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Global initiative guide regulations to reduce alien species in Antarctica
22-April-2014

Have you ever been asked by a border official whether you have visited a farm recently, and wondered why? Recently published C·I·B research measured the propagule load carried in the clothing and gear of researchers and visitors to the Antarctic region.

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Impacts of invasive crayfish on ecosystems
17-April-2014

The management of invasive species is made more complex when more than one invasive species is present in a given ecosystem at the same time. Several invasive species may have a greater effect than one species does alone and there can be synergistic effects…

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Understanding fruit fly Bactrocera invadens invasions in South Africa
02-April-2014

Fruit flies are major economic pests throughout the world, causing huge economic losses to commercial fruit production. Some of the most notorious invasive species cause widespread damage by puncturing the fruit during egg laying and leaving the larvae to develop in the fruit.

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Lack of coherence in the warming responses of marine crustaceans
18-March-2014

Determining the extent to which organisms are able to tolerate and respond to climate change is important for assessing species vulnerability and informing strategies for biodiversity management. Recent work has demonstrated that responses to warming may be less variable and more predictable in marine than in terrestrial organisms.

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