Invasive Species: Predicting the Consequences of Invasion

June 1, 2010

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In 2009, the Burmese python invasion in the Florida bordered on epidemic, with an estimated 30,000 constrictors in the wild.

Dov Sax
, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, is trying to figure out whether we can predict which some introduced species will be harmful.

He tells us about his work in New Zealand, where non-native mammals outnumber native species…