File: Introduced species
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A study by researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam shows that the invasive plant coralita and urban development have led to large, distinct changes in insect and spider communities on Sint Eustatius. Hence, coralita is..
Climate change affects our health. The consequences that climate change can have on our health, for instance heat stress, allergies, diseases, air quality and UV-radiation, have hitherto never been documented this extensively: as..
Lionfish were first spotted off the coast of Bonaire back in 2009. Since then, STINAPA Bonaire has been working alongside a cast of dedicated volunteers to continuously track, monitor and control this expanding invasive species. ..
Wageningen University recently published an alarming report on the threatened natural resources on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), together with local park organizations, urge the local..
The recent uproar about seats on a British Airways flight crawling with bedbugs is only one of the unintended consequences that urbanization worldwide has on evolution, says a University of Toronto researcher whose new study takes..
A new study stresses the urgent need to include more species on the EU’s 'List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern'. The EU leads the world in legislation to protect the economy and the environment from the threat of..
As with humans, most animals prefer to associate with some individuals and not with others. The social structure can influence how a population responds to changes in its environment. Examining social networks is a promising..
When it comes to their role in aquatic ecosystems, exotic water plants are generally no different than indigenous species. In fact, they can be an asset, argues Bart Grutters of NIOO-KNAW in his PhD thesis. That doesn't mean all..
A new study reveals that yellowhammer dialects, that previously existed in the UK, can still be heard in birdsong overseas, shedding new light on the cultural evolution of birdsong. A citizen science project enabled scientists to..
The biodiversity-rich rainforest in Africa is being converted to monoculture plantations of fast-growing exotic species. In Ghana, 95% of the 16 million seedlings supplied for planting countrywide in 2011 were exotic trees. These..