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The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting)
Fuller, P.; Neilson, M.E. (2015). The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting). Manag. Biol. Inv. 6(2): 159-170. hdl.handle.net/10.3391/mbi.2015.6.2.06
In: Management of Biological Invasions. Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC): Helsinki. ISSN 1989-8649, more
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Keyword
    Fresh water
Author keywords
    aquatic species, United States, database, trends, spatial, invasive, freshwater

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  • Fuller, P.
  • Neilson, M.E.

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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