invasive plant species

Invasive plants can be good for eco-change

February 13th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Contrary to prevailing belief, invasive plant species - introduced by humans - can also have positive ecological effects, new research has revealed. Tomás Carlo, assistant professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Better breed of plants may help revive rugged western rangelands in US

February 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): In a long term study, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have been developing a better breed of grasses and forages that could help revive the rugged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet ‘Lord of the Ring’ who found lost wedding ring from Wellington Harbour’s bottom!

August 20th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, August 20 (ANI): A Niwa ecologist, from Hamilton, has come to be called 'Lord of the Ring' by his friends after plucking his wedding ring from the bottom of Wellington Harbour, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How plants use nitrogen to invade and take over native plants

July 7th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), US, gives important new information on how plants can change "nitrogen cycling" to gain nitrogen and how this allows plant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Invasive plant species predate humans arrival on Galapagos Islands

July 18th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Fossil remains have proved that certain plants found on the Galapagos Islands, which were thought to be invasive species brought there by humans, have actually grown there ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Aquatic, woody plants hold greatest invasive threat to China

May 2nd, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have warned that woody and aquatic plants pose the greatest invasive threat to ... Read more...

Posted in National |