Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidly

Biologists recently established that ants can adapt their hydrocarbon profile quickly during the course of evolution and rapidly adapt to external selection pressures. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Underwater photographer captures forgotten stories beneath Great Lakes

By Marie Orttenburger Becky Kagan Schott recently shared video footage from her excursions into the depths of the Great Lakes. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New folk record explores Midwestern social issues

By Kate Habrel Retired journalist, current history professor and songwriter Stephen Jones recently released a new record featuring songs about his experience living in the American Midwest. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Salamanders that breed in the fall are less likely to disperse

With changing environments, pond-breeding salamanders face increasingly hazardous treks as the space between breeding ponds and their non-breeding habitat widens or is degraded. A study now suggests that a salamander’s success may depend more on when it breeds than on the landscape obstacles it might face. Scientists believe that knowing the patterns in which...

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Extinction mystery solved? Evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey’s demise in Jamaica

Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world to become extinct, and it may solve a long-standing mystery about the cause of its demise. The short answer: human settlement of its island home. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Novel poxvirus threatens juvenile squirrels

A previously unknown poxvirus causes severe disease in European red squirrels from Germany. Molecular genetic investigations revealed a new virus species in the family of Poxviridae. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Anglers target bowfishermen for carp decrease

By Guest Contributor Many people consider carp to be a ‘trash fish,’ but fly fishing for carp is very popular in northern Michigan. This year though, guides have cancelled trips and lost thousands of dollars because they can’t find the fish. Some blame another growing sport: bowfishing. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Asian hornet to colonize UK within 2 decades without action

The yellow legged or Asian hornet — a voracious predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects — could rapidly colonize the UK unless its spread is combated, according to new research. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Blast noise to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes, new U.S. study says

By Guest Contributor In a long-awaited report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new measures are needed to prevent Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Drought-affected trees die from hydraulic failure and carbon starvation

Drought-caused tree deaths are produced by a combination of hydraulic failure and carbon starvation, shows new research. The finding, based on a meta-analysis by 62 scientists from across the world, will improve predictive models of how trees die in response to heat, drought, and other climate stresses. Source: Invasive Species News...

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