"Species" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels

    2010 Invasive Species Research Paper Zebra Mussel The balance of an ecosystem is essential to the survival of almost all living things in that area. As technology advances the ability to transport people and goods also increases along with it. When people transport diseases‚ the natives are unaccustomed to and are more vulnerable to the ailment. Similarly to the transport of disease‚ an invasive species can act as parasite to the functioning ecosystem.1 Non-native species can threaten the

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  • How To Protect Endangered Species

    Endangered Species Need Your Help!   Here Are Some Ways That You Can Get Involved: Conserve Habitats One of the most important ways to help threatened plants and animals survive is to protect their habitats permanently in national parks‚ nature reserves or wilderness areas. There they can live without too much interference from humans. It is also important to protect habitats outside reserves such as on farms and along roadsides. You can visit a nearby national

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  • Invasive Species In The Great Lakes

    Water is filled with invasive species Water is filled with invasive species that come from all around the world. Invasive species can be anywhere at any time. Invasive species are any type of specie that is found where it is not native to. Invasive species can threaten the new habitats they join. Invasive species can even be from different continents. Once an invasive species settle somewhere it is pretty hard to get rid of them. Invasive species in the great lakes consist of Asian carp‚ Zebra

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  • Ecology Invasive Species Worksheet

    Virtual Ecology Lab: Invasive Species Worksheet Learning Goal: To learn how an invasive species can affect an ecosystem. Prerequisite Knowledge: Before beginning this lab‚ you should be familiar with these concepts: the definition of invasive species the types of interactions that occur between different species in an ecosystem Introduction: Ecosystems are webs of intricately balanced interactions. But what happens when a new species is introduced that uses a disproportionate share of the ecosystem’s

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  • Why Is an Understanding of Evolutionary and Population Processes Important for Species Conservation?

    Why is an understanding of evolutionary and population processes important for species conservation? Abstract Evolution is it a theory of previous life becoming more like present life over time through means such as "natural selection" With an endless diversity of life‚ and variation as a result of the interactions of organisms with their environments. Fundamental to the process of understanding how evolution works is to look at a combination of many mechanisms such as genetic variation‚

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  • Endangered Species and the Impact on Life

    Jennifer Humphrey Analysis Essay/Week 3 ENC1101-12 Endangered Species and the Impacts on Life The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was approved Dec. 28‚ 1973. This act repealed the Endangered Species Conservation Act of Dec. 5‚ 1969. The 1969 Act had amended the Endangered Species Preservation Act of Oct. 15‚ 1966. The 1973 Act implemented the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora‚ signed by the U.S. on March 3‚ 1973‚ and the Convention on Nature

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  • Humans’ Moral Obligation to Preserve Endangered Species

    Moral Obligation to Preserve Endangered Species Many species that exists today are becoming endangered to extinction. In the past era where humans did not exist‚ extinction occurred due to natural causes. On this present time however‚ extinction of species are threatened by humans’ existence. Humans are the only moral agent; in which‚ it has the intellectual capacity that animals and plants do not have. Thus‚ humans are powerful and dominate over any species. Many practices that humans do such

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  • Survival Of Fitttest In Charles Darwin's Origin Of The Species

    The term “survival of the fittest” was first used by Charles Darwin in his book Origin of the Species. Over the years‚ this term has been widely used‚ often with a misconception of the true meaning of it. It will be looked at what this misconception is and why people think this way. Survival of the fittest is thought to explain how natural selection occurs and this will be explained in the essay through Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. The misconception idea of “survival of the fittest” described by

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  • Endangered Species Act Argumentative Essay

    our wildlife and endangered species‚ but what do these protection laws really address? It has been brought to my concern because I have lived in one of the best ecosystems in California‚ I have been interested in the Endangered Species Act ever since I’ve lived around the Tahoe area. First‚ the Endangered Species Act focuses on the conservation and protection of species that are considered at harm in their habitat. Secondly‚ this act helps create awareness of species that they’re trying to help protect

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  • Yellowstone's Argumentative Essay On Endangered Species

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife services have officially removed the gray wolf from the endangered species list calling the recovery‚ “one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of conservation.” “There are an estimated 7000 to 11‚200 gray wolves in Alaska‚ 3‚700 in the Great Lakes region and 1‚675 in the Northern Rockies” (Defenders of Wildlife 1). The gray wolf is no longer on the endangered species list because the numbers have risen so dramatically. Hunting should be allowed‚ as there is

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