A virulent pathogen that starves olive trees poses a serious threat to EU olive production, experts have warned.
Scientists say new channel will herald arrival of more invasive species, with potentially harmful impact on region as a whole
An agricultural pest dubbed the stink bug could establish itself within the UK, according to a scientist.
Huilo Huilo - Until a few decades ago, there were no beavers in Patagonia. That changed when 20 pairs of the tree-chewing creature were introduced with the hopes of creating a fur industry.
Zoologists say a skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Invasive species don't just come from the animal kingdom; plants and fungi can also arrive from abroad, wreaking havoc on native ecosystems. That is what's happening in Europe, where a new type of chytrid fungus, original to Southeast Asia, is threatening
Environmentalists, ecologists and others say the carp could decimate food chains and habitats in the Great Lakes.
Invasive Species Council says Australia has not heeded lessons from decision to introduce cane toad in Queensland in 1935
The invaders are evolving in a way that will make their colonisation happen faster
The harlequin ladybird (ladybug), an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habitats.
The single most threatening species to U.K.’s biodiversity is a species of mussels – the quagga mussel.
Scientists are warning that an army of species from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways.
Turkey’s Gökova Bay is home to an array of alien species that are wiping out native marine inhabitants, worsening a fishing crisis.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- In Pennsylvania, one power company is preparing to remove more than 1,500 dying ash trees, damaged by the invasion of emerald ash borers. But ash trees, rotted from the inside out by the invasive insect, aren't just found overhanging power lines. They're everywhere.
Because of its aggressive behavior and its harmful effects, the invasive prairie plant Lespedeza cuneata has been added to several noxious weed lists.
Herbivores consume more non-native oak leaf material in areas with diverse native plant communities than in less diverse communities. Why diverse plant communities tend to resist invasion by non-native plants, remains uncertain.
Based on insights first articulated by Charles Darwin, researchers have developed and tested the 'evolutionary imbalance hypothesis' to help predict species invasiveness in ecosystems.
Millions of tourists visit the Mediterranean each year, but its deep-blue waters host the largest invasion currently underway on Earth.
Toxic caterpillars now spreading beyond their infestation zone, afflicting trees in parks and gardens in new areas
On Monday, the European Union adopted a legislation that will tackle the rapidly growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species.
The global economy hasn’t just opened up new markets for humans, it’s been a catalyst for bringing species to into habitats where they don’t belong.
The tropical rabbitfish, which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, pose a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin if their distribution continues to expand as the climate warms, a new study warns.
Non-native fish and mussels seem to be behind a toxic scourge in the Great Lakes
The expansion of the invasive Mediterranean Tramp Slug has been the focus of recent research.
Destructive lionfish are invading coral reefs in the Americas, but fishing competitions can help to keep the problem species in check.
Scientists have developed a way to identify island habitats that face the greatest threat from invasive pests, such as rats and feral cats.
You may have recently read the controversial story on invasive lionfish research involving Dr. Zack Jud of Florida International University and a young girl named Lauren Arrington. While the issue of attribution in scientific research is crucial to the discipline, much of the media focus so far ...
One of the worst insect pests in the world is coming to the United States — and it’s coming in disguise.
Wildlife experts warn that government attempts to draw up new controls on invading non-native species could threaten familiar birds such as barn owls, and damage British biodiversity
Rising temperatures may be seen as universally beneficial for non-native species expanding northward, but a Dartmouth College study suggests a warmer world may help some invaders but hurt others depending on how they and native enemies and competitors respond.
Pretoria — The Department of Environmental Affairs has set aside R200 million to further regulate invasive alien species. The amount budgeted over the next three years is in addition to the R4.2-billion budget to control alien species through the Working for Water Programme.
The New Zealand government has given the go-ahead for the poisoning of "a plague" of rats and stoats which it says threatens the country's native wildlife.
Researchers have found that exotic plants, such as Japanese knotweed, can actually accelerate the greenhouse effect by affecting the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases.
An invasive species of shrew is spreading across the Irish landscape at a rate of more than five kilometres a year, according to new research.
Invasive species cost the Northern Ireland economy £46.5m each year, according to official figures.
Invasive harlequin ladybirds are feeding on their native British cousins, DNA analysis has shown.
They may be the cutest World Cup mascots ever. But three-banded armadillos (Tolypeutes tricinctus) from Caatinga in north-east Brazil are being crowded out of their habitat by an invasive weed.
A relative of the cane toad, which has devastated wildlife in Australia, has invaded Madagascar, scientists report.
A new report released by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and The Nature Conservancy compiles the latest data and analyses on the introduction, spread, and costs of non-native invasive tree pests and diseases. Fading Forests III is the third study on invasive forest pests pro ...
The uber-destructive emerald ash borer arrived at least 10 years before it was first identified in North America, new research confirms. shows that EABs were feasting on ash trees in southeast Michigan by the early 1990s, well before this pest was discovered in 2002, arriving inside wood crating ...
Whether it's the aggressive Asian hornets that have colonised France or the ravenous slugs slithering across Sweden, invasive species are a growing problem in Europe. New legislation agreed upon last week aims to step up the fight against the aliens.
One of the worst threats to Europe's biodiversity and ecosystems is plant and animals species coming from other countries and continents, which frequently cause the near extinction of native species
Introduced species pose one of the greatest threats to Australia’s fauna and flora, but expensive efforts to control them aren’t working. Instead of spending millions of dollars on culling, giving dingoes a hand could help Australia’s wildlife.
North American gray squirrels may drive Britain's native red squirrels into extinction. Conservationists are now trapping and killing the gray rodents in order to preserve biodiversity.
The spiny water flea, aka Bythotrephes, is devouring its way through the Great Lakes and into the surrounding inland waters, including Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park, disrupting an entire ecosystem from the bottom up.
Biologists have reported an increase in biomass production in ecosystems colonized by non-native plant species.
La découverte d’une nouvelle espèce de ver plat, inconnu jusqu’ici en Europe, inquiète les scientifiques, qui craignent que cet animal exotique ne s’attaque aux escargots.
They hitchhike with us under the soles of our shoes and muddy car tires. Harsh and cold climates don't seem to stop alien plants from establishing themselves in high altitudes, where they now successfully penetrate the alpine vegetation.
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Feb 28 2014 (IPS) - The lionfish, with its striking russet and white stripes and huge venomous outrigger fins, wasn’t hard to spot under a coral reef in 15 feet of clear water. Nor was it a challenge to spear it.
The Environment Ministry (MINAE) on Monday met with Mexican experts who are in the country to assist in a plan to combat the broadbarred firefish, an invasive species that is affecting the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s Caribbean waters.