IMPACT OF INTRODUCED INVASIVE SPECIES
How Invasive Species Impact the Environment
What Makes A Species Invasive?Where Do Invasive Species Come from?What Are The Consequences of Invasive Species?What Can Be Done to Deter Invasive Species For Specific habitats?Introducing a species into a new environment may have a variety of outcomes. An exotic or alien species is one that has been introduced to a new place, but does not necessarily have negative consequences. For example, many fish species have been introduced into the Great Lakes for sport fishing.2 They have no documented negative impacts and provide recreational opportunities and a food source. However, when thesSee more on environmentalscience
Introduced species - Wikipedia
OverviewTerminology: introduced species and subsetsNature of introductionsIntroduced plantsIntroduced animalsGeneticsAn introduced species, alien species, exotic species, foreign species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species is a species living outside its native distributional range, but which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosystem. Introduced species that become established and spread beyond the place of introduction are called invasive species. The process of human-caused introduction is distinguishedSee more on enpedia · Text under CC-BY-SA license
The Impact of Invasive Species | NOVA | PBS
The scientific illiteracy with respect to the global threat posed by invasive introduced species means that other ecological horrors are much more in the news. Insidious (because it seems natural), progressive, underestimated—this is nature of the blow that human-introduced species strike against biodiversity.
Invasive species - Wikipedia
OverviewCausesEcologyEffectsInvasive exotic diseasesStudy and eradicationAn invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location, and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. The term as most often used applies to introduced species that adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, or ecologically. Such species may be either plants or animals and may disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas, particular habitats, or wildlanSee more on enpedia · Text under CC-BY-SA license
What are the Impacts of Introduced Species? (Overview)
The brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) is an invasive that has taught scientists much about the impact of introduced species on islands. The invasion has created significant ecological problems; it is an aggressive predator, causing the extinction of local species, and it has impacts on human health.
Invasive plants have a much bigger impact than we imagine
Invasive plants have an impact on native species through complex interactions and processes. Unless these factors are properly understood, it is difficult to predict what sort of impact invasive plants will have. How much is known about these processes in South African habitats, where
Impact of invasive alien species | WWF
Effects: Immense, Insidious, IrreversibleSpecies Detrimental to Other SpeciesCountering The InvadersIUCN, the World Conservation Union, states that the impacts of alien invasive species are immense, insidious, and usually irreversible. They may be as damaging to native species and ecosystems on a global scale as the loss and degradation of habitatsreds of extinctions have been caused by invasive alien species. The ecological cost is the irretrievable loss of native species and ecosystems.See more on wwfa