introduced species

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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).
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Their work marks the first time that any melaleuca-munching organism has ever been used in this country for classical biological control; that is, the use of one introduced organism to control another.
Chapters focus on colonial society (1); sources of environmental knowledge (2); unique environmental challenges (such as snow and drought, (3); attitudes towards native plants and animals (4); introduced organisms (5); emerging environmental problems (6); agricultural life and community (7); and an analysis of settler farms as ecological systems (8).
Recent surveys revealed 34 introduced organisms, several of which were identified for the first time in New England Coastal waters.
Here we propose different kinds of mechanisms that would allow the introduced organisms not only to increase their genetic variation, but also to adapt to new environments.
Introduced organisms are the second greatest cause, after habitat destruction, of species endangerment and extinction worldwide.
can greatly decrease the hazard of extrinsic contamination by preventing introduced organisms from propagating to dangerous levels.