Skip to main content

invasive species

A northern spotted owl peers down from an old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest.

Owls Against Owls in a Challenge for Survival

Researchers forecast interactions between two owl species and the quality of their habitat in the Pacific Northwest

Read More
Daniel Winkler collects plant tissue samples for genomic analyses to uncover the spread of the invasive Sahara mustard in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California in February 2015. Credit: Susan Gilliland.

Getting to the roots of Sahara mustard invasion in the American Southwest

UC Irvine doctoral student David Winkler reports on whence the invasion originated and what enabled Sahara mustard to adapt so successfully at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America

Read More
Rim Fire, California 2013. Mike McMillan, USFS.

The Rim Fire one year later: a natural experiment in fire ecology and management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Contact: Ecological Society of America: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell U.S. Forest Service: Jon Heil (707) 562-9004, su.def.sfnull@liehj   The enormous conflagration known as the Rim Fire was in full fury, raging swiftly from crown to crown among mature trees, when it entered the backcountry of Yosemite National Park in California’s…

Read More
An adult emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis). Credit, K Oten.

Slowing the insect invasion: wood packaging sanitation policy yields US $11.7 billion net benefit

Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell     The emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis), a recent insect immigrant to North America carried in with the wooden packing material…

Read More