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First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States

A compilation and analysis of authoritative assertions of the nonindigenous status of taxa in Alaska, Hawaii, and the conterminous United States of America

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Creation
2018-09-01
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Citation

Simpson, A., Eyler, M.C., Cannister, M., Libby, R., Kozlowski, N., Sellers, E., and Guala, G.F., 2018, Dataset of the first comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9E5K160.

Summary

Invasive species are a subset of non-native (or nonindigenous) species, and knowing what species are non-native to a region is a first step to managing invasive species. People have been compiling non-native and invasive species lists ever since these species started causing harm, yet national non-native species lists are neither universal, nor common. Non-native species lists serve diverse purposes: watch lists for preventing invasions, inventory and monitoring lists for research and modeling, regulatory lists for species control, and nonregulatory lists for raising awareness. This diversity of purpose and the lists’ variation in geographic scope make compiling comprehensive lists of established (or naturalized) species for large [...]

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non-nativeSpeciesList_v12_20180910.txt
“Non-nativeSpeciesListUSA_v12_20180910.txt”
7.18 MB
non-nativeSpeciesList_v12_20180910.xlsx
“Non-nativeSpeciesListUSA_v12_20180910.xlsx”
3.64 MB
ReadMe.txt
“ReadMe.txt”
1.41 KB
BISONsearchResults.xlsx
“BISONsearchResults.xlsx”
976.96 KB
non-native_all_regions.xlsx
“non-native_all_regions.xlsx”
44.1 KB
FGDC-BDPmetadataRecordv2.xml
“FGDC-BDPmetadataRecord.xml”
Original FGDC Metadata

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42.69 KB
NNlistDataMgmtPlan2018-10-31.pdf
“Data Mgmt Plan, V6, 2018-10-05”
61.82 KB

Material Request Instructions

For the informal watchlist of species not (yet) established in the United States, please contact Annie Simpson, 703-648-4281, asimpson@usgs.gov

Purpose

This dataset accompanies the U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report of the same name. Its purpose is to inform policy makers and the public which non-native taxa are currently established in Alaska, Hawaii, and the conterminous United States. Our intention, though not a guarantee, is that this national non-native species list will be continually and regularly updated with new information (including corrections), made publicly available online and in a machine-readable web service format, and be clearly labeled with a version number and release date.

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Provenance

The list has been created from assertions made by more than a thousand authoritative sources (which are included at the record level). The sources include peer-reviewed journal articles, books, brochures, circulars, databases, environmental assessments, technical reports, graduate theses, and websites.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9E5K160

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