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One of several invasive species of the Taiga is the Muskrat. Being an Omnivore it eats basically everything. If the population of the muskrat were to reach a ... Last updated 6 years ago Discipline: asia biome boreal forest ecologyen ecosystem forest frozen geography invasive land moose northern canada species taiga There are no comments for this Glog.

taiga | National Geographic Society


Jun 9, 2011 ... The taiga is a forest of the cold, subarctic region. The subarctic is an area of the Northern Hemisphere that lies just south of the Arctic Circle. RESOURCE LIBRARY | ENCYCLOPEDIC ENTRY The taiga is a forest of the cold, subarctic region. The subarctic is an area of the Northern Hemisphere that lies just south of the Arctic Circle. Biology, Earth Science, Geography, Physical Geography This lists the logos of programs or partners of NG Education which have provided or contributed the content on this page.Powered by The taiga is a forest of the cold, subarctic region. The subarctic is an area of the Northern Hemisphere that lies just south of the Arctic Circle. The taiga lies between the tundra to the north and temperate forests to the south. Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Siberia have taigas. In Russia, the world’s largest taiga stretches about 5,800 kilometers (3,600 miles), from the Pacific Ocean to the Ural Mountains. This taiga region was completely glaciated, or covered by glaciers, during the last ice age. The soil beneath the taiga often contains permafrost—a layer of permanently frozen soil. In other areas, a layer of bedrock lies just beneath the soil. Both permafrost and rock prevent water from draining from the top layers of soil. This creates shallow bogs known as muskegs. Muskegs can look like solid ground, because they are covered with moss, short grasses, and sometimes even trees. However, the ground is actually wet and spongy. Taigas are thick forests. Coniferous trees, such as spruce, pine, and fir, are common. Coniferous trees have needles instead of broad leaves, and their seeds grow inside protective, woody cones. While deciduous trees of temperate forests lose their leaves in winter, conifers never lose their needles. For this reason, conifers are also called “evergreens.”

Invasive Species


Invasive Species. Invasive Forest Insects. There are hundreds of species of non- native insects in our forests; several species, due to lack of ... Caring for the land and serving people United States Department of Agriculture Toggle Navigation Menu Menu Toggle SearchContact the Forest Service FOREST SERVICE HOME » FORESTHEALTH » PROTECTING-FOREST » INVASIVE SPECIES There are hundreds of species of non-native insects in our forests; several species, due to lack of host resistance and lack of natural enemies, have caused significant damage to our natural and urban forests. Infestations by non-native insects can significantly impact a host tree species, and have cascading impacts on other associated species in the environment. In our urban forests, non-native species can cause loss of tree canopy, and associated impacts on storm water runoff, heating/cooling costs and quality of human life. The introduction of non-native species is not new. Species such as the gypsy moth and European elm bark beetle have been in North America for more than 100 years, but in recent years there has been an increasing rate of new introductions causing impacts, such as the hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle. Forest Health Protection works closly with partners in states and APHIS to detect, monitor and manage these non-native forest pests. Learn more about invasive forest insects The introduction of exotic invasive tree pathogens to North America has resulted in large scale tree mortality and the replacement of once dominant native tree species. Sudden Oak Death, Laurel Wilt, White Pine Blister Rust, Chestnut Blight, Butternut Canker, and Dutch Elm Disease, all serve as grim reminders of successful establishment of invasives that have significantly altered our urban and forest landscapes. When invasive forest pathogens are introduced on trees that did not co-evolve with them the consequence is swift, dramatic, and typically fatal. Forest Health Protection works closely with Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), federal agencies, tribes, and other stakeholders to detect, monitor, and manage these invasive forest pests.

Emerald Ash Borer | National Invasive Species Information Center ...


Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive insect from Asia that kills ash trees. EAB was first detected in North America in 2002. Several tiny wasp species are ... An official website of the United States government Here’s how you know National Invasive Species Information Center HOME » SPECIES PROFILES » TERRESTRIAL INVASIVES » TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES » EMERALD ASH BORER Scientific Name: Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 (ITIS) Common Name: Emerald ash borer (EAB) Photo: Emerald Ash Borer, Adult - David Cappaert Seven New Screening Aids Released for CAPS Surveys (Feb 21, 2019) USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program. ITP is pleased to announce the release of seven new screening aids for important Coleoptera and Lepidoptera pests. These were designed specifically to be used when examining traps or through visual inspection as part of surveys conducted by state cooperators for the APHIS PPQ Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) program. CAPS surveys help officials monitor and gather data about pests on high-risk hosts and commodities, including pests that may have been recently introduced to the United States. The new screening aids are for city longhorn beetle, Agrilus of concern, pinecone and bamboo longhorn beetles, tomato fruit borers, coconut rhinoceros beetles, spruce longhorn beetles, and velvet longhorn beetle. All of ITP's CAPS screening aids can be found on the ITP website and on the CAPS Resource and Collaboration site Screening Aids page. AgResearch Magazine - Tiny Wasps May Rescue Ash Trees (May 2016) USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive insect from Asia that kills ash trees. EAB was first detected in North America in 2002. Several tiny wasp species are helping to control EAB.

FEIS glossary


An altered fire regime that may result when nonnative invasive grass species ... The zone of treeless, low arctic vegetation between taiga to the south and the ... Fire Effects Information System Glossary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A small, usually single-seeded, dry, indehiscent fruit [7]. A crown fire in which the entire fuel complex is involved in flame, but the crowning phase remains dependent on heat released from surface fuel for continued spread. An active crown fire may also be also called a running crown fire or continuous crown fire. An active crown fire presents a solid wall of flame from the surface through the canopy fuel layers. Flames appear to emanate from the canopy as a whole rather than from individual trees within the canopy. Active crown fire is one of several types of crown fire and is contrasted with passive crown fires which are less vigorous types of crown fire that do not emit continuous, solid flames from the canopy [282]. The top layer of ground, subject to annual thawing and freezing in areas underlain with permafrost [116,289]. Structures or organs developing in an unusual position, as roots originating on the stem [116]. Intracellular air spaces or channels in leaf, stem, or root tissue, especially common in aquatic plants [7,125]. A period of dormancy during the summer that allows animals to avoid excessive heat or drought [190]. Compare to hibernation. Group of organisms (e.g., trees or stands of trees) of more or less the same age; usually denotes more arbitrary divisions or classes than cohort [178]. Chemical inhibition of one organism by another [177]. A ranked category in vegetation classification, comprising one or more closely related associations [177].

Tegu Lizards - Everglades CISMA ***** Two other tegu species have been found in South Florida and have the potential to become invasive. The gold tegu (Tupinambis teguixin) grows to 2–3 feet long ...


(Salvator merianae, Tupinambis teguixin, and Salvator rufescens) South America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Urauguay) The Argentine black and white tegu (Salvator merianae) is a large lizard that grows up to 4 feet long. It is black and white with banding along its tail. Hatchlings have green on their heads which fades after a few months. Two other tegu species have been found in South Florida and have the potential to become invasive. The gold tegu (Tupinambis teguixin) grows to 2–3 feet long and has black and gold stripes down its body. Red tegus (Salvator rufescens) can reach up to 4.5 feet and the males have large jowls. Tegus eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, insects, dog or cat food, and small animals like lizards and rodents. In Florida, tegus have dug into alligator and turtle nests and eaten the eggs. A growing and spreading tegu population is a threat to native wildlife such as crocodiles, sea turtles, ground-nesting birds, and small mammals. Argentine black and white tegus are breeding in parts of Miami-Dade and Hillsborough counties. The large South Florida population is centered in Florida City and is spreading to new areas. There is also a small breeding population of gold tegus in Miami-Dade County. Red tegus have been seen in Florida but are not known to be breeding. Tegus spend most of their time on land and are often seen on roadsides or other disturbed areas. They can swim and may submerge themselves for long periods of time. Tegus are mainly active during the day. They spend the colder months of the year in a burrow or under cover.