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Lionfish ear-bones reveal a more mobile invasion

Lionfish in Florida are an underwater force to be reckoned with. The biggest threat they pose is not their venomous spines – it is the alarming speed and ferocity with which they invade new waters.

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A legal framework for vector-borne diseases and land use

ESA 2019 Preview: Human-induced land use change is the primary driver of EIDs, including those carried by mosquitoes such as malaria, dengue, Zika, EEE, and West Nile. Why, then, does land-use planning often fail to recognize the effects these changes have on the risk of spreading disease?

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Sneaky mating may be in female damselfies’ interest

New research on damselflies in northern Africa suggests that females may facilitate the reproductive success of inferior males when their health is at risk.

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Exotic Pets Can Become Pests with Risk of Invasion

In a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a team of researchers gain further insight into the dynamics of the exotic pet trade and the role it plays in the introduction of invasive vertebrate populations across the globe.

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ESA Tipsheet for May 6, 2019

Get a sneak peek at these new scientific papers, publishing on May 6, 2019, in the Ecological Society of America’s journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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