An Alien Invader Spawns A Species

The global mixing of plants and animals now going on could be a major channel for unplanned environmental change.
August 6, 2005, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The ecological alterations that an aggressive alien may bring vary. It can co-opt soil microbes to enhance its growth. It can deny native animals their natural food and shelter. It can create a new wildfire hazard as alien grasses are doing in some North American deserts. New research shows it can even help a new insect species to emerge."{

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Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 in The Christian Science Monitor
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