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The Emerald Ash Borer: An Ash Tree's Worst Enemy!

This article is from Issue Student Scientist - Vol. 10 No. 1.

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The emerald ash borer is an invasive species that uses ash trees for reproduction and food. Their activity ultimately kills the tree. In this study, the student scientists are trying to find out how soil properties in the Oxbow are related to the ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer.

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"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Life Science
  • People and Science

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Invasive Species

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Natural hazards (F)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Properties and Changes of Properties in Matter
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure of the earth system (D)
  • Understandings about science and technology (E)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)