How climate change can worsen impact of invasive plants

Journal Reference: S. Luke Flory, Whalen Dillon, Drew Hiatt. Interacting global change drivers suppress a foundation tree species. Ecology Letters, 2022; DOI: 10.1111/ele.13974 Scientists have long hypothesized that climate change, by intensifying stressors like drought or wildfires, would make an ecosystem more vulnerable to invasive plants. Those invasive plants may in turn alter the environment … Read more

Robots use fear to fight invasive fish

Journal Reference: Giovanni Polverino, Vrishin R. Soman, Mert Karakaya, Clelia Gasparini, Jonathan P. Evans, Maurizio Porfiri. Ecology of fear in highly invasive fish revealed by robots. iScience, 2021; 103529 DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103529 To fight the invasive fish, the international team, composed of biologists and engineers from Australia, the U.S., and Italy, turned to its natural predator … Read more