Tree of heaven: can a mite reduce the spread of this highly invasive pest?

Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is an invasive, fast-growing deciduous tree that causes damage to infrastructure and hosts some invasive species. Scientists as CABI and BBCA have identified a mite that could significantly reduce its impact.
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Ruffling parrot’s feathers: the biological control of Myriophyllum aquaticum

Myriophyllum aquaticum, commonly known as parrot’s feather
Myriophyllum aquaticum, commonly known as parrot’s feather, is an invasive aquatic weed. It can have roots underwater in depths of up to 1.5 metres with shoots that appear 20-50cm above the water surface. This makes it both a submerged and emergent plant. It is native to South America but is a popular garden and aquarium…
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DNA from thin air: could invasive species be monitored using airborne DNA?

DNA
Invasive species are notoriously challenging to track due to their ability to rapidly spread from one habitat to another, whilst their impacts on endangered species can be even more difficult to detect. Two new studies published in the journal Current Biology have now shown that it is possible to accurately identify a variety of animal…
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