Are Non-Native Plant Invaders All That Bad?
These activities are based on a research project investigating the comparative effects of native and non-native plant species in ponds of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Students are introduced to the project via three video segments, powerpoint presentations, or a handout.
Terms: Exotic species, native species, invasive species, biological fitness, competitive exclusion, limiting factor, quadrat, density-dependent limiting factor, wetland, resource
Data analysis and interpretation of graphs
Understanding ecological relationships in a wetland system, including the relationships between environmental variables and plants
Video and Alternative Formats