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    Aquatic Invasive Species

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    Invasive species have been destroying Minnesota waters for many years. The measures that are taken to stop and control them are not as thorough as they should be. The biggest characteristic with invasive species is that, they are not native. This means they are not supposed to be in Minnesota waters. Invasive species can be a plant or an animal, such as a mussel, fish, weed, or snail. Some effects of invasive species are that, they can kill native fish, destroy spawning beds, and cause much more

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    Dangers of Invasive Species

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    various types of invasive species in the United States and the many different countries from which they come. Not only have animal species come from different countries, but plants as well. This study concentrates on the damages said to have been caused by invasive species and the measures that the national and international governments are taking to solve this problem. Animals that have been moved from one area to another area that they are not indigenous to are considered invasive or non-indigenous

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    Invasive plants

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    use of these natural resources that influence our beautiful state’s economic health and quality of life of all Pennsylvanians. Yet many threats to our home’s biodiversity are present. One significant threat is invasive plant species that are eliminating native plant species. Invasive plants are plants which grow aggressively, spreading and displacing other plants (Ball, 2002). Whether it is intentional or not, they are often introduced by humans. On the other hand, native plants are pants that

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    Invasive Species

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    According to the USDA, an invasive species is a species that is “non-native, or alien to the ecosystem under consideration, and whose introduction can cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health”. These invasive species can any organisms, including plants, animals and microbes, and they can belong to any taxonomic group. When a species is taken out of it’s natural habitat and placed into a new one, it is removed from its natural predators and pathogens, which help maintain its

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    Invasive Species

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    spread of this foreign beetle has created great impacts on the environment. The Asian Longhorn Beetle is an invasive specie, a harmful specie from another locations, mainly other countries, that has ended up in a foreign habitat. As time has progressed, invasive species have continued to come into our environment more frequently creating many unforeseen consequences. The relationship of invasive species within the United States’ environment and ecosystem has been changing ever since the arrival of the

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    The Impact of Invasive Species on Ecosystems

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    introduction and spread of invasive species has transformed native communities rapidly and, in some cases, created irreversible damages.  In the Earth’s history, changes have often occurred in the ecosystems.  For example, glaciers and the retreat of glaciers cause wide-spread changes.  However, although change is a constant in ecosystems, animals and habitats often cannot adapt to the rapid alterations of non-natural stresses.  Harm to the environment from the introduction of invasive species occurs through

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    scientists believe that they can actually be a catalyst for biodiversity! Invasive or exotic species have altered the Chesapeake Bay region; with both a negative and positive impact. “Exotic species are plants, animals or microbes that have been transported from one geographic region to another.” (5) They are moved from an area where their evolution balance is set, into an area where they may not have any natural competitors. Invasive or exotic species can cause a major impact to our environment. They

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    Invasive Species Essay

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    and causing great amounts of destruction. Sounds like something out of a science fiction movie right? Wrong! Invasive species exist in the world and are a very real threat to the American citizens ' way of life. The nations culture, resources, economic growth, waterways, forest’s s and even as personal as citizens backyard are all at risk of being damaged beyond repair. Invasive species affect the nations environment by causing major environmental damage, spreading disease, proliferating

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    diagnose the damage caused by an invasive species by observing the species, by having scientists or volunteers conduct tests in the habitat, use the Early Detection and Rapid Response system (EE&RR), track changes of health problems over time and track losses from farmers and/or other economic interests (Simberloff 99, 171). When tracking health problems over time, we can look at a hospital or emergency records of a disease or bite that was contracted from an invasive species. David Simberloff stated

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    our everyday lives bacteria is constantly surrounding us, some of the bacterium that we encounter are beneficial to us but then there are the ones that are severely detrimental to our health. The way that they effect a persons body can differ from person to person. Many of the “microscopic foes” are very resilient and have a very fast reproduction rate. Not only do they reproduce quickly they sometimes seem to outsmart our immune system and not allow our bodies to fight the infection making it almost

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