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Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Radio Tracking Helps Hunt Burmese Pythons

When invasive Burmese pythons are breeding, radio-tracking one python can help find and capture more, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says. Thus, UF/IFAS scientists say this technique can help them remove the pythons. “This is one more tool we can add to our tool box to help us combat

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Invasive Crabs Changing Ecology of Narragansett Bay

KINGSTON, R.I., April 18, 2016—Niels-Viggo Hobbs has spent a great deal of time in recent years exploring tide pools and the rocky shoreline of Rhode Island, and he said that the ecology of the shore has changed dramatically in the last two decades due to one relatively recent invader: the Asian shore crab. “Twenty years

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

A Tree Hugger, With a Twist

In a recent paper in Ecology Letters that looked at all the research on the topic, it was confirmed what was first documented nearly a decade ago: that throughout tropical forests in Central and South America, vines are slowly taking over. “Lianas are increasing in tropical forests, no doubt about it,” Dr. Schnitzer said. “But