Burmese Python Effect

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The purpose of this research that is discussed in the article is to elaborate on the effects the Burmese python could have on the surrounding environments. An introduction of invasive species to a new land is one of the main factors that can negatively affect the environment. The Burmese python is negatively affecting the Everglades National park by decreasing many of the mammal populations. The scientists’ experiment is supposed to support the conclusion of how the Burmese python is affecting the environment. One of the economic effects that came from the invasive species is the fact that our government is spending money to try and fix the python problem. The authors write, “Invasive species management exceeds $120 billion annually.” The government …show more content…
The article uses the idea of the IMRAD structure which stands for introduction, methods, results, and discussion; however, the structure is slightly out of order. The first paragraph represents the abstract, but the articles do not specifically address the paragraph as the abstract. Nevertheless, after reading the paragraph anyone would be able to tell it is the abstract because it summarizes the entire article in a short paragraph. The next section is the introduction which also does not specify that it is the introduction; however, the individual will still be able to tell it is the introduction because of the content in the section. The introduction uses the rhetorical moves by starting off broadly. It then puts into context of what is already known and mentions the gap in the research. Lastly, the introduction then presents the current research. Therefore, the reader will know this section is the introduction. After the introduction is the results section. This section refers to the data they collected, and then it states …show more content…
The authors declare, “We used systematic road surveys to sample mammals in ENP before and after the proliferation of pythons.” The third step is an introduction to their experiment. The article will go into further depth on how they conducted their surveys and what the learned about the subject they are studying. The main subject in the article is the Burmese python, specifically it is the effect of the Burmese Python in The Everglades National Park. The subject is definitely an important and realistic subject. Many people own pythons as pets, and once the pythons grow too big, they release them into the wild. Improper riddance is one way a nonnative species can be introduced into an environment where it does not

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