EVR2001 USF Feral Pigs Invasive Species Environmental Science Paper

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Project 1 100 points Due: February 18, 2019 Instructions • Choose an invasive species (plant or animal) to research. o National Invasive Species Information Center: http://www.invasivespecies.gov/ o Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health: http://www.invasive.org o It has to be INVASIVE, not INTRODUCED or just ENDANGERED • Describe the invasive species in detail. • Provide background on the species and its native environment. • Describe the non-native ecosystem in which the invasive species is found. • Describe some techniques being used to manage the species. • Explicitly state whether more or less should be done to manage the species. o Support your position Instructions • Some questions to think about: o o o o o o Where did the species originate? What are the species’ defining characteristics? Does it have any natural predators? Where has the invasive species spread? How was it introduced to the non-native environment? What are the consequences/rewards of the invasive species inhabiting the new environment? o What kind of impacts has the invasive species had on the nonnative ecosystem? o What effects has it had on other wildlife and the biodiversity of the ecosystem? Humans? The economy? Formats • • Research Paper Video/Recorded Lecture • Every project must have a “Works Cited” page and intext citations where applicable Research Paper • 3-4 full pages (Not including Works Cited section or images) – 2 ¾ pages will not meet length requirement • Times New Roman font • Double-spaced • 1-inch margins • 12-point font • No more than 2 sentences or 3 lines of quotations. • Indent each paragraph • No extra spacing between paragraphs • .doc, .docx, or .pdf format • Paper written as a research paper and not a series of short-answer questions • Will only accept submissions to Canvas/Turnitin – Will not accept writing projects sent to me through email or Canvas message attachments • Must work alone Research Paper • Page Length 3 4 vs. 3 Research Paper • Page Length 3 4 vs. 3 Video/Recorded Lecture • Record a video (5-7 minutes long) – Can be giving a lecture – Can be a general video • Must include a transcript of text using the formatting guidelines from the research paper above to be submitted through Canvas as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. – This includes spoken script and any text used in video. • You can work in pairs, but both of you must be fairly equally featured in the video. References/Citations • • All projects must use in-text citations and a “Works Cited” page Include a “Works Cited” page – Must have at least 3 non-Wikipedia sources – Does not count towards page count. • Use in-text citations for any information obtained from sources – APA (Author Last Name, Publishing Date) – Examples • One author: (Evans, 2005) • Two authors: (Evans & Kasbohm, 2015) • Three or more authors: (Kasbohm et al., 2015) References/Citations • Example Though the assembly of the supercontinent Pangea is fairly well-constrained, the supercontinent of Rodinia has many possible assemblies supported by current observations (Evans, 2013). References/Citations • Reference & Citation Helpful Websites – https://www.mendeley.com/guides/apa-citation-guide – https://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/web-page-no-author Rubric • Specific rubrics for each format are available through Canvas Submission • Late submissions receive -50 points per day after deadline – Technical difficulties or problems with Canvas are no excuse for not turning in writing projects on time. • 5 points will be subtracted if you submit the wrong file to Canvas/Turnitin • Research Paper – Submit full paper to Canvas through Turnitin as .doc, .docx, or as .pdf only Submission • Video/Recorded Lecture – Submit full transcript with Works Cited and in-text citations to Canvas through Turnitin as .doc, .docx, or as .pdf only – Attach video to submission as a comment on the assignment • Canvas -> EVR2001 -> Grades -> Project 1 -> Comment on Submission • Can be a YouTube link or a video file uploaded into the comments. Helpful Websites • Guide to writing a research paper – http://www.aresearchguide.com/1steps.html • Generating References/Works Cited – http://www.citationmachine.net/mla/cite-a-website • Writing Help (USF Writing Center) – https://www.lib.usf.edu/writing/ • Turnitin Guidelines – https://guides.turnitin.com/03_Integrations/Turnitin_Partner_Integration s/Canvas/Turnitin_LTI_1.0/Student/03_Submitting_a_Paper – https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Student_Guides/T urnitin_Classic_(Deprecated)/09_Submitting_a_Paper Turnitin Canvas/Turnitin Issues • Here are some websites to help with paper submission using Turnitin through Canvas: – https://guides.turnitin.com/03_Integrations/Turnitin_Partner_Inte grations/Canvas/Turnitin_LTI_1.0/Student/03_Submitting_a_Pap er – https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Student_G uides/Turnitin_Classic_(Deprecated)/09_Submitting_a_Paper • Please refer to these first. Canvas/Turnitin Issues • Things to try: – Changing computer time zone • If set to different than EST, may mess with submission near deadline – Change file type • Change to a file type suggested by Turnitin & Canvas – Copy & Paste into a text submission Canvas/Turnitin Issues • If you are still having issues: – Take a screen shot of your computer including some markers that identify it as your computer Canvas/Turnitin Issues • “I uploaded the wrong file!” – Oh No! That stinks! – Canvas and Turnitin should allow you to review your submission before you hit submit. • Please review your submission to make sure – You only get 1 submission. If you submit the wrong file, you must email me so that I can clear your original submission. • I will automatically deduct 5 points for the wrong submission, so be careful. EVR2001: Introduction to Environmental Science Project 1 Invasive Species An invasive species (can be a plant or animal) is a species that is introduced to an area, whether accidentally or on purpose, that can severely disrupt native species in a given ecosystem. When allowed to proliferate, they can kill off indigenous plant or animal life, causing whole natural habitats to change. This project will explore invasive species and the consequences of their introduction and presence in non-native ecosystems. This project is designed to be creative! FULL PROJECT DUE: By 4:59 p.m. on