invasive species?
Can the New Zealand sea urchin be used as a biocontrol agent of invasive species?

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Boosting the natural population of New Zealand sea urchins may help to eliminate an invasive Asian sea kelp, but at what cost?  Continue reading Risky business? Using biological control methods to eradicate a marine pest species