Invasive Species IntroductionSimulation

Fighting Back

How can we fight this threat? Right now, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces to create a new National Invasive Species Forecasting system to understand, predict, and control invasive species, particularly botanical invaders. Interestingly, it turns out that areas rich with a variety of plant life are exactly the areas most vulnerableto invasion by non-native species. These areas are called "hot spots" (much like a popular night club) because they attract a crowd. "Everyone" seems to want to partake in the good life: light, high water, and high soil nitrogen.

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