Invasive Species Research - Science for Detection, Containment, and Control

Fact Sheet 2018-3080
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Invasive species research within the U.S. Geological Survey’s Ecosystems Mission Area focuses on invasive organisms throughout the United States. U.S. Geological Survey scientists work with partners in the Department of the Interior, other Federal, State and Territorial agencies, Tribes, industry, and agriculture to provide the information needed to help solve problems posed by these invaders. Key components of U.S. Geological Survey invasive species science include the development of novel prevention, prediction, early detection, containment, and control tools.

Suggested Citation

Campbell, E.W., Tam, C.S., and Soileau, S.C., 2019, Invasive species research—Science for detection, containment, and control: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3080, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Invasive Species Facts
  • USGS EMA Areas of Emphasis
  • Genetics and Invasive Species Detection
  • Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Tool Development
  • Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
  • Zebra and Quagga Mussels
  • Asian Carps
  • Brown Treesnakes and Pacific Islands Biosecurity Research
  • Burmese Pythons
  • Cheatgrass
  • Salt Cedar (Tamarisk)
  • Sea Lamprey
  • Black and White Tegu
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Invasive species research—Science for detection, containment, and control
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3080
DOI 10.3133/fs20183080
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of the AD Ecosystems
Description 4 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
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