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Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised...

Don’t ‘bee’ worried: Researcher says endangered bumblebee populations will rise again

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New review of medicinal compounds in toad secretions compiled

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High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets

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Climate change could dramatically alter fragile mountain habitats, study reveals

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Invasive sedge protects dunes better than native grass, study finds

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Plants smell different when attacked by exotic herbivores

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How do people choose what plants to use?

There are about 400,000 species of plants in the world. Humans use approximately 10-15% of them to cover our basic needs, such as food,...

How plant cells regulate growth shown for the first time

Researchers have managed to show how the cells in a plant, a multicellular organism, determine their size and regulate their growth over time. The...

New findings on how plants manage immune response

New research, being published January 20 in the journal Science, has uncovered a previously unknown means by which plants are able to regulate how...

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