The U.S. Geological Survey’s nonindigenous aquatic species database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting)

Management of Biological Invasions
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database has tracked introductions of freshwater aquatic organisms in the United States for the past four decades. A website provides access to occurrence reports, distribution maps, and fact sheets for more than 1,000 species. The site also includes an on-line reporting system and an alert system for new occurrences. We provide an historical overview of the database, a description of its current capabilities and functionality, and a basic characterization of the data contained within the database.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The U.S. Geological Survey’s nonindigenous aquatic species database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting)
Series title Management of Biological Invasions
DOI 10.3391/mbi.2015.6.2.06
Volume 6
Issue 2
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher REABIC
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description 12 p.
First page 159
Last page 170
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N