Invasive Species B/C

Test your knowledge of various Science Olympiad events.
User avatar
Raven
Member
Member
Posts: 59
Joined: February 25th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Division: C

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Raven » September 13th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Nutria Myocastor coypus, orange, fur production, damages habitats and vegetation in wetlands by over grazing.
Birds, Fossils, DP, WQ, Proteins, Genes

chscioly
Member
Member
Posts: 42
Joined: June 23rd, 2015, 3:18 pm
Division: C
State: CA

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby chscioly » September 14th, 2016, 8:26 am

Correct. Your turn

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 18th, 2016, 4:19 pm

Image
1. Scientific and common names
2. Native to what country?
3. Name 3 states and 3 countries that this is invasive to
4. How can it be distinguished from similar native species?
5. What is the key limiting factor on its spread?

Jaol
Member
Member
Posts: 270
Joined: September 21st, 2014, 8:00 am
Division: C
State: GA
Location: Ronald

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Jaol » September 18th, 2016, 5:57 pm

Image
1. Scientific and common names
2. Native to what country?
3. Name 3 states and 3 countries that this is invasive to
4. How can it be distinguished from similar native species?
5. What is the key limiting factor on its spread?
1. Formosan Subterranean Termite (Coptotermes formosanus)
2. Taiwan
3. Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi. US, South Africa, Mexico.
4. Larger colonies. Eusociality effectively highlights its ability to create super colonies.
5. Cold weather
Countdown: 66 Days

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 18th, 2016, 6:35 pm

2. It's technically native to china and the earliest confirmation of it being in taiwan in around 1800 (although it could have been earlier) ([url]https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296813573_Overview_of_the_global_distribution_and_control_of_the_Formosan_subterranean_termite[/url])
3. It is in a small part of mexico, but some sources say it isn't established, so saying taiwan or japan might be a safer bet

Jaol
Member
Member
Posts: 270
Joined: September 21st, 2014, 8:00 am
Division: C
State: GA
Location: Ronald

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Jaol » September 21st, 2016, 11:56 am

[img]https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiWvNPrkKHPAhVGWz4KHbl3DTQQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pestid.msu.edu%2Fweeds-and-plant-identification%2Ftree-of-heaven-ailanthus-altissima%2F&psig=AFQjCNHp-iER8EqhaaQGkPeY47NDKn_VXw&ust=1474570365680711[/img]
1. Names
2. Seeds per year per mature tree
3. Genus
4. This invasives genus can make a spice used in what culinary culture. (Geographic region)
5. How do you differentiate the sap of this species of plant from similar plants in the genus?
Countdown: 66 Days

gavinnupp
Member
Member
Posts: 56
Joined: October 13th, 2015, 5:04 am
Division: C
State: OH

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby gavinnupp » September 21st, 2016, 1:32 pm

[img]https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiWvNPrkKHPAhVGWz4KHbl3DTQQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pestid.msu.edu%2Fweeds-and-plant-identification%2Ftree-of-heaven-ailanthus-altissima%2F&psig=AFQjCNHp-iER8EqhaaQGkPeY47NDKn_VXw&ust=1474570365680711[/img]
1. Names
2. Seeds per year per mature tree
3. Genus
4. This invasives genus can make a spice used in what culinary culture. (Geographic region)
5. How do you differentiate the sap of this species of plant from similar plants in the genus?
Tree of Heaven, [i]Ailanthus Altissima [/i]
325,000 (nps.gov)
[i]Ailanthus[/i]
Chinese? It's used in Chinese traditional medicine. (Wikipedia)
The sap stinks like walnut and irritates the eyes.
Certified Enviro-nerd
Ecology, Invasive Species, R&M (R/S '17)
3/2
1/~
2/~

Jaol
Member
Member
Posts: 270
Joined: September 21st, 2014, 8:00 am
Division: C
State: GA
Location: Ronald

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Jaol » September 23rd, 2016, 10:55 am

Oh my..! I meant family not genus lol. Np your turn.
Countdown: 66 Days

gavinnupp
Member
Member
Posts: 56
Joined: October 13th, 2015, 5:04 am
Division: C
State: OH

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby gavinnupp » September 25th, 2016, 10:10 pm

What is the range of West Nile Virus?
Certified Enviro-nerd
Ecology, Invasive Species, R&M (R/S '17)
3/2
1/~
2/~

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C

Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 26th, 2016, 7:15 am

everywhere except the western third of the US, LA, NW corner of washington, middle east, tropical africa, australia, S and SE asia, and parts of south america


Return to “2017 Question Marathons”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest