EDDMapS - Early Detection and Distribution Mapping
Host: University of Georgia's Center
for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Scope: The Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC)
Database is a collaborative effort to compile information on the distribution
and abundance of exotic and invasive plant species in Alaska. EDDMapS (Early
Detection and Distribution Mapping System) Alaska provides a more
accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species in the Alaska.
Database: Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC): Non-Native Plant Species List
Host: University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.
Scope: A cooperative project between
the U.S. Forest Service, the National
Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Natural
Heritage Program and the U.S. Geologic
Survey in support of the Alaska Committee for Noxious
and Invasive Plants Management (CNIPM) and the Strategic
Plan for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management in
Alaska. Datasets include non-native plant records from
1997-Present. See Alaska
EDDMapS for a web-based
interactive interface for AKEPIC.
of Florida Vascular Plants
Host: University of South Florida,
Institute for Systematic Botany
Scope: The Atlas of Florida
Vascular Plants is a joint effort by the Institute
for Systematic Botany, the University of South Florida
and the Florida Center for Community Design + Research
to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database
of vascular plants in the State of Florida. Data includes
county by county distribution documented by herbarium
specimens and complete nomenclature for all Florida
Database: California Non-native Estuarine and Marine Organisms Database (Cal-NEMO)
Host: California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Scope: Cal-NEMO provides comprehensive information on introduced marine and estuarine invertebrates and algae with established populations in California. The database contains everything from brief overviews of species and taxonomic groups to detailed records on the history of spread. The creation of NEMESIS and Cal-NEMO has involved years of research and literature review, and remains an ongoing project. Records are updated as new species are reported and new research is available.
Database (requires registration)
Host: CalFlora Database Project is
a collaborative project of the USDA Forest
Service, the UC Berkeley Digital Library Project,
the United States Geological Survey, the UC Davis
Information Center for the Environment, the Santa
Barbara Botanic Garden, and others.
Scope: CalFlora provides information
on California plant biodiversity for conservation,
research, and education. This database contains summary
geographic and ecological distribution information
for 8,363 California vascular plant taxa, as well
as additional habitat information for rare taxa and
species of the Sierra Nevada. Also provides interactive distribution maps to see the range of a particular plant in California; highlighed areas show watersheds in which the plant has been observed.
Plant Atlas of the MidSouth (IPAMS)
State University, Geosystems Research Institute
Scope: The Invasive Plant Atlas of
the MidSouth (IPAMS) will provide information on the
biology, distribution, and best management practices
for forty weedy plant species. This database will be
developed in collaboration with national USGS and
other agency databases and structures, and the Invasive
Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE), with mechanisms
and procedures in place to ensure data transmission
both upward (nationally) and downward to the local
level for rapid assessment and response.
Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
Host: University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Scope: The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England's (IPANE) mission is to create a comprehensive web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive plants in New England that will be continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers. The database will facilitate education and research that will lead to a greater understanding of invasive plant ecology and support informed conservation management. An important focus of the project is the early detection of, and rapid response to, new invasions.
Database: Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR)
Host: U.S. Geological Survey; University of Hawai'i
Scope: This Web site provides
technology, methods, and information to decision-makers, resource managers, and the general public to aid in the fight against harmful alien species in Hawaii. Its Harmful Non-Indigenous Species Database (HNIS) offers data on plant, vertebrate, and invertebrate invaders.
Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN)
Scope: MISIN is a regional data aggregation
effort to develop and provide an early detection and
rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species
in the Midwest. The goal of this regional resource
is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in
the detection and identification of invasive species
in support of the successful management of invasive
species. We offer reporting through our website, mobile
reporting through our smartphone app, e-mail alerts,
mapsOnDemand, training modules, and fact sheets.
Users can also view distribution data by date, contributor,
species, county, or state.
Resource Projects Inventory (NRPI)
Host: University of California-Davis,
Information Center for the Environment (ICE) and
the California Biodiversity Council (CBC).
Scope: NRPI is the most comprehensive
statewide database of its kind in California with
over 8,000 natural resource projects searchable on
the Internet. These projects include watershed conservation
and acquisition, restoration and noxious weed eradication,
assessment, planning, and scientific studies.
Note: The former CalWeed
Database is now incorporated into the Natural
Resource Projects Inventory.
Early Detection Network (SEEDN)
Host: University of Georgia, Center
for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Host: University of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and
Scope: Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS),
provides a more accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species in the
Southeastern U.S. EDDMapS will allow
land managers, agencies and others to set priorities for early detection and
rapid response (EDRR), as well as formulate overall invasive plant management
action plans. Includes distribution data by species and by county for Southeastern
Scope: TexasInvasives.org maintains an online database devoted to species known to occur in or around Texas that are suspected of causing invasive problems. The purpose of this site is informational and educational and it is not intended to be a regulatory tool.