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Nov 2009

Selected "In the News" items previously featured on NISIC for this month. See the In the News Archives to view previously posted items by year and month.

See our What's New section for current items of interest.

Grass carp

New eDNA Monitoring Results Spurs Rapid Response Action (Nov 20, 2009)
DOD. Army Corps of Engineers.
On Nov 17, the University of Notre Dame notified the Army Corps of Engineers that some water samples, taken from the area between the electric barriers and Lake Michigan on Sep 23 and Oct 1, tested positive for the presence of Asian carp. Keeping Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan remains the focus and goal of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.

Emerald ash borer

Courting Controversy with a New View on Exotic Species (Nov 19, 2009)
Yale University. School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Yale Environment 360.
A group of biologists are challenging the long-held orthodoxy that invasive species are inherently bad for ecosystems. In their view, many introduced species have proven valuable and useful and have increased the diversity and resiliency of indigenous environments. A main proponent, Mark A. Davis, chairman of the biology department at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and author of Invasion Biology, does express support for control programs where damage is great, for example, the emerald ash borer, and controls stand a chance of success.

Warmer temps have predisposed coniferous forest in western Canada to a severe outbreak of mouintain pine beetles - UN News Centre

SEAL THE DEAL: Invasive Species Pose Huge Threat To Ecosystems, UN Says (Nov 11, 2009)
United Nations News Centre.
As global warming alters temperature and precipitation patterns around the world, the threat posed by invasive species is rising. Scientists and United Nations officials are calling on participants at the 15th Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 15) to agree to action to strengthen their ecosystems and protect biodiversity.

Hemlock woolly adelgid

Cornell Releases Predator Beetle To Battle Hemlock Pest (Nov 10, 2009)
Cornell University.
Researchers from Cornell, the U.S. Forest Service and University of Massachusetts-Amherst are conducting a local case study on battling the the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid with one of its natural predators, the Laricobius nigrinus beetle.

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