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National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)

The gateway to invasive species information; covering federal, state, local and international sources.
Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration, and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.

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Slideshow of Featured Species

  • Common Pine Shoot Beetle

    Capable of damaging and killing pine trees by feeding on young shoots (Haack and Poland 2001)

  • Golden Mussel

    Threatens native biodiversity, suffocate and starve out native bivalves and produce macrofouling in water systems (Global Invasive Species Database 2005)

  • Chrysanthemum White Rust

    Has become established throughout most of the world. If established in the U.S., chrysanthemum white rust could have significant impact on both greenhouse and outdoor chrysanthemum plants. (Hernández... more

  • New Zealand Mud Snail

    Unknown; may displace and compete with native invertebrates (NAS Database)

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