Unformatted text preview: results when humans have accidentally or intentionally transplanted a species to areas where it was previously absent. For the transplant to be considered successful, the organisms must not only survive in the new area, but also reproduce there. If the transplant is successful, then the potential range of the species is larger than its actual range. Species introduced to new geographic locations may disrupt the communities and ecosystems to which they are introduced. Consequently, ecologists rarely conduct transplant experiments today. Instead, they study the outcome when a species has been transplanted accidentally or for another purpose....
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