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In this episode, Teri MacArthur joins us to discuss invasive species, why the topic is important, why it matters to you, and what we can do about it. A great discussion recorded on 25 June 2021.


About Teri: Teri MacArthur serves The Woodlands Township as an Environmental Education Specialist in the Environmental Services Department. Her specialty is water conservation. She also acts as the department’s Volunteer Coordinator. She is currently recruiting volunteers to assist local Municipal Utility Districts operating in the Township with installations of storm drain markers to remind people not to put anything in the drains. Today she’ll be talking to me about bacteria problems in local waterways and the relation to the storm drain project.

Contact Teri about the Woodlands Township water conservation program, education programs, or volunteering:
a. 281-210-3928
b. TMacArthur@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov



Contact Michael:
1. Email: ccerppodcast@aol.com
2. Education website: https://www.goldams.com
3. Fitness website: https://www.total-human-fitness.com
4. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gold-2883921/
And follow on:
1. Twitter/Instagram: EpistemeRx
2. Facebook Education: https://www.facebook.com/Gold-Academy-120590094750981/
3. Facebook Fitness: https://www.facebook.com/Total-Human-Fitness-101721652234867/
And listen also to the ReasonRX Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-reasonrx-podcast

Join us at CCERP on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccerp
And visit the CCERP website! https://ccerp.org


Show notes (more to come):
1. Texas Invasive Species Institute at Sam Houston State University: http://tsusinvasives.org/
That is the new home of the Invaders of Texas program: https://texasinvasives.org/

2. The digital guide to area invasive species:
https://www.galvbayinvasives.org/

3. Within The Woodlands Township, volunteers are helping to remove invasive species from public pathways and green spaces. You can help by joining the Invasives Task Force! Register to receive more information: https://environmentalservicesdepartment.wufoo.com/forms/zeogsxk0l8ecrj/

4,. Invasive species
Zabra mussel
kudzu
Hogs
Chinese Tallow
Elephant ear
Air potato vine
Japanese honeysuckle
Japanese climbing fern
Japanese privet
Apple snails
Emerald ash borers
Nutria

5. Non-native species
Earthworm
Honey bees

6. Native species
Agressives: Yaupon Holly, etc.

7. Ecosystems/ecology
Important to life

8. CCERP Episode 2: "2 UT Professor Jim Fordyce on Ecology and Its Importance"
https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20031395

9. Minnesota's Natural Heritage bby John R. Tester, Susan M. Galatowitsch, Rebecca A. Montgomery, John J. Moriarty
https://www.amazon.com/Minnesotas-Natural-Heritage-John-Tester/dp/1517903572/

10. Lots of green not necessary good: top-down control

11, Plants —> oxygen —> gems
i. "Oxygen and Our Mineral World"
https://www.rockngem.com/oxygen-and-our-mineral-world/
ii. "Minerals and Gems"
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/minerals-gems

12. Monarchs
Milkweed

13. Woodpeckers, Pines, and Rat Snakes
i. "Red-cockaded Woodpeckers vs Rat Snakes: The Effectiveness of the Resin Barrier" by D. Craig Rudolph, Howard Kyle, and Richard Conner
https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/wilson/v102n01/p0014-p0022.pdf
ii. "Gray Rant Snakes Versus Red-cockaded Woodpeckers: Predator-Prey Adaptations" by Jerome Jackson
https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/auk/v091n02/p0342-p0347.pdf

14. Chinese Tallow: quick-decomposing leaves, change soil acidity, exudates from roots
Allopathic
Trees need certain minerals
pH range matters

15. Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up by Daphne Miller M.D.
https://www.amazon.com/Farmacology-Total-Health-Ground-Up/dp/0062103148

16. Human-provided food not appropriate
Don’t feed bread to ducks!

17. Some Owls found dead — they fly to find a place to live, but forests cut

18, Beauty berry

19. Yaupon Holly

20. Some put dollar value on ecological services (a few samples)
i. "The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects"
https://bioone.org/journals/bioscience/volume-56/issue-4/0006-3568(2006)56%5b311%3aTEVOES%5d2.0.CO%3b2/The-Economic-Value-of-Ecological-Services-Provided-by-Insects/10.1641/0006-3568(2006)56[311:TEVOES]2.0.CO;2.full
ii. "Economic Value of Ecosystem Services from Agriculture"
https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Swinton-et-al.-Ch-3-Economic-value-of-ecosystem-services-from-agriculture-KBS-long-term-ecological-research-LTER-site-volume-synthesis-book-2015.pdf?pdf=book-chapter
iii. "Valuation of Ecosystem Services"
https://www.moore.org/materials/white-papers/Ecosystem-Services-Seminar-3-Valuation.pdf

21. zoos
Species-appropriate
Human health
Space travel
gorillas

22. Change: elephants, beavers, prairie dogs, wolves
Good vs. bad

23. Biolphilia and E.O. Wilson
i. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/biophilia
ii. https://www.biophiliafoundation.org/practice-biophilia/
iii. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._O._Wilson
iv. https://eowilsonfoundation.org/e-o-wilson/

24. Lady Bird Johnson
i. http://www.ladybirdjohnson.org
ii. https://biodiversity.utexas.edu/resources/affiliated-collections/lady-bird-johnson-wildflower-center

25. I-Tree
i. https://www.itreetools.org
ii. https://www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/tool/i-tree


