Invasive Species B/C

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby John Richardsim » November 21st, 2016, 7:41 pm

I'm really confused about bird flu, because is it always specific to H5N5, or can proctors test on other strains? H5N1 seems to be much more common, so I'm having trouble finding websites that discuss H5N5 in detail. Does anyone have any good sources? Thanks!
iirc, there was an FAQ last year that specified H5N5 as the only strain that should be tested on, as it is the only one listed. And yes, it is probably the least popular strain of bird flu out there. I died a little inside when I saw it returning for a second year. I personally just kind of avoid it and hope it never shows up.

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby BrS » November 25th, 2016, 7:42 pm

I was perusing through some past MIT test for invasive, and I saw that a lot of their questions pertained to general invasive ecology questions and to highly specific aspects of some of the species. Considering that my team will be attending the MIT Invitational for the first time this January, does anyone know what are some good resources to obtain good info on invasive species? Currently, I'm using the Global Invasive Species Database and NISIC.

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Postby smurphy00 » November 26th, 2016, 4:16 pm

I was perusing through some past MIT test for invasive, and I saw that a lot of their questions pertained to general invasive ecology questions and to highly specific aspects of some of the species. Considering that my team will be attending the MIT Invitational for the first time this January, does anyone know what are some good resources to obtain good info on invasive species? Currently, I'm using the Global Invasive Species Database and NISIC.
Hi BrS, I personally like the Invasive Species Database at CABI. For invertebrates, the Entomology Dept. at University of Florida is really good. For plants, I like the Plants Profile at USDA for maps, legal status, and pictures. And basically any other government or university publications are usually good, trustworthy sources.

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Postby BrS » November 26th, 2016, 6:40 pm

I was perusing through some past MIT test for invasive, and I saw that a lot of their questions pertained to general invasive ecology questions and to highly specific aspects of some of the species. Considering that my team will be attending the MIT Invitational for the first time this January, does anyone know what are some good resources to obtain good info on invasive species? Currently, I'm using the Global Invasive Species Database and NISIC.
Hi BrS, I personally like the Invasive Species Database at CABI. For invertebrates, the Entomology Dept. at University of Florida is really good. For plants, I like the Plants Profile at USDA for maps, legal status, and pictures. And basically any other government or university publications are usually good, trustworthy sources.

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Wow this is amazing! Thank you so much!

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Postby dragonfruit35 » November 27th, 2016, 1:05 pm

I was perusing through some past MIT test for invasive, and I saw that a lot of their questions pertained to general invasive ecology questions and to highly specific aspects of some of the species. Considering that my team will be attending the MIT Invitational for the first time this January, does anyone know what are some good resources to obtain good info on invasive species? Currently, I'm using the Global Invasive Species Database and NISIC.
Hi BrS, I personally like the Invasive Species Database at CABI. For invertebrates, the Entomology Dept. at University of Florida is really good. For plants, I like the Plants Profile at USDA for maps, legal status, and pictures. And basically any other government or university publications are usually good, trustworthy sources.

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Wow this is amazing! Thank you so much!
I definitely agree with smurphy. CABI is the best- it has tons of info on almost all the species on the list. Be careful, though, a few of them are found by their scientific names or different common names than what's on the Invasive Species list.

Orkin also has good info on the invertebrates and links to a few other sites, if you haven't looked at it already. I had a really good site for maps I used last year I'll link to, if I can remember what it is :oops: :lol: .

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby probablyascientist » December 7th, 2016, 12:06 pm

Just a clarification, this is my first year doing Invasive species, when questions as about year of introduction, is that introduction to any non-indigenous area? Introduction to the USA? or Introduction to your state? PlEASE HELP!!!

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Postby windu34 » December 7th, 2016, 12:21 pm

Just a clarification, this is my first year doing Invasive species, when questions as about year of introduction, is that introduction to any non-indigenous area? Introduction to the USA? or Introduction to your state? PlEASE HELP!!!
They can ask anything. I have seen intro to US as well as [articular states, but US is more common. Know where.

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Joycegu99 » December 7th, 2016, 1:22 pm

Does anyone have tips on how to differentiate between common and giant reed? Besides size difference lol

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Postby gavinnupp » December 9th, 2016, 1:00 am

Does anyone have tips on how to differentiate between common and giant reed? Besides size difference lol
Phrag has a seed head that droops to one side, while Arundo has a seed head that is even on both sides.
Phrag usually grows in large monocultures, while Arundo doesn't always, often being in small cluster, but can
Phrag has leaves that are less densely packed vertically

hope this helps!

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Question » December 10th, 2016, 12:25 pm

For asian carps will we have to be able to identify between the four?


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