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Threats to Biodiversity
A Case Study of Hawaiian Birds
Sarah K. Huber
Paula P. Lemons
In this case study, students learn about introduced species and how they pose a threat to biodiversity by analyzing the impact of introduced species on the native bird populations of the Hawaiian Islands. Developed for an introductory biology course, the case could also be used in upper-level courses, such as ecology, conservation biology, evolution, biodiversity, and the biology of social issues, or in a non-majors biology course.
|Keywords:||Biodiversity; introduced species; exotic species; endemic species; habitat fragmentation; Hawaii|
|Topical Area:||Scientific method|
|Educational Level:||High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division|
|Type/Method:||Analysis (Issues), Jig-Saw, Student Presentations|
|Subject Headings:||Biology (General) Ecology Evolutionary Biology|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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