Controlling Invasive Species (02:26)
Thirty seven invasive species identified in Europe are threatening the survival of native species. Plants, animals, and invertebrates are all invasive species.
Mutjac Deer (06:04)
This invasive species, which originated from China can attain very high densities in the wooded regions on Europe which threatens the native plants, animals, and invertebrates. They destroy vegetation, disrupt traffic flow, and threaten other animal health.
Clams and Plants (06:54)
Japanese knotweed has roots extending beyond seven meters threatening infrastructure, private properties, and native plants. Zebra muscles and Asian clams are notorious aquatic invasive species that filter waters for nutrients which impacts the survival of native species. The rhizomes of winter heliotrope allow for rapid spreading and herbicides are used to control their impact.
Understanding History Through Genetics (01:47)
Genetic analysis determines all of the genetic information of an individuals and their ancestry. Immigration altered the genetic make up of the Irish population.
Ash Die Back Disease (06:07)
This invasive fungus threatens ash trees of Ireland and even the national sport of hurling. Ash trees are exposed to the disease and resistant tress are propagated for improved survival of native ash trees.
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