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Impacts of Fraxinus Population Dynamics and Forest Tree Species Composition on the Distribution of Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis
The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive beetle responsible for killing millions of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) across North America. With a host species that spans much of the Eastern United States and no ...
Identifying Differences in Illinois Dry Prairies by Examining Soil Factors and their Effects on Plant Species Composition
Illinois is home to a wide array of prairie remnants that have been preserved from the period of westward expansion. Of these, dry prairies are known to be among the most species rich. Within the class of dry prairies there ...
Effect of Short-Term Environmental Education on Long-Term Attitudes Towards the Environment In the Preschooler’s Mind
As a nation we suffer mightily from environmental illiteracy; two-thirds of United States citizens have failed even a basic environmental quiz and 88 percent failed a basic energy quiz. In addition with the rise of ...
The Gypsy Moth: is Defoliation Dependant on Climate Factors?
The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is one of North America's most devastating forest pests. It is responsible for millions of dollars in damage to forests and communities and it is subject to billion dollar management plans. ...
Invasion Factors in Northern Wisconsin Lakes
Lake ecosystems are valuable as a source of human resources by providing recreation and food. Because of the heavy use of lakes by humans, these lakes are also susceptible to invasive species. Understanding the success of ...
Regional Differences in Environmental Attitude
The United States is a very unique location and is often considered the “melting pot” of the world because of its wide range of individuals from other countries. These groups of people coming from all over the world not ...