Tag Archives: invasive species

Feral chickens are a-changing: updates on the rapid evolution of Kauai’s hybrid Gallus gallus

This post is by MSU research associate Eben Gering. After an hour of trying to trap chickens at Hanalei Beach Park, we had only caught odd looks from locals. Finally, one bold rooster approached our buried net, cautiously tapped the spring-loaded … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How the chicken crossed the sea

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Eben Gering. Biotic invasions (the Disney version) Some ecologists have likened invasive species to the army of enchanted brooms in Disney’s Fantasia. In the movie, Mickey Mouse portrays … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: What makes invasive species successful?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Amanda Charbonneau. I love to walk through the woods on a quiet quest to see how many woodland creatures I can spot, and to take an inventory … Continue reading

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