Conservation biologists typically view invasive species as a scourge that drives native plants and animals to extinction.
By Debora MacKenzie
Here’s a good one: what links the U.S. mortgage crisis and West Nile disease? Answer: one of the world’s most invasive alien species.
Ballast-free cargo ship could slow the spread of invasive species
Our mark was an invasive pest that had made a remote tropical island its home. But good and evil are not so easily discerned in ecological systems, even when a place looks like Eden.
Reduced tariffs benefit trade and wildlife
Fish invasions linked to GDP
Invasive toads prone to debilitating arthritis infections
Invasion by nonnative earthworms triggers decline in plant diversity
Perhaps you remember the curious tale of Razza, the rat.
As the planet is increasingly crisscrossed by air traffic, we’ve unwittingly created a network of invasion hotspots.