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Biological invasions

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View Resource National Invasive Species Management Plan

In February 1999, an Executive Order by President Clinton established the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) to take a leadership role in dealing with invasive species issues. As part of that order, NISC has prepared a plan "to minimize the economic and ecological impacts and the harm to animal and human health associated with invasive species." This document, "National Management Plan:...

https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/toolkit/nmp.shtml
View Resource Global Invasive Species Database

The Global Invasive Species Database was developed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), an international group of 100+ scientific and policy experts with the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The entry page of the Website offers background information on invasive species and instructions on how to use the database. A...

http://www.iucngisd.org
View Resource A Guidebook of Introduced Marine Species in Hawaii

Scientists from the Hawaii Biological Survey and Bishop Museum provide this online guide to Hawaii's invasive marine species. Although brief, the guide focuses on the most common introduced species with the hope that it will educate individuals about the threats posed by introduced species and encourage them to report occurrences of other unknown species. The Invertebrates section can be navigated...

http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/HBS/invertguide/index.htm
View Resource Wanted Dead, Not Alive: Invading Species

The Why Files (last mentioned in the June 28, 2002 NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences) is "a popular and critically acclaimed web site that explores the science behind the news." Check out this recent feature of the Web site, which presents information about a number of harmful invasive species in an entertaining way. The notorious snakehead fish is included in the species lineup, and the...

https://whyfiles.org/160invasive_spec/index.html
View Resource Natural History of Hawaii

The first Web site (1) is a ThinkQuest entry designed by students from Kapolei Elementary School. Although it's geared toward kids, it offers a great overview of the natural history of Hawaii that should benefit anyone not already familiar with the islands. The next Web site (2), from the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, outlines the alien species situation in Hawaii and presents a 10-point...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/1018
View Resource Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

This Web site contains the free book Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests provided by the National Academies Press. Compiled by the US Board on Life Sciences and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, this 194-page book explores the difficulties in predicting the immigration and impact of exotic species. Researchers active in this field may find this free resource...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10259/chapter/1
View Resource The United States National Arboretum: Invasive Plants

The US National Arboretum offers this straightforward guide to invasive plants that gardeners and property owners in general should watch for. The Web site begins with an explanation of what the term "invasive" really means, followed by photos and descriptions of species to avoid planting altogether (such as purple loosestrife), and those that are less problematic if managed wisely (like English...

http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/invasives.html