Ecosystem

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Invasive Species: Study of Nitellopsis Obtusa

Background Nonindigenous species establishment has increased with the growing frequency and magnitude of transportation networks worldwide (Rothlisberger & Lodge, 2013). Some nonindigenous species establish populations and become invasive, threatening native biodiversity and impairing ecosystem services. (Rothlisberger & Lodge, 2013). Furthermore, these ecological impacts can result in large economic and human health consequences (Rothlisberger & Lodge, […]

Pages: 2 Words: 517 Topics: Ecosystem, Invasive Species, Oceanography

Invasive Species: the Cane Toad

The Cane Toad, also known by its scientific name Bufo Marinus, is the largest toad in the world ranging from two to nine inches long and can weigh in at over four and a half pounds. They have tough, warty skin, and come in numerous shades of brown and dark yellow. Females tend to have […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1015 Topics: Australia, Ecosystem, Invasive Species
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Are Invasive Species Good for the Environment?

Have you ever stepped on an ant mound and got bitten by Fire Ants? Fire ants are an invasive species, which were originally from Africa. Humanity has introduced non-native species into different climates for many purposes. The fire ant, along with the quagga mussel and different kinds of fungi diseases, were accidentally introduced all over […]

Pages: 3 Words: 821 Topics: Africa, Disease, Ecosystem, Invasive Species

Physiology of Herpetofauna in an Urban Ecosystem

Purpose The propose of this project is to compare amphibian and reptile assemblages in the city parks of and rural localities across Pennsylvania. The main project goal is to investigate the physiology of herpetofaunal species across a gradient of urbanization in Pennsylvania. Comparing these sites will give an idea of how urbanization has altered the […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1201 Topics: ecosystem, experiment, Nature, physiology, urbanization