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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

  • Round Goby

    Competes with and preys on native species (NAS Database)

  • African Swine Fever

    Highly contagious and fatal viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs; one of the most economically devastating diseases of swine (APHIS; Sánchez‐Vizcaíno et al. 2012)

  • Laurel Wilt

    Fungal disease of redbay (Persea borbonia) and other trees in the laurel family (Lauraceae) (Harrington et al. 2008)

  • Eurasian Ruffe

    Competes with native species (NAS Database)

Featured News and Resources

News

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Identify

Identify species that may be invasive

Calendar and Events

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