I am coordinating the content for the Invasive Species Compendium which includes prioritizing species coverage, commissioning datasheets from experts, liaising with partner organizations, and editing/updating information for publication.
In my 20 years at CABI I have worked on many publications in the field of plant health but most extensively on pest distribution data and information for pest risk analysis as an editor of the Crop Protection Compendium.
Invasive plant pathogens represent a threat to US agriculture, forestry and the environment. Accurate information on these pathogens is required to help prevent their introduction and spread. The Plant Pathogens Subcommittee of the US Federal Interagency Committee on Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens (ITAP) has identified the worst plant pathogen threats to the USA. CABI is commissioning the compilation of data on these plant pathogens to be published as full datasheets in the Invasive Species Compendium [www.cabi.org/isc] (an open access global resource currently containing over 10,000 datasheets).
Invasive species are causing species extinction. We are trying to address this problem by providing sound scientific information that will be used by endangered species managers to improve their efforts to recover listed and candidate species affected by invasive species. The information will also be used by invasive species managers to control invasive species that are causing species extinction in the USA.
Start: 01/12/12 -End: 29/09/18