Invasive species

Invasive species can be detrimental to the biodiversity of an ecosystem. They thrive in a new territory where they are free of predators, diseases, or resource limitations. The links below provide a list of plant and animal species in Indiana that are considered invasive. In at least 500 words and using 3 (or more) credible sources, choose one invasive species to describe by answering the following questions:

  1. Where is this species originally from? How was it introduced to this area?
  2. Why is this species considered invasive? What properties about this species makes it a threat?
  3. What laws or practices are in place to prevent the spread of this species? Have you seen this species before? What could you do to help prevent the spread of this species or its impacts?

Use the links below to help you get started. Be sure to cite your sources in your paper. You may use the sources provided below and your textbook, but at least 2 of the required 3 sources should be found on your own. Wikipedia is not a credible source.

Sample Solution