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Recent News

  • eDNA Latest Tool in Fight Against Invasive Species: The technique can assess DNA from water to track species

    • Apr 26, 2022
    • The Royal Institution of Australia. Cosmos Magazine: The Science of Everything.

    • In 2021 a team of scientists from the University of Iowa, US, deployed innovative eDNA detection techniques to identify water courses where the New Zealand mud snail may be hiding unseen, which should allow them to identify the scale of the problem and deploy early interventions to keep populations in check before they do visible, irreversible damage.

    • Post Date
      May 10, 2022
  • APHIS Issues Notice of Final Environmental Assessment for a Biological Control Agent of Air Potato

    • May 5, 2022
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) that addresses the environmental impacts of releasing the beetle Lilioceris egena to biologically manage air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) in the continental United States. After careful analysis and review of comments, APHIS has determined that the release of this control agent within the continental United States will likely not have a significant impact on the environment and an environmental impact statement need not be prepared.

    • Post Date
      May 09, 2022
  • Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive through Strategic Landscape-Level Approaches

    • Grants.gov.

    • Using appropriations to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in collaboration with other U.S. Department of the Interior bureaus, is providing grants to support implementation of measures that prevent the introduction or spread of invasive species. Proposals are requested that advance strategic, ecologically-based, landscape-level prevention measures. Landscape-level approaches are those that bring together multiple geographies, sectors, and stakeholders to protect and conserve natural resources on a larger scale.

      Total funding available is $1,852,550. The USFWS anticipates funding one to four projects, ranging between $200,000 and $1,852,550. Proposals are due June 22, 2022. The anticipated award date is August 2022. Grant Opportunity - F22AS00320.

    • Post Date
      May 09, 2022
  • Distribution Mapping and Analysis Portal (DisMAP)

    • DOC. NOAA. Fisheries.

    • DisMAP provides easy access to information to track and understand distributions of marine species in the U.S. Marine Ecosystems. Launch the portal to explore, visualize and interact with information on marine species distributions. The portal  is part of NOAA Fisheries ongoing efforts to increase the delivery and use of climate-related information to advance climate-smart science and management decisions.  The portal enables users to view, download, dynamically explore and visualize data and information on species distributions. Specifically, users can explore changes in species distributions on a map and view time series graphs showing changes in key metrics of a species distribution (e.g., average latitude, average depth) over time for over 800 species collected in NOAA bottom trawl surveys.

      See also: NOAA Showcases New Mapping Tool for Marine Species: Data Reveals Fish are Shifting into Different Waters (News Release - Apr 19, 2022)

    • Post Date
      May 09, 2022
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Request for Proposals for the Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s America the Beautiful Challenge 2022

    • May 4, 2022
    • The White House.

    • The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NRWF) has released the 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Biden-Harris Administration's America the Beautiful Challenge, which will leverage Federal conservation and restoration investments with private and philanthropic contributions to accelerate land, water, and wildlife conservation efforts across the country.  First Round of Funding Will Award up to $85 Million in Grants, Boosted by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Local Conservation and Restoration Projects.

      Proposals for the 2022 RFP for the America the Beautiful Challenge are due July 21, 2022, and funding will be awarded in November of 2022.

    • Post Date
      May 08, 2022
  • Invasive Species and Climate Change Impact Coastal Estuaries

    • May 5, 2022
    • University of California, Davis.

    • Native species in California's estuaries are expected to experience greater declines as invasive species interact with climate change, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the Ecological Society of America's journal, Ecology, said these declines are expected not only because of climate-related stressors, but also because of the expanding influence of new invasive predators whose impacts are occurring much farther up the estuary.

    • Post Date
      May 07, 2022
  • USGS Science and Technology Help Managers Battle Invasive Carp

    • DOI. United States Geological Survey.

    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) delivers high-quality data, technologies, and decision-support tools to help managers reduce existing populations and control the spread of invasive carp in the Nation's waterways.

    • Post Date
      May 06, 2022
  • Science and Innovation for Battling Invasive Carp

    • Mar 2022
    • DOI. USGS. Publications Warehouse.

    • The U.S. Geological Survey provides natural-resource managers with scientific information, risk assessment, and tools that can help to improve surveillance, prevention, and control strategies for managing invasive carp.
      Fact Sheet 2022–3012

    • Post Date
      May 06, 2022
  • Urban Hotspots for Invasive Insects

    • Apr 26, 2022
    • USDA. FS. Southern Research Station. CompassLive.

    • About 82% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas, and that number is growing. “Frequent travel to and from cities means that trees in urban areas have high rates of exposure to invasive species like the emerald ash borer,” says Frank Koch, a USDA Forest Service research ecologist and co-author of a study in the Journal of Applied Ecology about the impacts of invasive insects on urban trees.

    • Post Date
      May 05, 2022
  • Earthworms Can Jump: Invasive Jumping Worms are also Ecosystem Engineers

    • May 3, 2022
    • USDA. FS. Southern Research Station. CompassLive.

    • A worm is a worm is a worm, right? Except that there are more than 7,000 species of worms, and the longer you look, the more complex their world becomes. Earthworms compete. Earthworms invade. Earthworms… jump?

    • Post Date
      May 05, 2022