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Expertise Databases

Provides a list of resources that contain contact information for experts in various disciplines related to invasive species, organized alphabetically by title. See Resource Library - Databases for general resources, other species, and geographic based information.

New Ask an Expert 2.0 Launches on December 3 (Dec 2, 2012)
eXtension.
A major update to Ask an Expert, released on Monday Dec 3, extends the reach of research-based answers making them a learning tool for a larger number of people.

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Extension - Partners and Extension Map
5USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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Invasive Species Experts Database
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Pest Tracker - Exotic Pest Detection By State
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Includes State pest detection contacts

Federal Government

Ask the Expert
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
See also: Search Results for "Invasive Species"

Cooperative Extension System
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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Seel also: Partners and Extension Map

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) - State CELCP Information
DOC. NOAA. Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

Directories
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Includes contacts for: National CAPS Committee, State Plant Regulatory Officials, State Survey Coordinators, State Plant Health Directores, and Pest Survey Specialists.
See also: Pest Tracker - Exotic Pest Detection By State (provides information by state (includes state pest detection contacts, recent state exotic pest news, links to state pest resources, and a list of state CAPS survey targets).

Fish and Wildlife Service Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordinators
DOI. FWS. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
Note: Includes contacts for U.S. regions

Invasive Species Experts Database
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
This database was designed to direct users to invasive species experts. It has been set up as a 2-tier system with the first tier accessible to the public. The public portion of the database will guide you to a state contact who acts as a filter for information and identifications. If they can’t answer your question, these state contacts have the ability to log in to the second tier experts.

Invasive Species Working Group: Research Summary and Expertise Directory (Dec 2009)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station.
Rocky Mountain Research Station personnel have scientific expertise in widely ranging disciplines and conduct multidisciplinary research on invasive species issues with emphasis in terrestrial and aquatic habitats throughout the Interior West, Great Plains, and related areas. RMRS invasive species research covers an array of diverse ecological and environmental gradients, from southwestern deserts to northern temperate rain forests and from low-elevation plains and basins to alpine summits.

Key Contact Databases
National Information System for the Regional IPM Centers.
Includes various key contacts, coordinators and experts.

NCRS Regional Boundaries, State Offices, Centers
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly known as the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service).
NIFA administered the funding and provided leadership to establish the National Plant Diagnostic Network. Its primary objective is to establish a functional national network of existing diagnostic laboratories to rapidly and accurately detect and report plant diseases of national interest, particularly those pathogens that have the potential to be intentionally introduced through bio-terrorism.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Regional and State Contact Information
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Plant Pests and Diseases Programs - Contact Pest Management Staff
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Regional Invasive Species Councils/Task Forces
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Sea Grant Programs
National Sea Grant Office.

State and Territorial Fish and Wildlife Offices
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works in partnership with many organizations and individuals. Fish and wildlife conservation requires coordinated efforts by the states and the territories, as well as private landowners, tribes, and other countries besides the U.S. Provides a starting point for finding the state and territory agencies that manage fish and wildlife resources.

State Invasive Species Councils/Task Forces
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

State Fish and Wildlife Department Contacts for Invasive Species Issues (PDF | 306 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.

State Plant Health Directors
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Sudden Oak Death Contacts
California Oak Mortality Task Force.

Taxonomic Experts for Insects, Mites, and Plant Pathogens
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Provides a list of taxonomic experts from USDA's Agricultural Research Service for insects, mites, and plant pathogens.

West Nile Virus: State and Local Government Sites
DHHS. CDC. Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.

White-Nose Syndrome.org - Contacts
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Includes contact information in federal agencies.

Wildlife Services - Organization
USDA. APHIS. Wildlife Services.
Includes State Offices contact information

USDA - Ask the Expert
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USDA Invasive Species Coordinators (Jun 2015; DOC | 25 KB)
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

USDA Service Centers
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Includes Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies for States and Counties

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State Government

Ask about Oregon Agriculture
Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Contact an Expert (Aquatic Invasive Species)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Contact an Expert (Terrestrial Invasive Species)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

State Weed Coordinators (Western) (Aug 26, 2003; DOC | 53 KB)
Nevada Department of Agriculture.

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University/Academic

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Experts by Category
University of California.

Ask an Expert
eNature.com.
Knowledge answers to nature questions. Search results for invasive species related questions.
eNature.com.

Ask an Expert (requires free registration)
eXtension.
eXtension is an educational partnership of more than 70 universities to help you improve your life every day with access to objective, research-based information and educational opportunities. Categories include integrated pest management and fire ants.

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants - Ask the Expert
University of Texas - Austin. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Native Plant Information Network.
Ask a question or search the extensive database of frequently asked questions - and their answers! Topics include invasive plants, native grasses, plants and trees as well as other topics.

Ask a Gardening Expert
University of Maryland. Cooperative Extension. Home and Garden Information Center.

Cooperative Extension by State
University of New Hampshire. Cooperative Extension.

County Extension Offices
Oregon State University. National Pesticide Information Center.

Expert List
Texas State University System. Institute for the Study of Invasive Species.

Forestry Issues - Ask an Expert
University of California. Forest Research and Outreach.

Imported Fire Ants Contacts
Texas A&M University. Texas Imported Fire ant Research and Management Project.

New York Invasive Species Research Institute - Expert Database
(New York) Cornell University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

PLANTanswers
Texas A&M University. Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
An archive of gardening information assembled by Dr. Jerry Parson.

Ask the Experts Database
University of Hawai'i - Mānoa. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

West Nile Virus State Information
Oregon State University. National Pesticide Information Center.

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International

Ask Us (FAO)
United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Ask FAO lets users pose questions directly to experts in FAO and also includes a searchable "knowledge base" of answers to frequently asked questions covering issues as varied as how to ask FAO for technical assistance to controlling bird flu to finding out national rates of deforestation.

Ecosystems Services Experts Directory - Invasive Species search results
World Resources Institute.
The World Resources Institute’s regularly updated, global online directory serves as a critical resource for policymakers, professionals, and others looking for specific information or guidance on a particular ecosystem trend or environmental management practice.

IAGLR Expert Directory (includes Aquatic Nuisance Species)
International Association for Great Lakes Research.

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) - Search Experts
European Commission. Sixth Framework Programme.

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Organizations

Ask the (Chesapeake) Bay Experts
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

Ask the Wildlife Damage Management Expert
Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management.

Climate Change Adaption Knowledge Exchange - Ask the Expert
Climate Change Adaption Knowledge Exchange.

Department of Agriculture by State
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).

Directory of Herpetologists
Center for North American Herpetology.

eXtension
eXtension.
Note: Contact your Local (County and City) Extension Office (requires free registration)

State Agency Ballast Water Contacts
Pacific Ballast Water Group.
Includes contact information for Alaska, Washington, California, Oregon and for Federal and Canada.

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