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Invasive species powerpoint

  1. 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO INVASIVE SPECIES Bullies in nature
  2. 2. WHAT ARE INVASIVE SPECIES?  Invasive species are bullies in nature  They chase out all our native plants and animals  Invasive species include animals (even fish), plants, and micro-organisms that are introduced by human action
  3. 3. HOW TO IDENTIFY INVASIVE SPECIES:  Invasive species take over an entire area and eliminate biodiversity  They can grow out of control  They chase out our native species  The result is a monoculture  They have no natural predator
  4. 4. HOW DO INVASIVE SPECIES ENTER?  Through roots  By accidental transportation (ships vessels)  By seeds  Transported by wind or water  Hitch on to our shoes, or an animal’s body
  5. 5. WHAT ARE SOME NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF INVASIVE SPECIES?  Invasive species do not provide food  They out-compete our native species for limited resources such as food and habitat  They explode in population because they do not have a natural predator  They are a threat to our ecosystems, economy or society
  6. 6. WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?  Do not release your aquatic pets or plants into the natural environment  Learn to identify invasive species  Report any sighting of invasive species by calling a hotline  Drain out the water from your boats or motors  Remove any debris that has hitchhiked onto your boots from a natural area  Never transfer fish from one area to another
  7. 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY  Dercho, A. (2011, June 22). Ms. Dercho's Grade 9 Academic Science. Retrieved June 23, 2013, from Ms. Dercho's Grade 9 Academic Science: https://sites.google.com/site/msderchosgrade9acad emicscience/science-agenda  PAWRCF. “Cosmo’s World: Invasive Species” Online video clip. Youtube, 12 Nov 2008. Web. 22 July 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyvPxU6LUu0&li st=FLCYM18V7xtsg7T1o_ceilbA&index=1  Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program. (n.d.). Retrieved 7 23, 2013, from Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program: http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/
  8. 8. BIBLIOGRAPHY (PICTURES)  News and pictures of bullying cartoon pictures. (2012). July 23, 2013, from: http://howtocleancar.info/wp- content/uploads/cartoons/bullying_cartoon_picturesst and_up_to_a_bully_publish_with_glogster_350x328.j pg-6131de71b495de8e46d0af3c10248c23.jpg  T.R. Ministry of Forestry and Waterworks. (2011). July 23, 2013, from: http://aris.ormansu.gov.tr/sites/default/files/200th_wi th_biodiversity_0.jpg  Global Environment Facility. (2013) July 23, 2013, from: http://www.thegef.org/gef/sites/thegef.org/files/gallery /ballast.jpg  War News Updates. (2012) July 23, 2013, from: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kpGUuie3feU/UG0AeSd- lhI/AAAAAAAA550/5xp1x2Zh5Oo/s200/www.reuters.c om1.jpg

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