introduced species

(redirected from Alien species)

introduced species

one that does not naturally occur in the area and has been brought in accidentally or intentionally by man, for example, rabbits in Australia (introduced originally to the British Isles from Spain).
References in periodicals archive ?
Trends show that "even after many centuries of invasions the rate of emergence of new alien species is still high," according to the study.
Recent EU invasive alien species regulations now prohibit aquariums from taking in pet terrapins or moving terrapin stock to other aquariums.
Contract award notice: Services for the detection of unintentional introduction and spreading of foreign invasive alien species of the union in lithuania and the provision of priority access routes.
The arrival of these "intruder" species comes as a Durham University-led study is published which is the first global analysis of established alien species.
From the start of the narrative, readers are introduced to a society in conflict--humans with opposing stances regarding zhree, the alien species, rule over Earth.
Among their topics are the role of chemically defended seaweeds as biodiversity sources, the role of floating plants in the dispersal of biota across habitats and ecosystems, the role of drifting algae for marine biodiversity, eutrophication and the challenge of changing biotic interactions, and ecological interactions between marine plants and alien species.
He also noted that 10 million alien species have already been discovered by players.
This book was released as four e-only serial novellas before its appearance here as a final hardcover, and begins where The Human Division ended as it returns to a world where humans have expanded into space only to face a universe of different alien species, all of which wants to destroy them.
While Zimbabwe and indeed southern Africa battle with the invasion of Red-claw crayfish in our waterways (an Australian native), Australia it seems have been at war with an alien species too.
Unfortunately, human pressures, including overexploitation, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, destructive fishing, as well as unsustainable aquaculture practices, marine pollution, habitat destruction, alien species, climate change and ocean acidification are taking a significant toll on the worlds oceans and seas.
After extensive travel, Pearce concludes that the demonisation of alien species says much about man's inherent fear of change.
These settlements and highways are the centers of alien species distribution in the landscape, by the objects which to a large extent determine their modern fragmentation.