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Feds plan battle against aliens
President Clinton signed an executive order to coordinate the federal fight against non-native invasive species.
Babbitt, B., E.O. Wilson, and J. Baker. 1999. Press conference at the National Geographic Society. February. Washington, DC.
Devine, R. 1998. Alien Invasion. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
McDonald, K.A. 1999. Biological invaders threaten U.S. ecology. Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 12):15.
Milius, S. 1999. Cost estimates rocket for uninvited guests. Science News 155(Feb. 6):91.
Walker, T. 1991. Dreissena disaster. Science News 139(May 4):282.
Additional information about non-native invasive species can be found at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant College Program's Web site at http://massbay.mit.edu/exoticspecies/index.html and at the USGS Florida Caribbean Science Center at http://nas.er.usgs.gov/.
James T. Carlton
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic Seaport, CT 06355
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1622
University of Tennessee
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Knoxville, TN 37996
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 7, February 13, 1999, p. 103. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.