Species Essays

  • Evolution Of Human Species

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    one of the most complicated species regarding the idea of evolution. For the past thousands of years, humans have evolved drastically. From early humans to present day, humans have developed mutations as a result of natural selection and have become the most intelligent species on this planet. But are humans still evolving or has the development of technologies halted the progression of mankind? The human species continues to evolve; research shows that the human species is evolving at about the same

  • Competition Between Species

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    Species interact with each other in the natural world. Two ways species interact are through competition or cooperation. In this study, the average needle length of Red Pines, Pinus resinosa, was compared to the distance to the nearest tree to see if the trees were interacting via competing or cooperation. It was found that the average needle length was longer when distance between the nearest tree was the closest. Introduction In nature, competition is common. Competition occurs between

  • Invasive Species Alien Invasive Species

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    category 1b alien invasive species known for growing in grasslands, moist areas and along pavements and roadsides (Invasive Species South Africa, 2018) The plant possess threat to local plant life as it takes up growing space and uses up resources such as water. Justification: I live one street away from Delta Park and have noticed the clean-up operations that are ongoing in the Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary. I would like to further my understanding on alien invasive species Verbena bonariensis, which

  • Species Area Relationship Essay

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    The relationship between species diversity and size of area. Research Task By Keaton Rea Grade 11   Table of contents Introduction and Hypothesis Review of literature Gathering of data Presentation of findings Discussion Conclusion Bibliography   Literature Review In 1921 Swedish scientist, Olaf Arrhenius proposed the Species Area Relationship (SAR). This theory was created to explain and understand the relationship between a size of an area and the number species therein, as the name suggests

  • Invasive Species

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    of Americas ecosystems. To call a species “non-native” or “invasive” does not sound too threatening, but the truth is they are one of the primary threats to native wildlife in an area. An invasive species can be any kind of living organism—an amphibian, mammal, plant, insect, fish, fungus, bacteria, or even an organism’s seeds or eggs—that is not native to an ecosystem and which causes harm to the environment, the economy or even, human health (Carroll). Species have always been restless, continually

  • Invasive Species Effects On The Environment

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    invasive species cost the United States more than $120 billion in damages every year and that number is on the rise. New invasive species are entering the United States each day and each has the potential to cause mass destruction to our ecosystem and economy if not taken care of. Some animals have already taken hold and are having disastrous effects. An invasive species is an organism causing ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native (“What Is an Invasive Species?”). These

  • Coyote Species Case Study

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    The Case Study of the Declining Biodivesity between Coyote Species and Rodent Species. What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity can be referred to as a variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and the ecological and evolutionary processes that sustain it (What is Biodiversity? n.d.). Biodiversity includes all living things such as rare, threatened, or endangered species, the microbes, fungi and invertebrates. Maintaining biodiversity is important because most of our food

  • What Are Invasive Species

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    Invasive species This refers to the animal and plant species as well as pathogens, which are not native inhabitance of a given land. The introduction of these animals to a new land is not recommended because of the harm they cause to the existing living organisms in that place (USDA). The invasive species create a significant change in an ecosystem in terms of constituents and the need for food and production. Initially, we have an ecosystem that has been balanced in terms of food chain and food

  • Species Survival Plan

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    Kaitlyn Bogacz Cori Brown Emily Dunlap Species Survival Plan: Giant Pangolin (Smutsia gigantea) Current Position The giant pangolin or giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea) is a terrestrial mammal and is the largest member of the pangolins, sometimes referred to as scaly anteaters. The giant pangolin was previously categorized as near threatened with The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2008, and it was updated to vulnerable in 2014. The total census population is believed to

  • The Endangered Species Act

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    Endangered Species Act Throughout history, there have been many species that have passed through our planet, earth. Some have survived for millions and millions of years, and others… well, they weren’t so lucky. According to Biologicaldiversity.org, many scientists believe that as of now, “our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals.” Many scientist claim that species are dying out at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate (the normal rate being 5-6 species per year)

