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A race against pine: Wood-boring wasp in North America threatened by a Eurasian invader

22 / 01 / 2018, Eureka Alert

Invasive species have diverse impacts in different locations, including biodiversity loss, as a result of native species being outcompeted for similar resources. A US research team studied the case of an aggressive Eurasian woodwasp that has recently established in North America and poses a threat to a native competitor species. In their paper, published in the open-access journal Neobiota, the scientists seek a solution for the seemingly rapid decline in the native wood-boring insect.

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