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Discipline: Environmental science

Question topic: Invasive Species

Source: Originais Teachy

Level of difficulty: Easy

(Originais Teachy 2023) - Question Easy of Environmental science

Consider a small island ecosystem that is home to a species of bird that has no natural predators. A non-native snake species is accidentally introduced to the island. Over time, the snake population grows rapidly and the bird population begins to decline. Given this scenario, can you explain how the introduction of the non-native snake species could impact the biodiversity of the island ecosystem and potentially lead to the extinction of the bird species?
a.
The introduction of the non-native snake species could impact the biodiversity of the island ecosystem and potentially lead to the extinction of the bird species.
b.
The introduction of the non-native snake species would have no impact on the biodiversity of the island ecosystem and the bird species would continue to thrive.
c.
The introduction of the non-native snake species would increase the biodiversity of the island ecosystem and the bird species would adapt to the new predator.
d.
The introduction of the non-native snake species would lead to a balanced co-existence between the snake and the bird species, without affecting the biodiversity of the island ecosystem.
e.
The introduction of the non-native snake species would cause the bird species to evolve new defenses, leading to an increase in the biodiversity of the island ecosystem.

Answer:

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