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Invasive plants threaten our environment and economy. They pose an enormous threat to our native plants, animals, and ecosystems, and they cost the United States approximately $35 billion per year (www.invasivespecies.gov).
Although invasive plants are almost always not native to a region, it is important to note that most non-native species are not invasive. We use the following definitions.
Native (indigenous): A species that was present in North American prior to European settlement or has arrived since through natural means of dispersal.
Non-native (exotic, alien, introduced): A species that was brought to North America by humans, either deliberately or accidentally.
Invasive: A non-native whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health (from Federal Executive Order 13112).
People have introduced invasive species both accidentally and deliberately. This app focuses on plant species that are used ornamentally and have become invasive in at least part of the Midwest. Cultivars or hybrids produced from these species may or may not be invasive. In the few published cultivar evaluation studies, some cultivars prove to be more invasive than the parent species, others less or not invasive. We lack research about cultivar invasiveness for many of these species. When we have good evidence about a problematic or relatively benign cultivar, we list those specifically.
Suggested alternatives include both native species and non-native species that currently show no signs of becoming invasive.
Every year more than 85 million people visit Florida. However, people are not Florida's only visitors; Florida is also an inviting destination for invasive species that threaten to undermine the health of our environment. More than an inconvenience, invasive plants and animals can greatly alter our native landscape, adversely impact native wildlife, destroy agricultural crops and threaten our health. Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million each year. The economic costs are small compared to the ecological ones. Florida has millions of acres of public lands; these lands furnish us the water we drink, the air we breathe and countless recreational opportunities. These public lands are highly vulnerable to invasion by exotic plant and animal species; it is estimated that more than 1.7 million acres of Florida’s natural areas have been infested by invasive species.
By reporting sightings of invasive animals and plants, we can better assess the extent of the infestations and hopefully eradicate new infestations before they become huge problems such as melaleuca or Burmese pythons. The goal of IveGot1 is to make identification and reporting easy and efficient as possible.
Easy species reporting that captures your current location and allows you to submit an image of your sightings. IveGot1 allows for both online and offline reporting with reports saved on your phone for uploading when you have network connectivity.
Images and information on Florida's worst non-native invasive animals and plants.
Real-time point distribution maps centered on your current location.
Get Involved - Join the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council or your local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) through the Florida Invasive Species Partnership.
Powered by EDDMapS - The University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health's Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System. EDDMapS allows for real time tracking of invasive species occurrences using local and national distribution maps and electronic early detection reporting tools.
Reporting sightings of invasive species provides much needed baseline and early detection data that supports rapid response to first detections, control and management, and restoration efforts by federal, state and municipal resource managers. The goal of the Texas Invasives app is to streamline and simplify invasive species reporting for users.
The photos present in this App are intended to help foresters, urban landscaping employees, or others working with trees recognize some of the common pest insects affecting trees in North America and understand their life cycles and how they damage trees. The information was drawn from book, websites, factsheets, and some original literature. This App is not a guide for specialists. In many groups, such as the bark beetles and aphids, confirmation of species identity requires attention to details not visible in photos with comparisons to other similar species and use of keys. Sources for further information (websites and articles) are given at the bottom of each species' page.
One of the greatest dangers to natural areas is the spread of invasive species. Help invasive species experts protect our environment! This app accesses local lists created by National Park Service rangers and other professionals to show you top invasives species in your area. You can then contribute data to help stop the spread of invasives by using the app to send GPS location and photos of these plants and animals to the experts. Visit http://whatsinvasive.com for more information.
SE Agricultural Stink Bug ID is designed for use by university researchers, Extension specialists, county agents, consultants, scouts, and growers who need to identify stink bugs collected in agricultural settings. Images for most species include eggs, nymphs, and adults. Key characteristics of each species are highlighted to allow the user to easily identify a specimen in hand. Common names in parentheses indicate that no official common name has been adopted by the Entomological Society of America. The app was developed by the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health and the Department of Entomology, units in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, with funding from Cotton Incorporated.
GLEDN is an online system that collects invasive species reports from casual observers, verifies these reports and integrates them with others networks. The system then uses this integrated information to send customized early detection email alerts.
On September 28, 2010, the MRWC and CISEH launched the MRWC-EDDMapS – a customized system that focuses on species that are new or potential new invaders to the Coalition states, and that provides a means of reporting new sightings of select invasive species, a mechanism for alerting appropriate individuals to the reports, and generates distribution maps for the reported species.
The goal of the project is to strengthen ongoing invasive-species monitoring efforts in Massachusetts by enlisting help from citizens. The web- and smartphone-based approach enables volunteers to identify and collect data on invasive species in their own time, with little or no hands-on training.
By taking advantage of the increasing number of people equipped with iPhone or digital camera/web technology, this approach will expand the scope of invasive-species monitoring, and is an effort to help control oubreaks of new or emergent invasive species that threaten our environment.