Invasive rats: A closer look at 4 species causing problems around the world

The invasion of non-native species is among the primary reasons for the destruction of plants and wildlife across the globe. Rats are considered one of the world’s most invasive species. Second only to humans in their ecological damage. In particular, for small islands, the presence of rats invariably leads to radically reduced populations or extinctions…
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Fast-growing kudzu plant overwhelms native species

Pueraria montana var. lobata
Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) has become America’s most infamous weed. The quick-growing creeping vine spreads rapidly, outcompeting native grasses and fully-grown trees.
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Invasive snails: 4 species leaving a trail of destruction

Rosy predator snail
Invasive snails are some of the most damaging invasive species in the world. In invaded regions, they pose a threat to the environment, the economy, and in some cases, human health. Find out more about four of these invasive snails, including their native region, how they became established in invaded areas and the threat they…
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5 UK invasive species and their impact on native wildlife

Buddleja
Invasive species are one of the main causes of biodiversity loss globally. They significantly alter ecosystems and even drive native plants and animals to extinction. Over 2,000 non-native plants and animals have been introduced to the UK, and around 10-15% have become invasive. They cost the economy over ÂŁ1.7 billion every year.
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Help improve the Invasive Species Compendium’s latest decision-support tool

Nymph on leaf
Are you interested in a list of invasive plants in Australia negatively affecting agriculture? Or a list of invasive insects in Hawaii that can be introduced via contaminated clothing? Maybe you want to know which vertebrate invasives cause ecosystem changes or habitat alteration…?
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Invasive Species Compendium: Reviewing the benefits and uses

Invasive species compendium
The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), including e-resources, to deliver information has expanded rapidly in recent years and, as an academic publisher in the life sciences, online knowledge sharing has become an increasingly important goal for CABI. Our aim is to help people discover validated, evidence-based information to help them overcome the world’s…
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How does the Invasive Species Compendium help to manage the threat of invasive species?

FAW-larvae
Invasive species pose a massive economic challenge in many countries around the world.  Invasive weeds, insects and other animal pests, and plant and animal diseases have been introduced to regions outside their native distribution and, in the absence of sufficient natural control, are negatively impacting agriculture, forestry, livestock, aquaculture or delicate natural habitats.
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UK Invasive Species Week – how can we tackle some of the worst weeds in the UK?

Close up of Himalayan Balsam flower with a bee on it.
Today marks the beginning of UK Invasive Species Week (24-30 May) – a week to raise awareness about the threat of invasive species in the UK and the significant negative impacts they cause to our environment, our economy and our daily lives.
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Invasive Species Compendium use grows in 2020

In the first half of 2020, CABI’s Invasive Species Compendium (ISC) had over 1.5 million visits, around double the number for the same period in 2019. How much of this is down to the demand for high quality content and improvements that have been made to the site, and how much is down to people…
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New TR4 Portal on the Invasive Species Compendium

bananas
At the end of 2019, a new species portal was added to CABI’s Invasive Species Compendium (ISC) to bring together information and data related to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense tropical race 4, more commonly known as TR4. This portal, which is Open Access and available to all, brings together data on the current distribution, the…
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