Sunday, March 29, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 3
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What should be done about invasive species?


Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

dean at Allan Hancock College

“We should recognize that species evolve over time and adapt to their environment whether predator or prey. The introduction of invasive species interrupts these biological phenomenon in harmful ways for which there is no natural adaptive response process. It is irresponsible to introduce invasive species and irresponsible to ignore the consequences.”

Ana Ramirez

Ana Ramirez

student

“We should get rid of them. They’re making us—and our environment—unhealthy."

Jane Rhee

Jane Rhee

bible teacher

“I really feel strongly that we have to do more research. There is so much we don’t know, and we don’t want to find out the side effects after the damage has been done.”

Melanie Bise

Melanie Bise

behavioral support aid

“We should try natural ways instead of invasive, but just getting rid of them may have a huge impact we are unaware of.”