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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

  • Virulent Newcastle Disease

    Extremely contagious and highly lethal disease of poultry; exposure can lead to mild symptoms in humans (Brown and Bevins 2017)

  • Common Pine Shoot Beetle

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

  • Spotted Lanternfly

    Poses a serious economic threat to multiple U.S. industries, including viticulture, fruit trees, ornamentals and timber (Urban et al.)

  • Common Teasel

    Crowds out native species (Gucker 2009)

Featured News and Resources

News

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Identify

Identify species that may be invasive

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