invasive species
Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All
Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All
Catherine Offord | Oct 8, 2017
Researchers identify the Lord Howe Island stick insect on the remains of a large volcano in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.
North American Ash on Brink of Extinction
North American Ash on Brink of Extinction
Catherine Offord | Sep 15, 2017
The latest IUCN Red List update also reveals substantial declines in antelopes and other species, but some level of recovery in populations of snow leopards.
Driving Down Pests
Driving Down Pests
Amy Lewis | Aug 28, 2017
A computer model estimates that gene-drive technology could wipe out populations of an invasive mammal on islands. 
Islands North of Antarctica Key to Fish Species Diversity
Islands North of Antarctica Key to Fish Species Diversity
Shawna Williams | Jul 24, 2017
Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.
No Place to Hide
No Place to Hide
Claire Asher | May 31, 2017
Environmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts
Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts
Maina Waruru | Sep 30, 2015
In the absence of a blood meal, some malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in East Africa feed on an invasive weed, scientists find.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2015
Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.
2014’s Best in Multimedia
2014’s Best in Multimedia
Bob Grant | Dec 28, 2014
The Scientist’s standout videos and slideshows of the year