[Taxacom] definition Neobiota

Michael Braun michibraun at gmx.de
Sun Sep 12 15:55:18 CDT 2010


  Hi,

Neobiota (greek "new organism") is dealing with introduced plants and 
animals:

introduced (intentionally or accidentially) by man after 1492 into a 
previously unsettled area. Species must have established self-viable 
populations.
Before 1492: Archaeozoa/-phyta

This definition is neutral, whereas terms like "invasive" or "alien" are 
often negatively associated. We are using this definition in Germany in 
terms of invasive biology.

Regards,

Michael Braun




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