The BioVision Project (Biogeographic Variation in Interaction Strength and Invasions at the Ocean’s Nearshore) is an NSF-funded collaborative project between Philadelphia’s Temple University, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Smithsonian Environmental Research
Graduate Assistantships and Postdoctoral position are available with the BioVision Project (Biogeographic Variation in Interaction Strength and Invasions at the Ocean’s Nearshore), an NSF-funded collaborative project led by Dr. Amy Freestone (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA), Dr.
The Peruvian jingle shell, Anomia peruviana d’Orbigny, 1846 is native to the Eastern Pacific including Panama. During recent surveys of Panama’s marine fauna using settlement plates, we discovered A. peruviana in Limon Bay, near the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal. We confirmed
Victor Frankel writes: In an increasingly globalized world, populations of invasive species can be the product of multiple independent introduction events with founder populations having different biogeographical origins and distinct life history traits. With support of a GIN research
With the support of the Global Invasions Research Coordination Network, Tom Evans traveled to Stellenbosch University in South Africa, to prepare a manuscript with Dr. Sabrina Kumschick at the Centre for Invasion Biology. The manuscript compared the results of two studies undertaken i
Meghan Skaer writes: With the support of the Research Exchange Grant, I spent four weeks working with Dr. Maarten Eppinga at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. During this time, we developed a model to help explain competitive interactions in US Western grassland invasive species
Holly Kilvitis, University of South Florida, writes: In May 2013, I participated in a research exchange at the University of Texas at Austin to work in Dr. Steven Phelps’ laboratory. The goal of this research exchange was to sequence the promoter region of the house sparrow (Passer do
GIN RCN member Kateřina Štajerová from the Czech Republic spent two months in the United States and Canada. Kateřina Štajerová writes: Thanks to GIN RCN travel grant, my flight ticket to North America has been covered this year. During this trip, I not only collected data at several f
Natural habitats in human-altered landscapes are especially vulnerable to biological invasions, especially in their edges. We aim to understand the influence of landscape and local characteristics on biological invasions by exploring the level of plant invasion and alien species trait
Tropical ecosystems host a large number of species. Introduced species may be less successful in tropical regions as biotic resistance is higher. This recent study led by Amy Freestone is looking at predation pressure on nonnative Tunicates, comparing temperate and tropical systems.