Marissa Ojeda Mr. P. Falk Honors Biology Period 1 22 September 2011 Invasive Species Paper In 1935, three thousand cane toads were released in sugar plantations in the northern part of Queensland, Australia. The cane toads were released to control the beetle population that was damaging the sugar cane crops. “Unfortunately, the Cane Toad did not control the insects and went on to become one of Australia’s most highly invasive species, currently occupying over 500,000km² of Australian mainland, with densities reaching up to 2,000 toads per hectare when Cane Toads first colonize a new area”¬(Exotic Animals 1). The government is trying to eradicate the cane toads, which are considered pests, by asking all who find them to collect them and dispose of them. The cane toads should be eradicated because of its negative impacts towards the ecosystem and the food web.
Effects of introduction of Cane Toads species in the Australian Ecosystem Name Name of institution 12th May 2015 Introduction Introduced species refers to the plant or an animal that is not native to a particular place. These species are known to have the tendency of spreading quickly thus damaging the environment, human health as well as the human economy. The introduction of these species can either be accidental or deliberate. The deliberate cause of the introduction of these species can be either to control other species or for sporting purposes. The introduced species that cause negative effects to the local environment are referred to as the invasive species.
In the Article Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Author Kiera Butler brings up a range of topics on this subject. The article discusses the dangers of domesticated and feral cats who are killing the US bird and mammal population and are currently responsible for 33 bird extinctions as well as spreading diseases such as rabies and toxoplasmosis.
The Articles, “Frankenfood: Monstrous or Misunderstood” by, Jessica Ullian, and “Frankenfood, Coming Soon to a Store Near You?”, publishes by Fox News, both relate to Marry Shelley’s, Frankenstein by applying themes, symbols and Motifs throughout the novel. All three acquire the same theme they consist of the dangerous curiosity of knowledge. They relate to Frankenstein because Victor wants conceive a new life form, and the articles both want to compose genetically engineered food. For example, Ullian states that there is a chance that something may go wrong, “…There’s going to be an accident, and it will spread. It may not do any harm, but on the other hand, it may.” This shows the dangerous factor of the food.
Business Law, Case Study on the NFL Bounty Program Natural Selection of Bounty Program Jury Evolution or Destruction of Humanity March 21, 2012 Jason Leer In the 19th century a crazy eyed biologist from England “developed a theory that would contradict the creation of man and imply that all species derived from common ancestors through a process called natural selection” (Theory of Natural Selection) “Natural selection acts to preserve and accumulate minor advantageous genetic mutations” (Darwin’s Theory of Evolution). This man was Charles Darwin. Darwin studied the differences between species living on islands
Graciela B. Sala-Newby, Catherine M. Thompson, Anthony M. Cambell. “Sequence and biochemical similarities between the luciferases of the glow worm Lampyris noctiluca and the firefly Phontinus pyralis.” 1996:761-767. Fabre, J. Henry. The Glow Worm and other Beetles. University Press of the Pacific; May 1,
The cane toad or Bufo Marinus is native specie to Central America and South America. In 1935, after the cane toad was intentionally introduced from Hawaii, the species began its ecologically sustainable control of the insects (greyback beetle, frenchi beetle) threatening commercial sugar cane, it continued to eradicate, but in a form as a problematic issue. Due to the animal’s large dominant size, reproductive capabilities, generalized eating habits and aggressive behavior, the cane toad phenomenon went from good to disastrous, providing a threat to biodiversity. The cane toad has been reclaimed as an ecological disaster after it has mounted a very successful intrusion into Australia and many other countries around the world. In addition,
Central Themes in American Indian Fiction 19 1.4. Healing the Modern Split with Nature 23 2. The Real Events: The Osage Oil Rush, James Bay Hydroelectric Project, and the Endangered Panther 27 2.1. Pan-Indian versus Tribal-Specific Perspective 27 2.2. Mean Spirit: The Osage Reign of Terror 31 2.3.
Criminology & Public Policy, 9(4), 707-713. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9133.2010.00663.x Molina, N. (2011). Boarders, Laborers, and Racialized Medicalization: Mexican Immigration and US Public Health Practices in the 20th Century. American Journal of Public Health., 101(6), 1024-1031.