This past week in invasive species blogging:
- Tim over at Walking the Berkshires posts about the recent grants awarded by the USDA for invasive species research, and notes that the total amount of funding is paltry at best.
- Rigor Vitae's got a post about weevils, including some that are pests and some that are used as biological controls. Let me know if you can get through the whole post without getting distracted by the pretty pictures :-).
- The Migrant Worker blog has a very interesting post about the sensationalization of the Asian swamp eel invasion (they're not even eels, by the way).
- bootstrap analysis has a summary of interesting papers and posters from the recent North American Ornithological Conference, including a whole batch of invasive species-related topics (scroll down).
- A little back and forth between bloggers that I missed last week: Garden Rant posted a blurb (a bit of a rant actually :-)) about the role of chemical companies on the U.S. National Invasive Species Council (scroll down). John Peter Thompson, who is a member of the U.S. Invasive Species Advisory Committee (that works with the NISC) and also a blogger, caught the post and posted this reply on his own blog, Invasive Notes*. Later, Garden Rant posted an update and then an interview with John. Good stuff!