invasive species

A Burmese python coiled in the grass in the Everglades.

Florida’s Burmese Python Invasion

Marques Hayes

The introduction of the Burmese Python into Florida has resulted in the decline of many native mammals in the Florida Everglades.

The National Weather Service in Miami recently issued a "falling iguana" warning during a cold spell.

Why Do Iguanas Drop From Trees When It’s Cold in Florida?

Caitlin Dempsey

Occasionally, the temperature in southern Florida approaches freezing, leading to falling iguanas.

Animated map showing the spread of the Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) throughout Australia from 1939 to 1980 at five year intervals. Map: Froggydarb, Mediawiki Commons.

Can Using a Waterless Barrier Prevent the Expansion of Invasive Species?

Caitlin Dempsey

In western Australia, researchers have proposed a waterless barrier method to halt the spread of cane toads.

Debris from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami Carried Almost 300 Marine Species Across the Pacific Ocean

Caitlin Dempsey

A group of researchers inventoried what marine species traveled across the Pacific Ocean between 2012 and 2017 as the result of a biological rafting event created by the 2011 Japanese Tsunami.

Help Find Invasive Weeds in Hawaii

Caitlin Dempsey

Tomnod, which previously helped with crowdsourcing the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, has teamed up with the Nature Conservancy ...