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What is the 10 % rule in ecology?

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Cathy Bracy

The "Ten Percent Rule" is a rule of thumb that says of all non-native species that are released into new ecosystems, about 10% survive at all, and of these survivors, about 10% (or 1% of the original number of species released) become invasive.

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What is the 10 % rule in ecology?

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