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

  • Robinia Invasive Species

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    support the prediction. The Robinia pseudoacacia was the only plant species that contradicted our hypothesis. This could be because the R. pseudoacacia is an invasive species in the state of New Jersey. According to invasive species characteristics, they can tolerate many different factors and have a very low tolerance for these factors. They can also spread quickly and have the capabilities of covering large areas. Invasive species are likely to cause major disruption to ecological communities (Sarre

  • 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

  • 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

  • Darwin's On The Origins Of Species

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    was observing species which led him to the hypothesis about the way life changes over time. As he got back from traveling around the world he began to wonder if the animals living on the different islands were part of the same species.In 1859 Darwin wanted to publish his thoughts, so he created the book, “On the Origins of Species” this book showed how evolution has been going on for millions of years. One of Darwin's most important facts is that animals, plants, etc of each species vary from each

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Aristotle Interrelatedness Among Species

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    Interrelatedness among species, an idea developed by Aristotle, was one of the evidences that were used by Darwin to prove his theory of evolution. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist, was born in 381 B.C. He had many achievements but the greatest of them were the ones that are related to biology. Through observing more than 500 animal species, he was able to show an awareness of interrelatedness among them and also classifying the livings from bottom to top, from his point of view, as follows:

  • Species Diversity And Size Of Area 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

  • 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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    posing a severe threat to human health, invasive species have grown to be a unique plague that threatens most, if not all, of the 7 continents. Invasive species are an epidemic to the world, causing environmental and property damage, spreading illness, and destroying local ecosystems. By learning how to identify invasive species, understand how they’re dangerous, and learning to prevent their spread, people can nip the epidemic of invasive species in the bud. Mosquitoes, bed bugs, stink bugs, and

  • Invasive Species Essay

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    Invasive species is a majority factor to the loss of biodiversity across the United States. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) concluded in a study of invasive species that they are responsible for the decline or extinction of roughly 42% of endangered or threatened species in the United States. Invasive species is an organism that is not native to a location or ecosystem and offer the potential to cause harm to not only the environment, but also to human health and the local economy. The introduction

  • Ray Comfort's 'Origin Of Species'

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    In the paper, “Origin of Species”, author Ray Comfort presents opinions and non-supported assumptions to discredit the contributes of Charles Darwin to science literary. Charles Darwin contributions to science by his data, theories, and arguments for evolution by natural selection as exceptionally important in how scientist today classify and explanation evolution acting in nature. From variation in phenotype to the passing of favorable traits to succeeding generations, to how life itself become