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    Invasive Plants Change Ecosystems Starting With the Ground

    Invasive Plants Change Ecosystems Starting With the Ground

    Even when two different Phragmite lineages are grown side-by-side in the same ecosystem, the bacterial communities in the soil differ dramatically. This is a discovery that will aid in understanding how plant invasions get started and the conditions necessary for their success.

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    Hordes of Mosquitoes Left in Harvey's Wake

    Hordes of Mosquitoes Left in Harvey's Wake

    Hurricane Harvey continues to leave its mark on Texas. Besides the giant cleanup, hordes of mosquitoes are now descending in many areas.

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    Negative Impact of Light Pollution to Pollination

    Negative Impact of Light Pollution to Pollination

    Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of night time pollination cannot be compensated by diurnal pollinators. The negative impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal pollinators might even propagate further to the diurnal community, as ecologists of the University of Bern were able to show.

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