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Alien Species In Hawaii Information Index - Entry point for information on alien species in Hawaii compiled by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) Project.

Beware of Invasive Species - Document adapted from USA Department of Transportation sources on control of invasive plant species in highway projects.

Big Island Invasive Species Committee - Progress reports and meeting notes from BIISC regarding work in eliminating invasive species from Hawaii, USA.

The Center for Invasive Plant Management - Promotes ecologically based management of invasive plants, with a goal of restoring desired plant communities.

DAISIE - Delivering alien invasive species inventories for Europe. Database set up to provide information on biological invasions in Europe.

Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area - Provides information on this formal partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, individuals and groups that manage invasive species.

Exotic Introductions - Chapter 9 of "Biodiversity and Conservation" by Peter J. Bryant. Textbook discussion of exotic species and their ecological impacts, with hyperlinks to other information on the Internet.

Fact Sheet - Invasive Species - Ecological Society of America fact sheet about invasive species and their environmental and economic impacts. [PDF]

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Invasive Plant Management - Administers a program designed to ensure statewide management of aquatic and upland plants and to protect valuable natural ecosystems.

Florida Invasive Species Partnership - Aims to promote partnership efforts, such as Cooperative Weed Management Areas, to encourage collaborative efforts on a statewide, regional and local level.

Global Invasive Species Database - Describes invasive microorganisms, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and plants, including their biology, ecology, geography, and eradication and control. Information from experts on biological invasion.

Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) - Provides information on the network, events, publications, products, news and announcements.

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) - An international team of biologists, natural resource managers, economists, and policy makers is organizing to prepare a global strategy for addressing the invasive species problems.

Harmful Non-Native Species: Issues for Congress - Congressional Research Service Issue Brief made available by the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment which deals with whose responsibility it is to ensure the economic and ecological integrity of the nation in response to multi-billion dollar threats posed by harmful non-native species.

Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project - Information about alien species in Hawaiian ecosystems.

Illinois Natural History Program - INHS research projects in inavasive species and biological control.

Information Management System for Invasive Species - APHIS Raleigh Plant Protection Center. Site has information on noxious weeds, non-indigenous arthropods that have been introduced into North America, and other invasive species regulated by the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

The Institute for Biological Invasions - Provides access to a searchable database of literature, links to other important invasive species sites, and monthly exotic species profiles.

International Programs News - A look at the particular susceptibility of Pacific Island ecosystems to invasive species.

Introduced Species in the UK - A look at the invasive species that have become established in the British Isles over the past three hundred years.

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America - Images and information about insects, weeds, diseases, biological control agents, and other invasive or exotic organisms.

Invasive Non-Native Species - Invasive information from the "Eco-Pros".

Invasive Species Fact Sheet - Weeds Gone Wild - Describes the impact of invasive plants and aquatic species in the U.S., and Department of the Interior efforts to combat their introduction and spread.

Invasive Species Program - U.S. Fish and Wildlife - The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Invasivespecies.gov - A comprehensive, online information system that facilitates access to and exchange of invasive species data and resources by researchers, scientists, and concerned citizens. USA only.

IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group - The ISSG aims to reduce threats to natural ecosystems and the native species they contain - by increasing awareness of invasions, and of ways to prevent, control, or eradicate them.

Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) - A voluntary partnership of private, government, and non-profit organizations organized to prevent new pest species from becoming established in Maui County and to stop established pests from spreading wherever possible.

National Invasive Species Information Center - Provides a reference gateway to information, organizations and services about invasive species including federal, state, local and international sources.

Rideau Canal Waterway - The Pest Page - Information on the various pests in the region.

Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site - A national information center that includes a comprehensive collection of research publications and education materials produced by Sea Grant programs and other research institutions across the country on zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species found in the Great Lakes.

USGS Research Upsets Conventional Wisdom on Invasive Species Invasions - Article suggests that some invasive species do not displace natives.

Watershed Academy Web - Invasive Non-Native Species - Short primer on invasive species, particularly in aquatic systems, with links to other information. From U.S. EPA.

Environmental and Economic Costs Associated with Non-Indigenous Species in the U.S. - Cornell University research article. (June 12, 1999)







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