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Global Plant Diversity Still Hinges on Local Battles Against Invasives, Study Suggests
January 17, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have long suspected that studies on the impact of invasive species on biodiversity sometimes come to different conclusions because the impact depends on the size of the study site. Their fieldwork confirms that the impact of invasive species is different at small scales than at large ones.Full Story
Washington University in St. Louis
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