Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Brachiopod Invasion

Today we got an idea of what an internship with Dr. Susan Butts would be like this sumer and how it might useful. Those of us who will be working in an internship with Dr.Butts this summer will be helping catalog an online database for specimen that lived over the past few million years. This internship will be useful in informing people about invasive species. A modern example of an invasive species would be bamboo that isn't native to this North America but you can find in backyards all over the place. What makes bamboo invasive is that it comes into a foreign environment and takes over most of the space that used to be available to other species, or in this case other plants. When invasive species such as plants take over foreign environments it effects other animals availability to survive and the production of other natural resources.

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