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Network metrics guide good control choices

The management of introduced species, whether kudzu or zebra mussels, is costly and complex. Now, a paper reports a workable, effective solution that harnesses network analyses of ecological phenomena.

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Fig. 1: Network approach to manage more than 9,000 lakes.

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Leung, B. Network metrics guide good control choices. Nat Sustain 5, 733–734 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00927-3

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