Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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P. aquatica, a perennial grass which can form large clumps and has short rhizomes around the base, has been extensively used as a pasture forage...
In spite of the polyphagous nature of this insect, serious damage is confined mainly to carnation crops in the Mediterranean area, where losses have...
Acacia saligna, a fast-growing, drought-tolerant nitrogen-fixing tree from southwestern Western Australia, has been widely planted through the...
Acacia mangium is perhaps the most widely planted and commercially available of tropical acacia trees. Because the species is also known to be a...
Orbea variegata is a leafless, stem succulent, perennial herb  native to South Africa, where it is widespread in the southwestern Cape. Introduced to...
Acacia decurrens is a woody flowering shrub or tree native to Australia and introduced to many parts of the world as an ornamental, shade and...
Bovine spongiform encephalopathies (BSEs) are a group of three distinct prion diseases affecting cattle. Prion diseases, also named transmissible...
Bactrocera dorsalis is a highly invasive species. Native to Asia, Oriental fruit fly is now found in at least 65 countries, including parts of...
Bacterial leaf spot of lucerne, caused by X. euvesicatoria pv. alfalfae, was detected for the first time in Wisconsin, USA in 1930. The disease...
Cyprinus carpio is a freshwater fish species in the family Cyprinidae. It has been used in aquaculture almost throughout human history, being...

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