Tuesday, November 29, 2011

IveGot1 - Identify and Report Invasives

IveGot1 - Identify and Report Invasive
Animals and Plants in Florida
Everglades National Park announces the release of a much expanded mobile app for tracking invasive exotics in Florida. The Park partnered with University of Georgia in the development of the "IveGot1" app for the popular iPhone to identify and report invasive plants and animals spotted in Florida.
Download this free app.


Watch the Interview on the New iPhone App

Commander Ben interviews Chuck Bargeron about EDDMapS and
the New iPhone App teamimg up to battle invasive species!
Way to go Commander Ben,
you are setting a great example for all of us.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Invasive Species are a Worldwide Problem

Invasive bugs are being imported into Guam on Christmas trees. The author comments that he isn't an expert on invasive species. But all it really takes is to take the time to look around and see the changes happening around us. Kudzu in the south is an example. Although we now have a generation who has grown up seeing Kudzu covering the landscape, there are people who still remember what it was like before.  Read the article, 'Invasive insects are a real threat' from Guampdn.com by Frank Ishizaki.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Hidden Cost of Trade: Invasive Species

A very interesting article, by Faith Campbell in ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, on invasive species, how they move around the world and just what a new invasion can cost. Click to read the article, The hidden cost of trade: Invasive species as a trade “externality”.

2012 Invasive Plant Short Course


A new course on invasive plants has been developed for researchers, land managers, graduate students, and policy makers. The North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course (NAIPSC) is three days of intense instruction and learning for those interested in the basics of invasive plant ecology and management. The second annual course will be held June 26-28 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research & Extension Center in North Platte, NE. The 2012 NAIPSC will include presentations, hands-on workshops, site visits and instructor-led discussion sessions on the latest in invasive plant ecology and management. CEU and graduate student credit will be available. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pesticide Information from the EPA

Get the most up-to-date information available from the EPA on the pesticides you use.

New - Plant Management in Florida Waters Website

Aquatic plants play an integral role in Florida’s aquatic ecosystems, but occasionally some of the vegetation, especially non-native invasive plants, interferes with the use and function of these natural resources.  Plant Management in Florida Waters – An Integrated Approach is a newly revised website produced by the UF-IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants in conjunction with the state’s lead agency for aquatic plant management, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Climate change, beetle may doom rugged pine | Seattle Times Newspaper

Local News | Climate change, beetle may doom rugged pine | Seattle Times Newspaper

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Threat of Invasive Species on CBS News

Just in case you missed the piece CBS News did on the threat of invasive species click to see the video.

Giant East African Snail, Achatina fulica
photo by Andrew Derksen, FDACS/DPI, Bugwood.org