Can prescribed fire save the endangered coastal prairie ecosystem from Chinese tallow invasion?
- Listen to the Lionfish. Whitty, Julia // Mother Jones;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p60
This article discusses the proliferation of introduced species such as the lionfish, or Pterois volitans. The lionfish is a native of the Pacific Ocean that has been introduced to islands surrounding the Caribbean Sea. The problems associated with introduced organisms are framed in terms of...
- Beyond Competition: Incorporating Positive Interactions between Species to Predict Ecosystem Invasibility. Bulleri, Fabio; Bruno, John F; Benedetti-Cecchi, Lisandro // PLoS Biology;Jun2008, Vol. 6 Issue 6, pe162
Incorporating positive species interactions into models relating native species richness to community invasibility will increase our ability to forecast, prevent, and manage future invasions.
- Do Non-native Plant Species Affect the Shape of Productivity-diversity Relationships? Drake, John M.; Cleland, Elsa E.; Horner-Devine, M. Claire; Fleishman, Erica; Bowles, Christy; Smith, Melinda D.; Carney, Karen; Emery, Sarah; Gramling, Joel; Vandermast, David B.; Grace, James B. // American Midland Naturalist;Jan2008, Vol. 159 Issue 1, p55
The relationship between ecosystem processes and species richness is an active area of research and speculation. Both theoretical and experimental studies have been conducted in numerous ecosystems. One finding of these studies is that the shape of the relationship between productivity and...
- Invading the Pacific: Biological and Cultural Dimensions of Invasive Species in the Pacific Region. Russell, James Charles // Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies;Nov2004, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p77
The article focuses on the biological and cultural dimensions brought by invasive species in the Pacific Region. It states that the biological and cultural dimension are resulted from human expansion, which led to economic benefits. It mentions that invasive species are alien species which were...
- Repairing Earth's Ecosystems. Johnson, Dan // Futurist;Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p12
Reports on the decline of world's ecosystems, according to the `World Report 2000-2001,' sponsored by the United Nation's Development Program, the World Bank and the World Resources Institute. Information on the Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems program; Findings in the report; Way to sustain...
- PHYCOLOGY FOR THE MAMMALOGIST: MARINE ROCKY SHORES AND MAMMAL-DOMINATED COMMUNITIES--HOW DIFFERENT ARE THE STRUCTURING PROCESSES? Paine, Robert // Journal of Mammalogy;Aug2000, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p637
Presents a study which examined how terrestrial communities are organized. Search for properties common to all biotic communities; Discussion on the `green world' perspective; Differentiation of terrestrial from aquatic systems.
- ATTACK OF THE ALIENS! // Scholastic News -- Edition 4 (Teacher's Edition);3/19/2001, Vol. 63 Issue 20, p2
Presents a guide for teaching students about bioinvasion, or the addition of non-native species to an ecosystem.
- Introduction. // Wetlands (9781590363492);2006, p4
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one on biomes components, types of wetlands and the wetland and ecosystem protection.
- Invasive Species and the Loss of Beta Diversity. Wright, Sarah // Ethics & the Environment;Spring2011, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p75
Why should we avoid introducing invasive species? In this paper I argue that in addition to the more ordinary and visible types of harm that invasive species cause, they also cause a reduction in a particular kind of biodiversity-that of beta diversity. Rather than simply measuring the number of...