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Collaboration is increasingly a key to successful science and conservation. The Nutrient Network (NutNet) is bringing together grassland researchers from around the world. read more
The region of South America where the imported fire ant originated is largely flat and subject to seasonal flooding. When fire ants were (accidentally) brought to Alabama and Florida, they got off the boat already adapted to their new home. read more