What are invasive species?

Invasive Species

Invasive species, also called invasive exotics or simply exotics, is a nomenclature term and categorization phrase used for flora and fauna, and for specific restoration-preservation processes in native habitats, with several definitions.

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Some articles on invasive species:

Ship Or Vessel - Ship Pollution - Ballast Water
... that one of the worst cases of a single invasive species causing harm to an ecosystem can be attributed to a seemingly harmless jellyfish ... Mnemiopsis leidyi, a species of comb jellyfish that inhabits estuaries from the United States to the Vald├ęs peninsula in Argentina along the Atlantic coast, has caused notable damage in the Black ... Invasive species can take over once occupied areas, facilitate the spread of new diseases, introduce new genetic material, alter landscapes and jeopardize the ability of native species to obtain food ...
Little Tom Mountain - Invasive Species
... some effort to determine the status of invasive plant species in our properties ... The following plant species list was compiled Asiatic bittersweet Autumn olive Black locust Climbing nightshade Glossy buckthorn Japanese barberry Common barberry ...
Invasive Species - Biogeographic Evaluation
... and pejorative vocabulary that so often accompanies discussion of invasive species even in scientific papers, Colautti and MacIsaac proposed a new nomenclature system based on ... The model evaluated individual populations rather than entire species ... equally to indigenous and to introduced species, and did not automatically categorize successful introductions as harmful ...
Lonicera Maackii - Cultivation and Uses - As An Invasive Species
... United States due to its well documented invasive character ... It is listed as a "invasive, banned" species in Connecticut, "prohibited" in Massachusetts, and a "Class B noxious weed" in Vermont ... It is also officially listed as an invasive species by government agencies in Wisconsin and Tennessee ...
South Atlantic Invasive Species Project
... The South Atlantic Invasive Species Project is a three year project (December 2006 - December 2009) funded under the European Union EDF 9 ... Atlantic Overseas Territories to deal with invasive species issues ...

Famous quotes containing the words species and/or invasive:

    If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner.... Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to another—cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.
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    The frequency of personal questions grows in direct proportion to your increasing girth. . . . No one would ask a man such a personally invasive question as “Is your wife having natural childbirth or is she planning to be knocked out?” But someone might ask that of you. No matter how much you wish for privacy, your pregnancy is a public event to which everyone feels invited.
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