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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (4): 195–201.
Published: 01 April 2022
... contributed to the expansion of some species, the emergence of new distinct species as populations diverge under different conditions, and the decline—and sometimes the extinction—of some species (HS-LS4-6). Identify larval habitats of invasive species of mosquitoes around homes/schools and how these aid...
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 169–174.
Published: 01 March 2019
... predict impacts to food webs, reveal where invasive species occur, and identify potential native competitors. Dietary analysis of invasive predators is also required to determine impacts to essential ecosystem processes, including nutrient cycling and productivity. Citizen science DNA replication...
The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 346–352.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., decreasing biodiversity. We also discussed the differences in student opinion between the “before” show-of-hands survey and after visiting the KIND Gardem on how impressions regarding biodiversity and invasive species may have changed. After the exercise, the students had a much better understanding of how...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 151–155.
Published: 01 February 2017
... writing exercise South America Latin America invasive species introduced species biogeography species distribution The landscape of South America ranges from tropical shores to glacier-covered cliffs, yet most students are familiar only with its rainforests and Andean peaks. As a way...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 317–322.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Aedes aegypti Aedes albopictus mosquito surveillance citizen science epidemiology invasive species public health In the early 1900s, mosquito-transmitted malaria was prevalent throughout the southern and central United States. Improved...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 676–680.
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 73–77.
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (9): 609–614.
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (6): 417–419.
Published: 01 August 2013
... customers to leave as well. In the nature apostle model, perhaps a species such as the mountain pine beetle ( Dendroctonus ponderosae ) is a subversive; its loyalty to the ecosystem’s health is low and it behaves more like a mercenary or invasive species, a native invasive species as opposed to an alien...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (5): 349–353.
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 194–201.
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...