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The invasive emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of trees –...

Kristine Grayson, University of Richmond The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a deceptively attractive metallic-green adult beetle with...

The zombie company problem and what it means for our economies...

Daniel Merino, The Conversation and Gemma Ware, The Conversation In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, why some economists...

Figs show that nonnative species can invade ecosystems by forming unexpected...

Jared Bernard, University of Hawaii While surveying the Hawaiian island of Kauai in search of invasive plants in 2017, botanist Kelsey Brock spotted something unusal:...

Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium –...

Ryan Reihart, University of Dayton The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea In a recent study, my colleagues and I...

Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world...

Alex McInturff, University of California Santa Barbara; Christine Wilkinson, University of California, Berkeley, and Wenjing Xu, University of California, Berkeley What is the most common...

What are Asian giant hornets, and are they really dangerous? 5...

Akito Y Kawahara, University of Florida Editor’s note: According to recent press reports, two Asian giant hornets – a species not known to occur in...

If it’s below 40 degrees in South Florida, the forecast calls...

Frank Mazzotti, University of Florida As temperatures were dipping this week, the National Weather Service issued freeze warnings for much of Florida and Georgia, adding...

Feral pigs harm wildlife and biodiversity as well as crops

Marcus Lashley, Mississippi State University They go by many names – pigs, hogs, swine, razorbacks – but whatever you call them, feral pigs (Sus scrofa)...

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