Invasive Species (biology and year’s last presentation) Created by: Ludmila Chankova, Velina Miteva & Nona Stancheva
Definition <ul><li>• Short definition - “non-native”  </li></ul><ul><li>or alien of exotic  </li></ul><ul><li>Long definit...
First Example Kudzu <ul><li>Origin: China, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>At first it was people  </li></ul><ul><li>trying to inv...
Second Example – Wild Hog <ul><li>Origin: Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Brought to the states for  </li></ul><ul><li>the hunter...
Destroying the ecosystem <ul><li>“ This behavior destroys ground vegetation, reduces habitat for nesting birds and other a...
Effects and why bad? <ul><li>• Often times leads to extinction of a specie since it changes the environment (kudzu grows s...
Works Cited <ul><li>•  Invasive Species . N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2010. <http://42explore.com/invasive.htm>. (1) </li></ul...
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Invasive species

  1. 1. Invasive Species (biology and year’s last presentation) Created by: Ludmila Chankova, Velina Miteva & Nona Stancheva
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>• Short definition - “non-native” </li></ul><ul><li>or alien of exotic </li></ul><ul><li>Long definition - “They are nonnative plants and animals that harm or endanger native plants and animals or other aspects of biodiversity” (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy definition – species.. All kinds of plants & animals that are put not at the place they must live, harm the others around them </li></ul>
  3. 3. First Example Kudzu <ul><li>Origin: China, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>At first it was people </li></ul><ul><li>trying to invade it to US (1876) </li></ul><ul><li>nowadays 7mill.acres area => people are </li></ul><ul><li>trying to get rid of it (when we didn’t </li></ul><ul><li>have something and then got it…we don’t </li></ul><ul><li>want it anymore!!!) </li></ul><ul><li>Usage: Kudzu baskets, paper, furniture (kudzu vines) </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: People complain that cutting kudzu is very hard and kudzu grows that fast that it’s impossible for anything else to grow around it (2) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Second Example – Wild Hog <ul><li>Origin: Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Brought to the states for </li></ul><ul><li>the hunters 400 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>(NOT originally living in US) </li></ul><ul><li>=>>Total population number of more than 2 million (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Damage? </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural problems!(800$ million per year) </li></ul><ul><li>Transmit diseases to livestock and humans </li></ul>
  5. 5. Destroying the ecosystem <ul><li>“ This behavior destroys ground vegetation, reduces habitat for nesting birds and other animals, causes soil erosion, and can occur on very large patches of land. “ (3) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Effects and why bad? <ul><li>• Often times leads to extinction of a specie since it changes the environment (kudzu grows so fast – nothing can grow around) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Works Cited <ul><li>• Invasive Species . N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2010. <http://42explore.com/invasive.htm>. (1) </li></ul><ul><li>• The Amazing Story of Kudzu . N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2010. <http://maxshores.com/kudzu/>. Wild Hog . N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2010. (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Wild Hog . N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2010. <http://www.fpl.com/environment/exotic/ wild_hog.shtml#TopOfPage>. (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fpl.com/environment/exotic/wild_hog.shtml#TopOfPage </li></ul><ul><li>http://marylouise22.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/hog3.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://chemicallygreen.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/kudzu.jpg </li></ul>

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