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Jul 2012

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.

Help Identifying invasive species

Identification Resources
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Provides general resources to help identify unknown species that may be invasive. Species identification is important in helping gardeners, land managers, and landscape architects identify invasive species that can be harmful to local habitats.

Burmese Python - good example of the damage an invasive species can cause

Thwarting Invaders: Predicting Risks from Invasive Species Before It Happens (Jul 11, 2012)
ScienceDaily; The Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
A coalition of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and staff from the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre have created a unique quantitative method that enables researchers and others to assess the environmental risks posed by non-native species. While the method is tailored to the Norwegian environment, it can easily be adapted to other countries, and fills a vital need internationally for a quantifiable, uniform approach to classifying and assessing alien species, the developers say. This approach may help determine how dangerous an introduced species will be in its new environment before the damage takes place.

Scientist studying west nile virus

Researchers Moving Towards Ending Threat of West Nile Spreading to the Brain (Jul 4, 2012)
ScienceDaily; University of Alberta. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (Canada).
Researchers are making every effort to put an end to the threat of West Nile virus spreading to the brain, causing severe illness and sometimes death.

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