Understand the top global invasive species, the damage they cause and what we can do to stop them.
For This Forum:
You can either use a search engine to find invasive species in your area (search for your state and invasive species) or you can visit: https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/resources/lists.shtml
Find an invasive species in your area or somewhere you have been – a plant, animal, insect, fungi.
Include the name of the species in the title of your post – before posting, make sure to check the list so that you do not choose the same species as your classmates!
Identify your geographic location and research your chosen species
Answer these questions:
What is the common and scientific name (properly formatted)?
Where did it originate?
How did it get to your chosen location (speculate if you don’t know)?
What characteristics of the species makes it successful?
What are the effected native species (any plants, animals, etc.)?
What efforts are underway to prevent the spread of the species?
What is one thing you learned from this research?