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Catalog of U.S. Federal Early Detection/Rapid Response Invasive Species Databases and Tools: Version 2.0


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Simpson, A., Morisette, J.T., Fuller, P., Reaser, J., and Guala, G.F., 2020, Catalog of U.S. Federal Early Detection/Rapid Response Invasive Species Databases and Tools: Version 2.0 (ver. 2.0, 2020): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The dataset catalogs and describes existing online, federally supported databases and tools dealing with various aspects of a potential national early detection and rapid response invasive species framework. Version 1.0 of this dataset (accessible as a download below, called "deprecated_EDDR databases and") is supplementary material 2 and 3 to the manuscript, "Envisioning a national invasive species information framework" published as part of a special open source issue dealing with invasive species early detection and rapid response by the journal Biological Invasions, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2020. Version 2.0 (accessible as a download below, called "EDDR databases and tools_V2-0_20200429.xlsx") has the following [...]


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With a view toward creating a national invasive species early detection and rapid response program, the United States National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Management Plan for 2016-2018 calls for a series of assessments of federal EDRR capacities, including the evaluation of "relevant federal information systems to provide the data and other information necessary for risk analyses/horizon scanning, rapid specimen identification, and rapid response planning." This dataset is supplementary material to a manuscript written in response to that directive. Our intention, though not a guarantee, is that this catalog 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 release date.


Public Domain GENERAL DISCLAIMER: Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. Hypertext links and other references to non-USGS products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty by the USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy. DISCLAIMER FOR APPROVED DATABASE: This database, identified as "A Catalog of U.S. Federal Early Detection/Rapid Response Invasive Species Databases and Tools: Version 2.0," has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, the database is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.


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Data acquisition was initially based on a Federal survey administered by contractors to the National Invasive Species Council from the University of Georgia. Federal dataset managers then expanded these results through a five-pronged approach: 1) reviewing the survey results for findings not previously reported but of particular importance in the early detection/rapid response context, 2) supplementing the catalog with information from previous invasive species information system assessments, 3) adding current programmatic information available online, 4) including information from discussions with federal information system managers, and 5) utilizing the expertise of the authors of the associated manuscript -- Jamie K. Reaser, Gerald F. Guala, Annie Simpson, Jeff Morisette, and Pam Fuller (all have experience establishing, managing, and/or routinely using federal invasive species information systems). Revision 2.0 completed by Annie Simpson on May, 20 2020. To review the changes that were made, see “VersHist-CatalogFedEDRR-DBsAndTools.txt” in the attached files section.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9CNVBYR

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