Flora of North America: Synergy with other Botanical Projects
Graham, Jim , Newmang, Greg , Jarnevich, Catherine , Shory, Rick , Stohlgren, Tom .
A Global Organism and Detection System for Invasive Species.
INVASIVE species are a global problem and cost hundreds of billions of dollars to control each year. Current methods of detection, control, and monitoring can be enhanced by collaborative efforts within nations and globally. At the National Institute of Invasive Species Science (NIISS) we are building a Global Organism Detection and Monitoring system (GODM) to provide central storage and global distribution of information on the location of invasive species, their associated species, environmental habitats, and treatment efforts. Enterprise level databases, high-performance GIS, and the world-wide-web provide an opportunity to allow resource managers the world over to add their data to a centralized system, combine it with other datasets, performance analysis on current and potential species distributions, and download the data for local use. GODM provides an unprecedented level of flexibility to upload files containing the distributions of invasive species, view maps of distributions, and download combined data. Users can manage their own projects, browse information on invasive species, and create custom maps for publishing on the web or in print. GODM is available at www.niiss.org. GODM provides a single node in a growing network of databases accessible to resource managers. NIISS is working with NASA to provide an Invasive Species Forecasting System to provide statistical estimates of potential invasive species distributions. In the near future the collaboration of these databases over the Internet will provide unprecedented access to data and analysis tools to everyone.
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National Institute of Invasive Species Science
1 - Colorado State University, Warner College of Natural Resources, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1499, USA
2 - Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1499, USA
3 - United States Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524, USA
Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Date: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
Time: 3:30 PM