What are examples of exotic invasive species?
Examples of Invasive Species
- Invasive Carp. Invasive carp are fast-growing, aggressive, and adaptable fish that are outcompeting native fish species for food and habitat in much of the mid-section of the United States.
- Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
- Zebra Mussels.
What are some invasive plants in Michigan?
Top Invasive Terrestrial Plants in Michigan
- Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
- Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica/frangula)
- Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
- Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
- Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
- Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
What are 5 invasive animals in Michigan?
These include fish, invertebrates, microscopic organisms, and aquatic plants. Among the species considered invasive in Michigan waters are zebra mussels, quagga mussels, sea lamprey, round goby, Eurasian ruffe, spiny waterflea and fish hook waterflea.
Are there any invasive species in the state of Michigan?
Only a few of the included species are prohibited or restricted by law and in these cases restrictions are noted. Also, this field guide does not rank individual species by their level of threat—determin- ing the “invasiveness” of each species is a complex process still ongoing for Michigan at the time of publication.
Are there any invasive plants in the Midwest?
However, all of the included species have been noted as invasive somewhere in the Midwest. Several of the plants in this guide are readily available in the horticultural trade and this guide makes no recommendations as to their sale, planting, or presence on lands where they may pose little threat to natural landscapes.
What does the National invasive species management plan mean?
The National Invasive Species Management Plan, developed in response to Executive Order 13112, defines an invasive species as “a species that is non-native to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.”
Are there any non native plants in Michigan?
For the purposes of this field guide, non-native species are those that did not occur in Michigan’s ecological communities prior to widespread European settlement. Only a small fraction of the hundreds of non-native plants that have evolved elsewhere and been brought to Michigan are invasive.