Class Notes (839,150)
Canada (511,218)
Biology (6,826)

Biodiversity Notes

1 Page

Course Code
Biology 3484A/B
Nina Zitani

This preview shows half of the first page. Sign up to view the full page of the document.
Biodiversity – Dec. 5/12 - HIPPO – direct causes of biodiversity decline today: I – invasive alien species. - Periwinkle (Vinca minor) is an invasive alien plant in London, ON. It was introduced into North American in the 1700s from Europe as an ornamental garden plant. It is used as a ground cover in gardens and does a great job as a ground cover in our gardens. But it does not stay in out gardens. Seed dispersal occurs by animals, wind, and water. It is now invading our Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs), such as the Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA, one of the few remnants of the eastern deciduous forest biome in the city of London. ESA is a term the city of London uses to set aside land that can’t be developed on. Periwinkle forms a dense ground cover in our gardens and in our natural areas. It outcompetes our native plant species. It decreases biodiversity and it does not feed our native fauna. There are at least 55 invasive alien plant species in the Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA. - Solutions: There are easy things we can do in our everyday lives that will make a difference. Start small – reduce your carbon footprint one small step at a time. You’ll save money too. This means
More Less
Unlock Document

Only half of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.