Bio and picture courtesy Teri MacArthur
In this episode, Teri MacArthur joins us to discuss invasive species, why the topic is important, why it matters to you, and what we can do about it. A great discussion recorded on 25 June 2021. About Teri: Teri MacArthur serves The Woodlands Township as an Environmental Education Specialist in the Environmental Services Department. Her specialty is water conservation. She also acts as the department’s Volunteer Coordinator. She is currently recruiting volunteers to assist local Municipal Utility Districts operating in the Township with installations of storm drain markers to remind people not to put anything in the drains. Today she’ll be talking to me about bacteria problems in local waterways and the relation to the storm drain project. Contact Teri about the Woodlands Township water conservation program, education programs, or volunteering: a. 281-210-3928 b. TMacArthur@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov Contact Michael: 1. Email: ccerppodcast@aol.com 2. Education website: https://www.goldams.com 3. Fitness website: https://www.total-human-fitness.com 4. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gold-2883921/ And follow on: 1. Twitter/Instagram: EpistemeRx 2. Facebook Education: https://www.facebook.com/Gold-Academy-120590094750981/ 3. Facebook Fitness: https://www.facebook.com/Total-Human-Fitness-101721652234867/ And listen also to the ReasonRX Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-reasonrx-podcast Join us at CCERP on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccerp And visit the CCERP website! https://ccerp.org Show notes (more to come): 1. Texas Invasive Species Institute at Sam Houston State University: http://tsusinvasives.org/ That is the new home of the Invaders of Texas program: https://texasinvasives.org/ 2. The digital guide to area invasive species: https://www.galvbayinvasives.org/ 3. Within The Woodlands Township, volunteers are helping to remove invasive species from public pathways and green spaces. You can help by joining the Invasives Task Force! Register to receive more information: https://environmentalservicesdepartment.wufoo.com/forms/zeogsxk0l8ecrj/ 4,. Invasive species Zabra mussel kudzu Hogs Chinese Tallow Elephant ear Air potato vine Japanese honeysuckle Japanese climbing fern Japanese privet Apple snails Emerald ash borers Nutria 5. Non-native species Earthworm Honey bees 6. Native species Agressives: Yaupon Holly, etc. 7. Ecosystems/ecology Important to life 8. CCERP Episode 2: "2 UT Professor Jim Fordyce on Ecology and Its Importance" https://www.spreaker.com/episode/20031395 9. Minnesota's Natural Heritage bby John R. Tester, Susan M. Galatowitsch, Rebecca A. Montgomery, John J. Moriarty https://www.amazon.com/Minnesotas-Natural-Heritage-John-Tester/dp/1517903572/ 10. Lots of green not necessary good: top-down control 11, Plants —> oxygen —> gems i. "Oxygen and Our Mineral World" https://www.rockngem.com/oxygen-and-our-mineral-world/ ii. "Minerals and Gems" https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/minerals-gems 12. Monarchs Milkweed 13. Woodpeckers, Pines, and Rat Snakes i. "Red-cockaded Woodpeckers vs Rat Snakes: The Effectiveness of the Resin Barrier" by D. Craig Rudolph, Howard Kyle, and Richard Conner https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/wilson/v102n01/p0014-p0022.pdf ii. "Gray Rant Snakes Versus Red-cockaded Woodpeckers: Predator-Prey Adaptations" by Jerome Jackson https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/auk/v091n02/p0342-p0347.pdf 14. Chinese Tallow: quick-decomposing leaves, change soil acidity, exudates from roots Allopathic Trees need certain minerals pH range matters 15. Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up by Daphne Miller M.D. https://www.amazon.com/Farmacology-Total-Health-Ground-Up/dp/0062103148 16. Human-provided food not appropriate Don’t feed bread to ducks! 17. Some Owls found dead — they fly to find a place to live, but forests cut 18, Beauty berry 19. Yaupon Holly 20. Some put dollar value on ecological services (a few samples) i. "The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects" https://bioone.org/journals/bioscience/volume-56/issue-4/0006-3568(2006)56%5b311%3aTEVOES%5d2.0.CO%3b2/The-Economic-Value-of-Ecological-Services-Provided-by-Insects/10.1641/0006-3568(2006)56[311:TEVOES]2.0.CO;2.full ii. "Economic Value of Ecosystem Services from Agriculture" https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Swinton-et-al.-Ch-3-Economic-value-of-ecosystem-services-from-agriculture-KBS-long-term-ecological-research-LTER-site-volume-synthesis-book-2015.pdf?pdf=book-chapter iii. "Valuation of Ecosystem Services" https://www.moore.org/materials/white-papers/Ecosystem-Services-Seminar-3-Valuation.pdf 21. zoos Species-appropriate Human health Space travel gorillas 22. Change: elephants, beavers, prairie dogs, wolves Good vs. bad 23. Biolphilia and E.O. Wilson i. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/biophilia ii. https://www.biophiliafoundation.org/practice-biophilia/ iii. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._O._Wilson iv. https://eowilsonfoundation.org/e-o-wilson/ 24. Lady Bird Johnson i. http://www.ladybirdjohnson.org ii. https://biodiversity.utexas.edu/resources/affiliated-collections/lady-bird-johnson-wildflower-center 25. I-Tree i. https://www.itreetools.org ii. https://www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/tool/i-tree Bio and picture courtesy Teri MacArthur read more read less

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