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Mar. 19, 2015 Waterloo biologists model the big impacts of zebra mussels in Lake Simcoe Professor Ralph Smith (Photo credit: Martin Schwalbe)

Zebra and quagga mussels, known collectively as dreissenid mussels, have changed the ecology of some of the largest lakes in the world, costing governments more than $7 billion in damage according to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Mar. 19, 2015 Waterloo creates cutting-edge tool to help predict impact of invasive species Professor Heidi Swanson (Photo credit: Martin Schwalbe)

Invasive species cost us more in environmental, economic, and health-care related damages than all other natural disasters combined. Being able to predict how a species "fits" into an environment - the so-called species niche - can help managers prevent, predict, and manage the next big invasion.

Mar. 12, 2015 Invasive species use landmarking to find love in a hopeless place

Kim Cuddington, a Biology professor in the Faculty of Science, demonstrates how landmarking works and the key role it plays in population control for both conserving endangered species and controlling invasive species. 

Her study was published in Theoretical Ecology.

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