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Invasive species and exotic pets

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The accidental release and escape of exotic pet species into the wild can cause significant problems for biodiversity. It can put additional strain on already threated ecosystems by outcompeting native species, and by spreading disease.  Read More

Hitchhikers, Invasive species and why you should "Check, Clean, Dry"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Picking up hitchhikers really can be risky. Some pose no problems whatsoever and it was like they were never even there. Others may prove to be very irritating to the point you wish you had been more cautious. Worst of all, you may be unfortunate enough to pick up one that turns out to pose a serious threat. Read More

From ornamental plants to invasive species

Monday, March 26, 2018

In the UK we spend millions of pounds each year purchasing ornamental plants for domestic and commercial landscaping. Although the control of the sale and distribution of invasive ornamental species has been vastly tightened over the past few decades, unfortunately this has not always been the case. Two species that have affected the UK the most are Japanese knotweed, and Himalayan balsam. Read More

Invasive Species Week 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

This is the first article in a series, written by Thomson Ecology, on behalf of Invasive Species Week. This is an initiative which is being run by the NNSS and Defra to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and inspire people to #GetINNSvolved and stop the spread!  Read More

Ragweed on the rise

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We are used to hearing about how climate change and global warming are leading to rising sea levels, warming oceans and retreating glaciers, but did you know that it may also cause a rise in hay fever?! Read More

Would you eat invasive species?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

There is a new trend in the United States where invasive species, terrestrial and marine, are being served up on platters for the discerning foodie.  Read More