Tag Archives: invasive species

Goldenrod honey: misinformation is causing a biological invasion of this Canadian weed

Jeffrey Hamilton/Unsplash, FAL Magdalena Lenda, Polish Academy of Sciences and Johannes M H Knops, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University Refusal of vaccines, climate change denial, the spread of coronavirus, dangerous drug use – all can be linked to the rapid spread of misinformation over the internet. Our recently published study now adds a biological invasion to the list: Canadian goldenrod, a …

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Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species

A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Jørgen Berge, University of Tromsø; Carlos Duarte, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Dorte Krause-Jensen, Aarhus University; Karen Filbee-Dexter, Université Laval; Kimberly Howland, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), and Philippe Archambault, Université Laval At just over 14 million square kilometres, the Arctic Ocean …

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The diet of invasive toads in Mauritius has some rare species on the menu

The invasive guttural toad. Author supplied. James Baxter-Gilbert, Stellenbosch University The guttural toad (Sclerophrys gutturalis) is a common amphibian found in much of sub-Saharan Africa, from Angola to Kenya and down to eastern South Africa. With such a wide geographic range, and a liking for living in human-disturbed areas, it’s often seen in people’s backyards. Around gardens it can be …

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Resilvestración: ¿Podemos devolver a Canarias la biodiversidad que le robamos?

Paloma rabiche (‘Columba junoniae’), especie reintroducida en la isla de Gran Canaria. Aurelio Martín, Author provided Juan Carlos Illera Cobo, Universidad de Oviedo La futura Ley de Biodiversidad y de los Recursos Naturales de Canarias se encuentra actualmente en consulta pública antes de su aprobación. Debido al gran número de especies endémicas que albergan, las islas son uno de los …

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