Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. Freely available and open access!
“The ISC is a repository of the best available science on the invasive species that have the worst impacts in the world. The focus is global. The compendium covers all taxa in both natural and managed eco-systems.” Hilda Diaz-Soltero, USDA Senior Invasive Species Co-ordinator.
Developed by CABI, with support from a consortium of partners, this resource is the most extensive and authoritative compilation on the subject in the world.
Content is derived from thousands of peer-reviewed expert contributors, and backed up by existing compilations of knowledge and research on invasive species. It offers extensive global coverage of invasive species from all taxonomic groups and ecosystems (excluding human pathogens), with fast and easy navigation between text, images, maps and databases.
The ISC is open access, updated daily, and will be maintained years into the future.
You can download a pdf of our Invasive Species Compendium leaflet here in English or in Latin American Spanish.
To see a short video about the creation of the Invasive Species Compendium click here (password cabivideo)
History: why did we produce the Invasive Species Compendium?
In 2001, CABI’s Compendia 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 which 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 organisations; the US Department of Agriculture is a lead partner with CABI in the project.
*** STOP PRESS: the functionality of the Invasive Species Compendium website has recently been upgraded, including providing subscribers with zoomable distribution maps. New features associated with these maps include grabbing-and-panning and zoom functionalities, better presented maps showing physical features, and improved map labelling for countries and states/provinces. Further improvements include citation linking in the text and tables to references at the end of datasheets. These are key enhancements which we encourage our users to explore. ***