Introduced and invasive species

Feldhaar, Heike, and Lach, Lori (2020) Introduced and invasive species. In: Starr, Christopher K., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

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[Extract] Many domesticated animal and plant species have been introduced to novel territories beyond their natural geographic boundaries with the rapid increase in global trade. Other species have been taken along unintentionally as stowaways in or attached to goods such as domestic animals, plants, timber, or soil. Species transferred into a novel territory, whether on purpose or accidentally, are called introduced species, with those that are largely confined to human-modified habitats often termed tramp species. Of the many species introduced, some manage to establish self-sustained populations in the novel territories. A few show explosive population growth and may subsequently cause immense damage to native ecosystems, habitats, or species including potential health threats or economic losses to humans [7]. This subset of introduced species with negative effects in the introduced range is called invasive species.

Item ID: 65799
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-3-319-90306-4
Copyright Information: (C) Springer
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 03:40
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410202 Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310913 Invertebrate biology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960405 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales @ 10%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 90%
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