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In this Issue, students will examine published data that address the ecological consequences of introduced species. Activities engage students in data analysis and hypothesis testing, and will increase their understanding of the complexities of ecological phenomena. This Issue focuses on ecological consequences of introduced species using several case studies - zebra mussels, brown tree snakes, fire ants, and gypsy moths.
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords invasive species, introduced species, non-native species, life history, multispecies, interactions, trophic dynamics, biogeography, predation, parasitoids, competition
Key taxa zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis, fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, Lymantria dispar, Peromyscus leucopus
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Pedagogical Use Description This should be used as a guide for teachers to engage students in current topics in ecology. Specifically, it will help teachers use active learning methods to teach students about introduced species.
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Full Name of Primary Author Susan Musante
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Primary Author Affiliation American Society for Microbiology

Hampshire College
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
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Date Of Record Submission 2002-01-01
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2010-02-16 01:20:50
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Date Last Modified 2018-07-18 10:22:22
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