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Examining the Lacey Act

September 10, 2007

biology graphic Andrea Fowler, David Lodge and Jennifer Hsia (University of Notre Dame) examined the efficacy of the Lacey Act in their research communication, "Failure of the Lacey Act to protect U.S. Ecosystems Against Animal Invasions." The study appears in the September issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Full Story

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