February 18, 2019 INSTRUCTIONS: • Choose an invasive species (plant or animal) to research. o National Invasive Species Information Center: http://www.invasivespecies.gov/ o Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health: http://www.invasive.org o Make sure it is INVASIVE, not INTRODUCED or just ENDANGERED • Describe the invasive species in detail. • Provide background on the species and its native environment. • Describe the non-native ecosystem in which the invasive species is found. • Describe some techniques being used to manage the species. • Explicitly state whether more or less should be done to manage the species. o Support your position • Some questions to think about: o Where did the species originate? o What are the species’ defining characteristics? o Does it have any natural predators? o Where has the invasive species spread? o How was it introduced to the non-native environment? o What are the consequences/rewards of the invasive species inhabiting the new environment? o What kind of impacts has the invasive species had on the non-native ecosystem? o What effects has it had on other wildlife and the biodiversity of the ecosystem? Humans? The economy? FORMATS: Research Paper • 3-4 full pages (Not including Works Cited section or images) o 2 ¾ pages will not meet length requirement • Times New Roman font • Double-spaced • 1-inch margins • 12-point font • No more than 2 sentences or 3 lines of quotations. • Indent each paragraph • No extra spacing between paragraphs • .doc, .docx, or .pdf format • Paper written as a research paper and not a series of short-answer questions • Will only accept submissions to Canvas/Turnitin o Will not accept writing projects sent to me through email or Canvas message attachments • Must work alone REFERENCES/CITATIONS: • • • All projects must use in-text citations and a “Works Cited” page Include a “Works Cited” page o Must have at least 3 non-Wikipedia sources o Does not count towards page count. Use in-text citations for any information obtained from sources o Use Author-Date citations (APA) SUBMISSION: • Research Paper o Submit full paper to Canvas through Turnitin as .doc, .docx, or as .pdf only • • Late submissions receive -50 points per day after deadline o Technical difficulties or problems with Canvas are no excuse for not turning in writing projects on time. 5 points will be subtracted if you submit the wrong file to Canvas/Turnitin USEFUL WEBSITES: • Guide to writing a research paper o http://www.aresearchguide.com/1steps.html • In-Text Citations & Works Cited/References o https://www.mendeley.com/guides/apa-citation-guide o https://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/web-page-no-author • Generating References/Works Cited o http://www.citationmachine.net/mla/cite-a-website • Writing Help (USF Writing Center) o https://www.lib.usf.edu/writing/ • Turnitin Guidelines o https://guides.turnitin.com/03_Integrations/Turnitin_Partner_Integrations/Canvas/Turnitin_LTI _1.0/Student/03_Submitting_a_Paper o https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Student_Guides/Turnitin_Classic_(Deprecat ed)/09_Submitting_a_Paper RESEARCH PAPER RUBRIC: (100 points total) • Explain the species (15 points) o Physical description (5 points) o Background information about the invasive species (5 points) o Information about its native environment (5 points) • Issues surrounding the species (15 points) o How it was introduced (5 points) o What impact it has had on native species since introduction (5 points) o Role the species plays in the ecosystems to which it has been introduced (5 points) • Remedies (30 points) o At least one current method of eliminating the species is described (15 points) ▪ Including any positive or negative environmental impacts associated with it o Valid argument for why the species is or is not a great enough threat to prompt immediate (and potentially costly) action (15 points) ▪ Not an evaluation of whether you have chosen the ‘correct’ point of view ▪ Evaluation of how well you defend your position • Citations & References (20 points) o In-text Citation (10 points) o List of references (10 points) • Syntax & Organization (20 points) o Proper spelling & grammar (5 points) o Clear & concise thesis statement (2 points) ▪ Something simple like “This species is a problem because of X.” or “This paper looks at the effects species Y has caused on its introduced habitat.” o Paper flows smoothly from topic to topic (10 points) o Only uses 3 lines or fewer of quotations (3 points) • Special Notes o You will lose 10 points for every ½ page below or over the page limit in addition to content & format grading ▪ If you address every point fairly well, but turn in a 2-page paper (not including images and works cited), you will get an 80/100 ▪ If you address every point fairly well, but turn in a 5-page paper (not including images and works cited), you will get an 80/100 ...
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Invasive species: Feral pigs
Non-native invasive species are the organisms purposely or accidentally introduced by
humans to a habitat that they are not supposed to be. These species cause an imbalance. These
species can come from any living organism and are likely to cause harm to the environment and
human health. Since they are genetically created, these organisms reproduce and grow very first
and exhibit aggressive characters towards the other organisms that they come across (“Invasive
plants Atlas of America”.). These species do not necessarily have to come from another country
but can spread to a vast geographical area when uncontrolled.
Feral pigs
Feral pigs are one of the invasive species introduced by humans that harms the
environment. The feral pig found in Australia was bred from various breeds of pigs including the
Sus scrofa and the domestic pig. There is a specific indicat6ion that certain pigs species of pigs
including Sus papuensis and Sus celebensis were introduced in North Australia hence
destabilizing the already balanced habitat. Feral pigs are a nuisance to the environment and
habitat chain because of its extreme characteristics. The physical appearance of wild pigs
includes several distinguishing features that vary depending on the breed of its old stock. The

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variation keeps increasing because feral pigs readily interbreed with other pigs especially the
European wild hogs which mean that the character tr...

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