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Springer -just now

Diversity and surge in abundance of native parasitoid communities prior to the onset of Torymus sinensis on the Asian chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) in Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary

Abstract Since the rapid spread of the Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) throughout south-east Europe in the last few years, the possibilities of its control have been increasingly investigated. Due to constraints in available suppression measures in forest stands, biological control is recognized as the most suitable action to lower the abundance of the new invasive pest. Torymu...

timberbiz -16 hours ago

Two SA projects to manage pests and weeds in rural areas

The Australian Government is providing $740,000 to South Australia (SA) for two projects to improve the management of priority pest species for SA farmers, land managers and the environment, through a Federation Funding Agreement with states and territories as part of the $30.3 million Established Pest Animals and Weeds Management Pipeline Program. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Agriculture and ...

CBD -4 days ago

Tagged grass carp unknowingly betray their species

Michigan State University researchers are working with state and federal fishery agencies to help remove invasive grass carp from Lake Erie in a bid to limit its spread to the other Great Lakes....

USFS -5 days ago

Influence of intrinsic and extrinsic attributes on neonate survival in an invasive large mammal

Understanding factors infuencing survival of neonates for wild species is important for successful management, particularly for determining drivers of population dynamics. Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are invasive and populations are rapidly increasing in part due to high reproductive capacity. Survival of adults is generally high, however, survival of piglets, and particularly neonates, is largely unkn...

USFS -5 days ago

Sanitary Waste Landfill Effects on an Invasive Wild Pig Population

Being opportunistic omnivores, wild pigs (Sus scrofa) readily feed on edible garbage. Given the presence of substantial volumes of edible food waste, large multi���county and regional municipal sanitary waste landfills constitute attractive forage resources for pigs, providing a year���round anthropogenic source of potentially high���quality forage. Our objective was to assess th...

CBD -5 days ago

'I've seen 40 on one dive': invasive lionfish threatens ecosystems in Med

Non-native lionfish have become increasingly common in parts of the Mediterranean in recent years, threatening local ecosystems and posing a hazard to humans through their venomous spines....

CBD -5 days ago

Targeted removals and enhanced monitoring can help manage lionfish in the Mediterranean

Targeted removals can be effective in suppressing the number of invasive lionfish found within protected coastlines around the Mediterranean Sea....

USFS -6 days ago

Niche partitioning and coexistence of parasitoids of the same feeding guild introduced for biological control of an invasive forest pest

When multiple species of host-specific natural enemies from the same feeding guild are introduced to areas against a target pest, strong interspecific competition is likely and may compromise biocontrol unless the agents effectively partition available resources. Here, we evaluate if two parasitoids (Spathius galinae and Tetrastichus planipennisi), introduced for biocontrol of the invasive emerald...

CBD -6 days ago

Examining the food chains controlling invasive marine species

A landmark scientific study involving marine biologists from Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Libya, Italy, Tunisia, the UK, the US and Malta documenting instances where native Mediterranean species have preyed upon two highly invasive marine fish-the Pacific red lionfish and the silver-cheeked toadfish-has just been published. Prof. Alan Deidun, coordinator of the Spot the Alien Fish citizen science campa...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Turning Kenya’s problematic invasive plants into useful bioenergy

The waters of Lake Victoria — the world’s largest freshwater tropical lake — are clogged by water hyacinth that harm the fishery, economy and health. Locals are combatting the invader by turning it into biofuel....

USFS -1 week ago

Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Family Forest Owners' Intended Responses to Invasive Forest Insects

Private landowner participation in management initiatives can be encouraged by interventions, which must resonate with the underlying subjective motivations of the landowners. In this study, we use the Theory of Planned Behavior to gauge the relative influences of (1) attitudes; (2) subjective norms; and (3) perceived behavioral control on landowner intentions to harvest trees threatened by invasi...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Successful management of invasive rats across a fragmented landscape

<p>Introduced mammalian predators are responsible for the decline and extinction of many native species, with rats (genus&nbsp;Rattus) being among the most widespread and damaging invaders worldwide. In a naturally fragmented landscape, we demonstrate the multi-year effectiveness of snap traps in the removal of&nbsp;Rattus rattus&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rattus exulans&nbsp;from lav...

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