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Research examines biological invasion
April 1, 2008

PULLMAN -As the citizens of Beijing prepare to welcome an invasion by athletes and spectators coming to this summer’s Olympic Games, a quieter and much less welcome invasion is already under way.

 

According to a new study co-authored by WSU ecologist Richard Mack, China’s explosive economic growth and ambitious public-works projects have allowed non-native species of plants, insects, and other organisms to spread throughout the country.

 

These have inflicted more than $14 billion of damage on the nation’s economy—and the Olympic Games, could provide a new entry opportunity for even … » More …