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This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation ("NSF") under Grant No. 0607010. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

EventCard#1
LossofHabitatParkinglot Anewgrocerystoreneedsparkingspaces,soa parkinglotisbuiltoveranareaofgrassesand shrubs. Consequence:Halfoftheshrubsofeachspeciesare cutdownandhalfofthegroundnesEngbirdsleave, becausetheyhavelosttheirhabitatinthegrasses andatthebaseofthelostshrubs.

EventCard#2
AddingfoodandhabitatPlanEngTrees AlocalelementaryschoolcelebratesEarthDayby planEng3greenashtreesintheirschoolyard. Consequence:Thereare3newgreenashtreesinyour community,whichaKract4newrobinstonestthere andeattheseedsofthetrees.

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SpeciesintroducedEmeraldAshBorer TheEmeraldAshBorer,abeetlewhoselarvaeeatthe innerbarkofgreenashtrees,migratestoyour neighborhoodfromthemidwest. Consequence:Halfoftheemeraldashtreesareinjured andcutdownbeforetheycanfallandcausedamage. Halfofthecommunitysrobins,whichwerenesEng inthoseashtrees,leaveyourcommunity.

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AddhabitatBuildaBirdbox Asaschoolscienceproject,oneofyour classmatesbuildsabirdboxforthe schoolyard. Consequence:Apairofblackcapped chickadeesmoveintonestinthebox.

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AchangeinchemicalcomposiEonRuno Oneicywinter,thecityputssaltontheroadtomakeitsafer todrive.Thesaltdissolvesintheicywaterandwashesinto thesoil. Consequence:Halfofthesummersweetclethraandhalfofthe winterberrybushesinyourcommunitycannottoleratethe changeinthesoilqualityanddie.Halfofthejuncos,thathad beenlivingnearthebaseofthoseshrubs,leavetondanew habitat.

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Speciesintroducedcats Afamilymovesoutoftheneighborhoodandintoan apartmentwhereanimalsarenotallowed.Since theycannottaketheirtwocatswiththem,they releasethemintothestreetstolive. Consequence:Thecatsmustnowhuntforfood,and halfofthesparrows,juncos,andchickadeesare killed.

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ChangeintemperatureGlobalwarming Asthetemperaturerisesfromglobalwarming, organismsthatusuallyliveinwarmerclimatesare abletomovenorth.Becauseofthis,thebarkbeetle movesintoyourcommunity. Consequence:Thebarkbeetleskillhalfofthepine treesinyourcommunity,causinghalfofthecrowsto leavefornewnesEnggrounds.