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Theoretical ecology

Waltz of the weevil

The aquatic plant Salvinia molesta is a widespread pest of waterways in the tropics and subtropics. A study of its control by a weevil in Australian billabongs sets a new standard in ecological time-series analysis. See Letter p.86

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Figure 1: Salvinia infestation of the Howard River, near Darwin, Australia.


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Stone, L. Waltz of the weevil. Nature 470, 47–48 (2011).

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