I manage the team that develops, maintains and updates the CABI Compendium. This knowledgebase collates information on environmental and agricultural, production, health and biosecurity. Through intelligent data management, linkage and user interfaces the CABI Compendium offers knowledge, problem solving and decision-support. I’ve worked at CABI since 1996, starting in the CAB Abstracts Animal Health Team as a parasitology specialist, and joined the Compendium Team in 2000.
Invasive species are of significant concern to ecosystems. They are a key driver of global biodiversity loss and species extinctions. Together with climate change, invasive species are causing irreversible damage. Without any mitigation, the spread of invasives will continue and the persistent damaging effects will increase and remain. Having current and comprehensive data on the most harmful and impactful invasive species is necessary for predicting and preventing damage. This project will collate data and information on 72 invasive species threatening species on the Endangered Species Act and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.