Tagged: weeds

Weeds head for the hills as climate warms - News

Jean Balchin Jul 11, 2017

As temperatures rise, plants head up mountainsides, with weeds spreading to higher altitudes twice as fast as native plants. An international team of researchers, including a New Zealander conducted the first study to look at non-native weed spread. The study specifically examined the European Alps, but a local researcher who was involved said that the situation might be even more dire … Read More

When aliens attack - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 21, 2014

The fourth part in a summer science series by NIWA Your favourite lake may look picturesque, calm and inviting but beware what lurks beneath – aliens are on the attack. Aquatic plants in lakes are a natural and important part of lake communities and provide many benefits to fish, wildlife, water quality and people. Alien submerged weeds, however, are plant … Read More