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Invasive forage grass leads to grassland bird decline

The prairies of North America once covered vast stretches of land, with towering grasses creating ideal nesting and forage habitat for grassland birds. But...

Is there a way to predict the behavior of invasive weeds?

Is it possible to predict which nonnative plant species will become invasive weeds and when? According to research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science...

Invasive species threatens a global biodiversity hotspot

Scientists call for action to tackle the threat of invasive tree species to a global biodiversity hotspot. An invasive Australian tree is now posing a...

Invasive plants are good in pioneering new environments

It's no secret that globalization, aided by climate change, is helping invasive species gain a foothold across the planet. What came as something of...

Fungal contacts with trees explain non-native plant invasions

New research published by a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service and Purdue University suggests that tiny soil fungi that help and...

Poison-ivy an unlikely hero in warding off exotic invaders?

Dozens of studies have looked at the effects of Japanese knotweed on natural communities in Europe and North America. Yet Bucknell University professor Chris Martine still...

Removing invasive plants can increase biodiversity in streams

Restoration projects to remove invasive plants can make a positive impact on native plant species. But a new study featured in the journal Invasive...