Vocabulary Words


a class of individuals having some common characteristicsor qualities; distinct sort or kind.
2. Invasion
3. Invasive Species
 means an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
being the place or environment in which a person was bornor a thing came into being: one’s;native;land.
5. non-native
being;the;place;or;environment;in;which;a;person;was;bornor;a;thing;came;into;being:;one’s native land.
6. spores
Biology a walled, single- to many-celled, reproductive bodyof an organism, capable of giving rise to a new individualeither directly or indirectly.
7. propagules
 any structure capable of being propagated oracting as an agent of reproduction.
8. economic harm
Economic-harm rule is a principle of tort law that a plaintiff cannot sue in tort to recover for purely monetary loss as opposed to physical injury or property damage caused by the defendant. 
9. environmental harm

  1.  native vegetation; or

  2.  the habitat of native vegetation or indigenous aquatic or terrestrial animals; 

10. aggressive
characterized by or tending toward unprovoked offensives,attacks, invasions, or the like; militantly forward ormenacing:
11. threatened species
a species likely, in the near future, to become an endangeredspecies within all or much of its range.
12. endangered species
a species at risk of extinction because of human activity, changesin climate, changes in predator-prey ratios, etc., especially whenofficially designated as such by a governmental agency such asthe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
13. vector
a quantity possessing both magnitude and direction,represented by an arrow the direction ofwhich indicates the direction of the quantity and thelength of which is proportional to the magnitude.
14. means of transmission

The act or process of transmitting.

15. exotic species
plant or animal species introduced into an area where they do not occur naturally, non-native species.
16. flora

 Plants considered as a group, especially the plants of a particular country, region, or time.

17. fauna

 Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.

18. habitat

The area or environment where an organism or ecological community normally lives or occurs

19. ecosystem

An ecological community together with its environment, functioning as a unit.

20. predator

An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.

21. pest

 An annoying person or thing; a nuisance.

22. noxious

Harmful to living things; injurious to health

23. colonization

The act or process of establishing a colony or colonies.

24. indigenous

Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment


The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments