EDDMapS - Early Detection and Distribution Mapping
Host: University of Georgia's Center
for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Scope: The Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC)
Database is a collaborative effort to compile information on the distribution
and abundance of exotic and invasive plant species in Alaska. EDDMapS (Early
Detection and Distribution Mapping System) Alaska provides a more
accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species in the Alaska.
Database: AAlaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC): Non-Native Plant Species List
Host: University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.
Scope: A cooperative project between
the U.S. Forest Service, the National
Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Natural
Heritage Program and the U.S. Geologic
Survey in support of the Alaska Committee for Noxious
and Invasive Plants Management (CNIPM) and the Strategic
Plan for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management in
Alaska. Datasets include non-native plant records from
1997-Present. See Alaska
EDDMapS for a web-based
interactive interface for AKEPIC.
of Florida Vascular Plants
Host: University of South Florida,
Institute for Systematic Botany
Scope: The Atlas of Florida
Vascular Plants is a joint effort by the Institute
for Systematic Botany, the University of South Florida
and the Florida Center for Community Design + Research
to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database
of vascular plants in the State of Florida. Data includes
county by county distribution documented by herbarium
specimens and complete nomenclature for all Florida
Aquatic Non-native Organism Database (CANOD) (scroll down to
Host: California Department
of Fish and Game, Marine Invasive Species Program
Scope: CANOD was developed to record baseline information
about NAS on the California coast. It continues to be a tool to help
monitor new introductions and to understand the patterns associated
with these introductions. The database contains every known marine
and estuarine aquatic non-native species on the California coast. Includes
information about the pathway of introduction (e.g. ballast water,
intentional introduction), date of introduction, locations observed,
native region of each species and other associated data.
Database (requires registration)
Host: CalFlora Database Project is
a collaborative project of the USDA Forest
Service, the UC Berkeley Digital Library Project,
the United States Geological Survey, the UC Davis
Information Center for the Environment, the Santa
Barbara Botanic Garden, and others.
Scope: CalFlora provides information
on California plant biodiversity for conservation,
research, and education. This database contains summary
geographic and ecological distribution information
for 8,363 California vascular plant taxa, as well
as additional habitat information for rare taxa and
species of the Sierra Nevada.
Database: Florida - Invasive Species
Host: Florida Natural Areas Inventory
Scope: Scope of the multi-year project is to provide a geo-referenced inventory and tracking tool for occurrences of invasive exotic plants on Florida's public conservation lands.
Information System (GIS) for Mapping Noxious & Invasive
Weeds in Minnesota
Host: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Scope: From the mid-90’s to
2005, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Weed
Integrated Pest Management team piloted a variety
of strategies for collecting and distributing geographic
information regarding noxious and invasive weeds in
Minnesota – as well as biological releases designed
to control those weeds. These innovative strategies
produced a wealth of data and lessons learned towards
a more efficient and cost-effective approach to managing
weeds in Minnesota.
Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information
Host: DOC, NOAA, Great
Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Scope: The present database
targets nonindigenous aquatic species that are
not considered to have been native to any part
of the Great Lakes basin. GLANSIS functions as
a Great Lakes specific node of the USGS NAS national database.
Biological Survey Databases
Host: Bishop Museum
Scope: The Hawaii Biological Survey (HBS) is an ongoing
natural history inventory of the Hawaiian archipelago. It was created
to locate, identify, and evaluate all native and non-native fauna
and flora within the state, and to maintain the reference collections
of that biota for a wide range of uses.
Database: Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR)
Host: U.S. Geological Survey; University of Hawai'i
Scope: This Web site provides
technology, methods, and information to decision-makers, resource managers, and the general public to aid in the fight against harmful alien species in Hawaii. Its Harmful Non-Indigenous Species Database (HNIS) offers data on plant, vertebrate, and invertebrate invaders.
Database: Introduced Marine Species of Hawai'i
Host: Bishop Museum, Hawaii Biological Survey and University of Hawaii
Scope: This guide was assembled to provide information concerning some of the most common marine alien species to people who spend time in the coastal waters of Hawaii.
Plant Atlas of the MidSouth (IPAMS)
State University, Geosystems Research Institute
Scope: The Invasive Plant Atlas of
the MidSouth (IPAMS) will provide information on the
biology, distribution, and best management practices
for forty weedy plant species. This database will be
developed in collaboration with national USGS and
other agency databases and structures, and the Invasive
Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE), with mechanisms
and procedures in place to ensure data transmission
both upward (nationally) and downward to the local
level for rapid assessment and response.
Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
Host: University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Database: Invasive Species List and Scorecards for California
Host: University of California - Davis. California Invasive Species Advisory Committee.
Scope: The Invasive Species Council of California (ISCC) has tasked its advisory committee with developing a list of invasive species that threaten the state. The committee has generated a list of over 1,700 species, and has drafted scorecards for 200+ of the most important species. The list will support outreach and strategic planning; it is not regulatory.
Database: Marine Invader Tracking Information System
Host: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources
Scope: Contains information and monitoring
data on marine invasive species in the northeast United
Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN)
Scope: MISIN is a regional data aggregation
effort to develop and provide an early detection and
rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species
in the Midwest. The goal of this regional resource
is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in
the detection and identification of invasive species
in support of the successful management of invasive
species. We offer reporting through our website, mobile
reporting through our smartphone app, e-mail alerts,
mapsOnDemand, training modules, and fact sheets.
Users can also view distribution data by date, contributor,
species, county, or state.
Database: National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS)
Host: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Scope: NEMESIS is a resource for information on non-native, or exotic, species that occur in coastal marine waters of the United States. NEMESIS provides summaries for approximately 500 non-native coastal species including when, where and how these species invaded and key information on their biology and ecology. NEMESIS provides access to data on non-native species in the Chesapeake Bay.
Resource Projects Inventory (NRPI)
Host: University of California-Davis,
Information Center for the Environment (ICE) and
the California Biodiversity Council (CBC).
Scope: NRPI is the most comprehensive
statewide database of its kind in California with
over 8,000 natural resource projects searchable on
the Internet. These projects include watershed conservation
and acquisition, restoration and noxious weed eradication,
assessment, planning, and scientific studies.
Note: The former CalWeed
Database is now incorporated into the Natural
Resource Projects Inventory.
Database: New York Flora Atlas
Host: New York Flora Association
Scope: Searchable database of aquatic and terrestrial vegetation found in New York State. Provides ecological status, distribution maps by county, and bibliographic information.
Early Detection Network (SEEDN)
Host: University of Georgia, Center
for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Host: University of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and
Scope: Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS),
provides a more accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species in the
Southeastern U.S. EDDMapS will allow
land managers, agencies and others to set priorities for early detection and
rapid response (EDRR), as well as formulate overall invasive plant management
action plans. Includes distribution data by species and by county for Southeastern
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Nonnative Invasive
Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Includes data and summaries on the current distribution of the 33 invasive
plants covered in Nonnative
Invasive Plants of Southern Forests and the additional 20 forest invasive plants
in Florida. For more information, see Maps
of Occupation and Estimates of Acres Covered by Nonnative
Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.
Exotic Mapping Program (SWEMP)
Host: U.S. Geological
Survey, Colorado Plateau Research Station, Southwest
Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse
Scope: A regional database regional
database of non-native invasive plant distributions
for the southwest (Arizona, New Mexico and adjacent
areas of adjoining states) and creates maps for those
The SWEMP 2006 database contains over 31,600 records of invasive, non-native
plant occurrences that were contributed by weed managers
in the Southwest.
Host: TEXASINVASIVES.ORG - Pulling Together
Scope: Online database devoted to plants known to
occur in or around Texas that are suspected of causing invasive problems
in natural areas around the United States. The purpose of this database
is to provide illustrated plant descriptions, ecological information,
distributions & habitats, history of introductions, plant reproduction,
management approaches, and other useful information about the species
Plant Image Library
Host: Texas A&M University,
Bioinformatics Working Group
Scope: This collaboration involving
six institutions will be centered on continued development
and enhancement of an herbarium specimen browser
system that is now available through the Flora of
Texas Consortium Web site. Content of this system
at the end of the project period will be 300,000
specimen records, images representing 2,000 Texas
species, and key/description coverage of over 1,000
Host: Oregon State University,
Scope: WeedMapper includes locations
of noxious weeds throughout Oregon as collected by
responsible federal, state, and local agencies. Electronic
maps are viewable at the state, county, township,
or section (square mile) level. WeedMapper is designed
to facilitate identification, reporting, and verification
of noxious weeds in the state of Oregon. It provides
maps of known infestations of the most serious weed
pests, as well as photographs, taxonomic and diagnostic
characteristics to assist in their identification.