Invasive species census: One to three species

Value of data: These data will be of use in several ways. First, they will add to your site's growing longitudinal data set. Second, they will contribute to Manomet's research on how climate change is affecting the ecological communities of our region. Finally, they will be useful as a contribution to regional studies of species invasions, collated in databases such as the National Phenology Network's Nature's Notebook.

Estimated time required:

Protocol under development

Research questions:

What invasive species are present?

How does their abundance compare to other areas and previous years?

How does the regional climate compare to that of their habitat of origin?

Applicability:

NGSS and MA Standards: 7.MS-LS2-4