Tackling Invasive Iceplant

River clean-ups and restoration are a regular activity for our staff in Oakdale and Chico, so our Santa Cruz office was excited for the chance to take Read More…

East Meets Midwest: The Asian Carp Invasion

Carp really captured readers’ attention in our most-read story of 2016, so we wanted to further investigate carp invasions across the United States. While common carp have Read More…

Photo Friday: Turtle High Five

Today's Photo Friday features a friendly turtle saluting the end of another week. While it sure is cute, this little reptile also has the unfortunate distinction of Read More…

Disrupting the Delta Food-Web

When it comes to alien invaders (also known as invasive species) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the most damaging species generally fall into two categories: ecosystem engineers Read More…

Unfestive Greenery

It may be the time of year for decking the halls, but decked riverbanks are far from a welcome sight. Unfortunately, California’s warm summer weather and prolonged Read More…

An Invader From the North

Invasive fish species are a perennial hot topic, especially in California where non-native fishes such as striped bass (Morone saxatilis) are implicated in high predation on native Read More…

Invasion of the Aquatic Plants

While it may sound like a B-rated Halloween movie, parts of California really are under a floral invasion. Non-native species introductions are a familiar topic in the Read More…

Finding fish from discarded DNA

To round out our series on environmental DNA (eDNA), in which we’ve described the basic concepts of this technique in aquatic research, as well as its challenges Read More…

Feral cats and a diversity of diets

Feral cats are notorious for their ferocious appetites, which helped earn them a spot among the world’s top 100 most invasive species because of the impacts of Read More…