English Ivy Course: Tutor: Student’s Name:Date: Introduced Species: English Ivy Introduction English Ivy scientifically known as Hedera helix is a woody vine introduced as a planted plant in the farms and it attacks forests as well as woodlands. The berries of this species can also be spread through birds and another wildlife movement across various places. This evergreen vine was introduced to North America from the Eurasia and Europe in the colonial period as an ornamental plant. This plant only requires a little sunlight and moisture to thrive and quickly spreading into the nearby forests smother other plants by covering them up as it is conditions unless the native species. This makes more adaptable to most habitat condition and thus it’s fast spreading in ecological zones. Works Cited Fierce Melissa K. and J. Boone Kauffman. "Invasive species influence riparian plant diversity along a successional gradient Willamette River Oregon." Natural Areas Journal 26.4 (2006): 376-382. Bigger staff Matthew S. and Christopher W. Beck. "Effects of method of English ivy removal and seed addition on the regeneration of vegetation in a southeastern piedmont forest." The American Midland Naturalist 158.1 (2007): 206-220. Clarke Midori M. Sarah H. Richard and Clement W. Hamilton. "Prevalence of different horticultural taxa of ivy (Hederaspp. Araliaceae) in invading populations." Biological Invasions 8.2 (2006): 149-157. [...]
Discussion Assignment - Introduced Species Each group member must complete this assignment individually to receive credit! Suggested division of labor: Group Member 1 - Native species (all points!) Group Member 2 - Native species (all points!) Group Member 3 - Introduced species (all points!) Group Member 4 - introduced species (all points!) Remember the focus of the post is to find articles and other sources on the ecology of one of your groups' chosen species. Optional: you can add fun tidbits on the medicinal use or other uses of your species, but it does not fulfill this assignment! Your post must include the following information in your own words, please see the "How To Cite Sources" page for more information. NOTE: Posts copy/pasted or plagiarized from websites without proper citations will receive a zero and are a form of academic dishonesty! See the rubric for the breakdown of points. Ask me if you have any questions on the assignment. 1.Scientific and common name for species 2.Where in the world is the species originally from? 3.Include the following points about the ecology of your non-native species for each point you should have an in-text citation (author, year): 1.Habitat requirements 2.Interactions with other species (does it utilize another species? does it compete with another species?) 3.Adaptions to the environment 4.Why is the species successful outside of its native habitat? for each point you should have an in-text citation (author, year): a) How was the species introduced to southern California? b) Does it have available habitat to colonize? Why? (Loss of natives? Fire?) c) Does it have plenty of resources, why? 5. Literature cited, using full citations as shown on the How To Page.