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- Invasive Species Information Node
USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure
Provides information on invasives at the
national and international level.
- Global Invasive Species Database
Invasive Species Specialists Group (ISSG) based in New Zealand
NBII's partner database, which highlights "the world's worst invasives" and places an emphasis on
species threatening developing countries. Includes factsheet info, some low resolution images,
distribution, and habitat susceptibility. Needs further populating.
- Global Invasive Species Team, The Nature Conservancy
- Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
USGS Florida Caribbean Science Center
Database deals with all aquatics, and includes alien species
that are not (yet) invasive. Also links to information from other databases.
- Non-native Aquatic Species in the Gulf of Mexico Region
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Includes non-native species summaries
National Invasive Species Council
Provides high-level interdepartmental coordination of federal invasive species actions.
- USDA, National Invasive Species Information Center
Gateway to invasive species information; covering federal, state, local, and international sources.
- Federal Noxious Weeds Program
USDA - Office of Operations
Designed to prevent the introduction into the United States of nonindigenous invasive plants and
to prevent the spread of newly introduced invasive plants within the United States. APHIS noxious
weed activities include exclusion, permitting, eradication of incipient infestations, survey, data
management, public education, and (in cooperation with other agencies and state agencies) integrated
management of introduced weeds, including biological control.
- APHIS Raleigh Plant Protection Center
North Carolina Research and Education Network
3 databases. Identified Plant Pests Regulated by APHIS (IPPRA): insects, mites, nematodes, and
plant pathogens regulated by APHIS. Federal Noxious Weeds: data on invasive plants regulated by
APHIS. North American Non-Indigenous Database (NANIAS).
- Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
Alien Plant Working Group of the Native Plant Conservation Initiative
Compiled national list of invasive plants infesting natural areas throughout the U.S., background
information on the problem of invasive species, illustrated fact sheets that include plant descriptions,
native range, distribution and habitat in the U.S.,...
- Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry
Forest Service, USDA database and synthesis of available information on plants that are known
or potential threats to Pacific island ecosystems, particularly the present and the former U.S.
- PLANTS database
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the USDA
Large database of plant names, a plant Photo Gallery, Plant Fact Sheets, Information about Culturally
Significant Plants, Information about Noxious and Invasive Plants, Plant Characteristics Information,
Threatened and Endangered Plant Information, Wetlan
- National Marine Invasions Center
Existing extensive databases currently being put online. Dealing with marine and sturarine invasives,
- University of Connecticut Plant Database
University of Connecticut
Geared toward information about landscape plants, for students, homeowners and plant professionals.
Contains plant information pages with text, photographs, inllustrations and latin name pronounciations.
Invasive species are so marked.
- Non-Native Invasive Aquatic and Wetland Plants in the United States
Joint project of Sea Grant and other offices of the University of Connecticut, University of Florida,
Univeristy of Minnesota, University of Illinois, North Carolina State University and Purdue University
In-depth information concerning twenty-two of the most invasive aquatic and wetland plants
- Non-Native terrestrial Plants in the United States
Joint project of the St. Johns River Water Management District and the University of Florida Center for
Aquatic and Invasive Plants
In-depth information concerning 12 of the most worrisome non-native invasive terrestrial plants that
are invading the nation's natural areas.
- INVADERS Database Systems
Divison of Biological Sciences, University of Monatana, Missoula
Comprehensive Database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the
northwestern United States. Displays spatial and temporal spread of weeds. Noxious weed listings are
provided for all US states and six southern tier Canadian provinces.
- Invasives on the Web: element stewardship extracts
Wildland Invasive Species Team, The Nature Conservancy
Element steward extracts are complete reports summarizing relevant aspects of an invasive organism,
including its ecology and control. Detailed accounts are available for many of the 300 plant species
listed, and often excellent photos as well.
- National Agricultural Pest Information System
USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CAPS sponsored database at the Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems
at Purdue University
Main part of the system is password accessible only, but there is much fact sheet and photo information
available via free access at this link. Some native pests are included, along with many many non-native ones.
- Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America
USDA Forest Service, sponsored by the North American Forest Commission
Trilingual website (one search's URL listed here) that identifies about 100 exotic insects, mites and pathogens
with potential to cause significant damage to North American forest resources. Detailed fact sheets, a few with images.
- Catalog of U.S. Invasive Plants
New York Botanical Garden
Includes herbarium records and links to some identification keys.
- Cactoblastis cactorum
Information on Cactoblastis cactorum, an invasive moth species.
- Florida's Exotic Wildlife
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- International Parthenium Research News Group