The ISC is an encyclopedic resource that draws together scientific information on all aspects of invasive species.
It comprises detailed datasheets that have been sourced from experts, edited by CABI's scientific staff, peer-reviewed, enhanced with data from specialist organizations, and with images and maps, and linked to a bibliographic database.
In 2001, CABI's Compendium Programme Consortia identified a need for a Compendium on Invasive Species in recognition of the threat posed by invasive species to the global economy and environment. This coincided with a similar recognition by the US National Invasive Species Management Plan.
CABI’s long-standing expertise in invasive species makes us ideally placed to develop this resource, in partnership with other expert organizations; the US Department of Agriculture is a lead partner with CABI in the project.
Researchers / Lecturers and students / Resource and environment managers in agriculture, forestry, rangeland, urban land, rivers, lakes and coastal waters / Policy makers, agricultural research centres and Extension officers / Quarantine officers / Crop protection and animal health practitioners (both public and private sector) / Weed specialists.
Make soundly based decisions in invasive species management
Provide a science-based, authoritative resource for quarantine measures
Save time, by providing instant access to vital information
Prepare lecture notes, reports, presentations and public information resources
Compile maps, graphs and tables
Provide a resource in policy making
Provide data to assist in undertaking risk assessments
Support market research and marketing
Benefits include a seat at the table to determine strategic direction / financial leverage / certainty of achieving an outcome / visibility as one of the developers / access to the Compendium during development / opportunity for discussion of common interests in an international forum.
For further information about membership, please contact CABI by email.
CABI has been developing and providing Compendia for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in collating and editing information, and presenting it through innovative software to provide authoritative tools. Compendia are encyclopedic mixed-media resources that draw together scientific information on all aspects of a subject area. They are excellent research tools – saving time for researchers, students and practitioners.