Terrestrial (land-dwelling) invasive species

Invasive Species February 08, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

  Terrestrial (land-dwelling) Invasive Species are non-native plants, animals and other organisms that evolved to live on the land rather than in aquatic (water) habitats. Terrestrial habitats are simply habitats that are primarily focused on land. From forests to prairies there are many different types of terrestrial habitats. Invasive terrestrial species include plants, animals and other organisms. Terrestrial invasive plants include trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and herbaceous plants. Terrestrial invasive animals include insects, mammals, reptiles, arachnids, birds and nematodes. Other terrestrial invasive organisms include pathogens (disease causing organisms) such as molds, fungus, bacteria and viruses. The following categories have been created in order to make it easier to locate the invasive species in which you are interested.

Terrestrial invasive species (All)

Invasive plants

Invasive animals

Other invasive organisms

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.