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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805346–352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.346
Published: 01 May 2018
...Carey R. Minteer; Melissa C. Smith; Ellen C. Lake; Eileen Pokorny Biodiversity encompasses the variety within and between species in an environment. Native communities host a diverse array of species and interactions among members. Invasions by non-native species reduce biodiversity and a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 779676–680 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.9.5
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tyler L. Poppenwimer; Hannah M. Hicks; Priscilla A. Nyamai; Kathryn E. Boes Invasive species are an issue of global concern because they can have large impacts on ecosystems and are challenging to manage. We present an activity aimed at improving undergraduate students’ understanding of the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 77173–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.1.11
Published: 01 January 2015
...Evan Lampert Invasive species, defined as exotic species that reach pest status, are major threats to global biodiversity. Although invasive species can belong to any taxonomic group, general characteristics such as rapid growth and reproduction are shared by many invasive species. “Invented...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 769609–614 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.9.7
Published: 01 November 2014
... crayfish are often successful invasive species through hypothesis testing, collection of behavioral data on live crayfish, and quantitative reasoning. Students also consider economic and environmental impacts of invasive species on local and global ecosystems. We implemented this module in a large...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 755349–353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.5.10
Published: 01 May 2013
...Barbara Jean May This activity engages students to better understand the impact of transmission by invasive species. Using dice, poker chips, and paper plates, an entire class mimics the spread of an invasive species within a geographic region. The activity can be modified and conducted at the K–16...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 753194–201 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.8
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer L. Hopwood; Susan K. Flowers; Katie J. Seidler; Erica L. Hopwood Invasive species are a substantial threat to biodiversity. Educating students about invasive species introduces fundamental concepts in biology, ecology, and environmental science. In the Race to Displace game, students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2008; 708479–482 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/30163329
Published: 01 October 2008
...-invasive species in the United States. Ecological Economics, 52, 273-288. United States Department of Agriculture. (Last modified: 2008). What is an invasive species? Available online at: http://www. invasivespeciesinfo.gov/whatis.shtml. Vitousek, P.M. ( 1990). Biological invasions and ecosystem...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817503–506 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.503
Published: 01 September 2019
... students in a summer program in the United States, with examples of invasive species that had previously been introduced from China into the United States or vice versa. Guided discussion then focused on plant and animal species with which the students had some familiarity and covered concepts of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 73278–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.2.5
Published: 01 February 2011
...-curriculum topics associated with the current Anthropocene mass extinction that can be used by science educators. These broad topics are organized around the major global, anthropogenic direct drivers of habitat modification, fragmentation, and destruction; overexploitation of species; the spread of invasive...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82118–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.18
Published: 01 January 2020
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 792151–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.151
Published: 01 February 2017
... experience. His insights include the negative impact of invasive and introduced species on native organisms and the anthropogenic effects on species’ distributions. Thus students will also recognize the foundations of many important principles of modern ecology and conservation biology in this historic...
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The Keep It Native Demonstration (KIND) garden layout.  (A)  <b>Invasive</b> plant...
Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 1. The Keep It Native Demonstration (KIND) garden layout. (A) Invasive plant species are shaded, and native communities are described using the Institute of Regional Conservation designations ( http://www.regionalconservation.org/ ). (B) An aerial view of the KIND garden (26.083806°N Figure 1. The Keep It Native Demonstration (KIND) garden layout. (A) Invasive plant species are shaded, and native communities are described using the Institute of Regional Conservation designations ( http://www.regionalconservation.org/ ). (B) An aerial view of the KIND garden (26.083806°N More
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An example National Park packet. Each packet consists of two pages and incl...
Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 1. An example National Park packet. Each packet consists of two pages and includes a description of the fictional national park, photographs illustrating key features of the park, the two potential invasive species for the park, and a park map. The paragraphs detail the ecosystems within Figure 1. An example National Park packet. Each packet consists of two pages and includes a description of the fictional national park, photographs illustrating key features of the park, the two potential invasive species for the park, and a park map. The paragraphs detail the ecosystems within More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822128–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.128a
Published: 01 February 2020
... this is the true focus of the book: presentation of the plant families themselves. Two to four pages for each family provide information about size, range, origin, flowers, fruits, leaves, and uses. The authors make note of invasive species and the care gardeners must take in planting decisions to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824241–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.241
Published: 01 April 2020
... are important biomes that provide a higher value of ecosystem goods and services than any other terrestrial biomes ( de Groot et al., 2012 ). Tree species diversity can increase the services provided by forests ( Tekalign et al., 2017 ) and also increase the numbers of interactions between trees and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823142–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.142
Published: 01 March 2020
...., the Nutrient Network or the North American Invasive Species Network, among others), most tend to be narrowly focused on a single topic. By contrast, EREN includes a wide variety of research specialties and has an explicit focus on the undergraduate level, with projects that are appropriate for...
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Evidence that the activity is successful and effective.  (A)  Modeling plan...
Published: 01 April 2019
Ailanthus into the community. In Positive Mode, plant community diversity abruptly declined as Ailanthus (an invasive tree species denoted by the asterisk) began conditioning a greater number of soil players that allowed them to persist and inhibited the survival of other species. Results are from a Ailanthus into the community. In Positive Mode, plant community diversity abruptly declined as Ailanthus (an invasive tree species denoted by the asterisk) began conditioning a greater number of soil players that allowed them to persist and inhibited the survival of other species. Results are from a More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819638–643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.638
Published: 01 December 2019
...., triploids); protocols are previously known 2T 1$ Bulk removal of invasive plant species by mechanical means 2T 3$ Chemical and genetic analysis of wildlife products to detect illegal harvest/trade 1T 2$ Closure of resource to foreigners/“outsiders” (O) 1T 5P 2$ Country-of-origin labeling for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819680–685 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.680
Published: 01 December 2019
..., 7.467-F, 7.467-OL, 9.638-I Invasive species............................3.169-I, 4.242-I, 7.503-I Jupyter Notebook platform............................9.650-I Laboratory inquiry............................4.278-I Lactobacillus ............................1.47-TT Land ethic...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819618–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.618
Published: 01 December 2019
... providing experiences that can lead to higher enrollment and retention in the field of science. While we used the topic of water quality as a model for the LCRC program, investigations of other fields (e.g., species distribution, the spread of invasive species, fire ecology) are also possible. Creating...