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Tag: invasive species

Do invasive plants impact ecosystem services?

Dog-strangling vine Credit: Noah Cole

Dog-strangling vine Credit: Noah Cole

In the Cadotte Lab at the University of Toronto – Scarborough, we examine the causes and consequences of invasion success, biodiversity loss and changes in ecosystem services in Toronto’s Rouge Park, which is currently transitioning into Canada’s first National Urban Park.

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Invaders with personality

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People have different personalities. Some are shy; others are bold. Some are extraverted; others are introverted. These personality traits influence our academic success, job performance, personal relationships, health and susceptibility to disease. In the McLaughlin Lab at the University of Guelph, we are interested in detecting personality differences in animals and determining whether this kind of information can inform management. One of our projects focuses on the non-native sea lamprey and its management in the Great Lakes.

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