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Bugs in Boxes Show Difficulty of Predicting Invaders' Progress
September 18, 2009
A study in today's Science by University of California and University of Colorado researchers suggests it won't be as easy as some had hoped to catalog all the factors that influence the spread of an invading species. If it is difficult to predict the course of an invasion, it will be difficult to control it. And there are hundreds of destructive invaders in the U.S. alone, from kudzu to zebra mussels to the light brown apple moth.
University of California, Davis
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