Resource Library

Use our Custom Search Engine to search for invasive species information included in the What's New section of NISIC's site:


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Oct-Dec 2013 (Vol 6, No. 4)

USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Issue articles include:

Comparing Effectiveness and Impacts of Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Control Treatments and Herbivory on Plant Communities
Hand Pulling Following Mowing and Herbicide Treatments Increases Control of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
Integration of Prescribed Burning, Aminopyralid, and Reseeding for Restoration of Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis)-Infested Rangeland
Assessing Invasiveness of Exotic Weeds outside their Current Invasive Range
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 14, 2014


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Apr-Jun 2013 (Vol 6, No. 2)

Articles include:

The Effect of Biochar on Native and Invasive Prairie Plant Species
Passive Reestablishment of Riparian Vegetation Following Removal of Invasive Knotweed (Polygonum)
Use of a Native Matrix Species to Facilitate Understory Restoration in an Overbrowsed, Invaded Woodland
Invasive Pine Tree Effects on Northern Coastal Scrub Structure and Composition
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 06, 2013


University of Florida. Cooperative Extension.

Many Florida residents find unknown plants growing in their yard, unknown bugs in their houses or gardens, and apparent diseases on what were previously healthy plants. But Florida residents may not know what resources are available to identify these disease, plant, and pest organisms.

* See our Resource Library - Identification Resources section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: May 28, 2013


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Bugwood Blog.

This publication provides descriptions and clear pictures of key characteristics as well as details on how to distinguish several common look-a-like species.

* See our Species Profile - Japanese Stiltgrass page for more information and our Resource Library - Identification Resources page for more identification resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 18, 2013


California Invasive Plant Council.

This interactive database developed by the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) has been recently (Mar 2013) and contains information on the plants currently included in the Cal-IPC Invasive Plant Inventory. The Inventory categorizes plants as High, Moderate, or Limited, reflecting the level of each species' negative ecological impact in California. Includes options to search for species by region and by habitat type. The database provides a better view of information on each species and allows users to download the entire Inventory as a spreadsheet.

* See our Plants - Databases section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 17, 2013


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Jan-Mar 2013 (Vol 6, No. 1)

Articles include:

Using State-and-Transition Modeling to Account for Imperfect Detection in Invasive Species Management
Evaluating Alternative Weed Management Strategies for Three Montana Landscapes
Invasive Earthworms and Plants in Indiana Old- and Second-Growth Forests
Relationships between Ligustrum sinense Invasion, Biodiversity, and Development in a Mixed Bottomland Forest
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 09, 2013


Invasive Plant Science and Management - Jul-Sep (Vol 5, Issue 3)

Articles include:

Grassland Response to Herbicides and Seeding of Native Grasses 6 Years Posttreatment
Response of Giant Reed (Arundo donax) to Intermittent Shading
Effects of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Removal on the Abundance of Entomopathogenic Fungi
Private Forest Owners and Invasive Plants: Risk Perception and Management
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

 
Post Date: Dec 04, 2012


New Identification Resources

Antkey - ID Guide for Introduced Ants
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Identification Technology Program.
Antkey is a community resource for the identification of invasive, introduced and commonly intercepted ant species from across the globe. Developed through collaboration between USDA's Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) and the University of Illinois, Antkey focuses on over 115 ant species that are introduced, invasive or commonly intercepted in the U.S. including Hawaii. Antkey seeks to mitigate the spread of established introduced ants and prevent the incursion of new introductions by providing quarantine personnel, inspectors and conservation biologists with a user-friendly identification tool specifically designed for non-specialists. Antkey is the second in a series of digital ant identification tools specifically designed and developed for non-specialists. The first tool, PIAkey: Pacific Invasive Ant Key was released in 2008.

ID Source - Gateway to Pest Identification
Colorado State University. Natural Resource Ecology Lab.
ID Source is a gateway to websites that help you identify plant pests, diseases, and weeds. Searchable for ID Aids on a pest by name, geographic region, commodity affected, and more. Developed through collaboration between USDA's Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) and Colorado State University.

* See our Resource Library - Identification Resources section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Nov 15, 2012