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ESF lists top 10 new species for 2017

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Using seaweed to kill invasive ants

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Impact of invasive plants can linger long after eradication

It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native...

Even non-migratory birds use a magnetic compass

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Solving the mystery of the white oak

Researchers have solved a mystery that has long shrouded our understanding of white oaks: where did they come from?

Sowing new seeds of knowledge about the drivers of plant diversity

A new study of Australian wildflower communities is improving understanding of how climatic stress controls plant diversity, based on the strategies different species use...

How have European freshwater fish species changed over time?

Over time, humans have contributed to the loss of native species and have introduced non-native species throughout Europe. A new analysis shows how European...

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