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The Emerald Ash Borer- Invading Ash Trees

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

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The emerald ash borer is an invasive species to the United States. While it isn’t a major pest in its native range of northern China and Korea, here in the United States it has killed millions of ash trees and had a major economic impact. In this study, the student scientists tried to find out what kind of impact the emerald ash borer has in the Oxbow.

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

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Characteristics of Scientists

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)
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Understandings about science and technology (E)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)