Mechanisms of aquatic species invasions across the SALCC - an update

Robert Doarzio; Fred Johnson; Mike Turtora; Vic Engel; Pam Fuller
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Abstract

The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database (NAS; nas.er.usgs.gov) is a comprehensive tool for demonstrating where and when nonindigenous species have been sighted across the U.S. Information in the database is used for state-level invasive species management plans, to focus monitoring efforts, for public education, predictive modeling, and for avoiding unintentional introductions during inter-basin water transfers. Our project represents the first attempt to utilize the NAS Database within the context of a Landscape Conservation Cooperative conservation blueprint. A significant amount of effort during the past year was dedicated to determining the most appropriate use of these data for the purposes of identifying the mechanisms and patterns of aquatic species invasions. Descriptive analyses were first undertaken to characterize the spatial and temporal characteristics of the SALCC subset of NAS data.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Title Mechanisms of aquatic species invasions across the SALCC - an update
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Southeast Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
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