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Question 1: For example invasive plants can alter the fire regime (cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum), nutrient cycling (smooth cordgrass Spartina alterniflora), and hydrology (________) in native ecosystems.
Tamarix aphyllaPistachioAlmondTamarix

Question 2: [citation needed] One such facilitative mechanism is ________, also known as chemical competition or interference competition.
Ailanthus altissimaInvasive speciesCaliforniaAllelopathy

Question 3: Examples of these species are giraffe, ________, impala, kudu and White Rhino.
SteenbokBlue WildebeestHippopotamusGreater Kudu

Question 4: [21] A recent example of an introduced disease is the spread of the ________ across North America resulting in the deaths of humans, birds, mammals, and reptiles.
Dengue feverYellow feverWest Nile virusRabies

Question 5: [3] This article concerns the first two definitions; for the third, see ________.
BiodiversityInvasive speciesIntroduced speciesExtinction

Question 6: [47] Waterborne disease agents, such as ________ bacteria (Vibrio cholerae), and causative agents of harmful algal blooms are often transported via ballast water.
CholeraPlague (disease)Pathogenic bacteriaTyphoid fever

Question 7: The invasive freshwater zebra mussels, native to the Black, Caspian and Azov seas, were probably transported to the ________ via ballast water from a transoceanic vessel.
James BayArctic OceanGreat LakesOntario

Question 8: The first definition expresses the phrase in terms of ________ (e.g.
BiodiversityInvasive speciesIntroduced speciesExtinction

Question 9: The ________ inflicts damage on old growth spruce fir forests and negatively impacts the Christmas tree industry.
Hemlock woolly adelgidAdelgidaeTsuga canadensisBalsam woolly adelgid

Question 10: ________ for a review of the terminology used in invasion biology.
BiodiversityPesticideInvasion biology terminologyBiological pest control


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