Invasive Species

A smelly paste tricks invasive predators into leaving native birds alone

This study reveals a cheap, new method of protecting endangered species in New Zealand

Your own yard could help reverse global insect declines

Non-native plants are one of many factors driving global declines in insect populations – but you can help

Backyard data in six US states shows that native mason bees are declining

For 13 years, volunteers across the mid-Atlantic region helped scientists track mason bees

Are invasive insects better equipped for climate change than native species?

Separately, climate change and invasive species are two huge threats to biodiversity worldwide. What happens when they combine?

Misinformation is keeping invasive, destructive lionfish around

New study suggests better scientific dissemination could put lionfish on the menu and protect native habitats

Every flood drives destructive Asian carp further into North American waters

Carp can starve out native fish by eating all their food supplies and taking over breeding grounds

Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

The poles are warming faster than the rest of the planet, causing extreme weather events in the Northern hemisphere

live sea urchin

Researchin' with urchins

Take a look inside the lab of a sea urchin researcher

Boris Mann / Flickr

How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

Tourism accounts for 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. We can do more to limit our footprint, carbon and cultural

Cerlin Ng / Flickr

How one invasive plant can change a rainforest

The mountain apple's entry into Indonesia a century ago still threatens biodiversity there

How this beautiful, invasive jellyfish adapts to dominate foreign ecosystems

My team combined work in the field and the lab to understanding how comb jellies work