any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that ecosystem; and whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
Update of Jim Miller's book now providing information on accurate identification of 56 plants that are aggressively invading forests of the 13 Southern States at alarming rates.More info...
TNC's Global Invasive Species Team (GIST) was disbanded in March 2009. The GIST web site including the Element Stewardship Abstracts, images and INVASIPEDIA were in danger of becoming lost. Invasive.org in collaboration with the Global Invasive Species Team, is pleased to announce that the GIST web site has been archived. More info...
Regional Maps of occupation and coverage estimates are accessible for 33 recognized nonnative plants invading forests of the 13 southern States using U.S. Forest Service's Southern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis data. More info...
This guide is intended to aid foresters and managers in the southeastern United States in developing management plans and managing forests threatened by invasive plants. This guide integrates identification of invasive plants, potential mechanisms for spread (natural seed or vegetative production, or human induced spread by cultural practices) and a suite of silvicultural management/control practices. More info...
The Southern Region Task Force for assessing nonnative invasive species (NNIS) was assembled in August 2006 to prioritize NNIS posing the highest threats to forests and grassland ecosystems in the South. The Task Force collaboratively compiled a list of the most potentially damaging invasive species from multiple existing databases and through surveys of Forest Service regional staff. More info...
2,891 Invasive Species
1,950 species with images
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Warnell School of Forestry &
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Tifton, Georgia USA
Keith Douce, Co-Director
David Moorhead, Co-Director
Chuck Bargeron, Technology Director
Karan Rawlins, Invasive Species
Joe LaForest, IPM and Forest Health