exotic plant

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exotic plant

A plant that is not native to the locality or region in which it is being grown.
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Wild populations of introduced species can also become common disease vectors where few or none existed before, such as the current role of Indian mongooses (Herpestes javanicus) in rabies transmission on Caribbean islands (1), or they can become predators of native species, for example, the wildlife destruction that occurred after ferrets and stoats were introduced into New Zealand (2).
Sagoff countered by pointing out that even Pimentel admits that the vast majority of introduced species do not have adverse costs.
The report, Australia: State of the Environment 1996 identified introduced species as one of the top five threats to Australia's biodiversity.
Last summer, fisheries managers at the park used electroshocking and a toxicant to remove the introduced species and installed barriers above and below the one-mile section to keep brook trout from moving into the bulls' last retreat.
Threats to the species include direct habitat destruction and fragmentation, habitat degradation caused by agricultural practices, pollution, introduced species (especially predatory fish), lack of pond management and flood control measures.
Have some introduced species caused changes that most everyone would agree have been very harmful?
Little is known about the creature, which is found in the Caribbean, but it is under threat from deforestation, hunting and introduced species.
Key concepts in evolutionary biology, such as natural selection, adaptation, and speciation, as set out by Charles Darwin in his classic book On the Origin of Species and his other writings, are essential to understanding the long-term impact of introduced species.
However, newly introduced species may not become invasive for decades after they arrive.
The enemy release hypothesis (ERH) frequently has been invoked to explain the naturalization and spread of introduced species.
The wrap-up includes a brief discussion of non-established introduced species, including accounts for Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), American Black Duck (Anas rubripes), Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), and eight species of hypothetical occurrence.
They are an introduced species and their population just keeps growing and growing.