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Third Thursday Web Forum

March 19th, 2015:  "Mechanisms of aquatic species invasions across the South Atlantic LCC" with Amy Benson, U.S. Geological Survey This project represents the first attempt to utilize the USGS Nonindigenous Species Aquatic database (NAS) to inform an LCC conservation blueprint. The NAS contains sightings records (i.e. presence-only) dating back to 1857 for 282 nonindigenous plant and animal [...]

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Cogongrass invades the South

It grows on every continent except Antarctica and has earned a reputation as one of the worst weeds on earth. Now, according to U.S. Forest Service emeritus scientist Jim Miller, cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is one of the most threatening invasive species in the South. Native to Southeast Asia, cogongrass was accidentally introduced in the United [...]

By |June 25th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Cogongrass invades the South

Mechanisms of Aquatic Species Invasions Across the SALCC – An Update

The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS; nas.er.usgs.gov) is a comprehensive tool for demonstrating where and when nonindigenous species have been sighted across the U.S. Information in the database is used for state-level invasive species management plans, to focus monitoring efforts, for public education, predictive modeling, and for avoiding unintentional introductions during inter-basin water transfers. [...]

By |May 8th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Mechanisms of Aquatic Species Invasions Across the SALCC – An Update