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Exotic Spp

  1. 1. Impact of Exotic Species What is the impact of exotic species introduced into the ecosystem?
  2. 2. As ecosystems evolve and become more diverse and more stable, the organisms within the ecosystem achieve a dynamic balance. Each is connected and dependent on the others.
  3. 3. Environmental resistance and each organism’s biotic potential interact to keep the populations balanced. If the interaction between indigenous (native) species is lost, the balance is upset and the web of connections begins to unravel.
  4. 4. The introduction of exotic (non-indigenous) species can upset the balance. What are some examples of exotic (non-indigenous) species?
  5. 6. Hybrid Striped Bass
  6. 7. Brown Tree Snake
  7. 8. Kudzu
  8. 9. Gypsy Moth
  9. 10. Asian Lady Beetle
  10. 11. Purple Loosestrife
  11. 12. Snakehead Fish
  12. 13. Water Hyacinth
  13. 14. Zebra Mussels
  14. 15. Asian Swamp Eel
  15. 16. South American Fire Ant
  16. 17. Africanized Honey Bee or “Killer Bee”
  17. 18. Buckthorn
  18. 19. Round Goby
  19. 20. Sea Lamprey
  20. 21. nutria
  21. 22. Cane Toad

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