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Research Paper & Presentation

Biol 212 PAPER specifics:

Your APA Peer-reviewed journal-based research paper:

Local WA state, or Invasive WA state Animals, Endangered or threatened species, and or symbiotic relationships (Systems thinking approach):

All entities in the paper “named” must be properly identified as well by genus species names.

Example: Killer whale; Orcinus orca (italicized)

Examples of paper topic to research using ONLY peer reviewed journals.

  • WA wolf reintroduction,
  • Coyote population-rise in urban/suburban areas.
  • Nutria population rise (invasive)
  • Elk population with spongiform encephaly, 
  • Owl competition (Barred and Spotted),  Bird of prey population issues (pesticides, habitat loss),
  • Deer issues (white tail versus black and mule, and/or over population),
  • Butterfly population decline (local Taylor's Checkerspot, Monarchs),
  • Marbled Murrelets,
  • Native and or domestic bee or honeybee population decline,  C.C.D., Mites, etc.
  • Amphibian population decline (spotted tree frog),
  • Invasive song birds (starlings, English sparrow) out-competing native birds,
  • Domestic cat issues with native songbirds,
  • Invasive insects and disease (West Nile virus),
  • Salmon,
  • Western spruce budworm population increase (as the result of climate change, or, in general: insects local (state) in general population rise (Wooly adelgid, Stink bugs, Aphids, etc.).

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