Category Archives: BioInvasion

Cost of Invasive Species in the United States

[ My note: It’s been 15 years since this paper was written, yet it is so thorough and well-written that it stands up well today and still cited by thousands of other papers as the best estimate of what invasive … Continue reading

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Aquatic Invasive species

Allegra Cangelosi. 9 Jan 2003. Blocking Invasive Aquatic Species. Federal law must be updated to stop introductions of nonnative organisms, especially by ships. Issues in science and technology. National Academy of Sciences. Examples of invasive aquatic species Voracious snakehead fish … Continue reading

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Invasive Species prevent new species from evolving: human induced mass extinction recovery will take longer than thought

Richard A. Kerr. February 10, 2012.More Than One Way for Invaders to Wreak Havoc.   Science: Vol. 335:646 Ravenous pythons and anacondas invading the Florida Everglades are ravaging the local ecology. But a study published last month suggests that invasive species … Continue reading

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Super Weeds resistant to GMO pesticides are taking over millions of acres

Coombs, Amy. May 20, 2012. Revenge of the Weeds. Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.  the-scientist.com Please read the above article, below are some excerpts: Weeds are developing resistance to glyphosate—the most common … Continue reading

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BioInvasion

BioInvasion Overview Animals           Diseases          Insects             Ocean              Plants Over 50,000 non-native species cause over $120 billion dollars of damage, per year, in the United States More than 120,000 species have invaded the USA, UK, Australia, India, South Africa and Brazil Invaders … Continue reading

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Animal BioInvasion

Mongoose. Brought to kill rats in sugar plantations in Puerto Rico and Hawaii in the 1800s.  Now they’re destroying native birds, amphibians, and reptiles that would have been beneficial for pest control.  12 species of reptiles and amphibians have been … Continue reading

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Insect BioInvasion

Ant BioInvasion Crazy Ants are replacing Fire ants.  This is not a good thing!  If you do some research on crazy ants, you will miss the fire ants.  Researchers reported that where crazy ants take hold, the numbers and types … Continue reading

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Ocean BioInvasion

 January 2016. Potential invasive species identified in S. Gulf of Mexico. November 2015. Marine invasive species benefiting from rising carbon dioxide levels Territories changing due to ocean acidification. March 2013. Invasive species: Understanding the threat before it’s too late. 7 … Continue reading

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