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Invasive plants

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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 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 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
View Resource Melastomataceae of the World

This Florida Museum of Natural History of Web site provides a convenient, centralized clearinghouse for information on the Melastomataceae. Created to promote research on this common yet understudied family of tropical plants, the Melastomataceae of the World Web site provides images and background information, a phylogenetic overview, links to related research projects, contact information for...

http://melastomes.com/
View Resource NOVA: Deep Sea Invasion

This is the companion Web site to "Deep Sea Invasion," a PBS NOVA documentary broadcast April 1, 2003. The program follows marine biologist Alexandre Meinesz and his scientific detective work to explain the rampant spread of the tropical alga Caulerpa taxifolia through the Mediterranean and his struggle to instigate control efforts. The features of this Web site include a timeline chronicling the...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/algae/
View Resource U.S. Forest Service-Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry: Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk

A great resource for Pacific Island land managers, the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) project works to "compile and disseminate reference information on exotic plant species of known or potential threat to Pacific island ecosystems." The PIER website contains invasive species lists organized by scientific name, location, life form, and common name. Species names link to brief profiles...

http://www.hear.org/pier/
View Resource Invasive Plant Atlas of New England

Many persons have grown increasingly concerned about various invasive species, and despite the scientific debates about what constitutes such a species, ecologists and others will find this site quite helpful. Drawing on support from the USDA, this project was developed by the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of the University of Connecticut, the New England Wildflower Society, and...

http://www.eddmaps.org/ipane/