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Zebra Mussel Invasion of the Great Lakes

Zebra Mussel Invasion of the Great Lakes

Zebra Mussel Invasion of the Great Lakes. By Leslie Zaikis, Rachel Sullivan and Heather Chirco. Finger-nail sized mussels Native to Asia Recently brought to North America from Europe First found in Lake St. Clair Invasion has had many effects. Introduction. What is a zebra mussel?

By kory
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Invasives 101 Invasive Species: Major Conservation Threats

Invasives 101 Invasive Species: Major Conservation Threats

Invasives 101 Invasive Species: Major Conservation Threats. Major Threats to Native Species in Oklahoma. Threats: Loss of habitat Habitat degradation Invasive species Inappropriate fire regime Inappropriate grazing regime Altered hydrologic regime. Invasive Species – What are they?.

By lawson
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Marine Invertebrates

Marine Invertebrates

Marine Invertebrates. Phylum Porifera:  Sponges 1.  Non-moving (sessile) animals 2.  No nerves or muscles (no tissue differentiation) 3.  Mostly marine 4.  Filter feeders:  Collect food particles from water

By clint
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Quagga Mussels in the West: 2007 and Beyond

Quagga Mussels in the West: 2007 and Beyond

Quagga Mussels in the West: 2007 and Beyond. Tina Proctor Western States Water Council November 2007. January, 2007 Quagga mussels in Lake Mead NRA. Quaggas and zebras – same genus, different species. Quagga mussel. Microscopic to 2 inches Live up to 5 years May spawn all year

By mattox
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Chapter 5: Evolution and Community Ecology

Chapter 5: Evolution and Community Ecology

Chapter 5: Evolution and Community Ecology. Mr. Manskopf Notes Can Also Be Found at http://www.manskopf.com. Section 1: Evolution. Describe the four primary mechanisms of biological evolution Describe how speciation and extinction affect the diversity of life on Earth.

By ivana
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The sixth mass extinction Human Accountability for Species Becoming Endangered and Extinct

The sixth mass extinction Human Accountability for Species Becoming Endangered and Extinct

The sixth mass extinction Human Accountability for Species Becoming Endangered and Extinct. Erica Hardin 4-26-2012 Environmental Biology. Introduction. Since modern humans have existed, the rate of species extinction has abruptly increased.

By lesa
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Alien Invaders:

Alien Invaders:

Alien Invaders:. An Invasive Species Game. 1. Each zebra mussel filters…. A. 0.25 liters of water per day B. 0.50 liters of water per day C. 1.0 liters of water per day. 2. You find a beautiful plant while on vacation in Mexico, do you. Take a picture Dig it up and take it home

By mairi
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Changing Seasons in a Changing Climate Part Two

Changing Seasons in a Changing Climate Part Two

Changing Seasons in a Changing Climate Part Two . SUMMER . Average summer temperatures are expected to rise from 4 to 8 C More extreme weather is predicted – summer heat, windstorms, drought and severe rainstorms . Butterflies: Southerners on the march northward .

By reed
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Objectives

Objectives

Objectives. Definitions Examples Stages of Invasion Arrival - how? Establishment What characteristics? Spread Why successful? How impact native species? Why are some ecosystems more vulnerable? Control and Prevention. Definitions:.

By haley
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Aquatic Invasive Species Distribution

Aquatic Invasive Species Distribution

Aquatic Invasive Species Distribution. Geography 1820. Background Information. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are organisms and plants that have been introduced to new ecosystems and are both harming natural resources and threating human use of resources.

By marion
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Species Prioritization in Arizona’s Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan-2012.

Species Prioritization in Arizona’s Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan-2012.

Species Prioritization in Arizona’s Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan-2012. . Dr. David Walker University of Arizona. Difficult and often subjective. Animals, plants, and algae. Potential Impacts and Threat Score. • Human health • Human infrastructure • Commerce • Recreation

By neka
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Endangered, Invasive, and Reintroduced Species of Pennsylvania

Endangered, Invasive, and Reintroduced Species of Pennsylvania

Endangered, Invasive, and Reintroduced Species of Pennsylvania. By Julia Moore Period 3. Endangered Species. An endangered species is a species whose numbers are so low that they are in danger of becoming extinct. Common Reasons for Endangerment: 1. habitat loss (usually caused by humans)

By ivie
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Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Invasive Species. What Are Invasive Species?. A species that is: Not native to the environment it is in, and Causes or is likely to cause environmental, health, or economic hazards. Kudzu. Kudzu. Kudzu. Kudzu. Cane Toad. Starling. Gypsy Moths. Salt Cedar. Buffelgrass. Starthistle.

By berny
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Invasive Species, Zebra Mussels

Invasive Species, Zebra Mussels

Invasive Species, Zebra Mussels. Ecosystems. originated in the Balkans, Poland, and the former Soviet Union. They first appeared in North America in 1988 in Lake St. Clair, a small water body connecting Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Population Size.

By daphne
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Lecture 4: Dispersal and Habitat Selection

Lecture 4: Dispersal and Habitat Selection

Lecture 4: Dispersal and Habitat Selection. EEES3050. Outline. Background on dispersal Introduction to invasive species Zebra mussel example Habitat selection. Why do species live where they do?. Or rather…why are they not in particular places? Dispersal Habitat Selection Biotic factors

By prue
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Unionid research in Lake Erie coastal wetlands

Unionid research in Lake Erie coastal wetlands

Unionid research in Lake Erie coastal wetlands Ferenc A. de Szalay, Richard Bowers, and Doug Kapusinski Department of Biological Sciences. http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil. http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil. Since 1980s, Zebra mussels invaded lower Great Lakes caused drastic declines of unionids

By joey
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Control Alternatives for Dams and Water Impoundments

Control Alternatives for Dams and Water Impoundments

Control Alternatives for Dams and Water Impoundments. Robert F. McMahon Center for Biological Macrofouling Research Department of Biology The University of Texas at Arlington. DAM STRUCTURES FOULED BY ZEBRA MUSSELS. Structures Problems

By rhett
(108 views)

Combating Biofouling

Combating Biofouling

Combating Biofouling . A design experiment by Madison Evans. The Issue. source: Australian Government Dept. of Agriculture. Formation of Fouled Hulls . Polymers Bacteria Algae, worms, barnacles, mussels. Michelle Hamel. Solutions. Clean Up Scrub Power Wash Biocides. Prevention

By norah
(265 views)

Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Stop the Spread of Invasive Species. Safe Harvest and Disposal of Aquatic Plants. 1. 2. Aquatic Exotics in the Great Lakes. Zebra mussel. Purple loosestrife. Rainbow smelt. Tubenose goby. Sea lamprey. Fishhook waterflea. Spiny waterflea. Eurasian watermilfoil. Alewife. Round goby.

By toni
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Chapter 6 Part 1

Chapter 6 Part 1

Chapter 6 Part 1. Species Interactions and Community Ecology. Zebra Mussels Invade the Great Lakes. Polluted waters Great Lakes became cleaner after the Clean Water Act of 1970 – used again for recreation and fishing Zebra mussel arrived, native to western Asia and eastern Europe.

By tayte
(98 views)

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