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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The red-vented bulbul is an introduced species from the Indian subcontinent.
All mammal species are of interest, including both native species and non-native introduced species.
He briefly mentions Rohan Bilney's fascinating work on sub-fossil cave deposits, indicating a massive recent decline in terrestrial prey for forest owls, but then claims that diurnal raptors have had even more of a prey shift because they now take a much higher proportion of introduced species.
Terms like native species (naturally occurring in the area, see flora), exotic or introduced species (not naturally occurring in the area), of which some are labeled invasive species (in that they out-compete other plants--whether native or not), imported (introduced to an area whether deliberately or accidentally) and naturalized (introduced to an area, but now considered by the public as native) are much more accurate.
He believed in habitat niches, areas that weren't suitable to native species but where introduced species might do well.
The commission is focusing its latest efforts on the lionfish, an introduced species without any natural predators that has begun to dominate Caribbean marine ecosystems.
However, past practice is not useful when working with introduced species because few specimens are present in managed collections.
In song after song, the band exhibits a wide range of skills and depths, and frankly, for an introduced species, they're remarkably welcome.
Researchers have been conducting the sweeps every three years since 2000, trying to discover newly introduced species, as well as see which ones are thriving and becoming dominant.
Clair (so clearly illustrated in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity at the ROM) are an example of the impacts introduced species can have.