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Exotic Species News
May 21, 2019

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A new study reveals the loss of plant diversity harms the humble bumblebee at a critical stage in its development from egg ... read more
Research shows that animals move faster through 'low quality' habitats (fulfilling a minimum of resources for survival) -- ... read more
The combination of a big population, good genes and luck helps explain how a species of fish in the Houston Ship Channel was able to adapt to what normally would be lethal ... read more
While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study provides an estimate on bumble bee ... read more
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Even More Amphibians Are Endangered Than We Thought

Due to a lack of data on many amphibian species, only about 44 percent of amphibians have up-to-date assessments on their risk of extinction, compared to nearly 100% of both birds and mammals. Now, ... read more

Ash Dieback Is Predicted to Cost £15 Billion in Britain

A team of researchers calculated the true economic cost of ash dieback -- and the predictions are ... read more

Hunting Jeopardizes Forest Carbon Storage, Yet Is Overlooked in Climate Mitigation Efforts

The loss of animals, often due to unregulated or illegal hunting, has consequences for the carbon storage capacity of forests, yet this link is rarely mentioned in high-level climate policy ... read more

Cattle Ranching Could Help Conserve Rare African Antelope, Lions

Ranch managers' placement of cattle corrals away from Jackson's hartebeest likely would allow the antelope species to increase, with lions focused on the zebras that congregate at the ... read more

Forest fires are causing snow to melt earlier in the season, a trend occurring across the western US that may affect water supplies and trigger even more fires, according to a new ... read more

Pest-Killing Fungi Could Protect NYS Grapes, Apples from Invasive Insect

Two fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on ... read more

US Cities Host More Regionally Unique Species Than Previously Thought

To better understand whether rapidly growing cities are hosting the same species, a team analyzed an immense volume of data gathered by citizen scientists during the four-day global City Nature ... read more

For Certain Invasive Species, Catching Infestation Early Pays Off

Researchers have conducted a global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien species' impacts on native species as invaders become more ... read more

Researchers trekked through the forests and coffee fields of Costa Rica to study how tropical birds were faring in a changing agricultural landscape. Through painstaking banding of individual birds, ... read more

Lionfish Genes Studied for Clues to Invasive Prowess

What makes the red lionfish (Pterois volitans) such a successful and powerful invader in Atlantic Ocean waters compared to its rather lamb-like existence in its native Pacific Ocean? A new study ... read more

Massive Ecological and Economic Impacts of Woody Weed Invasion in Ethiopia

Scientists have revealed the massive ecological and economic impacts that the invasive alien tree Prosopis juliflora has had across the Afar Region of north eastern ... read more

Immense Pacific Coral Reef Survey Shows Green Sea Turtle Populations Increasing

Densities of endangered green turtles are increasing in Pacific coral reefs, according to the first comprehensive in-water survey of turtle populations in the ... read more

Antarctica: The Final Frontier for Marine Biological Invasions?

A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity. The research is an important step in the quest to understand whether invasive ... read more

How Does Wildlife Fare After Fires?

Fire ecologists and wildlife specialists have made key discoveries in how wildlife restores itself after bushfires, and what conservationists can do to assist the ... read more

Continuing Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil spill in history. ... read more

The iconic 'death roll' of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new ... read more

Neotropical Cloud Forests to Lose What Most Defines Them: Clouds

In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue increasing as they have ... read more

Tree Dens Play a Critical Role in Panda Lifestyle

An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave ... read more

Researchers have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are, among other things, important across the Northeast for the pollination of major local crops like apples, blueberries and ... read more

Researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of ... read more

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