The National Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
Fact Sheet 2012-3100
- Matthew E. Neilson and Pamela L. Fuller
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program maintains a database that monitors, records, and analyzes sightings of nonindigenous aquatic plant and animal species throughout the United States. The program is based at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Gainesville, Florida.
The initiative to maintain scientific information on nationwide occurrences of nonindigenous aquatic species began with the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, created by Congress in 1990 to provide timely information to natural resource managers. Since then, the NAS database has been a clearinghouse of information for confirmed sightings of nonindigenous, also known as nonnative, aquatic species throughout the Nation. The database is used to produce email alerts, maps, summary graphs, publications, and other information products to support natural resource managers.
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- Publication type:
- Publication Subtype:
- USGS Numbered Series
- The National Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
- Series title:
- Fact Sheet
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- Version 1.0: Originally posted September 26, 2012; Version 1.1: May 25, 2017
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- U.S. Geological Survey
- Publisher location:
- Reston, VA
- Contributing office(s):
- Southeast Ecological Science Center
- 4 p.
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