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
Our invasions meta-analysis “Do invasive species perform better in their new ranges?” has been selected for F1000Prime and was recommended as an article of ‘special significance’ by Mark Lonsdale and Hazel Ruth Parry. “This is a major study, using a rigor
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
Pollination is an essential process in the sexual reproduction of seed plants and a key ecosystem service to human welfare. Animal pollinators decline as a consequence of five major global change pressures: climate change, landscape alteration, agricultural intensification, non-native
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.
The recently published Ecology article by our group is looking at the fundamental assumption in invasion biology that most invasive species have an advantage in their introduced range relative to their home ranges. Although it is widely assumed that species do better away than at home
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