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Invasive Aliens: Policies are Needed to Protect Native Plants

The image above shows invasive tunicates (a marine invertebrate animal) covering rocks in New England waters. As populations spread, they can wreak havoc on native species and aqua farming operations. An international research team led by invasion ecologist Bethany Bradley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has conducted the first global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien species’ impacts on native species as invaders become more abundant. Learn more.