WEB LOG: Invasion Chronicles

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Science  19 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5776, pp. 977
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5776.977e

An outbreak of pine shoot beetles (Tomicus piniperda) has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to restrict the export of bark chips and other forest products from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, farmers in southwestern Puerto Rico are angry because the government has failed to control hungry mobs of Asian and African monkeys, descendants of escapees from a medical lab, that are pillaging their fields. For more news about wayward organisms and efforts to control them, check the Invasive Species Weblog from ecologist Jennifer Forman Orth of the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Orth gleans the postings from media stories, government and university announcements, reports by professional societies, and other sources from around the world.


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