Global Invasive Species
Information Network

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The GISIN Mission
The Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) is a platform for sharing invasive species information at a global level. It's mission is to: provide a platform for sharing invasive species information at a global level, via the Internet and other digital means; offer a central place for the reporting and tracking of new alien species sightings via email listserv; develop and share electronic information management tools to better identify, map, and predict the spread of invasive species at regional and global levels; and to build the capacity of network members in the development and use of information tools to integrate IAS databases.

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The "GISIN List"
With support from the NBII Invasive Species Information Node, the GISIN maintains a living List of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Online Information Systems. It contains Internet-accessible databases and information systems providing species, bibliographic, taxonomic, expertise, distributions, images and many other information types as they pertain to invasive, exotic, alien, introduced, non-native species and all other species of world flora and fauna.

Invasive Species Data Networks

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The Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) is a global network in which the regional and national networks listed below participate.

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is a network of aquatic invasive species data worldwide that was developed by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program. Data can be searched by species, taxonomic group, or geographic area. In addition, users can search research projects and bibliographic data.

I3N logoThe IABIN Invasives Information Network (I3N) integrates information from Western Hemisphere countries to support thedetection and management of invasive alien species. I3N providescapacity building, electronic tools, and support for databasedevelopment and increased access to information.

TheI3N is a project under the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network which is an initiative of the countries of the Americas to promote compatible means of collection, communication, and exchange of biodiversity information relevant to decision-making and education using the Internet.

National Institute of Invasive Species Science

Partners of the National Institute of Invasive Species Science have joined forces as a research team to: (1) consolidate information on the non-native plants, animals, and plant and wildlife diseases in U.S. ecosystems, (2) map current distributions and model the potential spread of the most invasive species; and (3) develop web-based tools to make the data and predictive models more accessible to government agencies and the public. These actions will improve our nation's ability to better prevent and contain the spread of invasive species.

Our research team will develop local, regional, and national scale maps of invasive species and identify priority invasive species, vulnerable habitats, and pathways of invasion. County-level and point data on occurrence will be linked to plot-level and site-level information on species abundance and spread. We will integrate remote sensing data and Geographic Information System-based predictive models to track the spread of invasive species across the country. The information will be linked to control and restoration efforts to evaluate cost-effectiveness. Understanding both successes and failures will allow advancement of the science of containment and control of invasive species and restoration of habitats and native biodiversity.

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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.

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Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth is being developed by Mississippi State University (patterned after IPANE) in an attempt to provide an up-to-date database of invasive plant locations in the MidSouth. Having this information will allow better coordination of management efforts at the state and regional level. This database includes both aquatic and terrestrial species and provides distribution maps.

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