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Featured article: Restoration of Ecological Function in Terrestrial Systems Impacted by Invasive Species
brown treesnake (Boiga irregularis) on the island of Guam. The snake was introduced to the island at the end of WWII, likely a stowaway aboard U.S. military cargo ships. Within approximately 40 years the snake had spread throughout the entire island and eliminated 9 of the 11 species of native forest birds. Invasive species may cause the decline or extirpation of native species that provide essential ecological functions in the ecosystem. For example, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae), an invasive insect from Asia, has led to the destruction of up to 80% of the hemlock trees in the Eastern United States, which then impacted overall forest composition. Invasive species also cause problems for human health and economies. (Full article...)
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