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Invasive Weeds Threaten Ireland’s Waterways as Warming Temperatures Set Stage for More Growth, Nature World News

March 27th, 2014 | by

Rising global temperatures threaten to cause a resurgence of invasive water weeds that will threaten biodiversity and hamper tourism in Europe, according to a new study. Queen’s University Belfast researchers report that a number of invasive weeds which have previously been killed off due to lower winter temperatures will thrive as global temperature increases. Writing in the journal Diversity and Distributions, the researchers predict that over the next 70 years these invasive water weeds will become more widespread, particularly the water fern, parrot’s feather, leafy elodea and the water primrose – all of which are already considered problem species in Europe…
Nature World News, 26/03/14. Read the full article ‘Invasive Weeds Threaten Ireland’s Waterways as Warming Temperatures Set Stage for More Growth‘.

Rising global temperatures threaten to cause a resurgence of invasive water weeds that will threaten biodiversity and hamper tourism in Europe, according to a new study. In the image, a small channel in Ireland is carpeted in water fern (Azolla filiculoides). The bottom image, taken two weeks after the top, shows the red color of mature water fern. (Photo : Inland Fisheries Ireland )

Rising global temperatures threaten to cause a resurgence of invasive water weeds that will threaten biodiversity and hamper tourism in Europe, according to a new study. In the image, a small channel in Ireland is carpeted in water fern (Azolla filiculoides). The bottom image, taken two weeks after the top, shows the red color of mature water fern. (Photo : Inland Fisheries Ireland )


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