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Describes databases available online related to invasive species regionally. See Resource Library - Databases for general resources, other species, and expertise information.

Database: Alaska EDDMapS - Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
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: Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse - AKEPIC Database (formerly AKEPMP)
Host: University of Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program
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 inclue non-native plant records from 1997-Present. See Alaska EDDMapS for a web-based interactive interface for AKEPIC.

Database: Atlas 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 taxa.

Database: California Aquatic Non-native Organism Database (CANOD) (scroll down to view)
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: CalFlora 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.

Database: Geographic 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.

DatabaseGreat Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS)
Host:  DOC, NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Scope: The present database targets nonindigeneous 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.

Database: Hawaii 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.

Database: Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth (IPAMS)
Host: Mississippi 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.

Database: Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
Host: University of Connecticut
Scope: The New England Invasive Species Data Server provides access to plant databases for the New England region. Retrieved data include geographic identifiers so that it can be joined or linked to geographic boundary files for New England, its states, its counties, towns, and other geographical areas.

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 States.

Database: Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN)
Host: Michigan State University
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.

Database: Natural 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.

DatabasePearl Harbor Legacy Project Species List
Host:  Bishop Museum, The State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Honolulu Hawai`i
Scope: This listing was developed by Bishop Museum researchers under contract to the U. S. Navy (Department of Defense Legacy Project Number 106). It provides the taxonomic names and identifying authorities, collection dates, locations and references for 1141 taxa of marine algae, invertebrates and fishes that have been collected or observed in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii since the first biological observations were made in the harbor in 1866. The information was derived from published literature, unpublished reports, collected material recorded the Bishop Museum algal, mollusk and marine invertebrate catalogues and 434 taxa collected from or observed at 15 stations Pearl Harbor during 1996. Species considered to be introduced or cryptogenic (not verifiably native or introduced) are so designated.

Database: Southeast EDDMapS - Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
Host: University of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
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 States.

Database: Southern Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Nonnative Invasive Data Tool
Host: USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Scope: 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.

Database: Southwest Exotic Mapping Program (SWEMP)
HostU.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 distributions. The SWEMP 2006 database contains over 31,600 records of invasive, non-native plant occurrences that were contributed by weed managers in the Southwest.

Database: Texas Plant Database
Host:  TEXASINVASIVES.ORG - Pulling Together Initiative
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 listed.

Database: Vascular 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 species.

DatabaseWeedMapper (Oregon)
Host: Oregon State University, Rangeland Resources
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.

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