Global Invasive Species Information Network

Invasive Species Database Integration Workshop

2-5 June, 2008
Athens, Georgia

Sponsored and organized by
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The Polistes Foundation

Dreissena polymorpha
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Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)
Zebra Mussel distribution
GISIN - Elmira information

Updated: 27 May, 2008


This workshop is to integrate invasive species databases.

Venue & schedule

        Computer Lab., Ecology Building, University of Georgia, Athens

  • 4 June, Wednesday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    • 9:00-9:30 - Plenary progress report; review of objectives and obstacles
    • 9:30-12:30 - Resume Breakout groups
      • Web Developers
        • Discuss GISIN Registry; continue coding; test searches & list issues.
        • 10:15-10:30 - Break
        • Create summary of progress and issues still to be addressed; future plans for expansion.
      • Content Managers
        • Brainstorming: what are potential publications? Funding sources?
        • 10:15-10:30 - Break
        • Writing Exercise: draft or review reports GEO and others; funding proposals.
    • 12:30-2:00 - Lunch
    • 2:00-3:30 - Plenary: all groups report on successes/failures of implementation.
    • 3:30-7:00 - Optional and tentative: excursion to area attractions.
    • 7:00 - Dinner: East West Bistro -- 351 E. Broad St., 706-546-9378

  • 5 June, Thursday, 9:00AM - NOON
    • 9:00-12:00 - Plenary: Synthesis & next steps; draft workshop report; adjourn workshop
    • 12:00-1:30 - Lunch
    • 1:30 - Depart

  • Travel & hotel

    General questions


    Under revision, pending invitations and responses.
    This meeting is limited by space to 20 participants.

    Name Institution E-mail Phone Status
    Eli Agbayani FishBase, Philippines 63-2 8450563 will attend
    Jim Bacon Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE), UK +44 (0)1487 772460 will attend
    Michael Browne Global Invasive Species Database, New Zealand +64 9 3737599 (x86814) will attend
    Christine Marie Casal FishBase, Philippines 63-2 8450563 will attend
    Lucinda Charles CABI Compendium, England 44/1491 829388 cannot attend
    Shawn Dalton USGS, NAS, USA 352-264-3535 will attend
    Chris Dionigi US National Invasive Species Council 202-354-1876 cannot attend
    Keith Douce Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, USA 229-386-3298 cannot attend
    Miles Falck Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission 715-682-6619 cannot attend
    Pam Fuller USGS, NAS, USA 352-264-3481 will attend
    Jim Graham NIISS, Colorado State, USA 970-491-0410 will attend
    Alejandro Moreno INBIAR, Argentina 54-291-4535205 will attend
    Jeff Morisette NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA 301-614-5498 will attend
    Olivier de Munck Convention on Biological Diversity, Invasive Alien Species, Canada 514-287-7012 will attend
    John Pickering University of Georgia 706-542-1115 will attend
    David Roy Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE), UK +44 (0) 1487 772456 will attend
    Elizabeth Sellers NBII, USA 703-648-4385 will attend
    Annie Simpson USGS-NBII 703-648-4281 will attend
    Brian Steves NISbase, Smithsonian Institution, USA 707-875-1970 will attend
    Philip Thomas Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) and Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), USA +1 808 984 3722 will attend
    Wei Wang Invasive Alien Species of China +86 10 64807289 cannot attend
    Sergio Zalba InBiar, Argentina 54-291-4595101 will attend

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