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North of the Border: Are Nonnative Species Moving Northward As the Climate Changes?

This article is from Issue Natural IQ Climate Change - Vol. 1 No. 1.

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A naturalized species has two ranges. The first range is the one where the species lives in its native habitat. The second range is the one where the species is naturalized, surviving in a nonnative area without the help of humans. Species are more able to survive east to west across the globe, but are limited by latitude. The scientists in this study wanted to answer this question: Are naturalized species’ latitudinal ranges the same, larger, or smaller than their native ranges?

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

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Characteristics of Scientists
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Habitat

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms (C)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure of the earth system (D)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)