During National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26 – March 2, 2018), we highlight the importance of increasing awareness about the threat invasive species pose to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function. Invasive species are non-native plants, animals and pathogens whose introductions cause or are likely to cause harm to native biodiversity and ecosystems.
Data and information resources relevant to invasive species research and management (planning, inventory, control, eradication) can be accessed via the Data.Gov Data Catalog by doing a search on ‘invasive species’. Here we provide a few examples of data, information and tools about invasive species.
- • National Invasive Species Information Center – Website with general information about invasive species in the United States.
- • Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database – Database of aquatic invasive species occurrence data, including alerts and factsheets.
- • Invasive Plant Inventory and Early Detection Prioritization Tool (IPIEDT) – Tool for identifying invasive plant species and areas for early detection inventories.