  • Invertebrate Invasive Species

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    As stated previously invasive species consist of plants, animals, and pathogens and there are thousands of invasive species, not just in the U.S. but, in the world. The animal invasive species are separated into two categories; vertebrates and invertebrates. Vertebrate invasive species consist of the brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis), Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus), common starling (Sturnus Vulgaris), and the wild boar (Sus scrofa). The brown tree snake is a native of Australia, Indonesia

  • Essay On Invasive Species

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    Other invasive species may not destroy the habitat, but it can have an impact by killing large numbers of other species. Burmese pythons, for example, are top predators in the Everglades. As such, they have local mammal and bird populations. They are capable of consuming deer and even alligators, these creatures eat virtually any animal they encounter in the Everglades. A number of threatened and endangered bird species have also been found in the digestive tracts of pythons, prompting concern that

  • Essay On Keystone Species

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    A keystone species is an organism that enhances the habitat and helps all species around them thrive and evolve. In class we examined the wolves of yellowstone and their reintroduction into the habitat. This re-introductory helped organisms around them by reducing species that have dominated the habitat like the deer and this helped plant life and animal life thrive and created a richer environment. The wolves are the keystone species of their environment being the organism enhancing biotic and abiotic

  • Ponderosa Pine Species Observation Report

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    Introduction The number of plant species inhabiting Earth keep our planet highly diverse as well as play a vital role in sustaining our environment and our population. The understanding of plant species and their diversity and abundance is important because plants are vital to maintaining Earth and its atmosphere. In our research project, we addressed the question: How does the abundance of the ponderosa pine species vary within different elevation levels on the Bear Peak Trail? The article by Wathen

  • Invasive Species Essay

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    Alien species is a species which brought into an unnatural ecosystem. Invasive species are species, both native species or not, which broadly affect the habitat, can cause environmental damage, economic loss, or harm for humans. Invasive alien species do not always invasive species not necessarily come from outside/foreign. Invasive Alien Species (IAS) is a combination of alien species and invasive species. Invasive Alien Species is a species introduced either intentionally or unintentionally outside

  • Exotic Invasive Species

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    as you were powerboating by the Great Lakes. Was it a shark, or the lochness monster? Nope, it was an one-hundred pound Asian Carp. Asian Carp are examples of Invasive species. Exotic invasive species share many commonalities amongst each other in their extreme ability to arrive, survive, and thrive. In order for invasive species to survive and thrive, they first need to arrive in their nonnative habitat. Asian Carp, Fire Ants, and Burmese Pythons all share the commonality in which they were all

  • Endangered Species In California

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    surprising amount of species have been completely wiped out directly from human interaction in recent history. One interesting example would be the California grizzly bear that ironically is completely extinct in California. According to the California State Library website, the California grizzly bear or Ursus Californicus became the official State Animal in 1953 after being extinct for nearly 20 years and is the centerpiece on the California flag. Extinction, the elimination of a species, is a normal process

  • Pros And Cons Of Invasive Species

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    Invasive Species Invasive, alien species, those which colonise, expand and out compete native species (Smith & Smith, 2009), are a major threat to our habitats, terrestrial and aquatic species, and biodiversity. Agricultural and leisure industries are affected as well as conservation welfare and the continued wellbeing of man, flora and fauna. Whole ecosystems can be distorted and the economic cost of awareness, prevention and eradication systems is substantial. Most invasive species have been

  • Factors In Spreading Invasive Species

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    What is an invasive species? Invasive species is any animal or plant that comes from a different ecosystem and causes harm to the environment. They are called “invasive” because they reproduce quickly and spread rapidly, causing destruction on people’s health and the ecosystem. Human activities are one of the biggest contributing factors in spreading invasive species from one location to another. People can purchase these invasive plants for their beauty, low maintenance, and fast growing nature

  • Invasive Species In The Mojave Desert

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    Just like any other desert, it faces numerous threats to its wildlife and environment. An example includes the introduction of invasive species into their territory. The University of Nevada agrees that the invasive plant numbers are growing mainly from the results of human disturbance, which is a tremendous issue that can harm both plants and animals. Invasive species affect the diets of desert animals, their existence, and the populations of native plants. Invasive plants are rapidly sneaking their