America's Least Wanted: Alien Species Invasions of U.S. Ecosystems
A publication of The Nature Conservancy.
The Endangered Species Program of Environment Australia aims to prevent further extinctions of Australian fauna and flora, and to restore endangered species and
ecological communities to a secure status in the wild. One way is through
threat abatement plans for species such as feral cats, rabbits, and goats.
Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States
"An assessment of harmful, non-indigenous species
in the U.S., technological issues regarding decision-making and species
management, and institutional and policy framework."
U.S. Congress, Office
of Technology Assessment, Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United
States, OTA-F-565 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office,
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR)
"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 and the Pacific."
National Biological Information
"The NBII is an electronic gateway to biological data and information maintained by federal, state, and local government agencies; private sector organizations; and other partners around the nation and the world."
Fact sheets on terrestrial and aquatic plants and
A listserver of the Invasive Species
Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. The group aims to
"reduce the threats posed by invasive species to natural ecosystems and
their native species, through increasing awareness of invasive species and
means of controlling or eradicating them. To join, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with the text "subscribe Aliens-l" in the message section.
Biological Control of Non-Indigenous Plant Species
Program was established to improve the scientific basis of biological weed control and to help develop and implement biological controls
for problem plants in natural areas.
California Exotic Pest Plant Council
CalEPPC is dedicated to finding solutions to problems caused by non-native pest plant invasions of the state's
State University Cooperative Extension
Contains natural resource publications covering weed control for Forestry, Range,
Alien Plant Studies
A forum to promote public awareness and exchange of information regarding problems associated with the spread of
alien plant species (weeds).
INVADERS Database System
A comprehensive database of exotic plant names and distribution information
for early detection, alert, and tracking of invasive alien plants and weedy natives for the Northwestern
U.S. (ID, MT, OR, WA, WY).
Invasive Plants of
IPCAN project promotes a better understanding of the problems posed by invasive
plants in Canada. A variety of documents, such as fact sheets and survey reports have
been prepared and are available for downloading.
The Invasive Woody Plants in the Tropics
A research group, based at the University of Wales, UK, has undertaken two major field studies in Jamaica and Tanzania, together with a global review of invasions resulting in a comprehensive database, an analysis of common characteristics and recommendations for management and
Natural Resources Conservation Service's site for viewing Federal and state noxious weed lists, an invasive plant list, or an introduced plant list, each with links to more information.
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Listings and descriptions of plant species that threaten Pacific island ecosystems, particularly those of Micronesia, American Samoa and Niue.
Purple Loosestrife Management
Links to information about Purple Loosestrife.
Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse
Information for exotic plant species that are a threat in the Southwest.
Tasmanian Weed Management Strategy
"A strategic plan for the management of weeds in Tasmania. It aims to co-ordinate the individual efforts of the many people involved in weed control to minimise the harmful effects of weeds on the sustainability of Tasmania's productive capacity and natural ecosystems."
The Tamar Valley Weed Strategy
A community based organization that is trying to combat the spread of weeds within the Tamar Valley
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Invasive
USFWS participates in activities "...to prevent and control invasive plant and animal species that severely impact the lands and waters of the United States, including resources managed within the National Wildlife Refuge System."
USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine Noxious Weeds Home Page
Information about noxious weeds and their control and eradication.
Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
"A web-based project of the Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group, that provides information for the general public, land managers, researchers, and others on the serious threat and impacts of invasive alien
plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural ecosystems of the United States."
Weed Management Guide
Principles of Weed Control; herbicide application; equipment and techniques;
poisonous plants; weed control in fruit and nut crops, field crops and pasture
Weed Science Group
"Aim is to provide extension information on weeds and their management;
minimize the detrimental effects of weeds on agricultural production; and
ensure that weed control measures have minimal impact on agricultural systems and the
environment [in Australia]."
Non-native insects and other invertebrates
Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey & National Agricultural Pest Information System
Pest information listed by common names.
Global Invasive Species Database -(GISD)
aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate
effective prevention and management activities.
Pests of Micronesia
This online database
contains data, pictures and control
Pacific Islands Distance Diagnostic and
Recommendation System (PIDDRS)
services allows for individuals to submit pictures for evaluation and
recommendation. PIDDRS also includes an archive of names, pictures, and
on Aquatic Alien Species (GAAS)
Perform basic and applied research in the field of biological invasions, with emphasis on the Baltic and Caspian Seas and large
European lakes (Ladoga, Onega, Peipsi).
Mississippi State University Extension Service:
Coastal Research and Extension Center
Information about aquatic nuisance species
NBII: Invasive Species
Fact sheets on the Asian swamp eel (Synbranchidae)
and the Zebra mussel (Dreissenia polymorpha)
National Marine Invasions Center
and Invasions Research
Projects under the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) to address a broad range of issues in marine and estuarine invasion biology.
Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site
A national information center that contains a comprehensive collection of research publications and education materials produced by Sea Grant programs and other research
institutions across the country on aquatic nuisance species.
Sea Grant's National Aquatic Nuisance Species
"North America's most extensive technical library of publications related to the spread, biology, impacts and control of zebra mussels and other important aquatic
nuisance, non-indigenous and invasive species."
USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
"Provided are scientific reports, online/realtime queries,
spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by
biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the
Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
This guide provides photographs and descriptions of
biological control (or biocontrol) agents of insect, disease and weed pests in North America.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service National Biological Control Institute
Promotes, facilitates, and provides leadership for biological
USDA APHIS (Animal Plant Health Inspection
"APHIS provides leadership in
ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, improving agricultural
productivity and competitiveness, and contributing to the national economy and
the public health."
Bureau of Land Management Environmental Education Homepage
SPC Plant Protection Service
"The PPS has been in existence since 1950 and is based at SPC's
Suva site. PPS works with national agriculture ministries to reduce the impact
of pests, diseases and weeds in all South Pacific countries and territories
with a focus on the 3Ps' of Pacific Plant Protection: Prevention, Preparedness
and Pest management."
Management Society of South Australia