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Interrrupting an Invasional Meltdown

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

Earthworms have been described as “ecosystem engineers” because they can transform soil environments in ways – physical, chemical, and biological – that in turn lead to aboveground ecological changes. Most of the 8,000 species of the world’s earthworms stay in

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The Invasion of Southern Forests by Nonnative Plants

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

The Southern Forest Futures Project (SFFP) started in 2008 as an effort to study and understand the various forces reshaping the forests across the 13 states of the Southeast. Chartered by the U.S. Forest Service Southern Region and Southern Research

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With Privet Gone, Native Plants and Pollinators Return

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

Forests infested with privet invoke a kind of despair in people attuned to the problem of invasive plants. Privet invades a forest quickly, sprawling across the understory and growing into thickets that crowd out native plants and change the very

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