Unintended consequences of beachgrass

A four-year study of one rare and one common lupine growing in coastal dunes showed that a native mouse steals most of the rare lupines seeds while they are still attached to the plant. The mouse is a “subsidized species,” given cover for nocturnal forays by European beachgrass, originally planted to stabilize the dunes.

Trojan Horse attack on native lupine

Researchers in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis conduct a study on the battle between an invasive plant and a native plant on the coast of California and how it is effecting wildlife in the area.