Group Invasive Species Research

Group Invasive Species Research

Student Instructions Handout

Group Invasive Species Research

Student (Group) Names:

Directions: Choose (or one will be assigned to you) of the three invasive species (Zebra mussels, Milfoil aquatic plant, or Pacu fish). Conduct internet research (may also use the provided resources in the materials section in Google Classroom) on the selected species obtaining the following information: what they eat, what eats them, where they live, how long they live, and how quickly they reproduce. Predict how their invasive species will disrupt the food web. Write your answers below.

(Return to website as needed)

· Rapid Response Plan for the Zebra Mussel in Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/downloads/zm-rrplan.pdf

· Rapid Response Plan for Eurasian Watermilfoil in Massachusetts http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/factsheet/eurasian-milfoil.pdf

· Red-Bellied Pacu Fish

http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=427

 

 

Species Name: __________________________________________________________

 

Place of Origin

 

 
Climate/Habitat  
   
   
Diet

 

 
   
Predator/Prey  
   
   
Reproduction  
   
Life Span  
   
   
Damage to the Environment  
   
   
Methods to Eradicate  
   
   
Solutions to Invasion  
   
   

 

PREDICTIONS:

Predict how the invasive species you researched will disrupt the food web if it takes out 1. a producer, 2. a primary consumer 3. a tertiary consumer. Write down your answers below.

 

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Invasive Species

Invasive Species

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Invasive Species

Invasive Species

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