Provides general resources for smartphones
applications (apps) to assist in tracking, monitoring
various species, including invasive species.
See also: Federal Government Mobile Apps Directory (USA.gov) to find government information and services optimized for your smart phone.
Apps - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem
Health Mobile Applications
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive
Species and Ecosystem Health.
Mobile applications designed to engage users
with invasive species, forest health, natural resource
and agricultural management.
- EDDMapS Ontario
EDDMapS Ontario brings the power of EDDMapS to your iOS and Android devices. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your device from the field.
- EDDMapS West
This app is a customized system that focuses on species that are new or potential new invaders to the Coalition states (Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), and that provides a means of reporting new sightings of select invasive species, a mechanism for alerting appropriate individuals to the reports, and generates distribution maps for the reported species.
Insect Pests in North America: A Photographic
The photos present in this app are intended to
help foresters, urban landscaping employees, or
others working with trees recognize some of the
common pest insects affecting trees in North America
and understand their life cycles and how they damage
trees. The information was drawn from book, websites,
factsheets, and some original literature.
- Georgia Cotton Insect Advisor
This app is an expert system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of cotton insect pests in the state of Georgia. The app will display the most appropriate insecticide or tankmix after the user provides the appropriate week of bloom, predominant stink bug species, percent internal boll injury, and other pest species present. At present time, the app is intended for management of stink bugs only.
Lakes Early Detection Network
This app allows you to use
the power of your smart phone
to help discover non-native
invasive species early in their
infestations. The network covers
the states of Ohio, New York,
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
- iBiocontrol - Noxious Weeds and their Biocontrol Agents
Reference and Reporting for Invasive Plants and their biological control agents. This free application uses EDDMapS to help county, state and federal agencies track releases and occurrences of biological control agents of noxious weeds.
This app allows user to download park specific invasive plant information for national parks. Users can also upload reports to help keep track of these species.
- IPM Toolkit
This app allows you to read news articles, view videos, download publications, and access pictures which will aid you in adapting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to your agricultural operation.
Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
This app allows IPANE to become mobile
and allow IPANE users to report sightings
of invasive plants directly in the field
to create a comprehensive web-accessible
database of invasive and potentially invasive
plants in New England.
Plant Control, Inc. (IPCConnect)
App for site tracking and management
Plants in Southern Forests: Identification and
This app is based on the U.S. Forest Service
Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
(2010)." This app provides information on accurate identification
of the 56 nonnative plants and groups that are currently invading the forests
of the 13 Southern States.
- Identify and Report Invasive Animals
and Plants in Florida
This app is used to identify
and Report Invasive Animals and Plants
in Florida. IveGot1 is an integrated
invasive species reporting and outreach
campaign for Florida that includes the
app, a website with direct access to invasive
species reporting and a hotline 1-888-IVEGOT1
for instant reports of live animals.
Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest
This app focuses on plant species that are used
ornamentally and have become invasive in at least
part of the Midwest. Cultivars or hybrids produced
from these species may or may not be invasive.
Early Detection Network (MAEDN)
This app is used to document invasive
plant occurrences in the mid-Atlantic
region for the purposes of early detection,
improved management and better coordination.
The current focus is on invasive plants,
but additional invasive insects and diseases
have been included in this app. The region
includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West
Virginia and the District of Columbia.
River Watershed Coalition (MRWC) - Early
Detection and Distribution Mapping System
This app provides a means of reporting
new sightings of select invasive species.
focuses on species that are new
or potential new invaders to the seven
Coalition states (Colorado, Montana, Nebraska,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and
Kansas), as well as five other western
states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada,
Wildlife Refuge Early Detection Network for New England
This app allows you report invasive plants in National
- New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team
This app, created for the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team with support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, helps users identify and map invasive species in the Garden State, and since the app contains information about how to control each targeted species, land owners can find out how to eradicate them before they have a chance to spread.
Invasive Species - Massachusetts
Invasive Species Project to
help stop the spread of non-native
plants and insects that threaten
our environment. Help researchers
cover more ground by looking
for invasive species anytime
- whether walking the dog, hiking,
fishing, gardening, or working
Stink Bug Scout is designed
for use by university researchers
for making assessments of
stink bug populations in
fields and across landscapes.
- Southeast Agricultural Stink Bug ID
is designed for use by university researchers, Extension specialists, county agents, consultants, scouts, and growers who need to identify stink bugs collected in agricultural settings. Images for most species include eggs, nymphs, and adults. Key characteristics of each species are highlighted to allow the user to easily identify a specimen in hand.
Early Detection Network (SEEDN)
This app is used to report
sightings of invasive plants
and other invasive pests in
the Southeastern U.S., to better
assess the extent of infestations
and hopefully eradicate new infestations before
they become huge problems (such as kudzu).
- Squeal on Pigs
The goals of the Squeal on Pigs app and campaign is to inform landowners of the threat of feral pigs to our natural resources, particularly waterways, provide landowners with the information they need to effectively and quickly report suspected sightings of feral pigs, provide states with tools to work with private landowners to eradicate known populations of feral pigs.
The Invaders of Texas Citizen Science program collects
species observations from volunteer "citizen scientists" trained
to use a specially developed Invasive Species Early
Detection and Reporting Kit. With this kit, volunteers
detect invaders' arrival and dispersal in their own
VegDr provides up-to-date information for vegetable diseases in George. This is a field guide for vegetable crops with real-time
alerts as the extension specialist for the commodity
determines there is a need to provide additional
information. It will continue to grow to include additional vegetables
and problems. Currently this app only focuses on
disease management in cucurbit vegetables.
A citizen science effort to document invasive plants
in our National Parks. The What's Invasive! application
for smart phones (Android and iPhone) displays local
lists of top invasive plants and/or animals (with images and short descriptions
to remind you of what they look like) that have been identified by National
Park Service or other invasive management authorities.
Application for smart phones (Android and iPhone) that allows you to quickly
and efficiently report wild plant occurrences. This application makes it easy
for you to report the species name, date, and location of over 10,000 California
native and non-native plant taxa. You can also add a photograph to a report,
and share it with others later to confirm identification. See also: Weed
Mapping Made Easy - An Integrated Plant Mapping System (YouTube Video) for more information.
Colorado - Noxious Weed Mobile App
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division. Noxious Weed Program.
Available for IOS and Android; scroll to view links to download.
iMapInvasives - Mobile Tools
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
Report your sightings of invasive species with your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device by choosing from various methods (iPhone and Android).
Midwest Invasive Species Network (MISIN) App
Michigan State University.
Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.
The MISIN smartphone app (iPhone and Android) provides
a mobile solution for the capture of invasive species
field observation data. You can play an important role
in the early detection and rapid response to new invasive
threats in your area by contributing invasive species
observations to the MISIN database.
University of Bristol (United Kingdom).
The PlantTracker app shows you how to identify
invasive plant species and enables you to easily
submit geo-located photos whenever you find one.
New York University. Interactive Telecommunications
Application for smart phones (Android and iPhone) to explore and document wildlife
and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. Project
Noah lets you take cell phone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back
an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.
Washington - WA Invasives - Report Sightings
Washington Invasive Species Council.
You can submit invasive species sighting reports directly with your mobile device (iPhone and Android versions) where they occur. These sighting reports are submitted to Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) staff and technical experts throughout the state to review and approve sighting reports. This mobile app is part of an integrated invasive species reporting and outreach campaign for WISC that also includes a website with an online reporting form.
Mediated Spaces, Inc.
Use mobile technology to explore, discover, and share the natural world. The
iPhone application narrows down the range of potential bird species based on
What Is This Bug?
"What is This Bug" was developed from Farm Bill monies after the need for increased citizen help was recognized in the nationwide fight against invasive species. How can you help? Report a suspected pest. Now, with smartphones and the internet, new, easier and faster ways are available for reporting a suspicious pest, such as the Report a Pest Online Form and the Report a Pest Mobile App.
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Know Your Molluscs with the Terrestrial Mollusc Key (Oct 22, 2015)
This app is specifically designed to assist in the identification of adult terrestrial slugs and snails of agricultural importance, includes 33 families and 128 species. This app includes species of quarantine significance as well as invasive and contaminant mollusc species. It is available for both iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices.
See also: Terrestrial Mollusc Tool (USDA. APHIS. PPQ.
Identification Technology Program.)
Mobile Phone to Alien Plant Hunter (Dec 17, 2012)
ScienceDaily; British Ecological Society.
Mobile phone users are being urged to help fight the
spread of invasive plants across the UK -- by downloading
PlantTracker. The new app has already attracted 7,000
downloads and alerted ecologists to 2,500 sites where
key invasive species have been spotted.
Insecticide? There's an App for That (Nov 8, 2012)
USDA scientists have released two mobile phone
applications, or "apps," to make things
easier for anyone who needs to adjust insecticide
spray equipment. The apps are designed to ensure
that aerial and ground-based crews can hit targets
and minimize pesticide drift by keying in specifics
on the type of equipment and pesticide they are
App Lets You Report Invasive Species (Oct 15, 2012)
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking
invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian
carps, purple loosestrife and Asian
longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting
the economy and environment. By using the free Great
Lakes Early Detection Network app, a person can take pictures of suspected
invasive species -- whether of farm, forest or water -- and upload the pictures
and locations for verification. Based on this early warning, scientists can send
out alerts, map the spread and figure out a battle plan. The network covers the
states of Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and
App Targets Invasive Species (Mar 26, 2012)
The Massachusetts Daily.
US Forest Service Research Used in New, Invasive-plant Software: iPhone Application Helps People Identify Harmful, Nonnative Plants (Feb 22, 2012)
Southern Research Station.
App Allows Reporting of Invasive Species in Florida (Dec
App Tracks Invasive Species (Dec 2010)
Alien Species With Smart Phones (Jul 30, 2009)
National Geographic News.
New smart-phone applications may enable the public to help scientists monitor
invasive species and collect data in a fraction of the time it normally takes.
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