Invasive Species

Invasive Species: Chestnut Trees

Mode(s) of Introduction: In 1912, USDA scientists Metcalf and Collins hypothesized that Japanese chestnut trees (C. crenata Siebold and Zuccarini), which were first imported to the U.S. in 1876, were carriers of the disease and responsible for its spread in this country. Within a few years, it had become clear that diseased imported chestnut trees from Japan were the most important contributing factor in the spread of the disease in the U.S. It should be noted that by 1900, many U.S. mail-or…


Effect of Climate Change on Canada

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the scientific community recognizes that climate change is threat to agriculture and all aspects of food systems such as crop and animal production, food processing, fish stocks and trade are vulnerable. Food system activities are directly dependent upon and inherently interconnected to climate and weather. The effects of climate change are already being felt globally and Canada is not immune to the impacts of climate change…


Impact of Climate Change on Invasive Species

Nature-based solutions are methods of addressing societal changes such as climate change and food security by means of natural ecosystems. The type of nature-based solution depends on the kind of challenge, and interventions can be employed to provide combined measures of dealing with a problem, for example, introducing agroforestry in areas that need restoration of wetlands. Natural-based solutions seek to support human well-being by maintaining a mutual relationship between people and nature.…


Regenerating the Forest of Terra Nova National Park

Introduction: First of all, Parks Canada’s Conservation and Restoration (CoRe) program addresses many issues that are related to the conservation of biodiversity and healthy ecosystem on the Earth. It plays an essential role in protecting wildlife, tackling climate change, and it conserves the species at danger (Government of Canada, 2018). The forest of Terra Nova National Park is located on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was established in 1957 and was the first Na…


The Vermont Fish and Vermont State Game Wardens

Abstract The Vermont State Game Wardens is a division of Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and they operate like the State Troopers of Vermont. The Wardens employed are split up into four different districts: NorthWest, NorthEast, Central, and South, after that they are broken up into counties and towns. They are separated like this so that they have a more focused patrol area and the Wardens can get to know their area and therefore be more effective. I chose the Vermont State Game Wardens as my ag…


The Role of Religion in the Genocide of Native Californians

What is Religion? it is explained as one's belief in supernatural power. This power comes from creators and rulers of the universe. It is a personal or institutionalized system based on a set of beliefs, values, and practices that is based on teachings of a specific spiritual leader. This definition of religion is presented in major religions in the world. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are also known as the Abrahamic religions because they can be traced to their history of the covenant G…


Impact of Human`s Biodiversity on Earth

Biodiversity is the variation of biotic organisms such as plants and animal life in the world or a habitat, a high level of which is generally considered to be important and desirable. The claim is suggesting that human’s impact on our environment through things such as population growth and use of land and our lifestyles are causing major negative changes to the earth’s biodiversity to the point that we have wiped out half the species since 1970. I found this suggestion to be quite…


Invasive Species: Zebra Mussel and Lionfish

An invasive species is an animal or organism that does not belong and is causing harm to the economy. The three invasive species that are harming the U.S. that I will be covering are: The Zebra Mussel, The Lionfish, and The Burmese Python. Each of these species are in different biomes in The Northern American Content. Inconveniences concerning the idea of intrusive species emerge from contrasting human qualities and points of view. Varying precepting of the relative damage caused or benefits p…


A Proposed Solution to Eliminate Invasive Species in Florida

Worldwide, there are invasive species that are non-native to their environment, which can eventually ruin a whole ecosystem. To begin, Florida is known for having exotic plants and animals in their invasive species kingdom. If you are unaware, Florida has had an invasive species problem since the late 1800's (“Brazilian Peppertree"). Although this problem has been around for hundreds of years, people still struggle to find a safe solution. A couple of invasive species in Florida …


Richness of Plant Invasive Species

The plant species richness, evenness, dominance and diversity indices for both P. hysterophorus invaded and uninvaded areas are shown in Table 2. The study results indicate that all P. hysterophorus invaded areas had higher species richness (R = 58) than uninvaded areas (R = 39). and the difference was significant (p = 0.043) at 5% level of confidence. Although plant species in uninvaded were more even (E = 0.644) than invaded areas (E = 0.063), dominance was found to be higher in invaded (D = …


Invasive Species` Suffering of Human Active

Referring to examples, discuss the threats to biodiversity hotspots and why these threats could prove critical. Biodiversity hotspots are the areas which constitute a plethora of flora and fauna comprising 2.3% of the Earth’s surface. These areas are home to numerous endemic species which are native to those spots only. Earth’s biodiversity is under constant threat. Climate change coupled with habitat loss to invasive species have introduced the sixth great mass extinction events in…


Monopolization of Invasive Species

Main issue arising now days is the invasive alien species on which thousands of dollars are being invested to control. They are the main factor for the global change in ecology (biodiversity), economic (forestry and agriculture), and health (allergies and diseases) (Ng et al., 2018). Living and nonliving components of soil synergistically shape the growth of exotic invasive species in the main habitat. More the biodiversity rich area less is the invasion (Souza et al., 2011). The introduction o…


Human is the cause of animals extinction

Human beings are the key explanation for the extinction of animals. Humans kill animals with none guilt. Human beings are the biggest threats to our planet’s species. The world’s population is increasing every year. More and more resources are being used by people leading to fewer resources for other earth species. Thousands of the world’s species are used daily for food, shelter, and medicine, but there is a limit to these resources. People take many fishes from the oceans an…


Exploration of Invasive Species

An invasive species is an animal or organism that does not belong and is causing harm to the economy. The three invasive species that are harming the U.S. that I will be covering are: The Zebra Mussel, The Lionfish, and The Burmese Python. Each of these species are in different biomes in The Northern American Content. Inconveniences concerning the idea of intrusive species emerge from contrasting human qualities and points of view. Varying precepting of the relative damage caused or benefits…


Invasive Species of Great Lakes

The Great Lakes cover a total surface area of 95,000 square miles. They also hold about 5,500 cubic miles of water, which is about 20 % of Earth\'s freshwater. There are more than 250 species of fish found in the Great Lakes. Since, non-native species have been introduced. The population of Native fish have decreased significantly. Invasive species are both good and bad for the Great Lakes from providing food for native species to destroying the ecosystem. Its weird to think that invasive s…


Invasive Species: Asian Carp

There are many invasive species in the United States today but one of the most infamous species is the Asian Carp. these fish were not so bad in the early days of America, infact people wanted these fish because they were overfishing and they needed a good fast growing freshwater fish to replace and replenish many of the native fish that had rapidly decreased. As a result of this they made fish farms in the south and they ordered several different species of fish known as carp from south asia a…


Impacts of Invasive Species

The Great Lakes cover a total surface area of 95,000 square miles. They also hold about 5,500 cubic miles of water, which is about 20 % of Earth\'s freshwater. There are more than 250 species of fish found in the Great Lakes. Since, non-native species have been introduced. The population of Native fish have decreased significantly. Invasive species are both good and bad for the Great Lakes from providing food for native species to destroying the ecosystem. Its weird to think that invasive s…


Invasive Species in the Galapagos

Invasive species are the main threat to biodiversity in the Galapagos. Its presence is linked to the growth of the population, tourism and the flow of maritime and air transport, increased by the demand for resources by the inhabitants of the islands. Invasive species are established accidentally or intentionally at a site outside their natural range of distribution and cause damage to native ecosystems and species. Invasive Species  There are 500 species of insects and more than 750…