IABIN Invasives Data NetworkEntry ID: IABINInvasives
Abstract: IABIN addresses the need for a regional network of invasive species knowledge bases. With direct access to national knowledge bases throughout the region, those addressing the invasive species challenge could easily obtain data on which species are invasive or potentially invasive in particular habitats, and use this information in their planning efforts. Agencies responsible for pest control ... could quickly determine if a species of interest has been invasive elsewhere. Importers of new non-native species (e.g., nurseries, botanical gardens, the pet industry) could access accounts of experiences abroad to make responsible business choices. Land managers could learn about control methods that have been useful in other areas, reducing the need to commit resources for experimentation and increasing the speed at which control efforts can begin.
IABIN sponsored a pilot project to begin exchanging information on invasive species in the Americas. The IABIN Invasives Information Network (I3N) pilot project participants were Argentina, Brazil, Bahamas, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, and the USA. Countries that have joined since are Bolivia, Colombia, Haiti, Peru, and Venezuela. I3N has proposed to become one of five IABIN Thematic Networks funded by GEF.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network
Dataset Title: IABIN Invasives Data Network
Dataset Release Place: Reston, Virginia
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, International Biological InformaticsOnline Resource: http://i3n.iabin.net/
Quality I3N will be composed of interoperable invasive species information nodes that use common standards and form a network to support the work of the invasive species community in the Americas. Within each country, the funds provided seed money for a Lead organization to inventory information and develop an Internet-accessible node. Each organization located, systematically documented, and provided ... electronic access to sources of information on the taxonomy, distribution, ecology, impacts, control, and management of alien invasive species. It inventoried and documented the information available in the country on invasives species lists, projects, experts, and biological datasets. When I3N is fully implemented, users will have single-entry-point access to metadata on data holdings of the 13 countries and of any other IABIN participants choosing to develop I3N nodes.
Local expertise in collecting, managing, and disseminating invasive species information is essential. Because data on invasive species in any one country represent the efforts of a heterogeneous group of players, it is wise to develop a distributed network with in-country nodes rather than a centralized system. In I3N, therefore, each country's invasive species information is controlled by the country but is documented and posted on the Web in a standard format.
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: cfournier at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey, I nternational Biological Informatics, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., MS 302
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: United States
Larissa Stoner, August, 2004, South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter South America Environment, Science and Technology, and Health Newsletter http://www.iabin-us.org/projects/
Agencia de noticias RENA (Reporter Emergency News Agency, August 17, 2004, Argentine News Agency Article ... http://www.iabin-us.org/projects/ 4.doc
Nature Serve, August 2004, NatureServe Latin American and Caribbean Network newsletter http://www.iabin-us.org/projects/ No3AUG04.doc
National Biological Information Infrastructure, April 2004, NBII Newsbrief on I3N in GISIN, NBII Newsbriefs Issue Identification: Spring 2004 Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism, Natural History Division, Institute of Jamaica, 13N Jamaica brochure, Geospatial Data Presentation Form: brochure http://www.iabin-us.org/projects/ brochure.doc
U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, Winter, 2003, NBII Access Newsletter, Winter 2003, (Volume 6, Number 1), http://www.nbii.gov/about/pubs/news/2003/01winter03.html
Convention on Biological Diversity, April, 19, 2002, Convention on Biological Diversity, The Hague, Netherlands, Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Sixth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, http://www.biodiv.org/decisions/default.aspx?m=COP-06&id=7197&lg=0
North America Free Trade Association, February 3, 2003, Case studies commissioned by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation; Invasive Species, Agriculture and Trade:Case Studies from the NAFTA Context
Best Commision March, 2003, The National Invasive Species Strategy for the Bahamas; Nassau, The Bahamas; The Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission, Ministry of Health and Environment in conjunction with the British High Commission; http://www.iabin-us.org/projects/ trategy.doc
Valeria Roman, 12/23/2002, Flora and Fauna of Argentina Invaded by Exotic Species Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clarin http://www.ambiente.gov.ar/
Sunday Herald, October 5, 2000, Newspaper Clipping of A Presentation at the 1st National Workshop on Alien Invasive Species, Kingston, Jamaica, Downtown Kingston Weekly Trilateral Committee for Ecosystem and Wildlife Conservation
Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem, Conservation and Management, Invasive Species Information links; http://www.trilat.org/invasivesinfo_eng.htm
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-28