Non-native species tend to be better at exploiting the disturbance caused by storms, fires or droughts.
Controlling invasive sea urchins is expensive. Why not make it profitable by fishing for them and selling their roe as a delicacy?
More than half of the world’s turtle species are endangered or threatened, and overhunting of wild species is a major cause.
The Peach Blossom Jellyfish is an invasive species in Canada, and a lack of data is hampering efforts to control populations.
The new report on alien invasive species doesn’t just concentrate on problems. It also offers solutions.
Invasive ants are a major threat to biodiversity, according to a study.
Invasive Asian hornets are a top predator of bees in the UK – and sightings are starting to soar.
According to a new UN report, invasive species do more than US$423 billion in damage worldwide every year. Four articles explore examples, from mollusks to poisonous fish.
Modern ecosystems are very different to how they were just a few centuries ago.
Australia’s biosecurity system is on high alert for alien invaders. Here’s a hit list of eight baddies we believe pose the greatest threat to Australia’s biodiversity.
Not all alien species are a significant hazard to people and ecosystems.
Alien invaders are penetrating the borders of every country in the world. Now the full extent of the problems and potential solutions have been exposed, in a new United Nations report.
Introduced species and diseases can drive native species into smaller environmental niches – and that could mean change to how we work to conserve them.
Mathematical models, video games and experiments with ants can all further our understanding of the dynamics of war.
Despite their solitary lifestyle, wombats are at risk from a disease that spreads via their burrows.
Plantations of exotic trees from the mid-19th century onwards devastated Indian ecosystems.
What happens when wild native bush rats meet cockroaches they’ve never seen before?
Feral honeybees have become a major problem in Australia. It’s time to develop effective and practical control measures.
Humans rely on the ocean for food, jobs and other resources, but these systems are being stressed to the brink.
One of the most damaging invasive species in the oceans has breached a major barrier – the Amazon-Orinoco river plume – and is spreading along Brazil’s coast. Scientists are trying to catch up.