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Earth and environmental science - module 4, introduced species

Effects of introduced species

Students will investigate the inquiry question: How do introduced species affect the Australian environment and ecosystems in this wetland ecosystem?

Activities include:

·         Introduction and background to the introduced species being studied

·         Abotic factors – comparison to acceptable ranges (water depth, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, water temperature, pH, turbidity)

·         Biotic factors – dip netting at two locations to determine biodiversity and the impact of introduced species

·         Investigation walk to examine introduced species on site, control or mitigation methods and human impacts that favour the introduced species

·         Further examination of introduced species on site and management

·         Conclusion to the day and discussion of validity, reliability, impact of one species on another.

This program may be used as part of a depth study.

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