The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) is an online catalogue with extensive information about species considered invasive, including descriptions, distribution, management, impact, references, etc.
Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, Monday, Jan 01, 2001
The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature). The GISD was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme and is supported through partnerships with the National Biological Information Infrastructure, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, the University of Auckland and private donations.<br /> The Global Invasive Species Database focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world. As the database is continually being populated with species information, please check back on a regular basis for updates. See the site index for more information. If you have questions or comments about the GISD, please contact Shyama Pagad (s.pagad AT auckland.ac.nz).
To cite the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD), please use: Global Invasive Species Database (http://www.issg.org/database) <br /> To cite specific GISD content, please use (e.g): Global Invasive Species Database, 2005. Rattus rattus. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=19&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 1st September 2011].
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Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission