I. Invasive species
- what they are, how they effect native species, how they got here, why they
are so good at what they do, etc.
II. Melaleuca quinquinervia
- classification, range, size, uses, habitats, etc.
- life history, breeding/reproduction
- how it was introduced in Florida
- how it effects the natural ecology of the Everglades
- mechanical, herbicides, biological, other techniques
IV. Future considerations
- ramifications if it continues to proliferate, factors involved with control techniques, potential to spread, monitoring, etc.
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Forys, E.A. and C.R. Allen. 1999. Biological invasions and deletions: community change in South Florida. Biological Conservation 87: 341-347.
Huxel, G.R. 1999. Rapid displacement of native species by invasive species: effects of hybridization. Biological Conservation (89): 143-152.
Kaiser, J. 1999. Stemming the tide of invading species. Science 285 (5435): 1836.
Malakoff, D. 1999. Fighting fire with fire. Science. 285 (5435): 1841.
Turner, C.E., T.D. Center, D.W. Burrows, and G.R. Buckingham. 1998. Ecology and management of Melaleuca quinquinervia, an invader of wetlands in Florida, USA. Wetlands Ecology and Management 5: 165-178.
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