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Unformatted text preview: iridium, shocked quartz, and microtektites. Conservation Biology Developed to address the problems of habitat destruction and reduction in the numbers of individuals and species Counteracts the biodiversity crisis Causes of extinction associated with humans Exotic Species species of an organism that occurs in an area and should not. Invasive Species an exotic species that somehow harms the endemic organisms or habitat Enemy Release Hypothesis invasive species do well and spread rapidly because they have been released/liberated from their natural enemies when they occur in a new habitat. Since en does not go into defenses, it goes into growth and reproduction Exotic Species 4600 species in North America Means of invasion 30% Plant life; Hawaii (>50%)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course BS 110 taught by Professor S.lawrence during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '07