BIOL 2060 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Carcinus Maenas, The Evergreen State College, Mikhail Katz

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Tutorial 3 Worksheet: Question & Five
Relevant Primary Journal Articles
Complete the Tutorial 3 Worksheet on an INDIVIDUAL basis after discussing your
answers with your group members
Save your file in Word in .doc file format and submit it in the Tutorial 3 Worksheet
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Due by 11:45 pm on your tutorial day (Worth 1.25%)
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Name: Rojanne Saadi
Question 1 (3 marks): What question have you chosen? Be sure to include i) which invasive
species you will study (Latin and common names), ii) the specific geographic location where the
study would take place, and iii) the specific ecological question that you will investigate. The
specific native species (Latin and common names) that the invasive species is interacting with
should also be included (if appropriate), and it is often useful to include a mechanism in the
question that indicates the ecological relationship or type of interaction between the native and
invasive species, e.g. predation, competition, herbivory.
Has the introduction of the invasive European green crabs (Carcinus maenas) and their predatory
habits had a deleterious impact on the native blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) population in British
Colombia, Canada?
Question 2: Type out the references for five, relevant, primary research journal articles using
the format found in the journal Ecology. They should be listed in alphabetical order by the
author’s last name.
Five references (5 marks) =
Carlsson, N. O., Sarnelle, O., & Strayer, D. L. 2009. Native predators and exotic preyan acquired
taste?. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7:525-532.
DeGraaf, J. D., & Tyrrell, M. C. 2004. Comparison of the feeding rates of two introduced crab
species, Carcinus maenas and Hemigrapsus sanguineus, on the blue mussel, Mytilus
edulis. Northeastern Naturalist, 11:163-167.
Holmes, D. R. 2001. The green crab invasion: a global perspective, with lessons from Washington
State. Master's thesis, The Evergreen State College.
Grosholz, E., Lovell, S., Besedin, E., & Katz, M. 2011. Modeling the impacts of the European
green crab on commercial shellfisheries. Ecological Applications 21:915-924.
Klassen, G. J., & Locke, A. 2007. A biological synopsis of the European green crab, Carcinus
maenas. Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
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