The Importance Of Invasive Species In Florida

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Overall, they conducted an experiment over an invasive species in Florida. Invasive species can negatively affect communities and ecosystems on a world-wide scale. According to the authors, “Most reptiles are predators that, as ectotherms, can direct large proportions of assimilated energy to growth, storage, and reproduction, often allowing them to persist at high densities and pose major risks to native wildlife.” Once these predators take root in a new environment, it may take a while before people realize any decline in native species. The invasive species this study focuses on is the Burmese Python which can grow up to 55 meters. The Burmese Python originally came from Asia. Though recently, they were introduced to Florida, specifically
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