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Matthew E Neilson

Fishery Biologist

Southeast Ecological Science Center

Email: mneilson@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 352-264-3519
Fax: 352-378-4956
ORCID: 0000-0002-5139-5677

Location
WARC - GVL - Main R and D Building
7920 NW 71st Street
Gainesville , FL 32653
US

Supervisor: Deborah M Epperson
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This map was created to help assess impacts on nonindigenous aquatic species distributions due to flooding associated with Hurricane Maria. Storm surge and flood events can assist expansion and distribution of nonindigenous aquatic species through the connection of adjacent watersheds, backflow of water upstream of impoundments, increased downstream flow, and creation of freshwater bridges along coastal regions. This map will help natural resource managers determine potential new locations for individual species, or to develop a watch list of potential new species within a watershed. These data include a subset of data from the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, that fall within the general area of the 2017...
This presentation is a product of the 2014 CDI Project: NASWeb API Web Services Access to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. It was presented on Mar. 11, 2015 as part of the CDI Monthly Forum.
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This map was created to help assess impacts on nonindigenous aquatic species distributions due to flooding associated with Hurricane Irma. Storm surge and flood events can assist expansion and distribution of nonindigenous aquatic species through the connection of adjacent watersheds, backflow of water upstream of impoundments, increased downstream flow, and creation of freshwater bridges along coastal regions. This map will help natural resource managers determine potential new locations for individual species, or to develop a watch list of potential new species within a watershed. These data include a subset of data from the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, that fall within the general area of the 2017...
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The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS) information resource is an established central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species. The NAS website provides scientific reports, online/real-time queries, spatial data sets, distribution maps, fact sheets, and general information.
Non-native species continue to spread in sensitive ecosystems such as the Great Lakes Basin. However, identifying the presence of these species in large, remote systems can be challenging. Environmental DNA (eDNA) provides an opportunity to perform high sensitivity monitoring efforts of cryptic species by testing water, soil, or even air samples for DNA. We propose adding eDNA data to the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database, which currently maps and displays the distribution of non-native aquatic species detected through visual identification or physical capture. The publication of eDNA detections in a public database first requires the development of conservative standards for conducting and reporting...
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