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Data Systems

ICUN, Invasive Species Specialist Group

Focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity, with information on plants, animals, and microbes. Species information is either supplied or reviewed by experts from around the world.

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USDA. Agricultural Research Service. Office of Pest Management Policy.

Pest by crop matrix; crop acreage information; Bayer codes; and linkages to the Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators (AREI) Database and Mapping Tool; and National Plant Disease Recovery System.

USDA. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Provides a list of databases for invasive microbes (animal and plant pathogens).


United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization

FAO is compiling data for a global information system on the impact of insect pests and disease outbreaks on natural and planted forests, trees outside forests and other wooded lands.


Global Invasive Species Network

A preliminary draft document prepared for the experts meeting towards the implementation of a Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN), Baltimore, Maryland. April 2004

Soybean Rust

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Provides distribution maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities, and links to pest news and information.

USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Germplasm Resources Information Network

Database documenting the importations and releases of beneficial invertebrates, including both biological control agents and pollinators. Also includes information on importation and release of microbial natural enemies.

DNA Sequence Analysis

USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Database which can generate a virtual RFLP analysis forDNA sequences and performs automated calculations of similarity coefficients.