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    Endangered Species More than 10 million species are yet to be discovered in the world, many of which are found in the deepest parts of the ocean, some, too small to see without a microscope. Some of these species are endangered due to the rate at which their habitats are being destroyed, many of the discovered species that are not endangered are to be endangered soon due to the previously stated reason. (Endangered Species International) Species in the world are being endangered in more than one

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    Species Boundaries

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    Within the study of evolution, the concept of a species and the mechanisms that create and maintain species boundaries are very important. In order to understand the fossil record and how a species can split into two or more separate species, researches must first define what they consider a species to be. There are two main competing theories about species, the biological species concept (BSC) and the ecological species concept (ESC). The biological species concept states that gene flow is the key to

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    Invasive Species

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    invasive species (NPS, n.d.a; NPS, n.d.b; Fairfax County, n.d.; Sierra Club, 2016; SRT, n.d.). This tends to be a major setback for agriculture (SRT, n.d.), but has major impacts on public lands, nature preserves, and urban areas as well (Allendorf & Lundquist, 2003; Ashton et al., 2005; Ehrenfeld, 2008; MacDougall & Turkington, 2005; NPS, n.d.b; Simberloff & Von Holle, 1999; SRT, n.d.). It is commonly believed that interactions with non-native species have consequences for native species within an

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    Endangered Species By: Breanna Blansette Do you know how many endangered species there are in this world today? There are many things that people can do to help save endangered species from becoming extinct. "Mining companies, oil companies, and large-scale agricultural operations all threaten vulnerable species to a certain degree, by nature of their extractive activities, and development of previously untouched areas of land."(Whittaker). Many different species are becoming endangered because of

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    to an ecosystem can be defined as an “invasive” species. Animals, plants, and fungi can all be considered invasive, exotic, or alien species if they are not originally from that habitat. “These intruders alter the pathways of native organisms by competitive exclusion, niche displacement, hybridization, introgression predation, and in severe cases extinction” (Mooney 2001). Invasive species can severely and adversely affect populations of native species. Foreign organisms can be studied around the globe

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    Ring Species Evolution

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    environments, was dubbed as a “ring species” by scientists Ernst Mayr and Theodosius Dobzhansky and may help to create this great biodiversity (Pereira & Wake, 2015). When a species becomes separated and can no longer interbreed, the gene flow between these two populations discontinue, which leads to the development of two entirely different species (Martins & de Aguiar, 2017). Researchers have documented this extraordinary event,

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    Britain is home to seven native amphibian species. Three newt species: great crested newt (Triturus cristatus), smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris), palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus), two frog species: common frog (Rana temporaria), northern pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) and two toad species: common toad (Bufo bufo) and natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita). The northern pool frog is only found at reintroduction sites in England whilst the others are found in England, Scotland and Wales (Baker

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    The biological species concept is defined, as species that are groups of interbreeding natural populations that are reproductively isolated from other such groups. Species of the similar classification can mate and reproduce with each other but not with distinctive species. Although there is species that look relatively the same that does not define how species interbreed with each other. For example, an alligator and a crocodile look the same but are not classified as the same species therefore they

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    Keystone Species

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    and the world of one species. Of today 905 species have gone extinct and 332 have gone extinct because of humans, making us responsible for over a third of all known extinctions. Furthermore there are 41,415 species endangered and there are multiple reasons why we should be trying to protect them. As of today many have acted up to this problem, there are multiple organizations that protect and conserve wild life and some on one species directly. As said earlier 41, 415 species are nearing or on the

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    Endangered Species

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    September 20, 2017 Why should we protect endangered species.? Imagine a world without animals? Would it be a better world or a worst one? Every day as humans evolve we hurt the planet. Humans have killed over 1000 species according to national geographic. The human race will eventually kill every single species on earth including themselves if the humans don't change their ways of living by protecting species that are endangered. Endangered species more important than we think, they have ecological

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