Tag: invasive species

Are Abbott’s Boobies heading for an anty climax?
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Are Abbott’s Boobies heading for an anty climax?

I was excited to start my PhD studying seabirds on islands off the north-west coast of Australia because I would be doing research where few birdwatchers ever go. Every field trip had the potential to turn up species rarely sighted in Australian waters. At that stage I knew little about seabirds, but I was keen...

Gone feral: Australian species that are invading the world
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Gone feral: Australian species that are invading the world

In Australia, we are no strangers to invasive species. You’ve probably already seen one today – a house sparrow under the table while you were grabbing a morning coffee, or a European honey bee buzzing around that flowering bush outside your house. We know too well how invasive species can disrupt our delicate ecosystem and...