Links to More Information about Invasive Species
There are now many, many sites devoted to spreading the word about invasive species, from general government sites, to very specific sites devoted to a single species. What follows is a list of sites that I have found to be the most informative and reliable when researching posts for the ISW.
- InvasiveSpecies.gov - The U.S. government's metasite for invasive species information. A good source for species profiles, if the species you're looking for is on the list. An even better source to search for invasive species info by your geographic location.
- Weeds Gone Wild - The Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group (part of the U.S. National Park Service) produced this web site about invasive plants. If you're looking for single-page fact sheets, you will find this site quite useful.
- Invasives on the Web - This site from The Nature Conservancy's Wildland Invasive
Species Team is the first place I go when looking for information about the management and control of invasive plants. The Management Library is chock full of techniques, success stories, and many great photos.
- Alien Species in Hawaii - Island ecosystems are often the hardest hit by species invasions, and Hawaii is no exception. The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) Project maintains an excellent website with detailed information about many island invaders.
- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants - The University of Florida has produced what may arguably be the best website for information about aquatic invasive plants. Detailed species profiles, tons of photos and line drawings, and links to teaching tools.
- If one story a day isn't enough for you, you can search Google News for more articles about invasive species. You can also have Google email you a Daily News Alert.