What Is an Introduced Species? - Definition, Effects & Examples


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What are two other terms for introduced species?

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1. The introduction of the European rabbit in Australia was an example of

2. Introducing large snakes, like the Burmese python, into a swamp environment would likely cause which of these?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Introduced species occur when particular animals are moved by humans to areas in which they are not native. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the effects of introduced species on an ecosystem. Some things you'll be assessed on include two other terms for introduced species and what the introduction of the European rabbit in Australia was an example of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Two other terms for introduced species
  • Types of species introductions
  • Repercussions of introducing large snakes into a swamp environment
  • Positive impacts of introduced species

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding introduced species
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of introduced species and their impact on ecosystems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on introduced species and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about introduced species and ecosystems, review the accompanying lesson, What is an Introduced Species? - Definition, Effects & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Effects of species introduction
  • Positive impacts
  • Negative impacts
  • Examples of animal and plant introductions