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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.

Slideshow of Featured Species

  • Chinese Privet

    Forms dense thickets that displace native species (Cuda et al.)

  • Common Buckthorn

    Forms dense stands that dominate ecosystems and displace native species (Mascaro et al. 2007)

  • White Spotted Jellyfish

    Preys on native species; negatively impacts shrimp industry by clogging nets and damaging fishing equipment (Ocaña-Luna et al. 2010)

  • Citrus Canker

    Bacterial disease that infects citrus trees, where it destroys fruit and causes decreased production (CABI)

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News

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