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The giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) is a species introduced from North America. It is considered invasive in Switzerland because it can dominate environments bordering agricultural fields. But favourable biological interactions with pollinators take place and the plant has medicinal properties. Current biodiversity and sustainability indicators ignore these positive contributions. © UNIGE

Introduced species overlooked in biodiversity reporting

Nature is personally associated with the human prosperity of present and future ages – which is the reason a variety of reports track the...
How Long can Microorganisms Live on Mars

How Long can Microorganisms Live on Mars

Scientists at Lomonosov MSU, Faculty of Soil Science have recently identified the resistance microorganisms have against gamma radiation at very low temperatures. The temperature on Mars...