*** STOP PRESS: the invasive species Horizon Scanning Tool is now launched! It’s a decision support aid to help users identify potential invasive species threats to a country, state or province. The tool is supported by USDA and DFID, and currently has open beta status whilst enhancements to the content and interface continue. Risk assessors, plant protection officers, quarantine officers, protected area managers and researchers will find that the Horizon Scanning Tool provides a quick and user-friendly means of accessing a large volume of relevant data for categorizing and prioritizing potential invasive species.
There are two versions of the Horizon Scanning Tool available; a free version for users of the open-access Invasive Species Compendium and a premium version for subscribers to the Crop Protection Compendium. We look forward to receiving feedback from the users and to further developments during 2018! ***
The Invasive Species Compendium (ISC) - detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide.
“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 its global development consortium, the Invasive Species Compendium (ISC) provides detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. It is fully and freely accessible, and designed to support the work of everyone faced with mitigating the negative effects of invasive species around the world.
Content is derived from over 10,000 datasheets with more than 2,000 datasheets compiled and peer-reviewed by experts, and incorporating 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 texts, images, maps, other data and bibliographic records.
You can download a pdf of our Invasive Species Compendium leaflet here in English or in Latin American Spanish.
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.
To see a short video about the creation of the Invasive Species Compendium click here (password cabivideo)