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Earth and Environmental Science - Module 4 Human Impacts - Introduced Species (Wetlands Campus)

Effects of introduced species

Students will investigate the inquiry question: How do introduced species affect the Australian environment and ecosystems in this wetland ecosystem?

Activities include:

  • Introduction and background to the introduced species being studied
  • Abiotic factors – comparison to acceptable ranges (water depth, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, water temperature, pH, turbidity)
  • Biotic factors – dip netting at two locations to determine biodiversity and the impact of introduced species
  •  Investigation walk to examine introduced species on site, control or mitigation methods and human impacts that favour the introduced species
  • Further examination of introduced species on site and management
  • Conclusion to the day and discussion of validity, reliability, impact of one species on another.

This program may be used as part of a depth study.

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