Thursday, March 24, 2016

Invasive Mammal Eradication Research, Holly Jones

Global Conservation Research May Play a Big Role in Reducing Extinction Rates
New Zealand storm-petrel

Assistant Professor Holly Jones is the lead author of the study, "Invasive mammal eradication on islands results in substantial conservation gains," which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. The study examined how native species responded to projects that eradicated invasive mammals from islands. Researchers found 596 populations of 236 native species on 181 islands benefited from these eradications. It was concluded that continued investment in invasive mammal eradications on islands offers a highly effective opportunity to stem the loss of our world’s biodiversity. Check out featuring articles in the NIU Newsroom, LA Times, Newsweek, NZ Public radio!, Take Part, IFL Science, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel!