IISER Pune find species can turn invasive in the same ecosystem

IISER researchers have been able to show that fruit flies selected for dispersal for as long as 69 generations have evolved traits — increased aggression, exploration and activity — which together is more likely to make them more invasive. In response to climate change and habitat destruction, there is an increasing possibility for the evolution of these … Continue reading IISER Pune find species can turn invasive in the same ecosystem

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Indian scientist Felix Bast reports from the field in Antarctica

On January 9, Dr. Felix Bast from the Centre for Plant Sciences, Central University of Punjab was one of the 30 Indian scientists to reach Bharati, India’s third research station in Antarctica. The team set out on a voyage to Bharti station from Cape Town, South Africa on December 24, 2016 on board the ship … Continue reading Indian scientist Felix Bast reports from the field in Antarctica

Invasive algae species from China found in Tamil Nadu shores

Researchers at the Central University of Punjab have identified a seaweed Sargassum zhangii growing along the rocky shores of Vedaranyam to Pattukottai and Thondi to Pamban in Tamil Nadu. This is the first reported case of the seaweed outside China. The team led by Dr. Felix Bast from the Centre for Plant Sciences, Central University … Continue reading Invasive algae species from China found in Tamil Nadu shores