Invasives Blog

As 2020 draws to a close, we have crunched the numbers and pulled together the most read articles on the Invasives Blog this year. Plus some firm favourites.

Invasive species like Himalayan balsam, fall armyworm, and Tuta absoluta proved to be popular topics for our readers this year. CABI’s work in biological control around the world also grabbed readers’ attention.

Did any of your favourites make the top 20?

Number 6

Coronavirus and invasive species

By Dick Shaw

Number 9

The future of fall armyworm research

By James Cullum

Number 19

Fostering collaborations for utilizing and promoting biocontrol agents to fight fall armyworm in Bangladesh

By Nirmal K. Dutta, Debasish Sarker, Manju Thakur, and Malvika Chaudhary

Firm Favourites

Articles from the archives that our readers love.

Giant Rodent Invasion: The Coypu

Parthenium: Controlling the world’s most destructive toxic weed

Predicting the spread of invasive spotted lanternfly

Thank you for reading the Invasives Blog this year and we wish you a safe and prosperous 2021.

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