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CollapseIPANE Releases New Species Map Tool
This month, the NBII's Northeast Information Node (NIN)'s lead partner, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), is spotlighting the IPANE Species Map Tool on their homepage. The map tool allows users to explore the locations of selected invasive species common in New England, and includes a layer of USGS quad maps to track status of citizen science volunteers work in various locations.  Data used for species locations includes field data collected by IPANE volunteers and volunteers from state and local programs outside of IPANE, as well as Herbarium specimens. The map tool can be accessed from the home page of the IPANE website or from the IPANE species page. CIESIN has also completed revisions of data input screens for a new IPANE data input application.  IPANE is a featured partner of the Northeast Information Node of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII-NIN). For more information contact Dr. Les Mehrhoff.
ExpandNBII Partner Gives Opening Keynote at 2010 Stiltgrass Summit
ExpandUSGS Scientist to be Keynote Speaker at the Celebration of the Mexican National Strategy on Invasive Species
ExpandNBII Contributions at Weeds Across Borders 2010
ExpandInvasive Species Focus on Nutria
ExpandYou Can Never Have Enough Manzanitas... or Community Scientists Around!
ExpandNBII to Attend the 17th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS)
ExpandNonindigenous Aquatic Species Database Offers Interactive Species Maps
ExpandInvasive Species, Pollinators, and the Encyclopedia of Life (EoL)
ExpandUSGS Scientists Tackle Weeds Across Borders 2010
ExpandThe Hawaii Weed Risk Assessment Database
ExpandGlobal Invasive Species Database Becomes GISIN Data Provider
ExpandSouthern Appalachian Information Node (SAIN) Invasive Species Update
ExpandSummary Report Distributed on GISIN3: Global Invasive Species Information Network Standards Workshop
ExpandHawaii Early Detection Network

Conservation Uses of NAS data

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database recently responded to two requests for information last week. One request was from The Nature Conservancy who wanted to know what invasive species are in rivers in the northeast where dams are being considered for removal. They wanted to know what species may move upstream or downstream if the barrier is removed. This risk is being used as one of the criteria in considering dam removal. The second request was from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. They reported that throughout Pennsylvania, natural gas companies are withdrawing millions of gallons of water from surface waters to use in hydrofracturing gas wells in the Marcellus Shale Formation. They are concerned that the equipment being moved from other states to Pennsylvania and among watersheds in the Commonwealth are coming into contact with invasive species and are acting as a new vector. They want to be able to enact restrictions on which waters can be used in this operation and areas where equipment needs to be disinfected. (Contact: Pam Fuller, USGS-Gainesville, 352-264-3481,

Invasive Species of the Week
(IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group - ISSG)

Click on the button below to open a PDF file of a fact sheet for the 'Invasive Species of the Week'.

The ISSG has launched this 'Invasive Species of the Week' button to raise awareness of the impacts of invasive species on native biodiversity and threatened ecosystems. For information about how to add this button to your own Web site, contact Shyama Pagad (Manager, Species Information Services, IUCN SSC ISSG).

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