The USGS develops strategies and techniques to understand and facilitate restoration of native species and habitats affected by invasive species. This is critical because control without restoration can leave the ecosystem vulnerable to subsequent reinvasion by the same or additional invasive species.
Two recent reports of two brown treesnakes on Saipan is prompting federal and state officials to urge citizens of Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands to report any sightings of these invasive snakes to authorities.Biologist Interviewed by Channel 2 News Saipan about Brown Treesnake Sighting and Rapid Response
On January 13, 2016, Adam Knox, FORT biologist, was interviewed by Channel 2 News Saipan about Brown Treesnake sightings and rapid responseUnder Siege! America’s Most Unwanted Invasive Species
The invasive brown treesnake on the Pacific island of Guam is the poster child of the ecological and economic havoc an invasive species can cause.
Dr. Steven C. Hess
Research Wildlife Biologist
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
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