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Can we promote the rapid evolution of biological control value in native insects that have adopted invasive plants? A native Leptocoris bug feeds on invasive Balloon Vine in Australia.

Human activity is generating 'natural' selection across the planet, so much so that in organisms from microbes to trees, rapid evolution is becoming the new normal. Until recently it seemed that science progressed quickly while nature stood still, but now it seems the reverse is true.

In this new era in biology we can watch evolution-in-action. With evolution now occurring quickly and widely enough to be a practical matter, we are promoting the rise of evolutionary biology as an applied science.

Through its research, publications, and conferences, the ICE promotes new evolutionary approaches to the challenges of human sustainability in the areas of food, health, and the environment.

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